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Tulla Angling Centre

The villages of Tulla, Broadford & Feakle are surrounded by some 30 to 40 lakes collectively referred to as the East Clare Lakelands. They are grouped between the River Fergus & Lakes to the west and Lough Derg to the east. Limerick City to the southeast is just a short drive away. Shannon Airport is also only a relatively short drive from this rural heartland.

This is a large coarse angling area with many lakes developed  by IFI Limerick in terms of access and facilities. There are some lakes with wheelchair  facilities for disabled anglers.  In addition, Tulla and District Coarse Angling Association are very actively involved in development programmes for the area in collaboration with IFI. 

 

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Carp

Doon Lake

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P

**

*

N/P

Lakyle

P

P

**

N/P

N/P

N/P

N/P

Kilgory Lake

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*

**

P

N/P

Wheelchair Access Bridget Lake

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*

**

*

N/P

Roslara Lake

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*

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**

P

N/P

Wheelchair Access Clondorney Lake

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**

P

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P

N/P

Clondanagh Lake

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P

P

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**

P

N/P

Dromore Lake

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**

**

P

**

P

N/P

Lough Avoher

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**

P

P

*

P

N/P

Clonlea Lake

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*

*

*

*

P

N/P

Lough Graney

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N/P

P

*

P

N/P

O'Hara's Lake and Lough  Nacronia

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**

*

*

*

P

N/P

Callaunaheeda Lake

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*

*

*

P

N/P

Callaun Chain

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*

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*

P

N/P

Fin Lake and Rosroe Lake

N/P

N/P

N/P

*

N/P

P

N/P

Local Fishing Club contact

Tulla and District Coarse Angling Association

Doon Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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***

*

P

**

*

P

N/P

Doon Lake is one of the prime fisheries in the East Clare Lakelands. Predominant species are Roach, medium sized Bream, Hybrids, Perch, some Tench and Rudd. The lake is divided into two parts and is joined in the centre by a smaller pond which holds specimen sized Tench but can only be fished by boat.

Doon lake is a noted Pike Fishery and has produced some fine quality Pike over recent years. For best results a boat is essential which can be arranged locally from Mr Niall O'Donnell Lake View House B&B advertised on the website - see right hand side column.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Situated outside the village of Broadford this lake covers approximately 120 acres and can be fished from 3 venues.

O'Donnell's Shore: The first is from O Donnell's shore on the southern side of the lake. There is easy access here from the car park next to the waters edge and can be fished using either feeder or waggler. There are approximately 25 to 30 natural swims here and provide very good mixed bag fishing. 

Creamery Shore: At the Creamery shore there is a car park and space for 10 to 12 anglers. This is a tranquil location surrounded by forest.

Dooras Shore: On the opposite side of the lake there is the Dooras shore with approximately 20 natural swims. Set in beautiful surroundings this side of the lake is suitable for feeder or waggler with the pole also being an effective method for targeting  the large shoals of Roach which inhabit this area. The water depth here varies between 3 and 6 meters along its length. Medium sized Bream and hybrids are available here as are skimmers which can be targeted early session.

TO GET THERE : To access O'Donnells Shore take the Sixmilebridge road out of Broadford for about 2 kms. The lake is alongside the road and easy to find.

From the Creamery shore take the Tulla road from Broadford for about 4kms. The lake is again along side the road and easy to find.

Finally to get to the Dooras shore take the Tulla road from Broadford for about 6 kms. After crossing a bridge turn left, follow the signposting along a narrow road to Mulgueen's house. You will have to walk about 300m to the lakeshore at this point.

Lakyle Tench Pond, East Clare Lakelands

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

P

P

**

N/P

N/P

N/P

P

N/P

Lakyle is a small Tench Pond of 0 .75 acres located in close proximity to Doon Lake described on this guide. The fishery holds a relatively small stock of large specimen sized tench. best months to fish are May and June.  A number of  specimen Tench over the years have been verified by the Irish Specimen Fish Committee. 

General angling feedback indicates while specimens exist and are caught, fishing can be difficult and results unpredictable.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: The Shannon Regional Fisheries Board has 3 fishing stands on the fishery. The lake is only 50 meters from the roadway. Anglers can park their car along this roadway.

TO GET THERE: From Broadford take the Sixmilebridge road and after passing Doon Lake, take the Kilkishen road for about 2 kms. After crossing the outflow from Doon Lake, the pond will be visible on your right hand side.

