Next Festival
Friday 7th to Saturday 15th September 2018

Prize Fund
2017 Fund Approx: £29,000+

"One of the largest sea angling festivals in Europe"

The Rosslare Small Boats Festival is a four day species hunting competition. The boat crew who catch the greatest number of species are crowned the winners. Separate competitions are run alongside the main event including a prize for largest nominated species, the heaviest round and flat fish, best specimen of the week, heaviest fish of the festival, best newcomer, biggest bass and boat returning the most fish alive.

The competition is fished from Kilmore Quay Harbour, a purpose built, modern marina with excellent berthing and boat launching facilities. The species fishing around Kilmore Quay is some of the best in the whole of Ireland, its not uncommon for over 40 species to be landed during the competition.

Accommodation is provided in the many holiday villages and self catering cottages located around Rosslare. All accommodation is well furnished with all essential conveniences and plenty of space to park a boat. A real home from home.

Thanks to the tremendous support of our sponsors Garmin, Daiwa, Inland Fisheries Ireland and Sea Angler Magazine we’re able to put together huge prize tables. With competing anglers guaranteed to walk away from the event with at least something.

Festival HQ is located in the homely pub of Redmonds, The Bay, Rosslare. This is where anglers gather each night for a chat and a pint, important news from the committee is relayed here and daily competitions are draw each night too.

The welcome night on the Saturday and the Presentation Night on the following Friday are both held at the Hotel Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour.

Bass Scale Sampling Exercise

During the 2017 competition, competitors were asked to take sample bass scales to help provide information for understanding the health, size and distribution of bass. The results of this exercise can be viewed here.

2017 Top Five

#BoatSpecies Weight KG
1Even Less2213.79
3Uptide Girl2016.8
4Shine On2015.93
5Nauti Lass2015.87

For further information contact

John Belger,
98 Dunbar Road,

Home: 00441704566195.
Mobile: 00447814422943


Social Media

More information about the festival as well as the latest news and competition banter can be found on our Facebook Group. Click the link below to enter.

Rosslare Small Boats Festival on Facebook

Festival Sponsors

Local Tackle & Bait

Wigeon’s Rest (Colm Murphy)
Hunting Supplies & Fishing Tackle
The Burrow Road
Rosslare Strand
Co. Wexford

Tel: 087 6752547
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