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Angling Bait, Equipment & Licenses

Bait & Equipment:

There are two tackle shops in Arklow who stock a ready supply of fresh lugworm, ragworm, and crab, with frozen mackerel, sand eel, squid, crab, and mussel.

Power Sound: A dual Music Shop and Fishing Tackle Shop, Power Sound is hidden away behind Power’s Souvenir Shop in the centre of Arklow Town. Find a range of fishing equipment and live bait here. Owner Gerry will be able to give you local advice to help you net the best catches around Arklow!

Address: 12a Main Street, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Phone 0402 33966.

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Wild Ireland Arklow: On Upper Main Street, Wild Ireland stocks a wide range of accessories for the angler, as well as a huge variety of camping and outdoors equipment, clothing and goods. You’ll find a great variety of live bait to suit all fishing seasons and the proprietor is on hand to advise on your needs.

Address : 1 Upper Main Street, Arklow, Co Wicklow

087 068 9268



Anglers are legally required to be in possession of a licence when fishing for salmon or sea trout. Licences can be purchased from several sources, including fishing tackle shops, Inland Fisheries Ireland offices and some fisheries. No licence is needed for trout, pike and coarse fishing in the Republic of Ireland and sea fishing for marine sport fish does not require a licence. The retention of Bass for wating is covered by EU regulations. Two local clubs, the Aughrim Trout Anglers and the Rathdrum Trout Anglers control the Brown Trout fishing, and day tickets are available.

More about Angling regulations and licences here:

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