Wheelchair Access Kilgory Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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**

**

*

**

P

P

N/P

This well developed 70 acre coarse lake and is between 10 to 20 meters deep at a casting range of 20 to 30 meters. The fishery is located 5 kms from Tulla and is regarded as one of the most important lakes in the area. Predominant species  are  Roach, Tench, Hybrids and Bream. The concrete stands on the far end of the lake are recommended for Tench particularly if fished early morning at the end of May or early June.  This is also a good Roach fishery and well worth a visit.

Pike fishing is possible from the fishing stands.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: There is a car park located 30 m from the lakeshore which will accommodate 9 to 10 cars. To the right of the car park there are 7 timber stands and to the left 8 concrete stands.  Anglers are requested to park cars in the designated car park provided. Please avoid parking on the land owners private property.

This fishery can accommodate 25 anglers simultaneously.  The depth off the stands varies but tends to be 3 or 4 meters a rod length out.  

TO GET THERE: The lake is located on the main Tulla to Broadford road. It is well signposted and approximately 2 kms from the main road.

Wheelchair Access Lough Bridget

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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P

N/P

Lough Bridget  is a 90 acre coarse fishery located 5 kms from Tulla on the Scariff road. This is an excellent Bream, Tench and Roach fishery and can produce specimen fish. There is also a good stock of Pike and is frequently fished by visiting and local anglers. Boats can be launched at the car park which is beside the Tulla - Scariff road.  

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Therer are two car parks. The main car park is located between the public road and the fishery which can accommodate up to 20 cars (off the Tulla - Scariff road). There are seven fishing stands located in the area of Swan Island adjacent to this car park.

The second car park leads to a timber catwalk (30 stands) on the eastern shore known locally as 'Silvergrove'  Adjacent to the car park there is a parking facility for disabled anglers leading to one wheelchair friendly stand. All other stands can be accessed by wheelchair but lack raised sides and front barriers. Access is good

TO GET THERE: From Scariff take the road towards Tulla and after passing Bodyke village the lake is ion the left hand side of the road.

From Broadford village take the Tulla rd for about 5 kms. Turn right at Smiths Shop and follow the signposts.

From the direction of Tulla take the main Scariff road for about 6 kms and the lake will be on your right hand side.

Roslara Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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P

P

N/P

This 50 acre prime coarse fishery is located about 7 kms from Tulla village just off the Tulla/Feakle road. The lake is well signposted and is a popular fishery. It can produce good Tench fishing. Tench up to and over 7lbs have been recorded from the fishery. This is also a good Pike fishery but boats are difficult to obtain locally.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS : There are three existing concrete stands situated to the right of the car park which are the hotspots for the Tench hunter. In addition there are four more timber stands on this fishery and a slipway for launching boats immediately off the car park. 

TO GET THERE: Take the Feakle road from Tulla for 7 kms and follow the signposts.

Wheelchair Access Clondorney Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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P

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P

P

N/P

Clondorney Lake is 40 acres in area located 2 kms north of the village of Tulla. The road runs right beside the lake and you can literally fish from your car. The lake holds most species of coarse fish but is especially noted for its excellent Rudd fishing and has good Bream fishing.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: There are nine concrete fishing platforms, each with its own parking bay which are located adjacent to the main public roadway. Some of these can provide easy access for anglers with disabilities but platforms do not safety barriers.

TO GET THERE: Take the Gort road from Tulla and follow the signposts.

Review:  "When I was living in Clare this was one of my favourite venues. Normally fished on post-work summer evening sessions, this has to be one of the best venues for the pleasure angler in the area. Roadside parking and well-constructed platforms mean that you can be fishing quickly and in comfort. Target species are Rudd, Bream and Hybrids. The Rudd can provide great sport with a long tailed Waggler rig with plenty of loose feed. If you are after the Hybrids or Bream then the feeder is the obvious choice, but I would advise people to try a slider rig here as it is the ideal venue for this method. Depths of up to 15/16 feet can be expected from about 25 yards out, and the bottom is clear in most areas. Rudd up to 1lb, and Bream and Hybrids to 3-4lbs will give you plenty of sport. Needless to say, you must ground bait in quantity. Use sweet corn and worm in the mix if you want to avoid the small rudd. This venue is well worth investigating. "
Senan Ensko

Clondanagh Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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P

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P

P

N/P

This is a 30 acre lake located about 1km from Clondorney Lake described on this guide. It holds a good stock of good sized Bream and Roach. The fishery fishes best later in the season, best time July and August. It is surrounded by forest and is a very pleasant location to fish.  

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Access to the lake is available from the car park which is located on the lake shore but permission is advised from the local landowner at Clondanagh Cottage B&B, located opposite the car park. The lake at present has five fishing stands, all on the eastern shoreline, situated adjacent to the car park.

