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Cavan Coarse Fishing

Bailieboro & Virginia Angling Centres II

Mullagh Lough is located 2km west of the village of Mullagh and covers an area of 33 hectares with a maximum depth of 9.5m. This is a popular pike fishing venue and it holds a stock of good pike with bream and roach also present. The best access is from the northern and western sides of the lake and there is adequate car parking available.

Bailieboro Lough, also known as Town Lake, is located on the western side of the town of Bailieboro and covers an area of 9 hectares. Due to its location this lake is a popular fishery and it can provide good sport. There are a number of fishing stands in place to accommodate anglers. This lake is relatively shallow and holds stocks of pike, perch, roach, bream and some tench. Access is good on both the northern and southern shorelines and car parking is also available in these areas.

Galbolie Lough is located 3km north west of Bailieboro and covers an area of 4 hectares with a maximum depth of 6m. This lake holds stocks of bream, rudd, hybrids and pike. The best access to the lake is from the road on the northeastern shoreline but parking is difficult in this area.

Parkers Lake is located 4km north west of Bailieboro and covers an area of 6 hectares with a maximum depth of 6m. This lake holds a good stock of bream, as well as roach, perch and pike. It also holds roach-bream hybrids to specimen size. Once fish have been located the use of swim feeders and intermittent ground baiting can maintain the interest of the feeding shoal. Access is very restricted to this lake and permission of the landower is required.

BailieboroCastle Lake is located 3 km north west of Bailieboro and covers an area of approximately 20 hectares with depths in excess of 6m. This lake holds stocks of bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike and eels. It can produce excellent catches of bream and an occasional pike. There are a large number of fishing stands on this water and there is access for disabled anglers. The best access is from the road at the northern end of the lake where there is also excellent car parking.

Drumkeery Lake is located 5km north west of Bailieboro and covers an area of 15 hectares with a maximum depth of l0m. This water holds stocks of bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike and eels. This fishery produces some fine catches of bream and hybrids. There are also some very large pike in this lake. Access is from the road at the northern and north western end of the lake and car parking is difficult.

Skeagh Lake is situated 7km north west of the town of Bailieboro and it covers an area of approximately 50 hectares. Fishing is from a number of swims on the eastern shoreline. This fishery holds good stocks of bream, roach, pike and perch and access is from the road on the eastern side of the lake. Car parking is also available in this area.

The other lakes illustrated are for reference only and are not generally regarded as major fishing venues.

Accommodation:

Peter and Anna Mai Crosby, Hilltop Lodge, Curkish Lane, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan
Tel: +353 42 9666320

Boat Hire:

Boats are available for hire on castle, Skeagh and Drunkeary Lakes. Please contact

Gareth Mc Cormick, Tel: +353 42 9665340

Peter Crosby, Hilltop Lodge, Curkish Lane, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan Tel: +353 42 9666320

Enfield and Edenderry Coarse Angling Centres

Enfield and Edenderry: Coarse fishing in these areas centers on the Royal and Grand canals. Both of these canals hold excellent stocks of perch, bream, roach, tench and eels. There has been extensive development on large stretches of these waterways and there is good access for disabled anglers in some areas. Edenderry and Enfield Coarse Angling Clubs hold annual angling festivals and visiting anglers are welcome to participate. A calendar of events is produced annually by the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland. Access and parking facilities are excellent in both these areas and there is plenty of help and advice available locally. Useful contacts in these areas are:

Brian O'Donohue, Baconstown, Enfield, Co. Meath.
Tel: 00 353 405 41911.

Pauric Kelly, 48 Fr. Paul Murphy St., Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
Tel: 00 353 405 32071.

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