Sea angling in Foyle and Carlingford involves different techniques, depending on whether the angler is in a boat or on the shore. There are many accessible shore points and charter boats available in both the Foyle and Carlingford regions
The common ling or simply the ling, is a large member of the cod family. An ocean fish whose habitat is in the Atlantic region and can be found around the British Isles.
The ling has a long slender body that can reach 2 metres in length; in adulthood, it is generally a deep-running fish, spending much of its life at depths of 100 m or more; younger fish are found at shallower depths.
The European Eel is catadromous meaning that it feeds in the river and migrates to sea to breed. This is the opposite from Atlantic salmon
The flounder is a flatfish and lives and feeds on the seabed. Its eyes are on the right hand side of its body. It varies from light brown to dark brown/green on its back and white underneath; it is often mottled or spotted on its back. It can grow up to 60cm however the average size is about 30cm. They feed in estuaries on plankton, crustaceans and other fish depending on age class and size.
Mullets are distinguished by the presence of two separate dorsal fins, small triangular mouths, and the absence of a lateral line
Malin Head (Irish: Cionn Mhálanna), is located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland and is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland. The northern most tip is represented by a headland named Banba's Crown located at latitude 55.38ºN. Malin Head gives its name to the Malin sea area. There is a weather station on the head.
Glengad is situated to the north of Culdaff.
The Bunagee Pier is the mooring for two boats that take anglers out to fish, the Barracuda and the Gemini. The fish caught offshore include White Pollock, Black Pollock, Plaice, Rock Salmon, Sea Trout, Salmon. Shell Fish include Brown Crab, Lobster, Green Crab, and Velvet Crab.
Stroove lies at the northwest of ireland along the coast between Greencastle and Culdaff.
Greencastle (Irish: An Caisleán Nua), is a commercial fishing port located in the north of the scenic Inishowen Peninsula on the north coast of County Donegal, Ireland. Nowadays, given the decline in the fishing industry, it resembles more closely a 'typical' Donegal holiday village. It is located a few miles from Moville and is about 20 miles from Derry. Greencastle's name comes from the castle in the area, which, in turn, may have derived its name from the green freestone with which it was built. The castle, originally built by the Anglo-Normans, is also known as Newburgh Castle.
Moville (Magh Bhile or Bun an Phobail in Irish, having the same etymology as Movilla Abbey) is a town and coastal resort on the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal, Ireland, close to the northern tip of the island of Ireland. The town enjoys a scenic location on the eastern shore of Lough Foyle, some 30 km from Derry, which lies across the border in Northern Ireland. Its most attractive feature is its handsome Green, a large seaside park in the Victorian style which features bandstands, walking trails, playgrounds, a coastal footpath and sweeping views east across the waters of the lough to Northern Ireland. As a result of this pleasant location and the proximity of several marvelous beaches, Moville receives many visitors and day trippers in the summer months.
Longfield bank is easily accessible from Derry/Londonderry.
Hollykelly Bank is situated between Derry/Londonderry and limavady. It can be accessed from the A2 to Coleraine.
Magilligan (named after "MacGilligans country") peninsula lies in the northwest of County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, at the entrance to Lough Foyle. It is a huge 32 km2 coastal site, part British army firing range, part nature reserve.
Benone is a popular tourist destination in the Limavady district, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Benone has several caravan sites, such as The Golden Sands, Deigans and a leisure complex with excellent facilities, including a 9 hole golf course (all par 3) and numerous tennis courts. A short walk leads to Benone Strand, seven miles of beach and sand dunes on the north coast of Northern Ireland between Castlerock and the Magilligan peninsula, most of the distance between the mouth of the River Bann and Lough Foyle. It is one of the longest beaches in Northern Ireland, and recipient of the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award.
Kinnego is a spectacular phenomenon that has been constructed by the forces of wind and waves over many years and is happily tucked out of sight of prying eyes along the coast of the Inis Eoghain (Inishowen) peninsula of Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.