With a coastline that stretches for almost 12,500km the UK has a fantastically varied coastline. There are
vast storm beaches in Wales, rugged cliffs in Cornwall and the north of Scotland and wide tidal estuaries
up and down the country.
All these are heaven for a wide variety of species such as bass, mullet, pollack, wrasse, flat fish, the
occasional tope and blue shark, and the anglers who pursue them.
The age-old tradition of sea faring in the UK becomes obvious when you look at the number of charter boats
operating in UK ports and harbours. You can fish over the reefs or the wreck of an unlucky ship which
floundered on the open seas or after discovering the strong tides and rocky shorelines that are dotted
around the coast.
For many years Ireland has been considered as a premier sea angling destination. With a coastline that
stretches over 5,000km there its character varies from tranquil bays, ferocious surf beaches and to
awe-inspiring sea cliffs.
Given the diverse nature of the Irish coastline and Ireland's unique geographical position, sitting on the
edge of the European continental shelf, the native marine life is extremely rich and varied.
Irish waters abound with fish and visiting sea anglers could catch any one of over 80 species from
specimen-sized bass to bluefin tuna over 400kg which are found around the coast due to the warm water of
the North Atlantic Drift.
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