When the mackerel come to feed close to the shore in summer and autumn, Rory Allen takes guests out fishing on his boat from Ballycotton Pier. Children are welcome. These trips are very casual and weather permitting. Ask for Rory at reception to discuss details. Sea Fly Fishing can be arranged from Cobh (about 20km from Ballymaloe). Visit www.corkbass.com for more information. Fly Fishing on the Blackwater River can also be arranged with Conor Arnold, for more details contact Conor at 089 4126789. A full day of guided fishing is €150 per person for up to 8 people.