Coarse angling in Cavan
Angling Guide – Carrigallen, Arva, Gowna, Granard
1. Town Lake – in Carrigallen this lake is fishable from stands for tench,
roach, some bream, hybrids, perch, pike and eels.
2. Gangin Lake – there is parking beside this muddy lake. It holds bream, roach, hybrids, some tench, perch and pike. To the left is Mosies Lake.
3. Cullies Lake – a good bream lake with waterside park. It also holds roach, hybrids, perch, pike, eels.
4. Gulladoo Lake – these are two big lakes. The first, Gulladoo Lower has a good stretch at a narrow section, approached down a slope from the nearby road. Here you will find good bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike, eels. The lower lake, approach over a bridge, has shallow margins and also has the same species.
5. Beaghmore Lake – bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike.
6. Tully Lake – easy access to water side car park. Good bank fishing for bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike.
7. Lough Naback – char, brown trout, perch, roach, eels. This lake is on the National Heritage list.
8. Hollybank Lake – access to this lake is from the Carrigallen road. Roach, bream, hybrids, perch, pike, eels.
9. Guinikin Lake – tench, roach, some bream, hybrids, perch, pike.
10. Enaghan Lake – bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike.
11. Dernaferst Area, Lough Gowna – an amenity area with good waterside park. The lake to the south and approached under the bridge has good swims at the stile. Good for bream to 4lb., with roach, hybrids, perch and pike. On the northern lake, the best bream swims are 200m along the bank. This lake also holds some brown trout. The dotted line on the map indicates a private access to a good bream stretch.
12. Dring, Lough Gowna – bream, roach, perch, pike and eels.
13. Cloone, Lough Gowna – waterside parking. Best fishing to the left, by the island, for bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike, eels and some brown trout.
14. Andy’s Point, Church Lake, Lough Gowna – access to parking at the waterside. The best swims are approached over the first stile. Bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike, eels.
15. Swan Lake – a slow water but does produce good catches of good roach. It also holds perch, pike and some tench.
16. Bawndoora Lake – this water holds some tench but fishing is slow. It also has roach, perch and pike.
17. Aghanoran Lake – parking beside the lake. There are good swims to the right for bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike, eels.
18. Derries Lake – approached over a long narrow road, there is good parking after the right turn at the cross-roads. Do not park in the field here. The good stretch produces bream, roach, hybrids, perch, pike, eels. At Deignan’s Point further along there are six productive swims.
19. River Erne, Sallaghan Bridge – There are limited swims for roach, hybrids, some bream, perch at the bend up-river from the bridge. Do not park in the field here.
20. River Erne, Dingins Bridge and Wateraghy Bridge – here the water has fast shallows and some deep pools. There are roach, perch, some brown trout, pike and eels.
21. Killycannon Lake – beside the Cavan/Ballinagh road, this lake holds roach, some rudd and bream, hybrids, perch and some tench.
22. Kill Lake, Corglass Lake – Near Kilnaleck, there waters are at the top of the River Erne System. Access to Kill Lake is over private property at a farm. Shallow margins are holding good roach, bream, hybrids, perch, pike. The access to Corglass Lake is also over a private road, thought a gate to parking. Fishing is from a stand and some bank swims. Roach, bream, hybrids, perch, pike, eels.