TO GET THERE: The first access point : From Tulla take the Gort road for about 3 kms and follow the signposts. The second point to access the lake is via Clondorney Lake and continue on for another kilometre using the signposts.

Dromore Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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P

N/P

This is a 15 acre lake located 3 kms south of the village of Feakle and off the Tulla-Feakle rd. The lake is set in beautiful surroundings in a quiet rural area. It holds quite good stocks of all the main coarse fish species.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Facilities include a car park, stiles and three fishing stands, all just a short distance from the car park. Access to the lake is good.

TO GET THERE: From Tulla village take the Feakle road for about 7 kms and follow the sign posts.

Lough Avoher

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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P

P

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P

P

N/P

This is a 35 acre lake and holds all the main coarse fish species including Pike. It is located west of Doon Lake approximately 6 kms from the village of Broadford. This is a lake that is rarely fished.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: There is an existing car park, slipway,  limited open shore fishing mostly.  Access is very good into deep water close to the shore.

TO GET THERE: From Broadford village take the Sixmilebridge road and after passing Doon Lake on your right, take the Kilkishen road. The lake is signposted and located about 3 kms west of Doon Lake.

Clonlea Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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P

P

N/P

This is a lovely reed fringed lake with a potential to produce specimens but is rarely fished due its lack of facilities. It has all the usual coarse fish present which include Bream, Roach, hybrids, Tench and Rudd and Pike. 

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: There is car parking and slipway located on the southern shore.

TO GET THERE: The lake  is close to Lough Avoher described on this guide. From Broadford take the Sixmilebridge road for about 3 km and turn right towards Kilkishen. The lake is signposted on the left.

Lough Graney

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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N/P

P

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P

P

N/P

This is a large body of water about 100 acres , 5 kms long and 0.5kms wide. It is located in the northern part of East Clare, 5 kms north of Feakle village.

This is a beautiful scenic lake with some islands and surrounded by hills on both sides. The village of Cahir lies off the southern shore and Flagmount is midway along the eastern shoreline. This is an ideal lake for the Pike angler, holding a good stock of quality Pike but for best results a boat is essential. Boats can be launched at Cahir and Flagmount piers.

For the coarse angler it is possible to fish off an extended fishing stand off Cahir pier . The remaining shoreline is rocky. Good bags of Bream and Roach have been recorded here and also at Flagmount pier. It is best to fish at the far end of the car park (northern end) at Flagmount where you will find better depth. There are also solid swims along the shoreline but necessitates a walk to locate them. A very popular fishing stand is located on the western shore.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS : There is a car park and access is good. At Cahir Pier there is a fishing catwalk leading to an extended fishing stand of about 30 meters, capable of accommodating comfortably 6 anglers with gear.  On the western shore opposite Flagmount a very popular fishing stand is available especially when there is a strong westerly wind. This stand is capable of  accommodating up to 4 anglers.

TO GET THERE: From Tulla take the Feakle road and the lake is located about 5 kms to the north of Feakle village.

Review: "Lough Graney situated in east Clare is Clare's biggest lake and very prolific in a variety of specimen fish. From good double pike ( Please put them back, as we all know pike thrive on neglect), massive perch, and large ferox trout, along with the millions of roach and bream hybrids. There are three good places to fish from if you enjoy bank fishing. The main peg in Cahir, two piers in Flagmount village, and a secret peg just down from Killanena. The scenery is spectacular, and the fishing fantastic. So treat yourself and tight lines."
Alan Quigley, Co Clare.

O'Hara's Lake & Lough Nacronia

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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**

*

*

*

P

P

N/P

These are two small coarse fisheries located south of Lough Bridget. The lakes are separated by the O'Callaghan's Mills road and are well worth a visit. Both lakes have all species of coarse fish present

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Both lakes have 3 fishing stands each. Cars can be parked along the road or at the entrance to the two storey house. Access is good

TO GET THERE: From Broadford village take the Tulla road as far as Smiths Shop, turn right here and follow the L. Bridget sign. The lakes are visible from the road.

Cullaunaheeda Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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P

P

N/P

Cullaunaheeda a 200 acre lake is one of the few lakes which holds trout as well as all species of coarse fish. It is located 7 kms south of Tulla village and 2kms north of Kilkishen village. Excellent Bream fishing can be enjoyed here if swims are pre-baited. In recent years English anglers have had some very good bags boat fishing. Because of the size of the lake a fish finder would offer a distinct advantage in locating the shoals of Bream or Roach. To fish this lake a boat is essential. Best bring your own boat or enquire locally. 

For the Pike angler this limestone lake is well worth a visit. It is capable of producing Pike of up to 20lbs.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: There are no fishing stands. Boats can be launched from a slipway beside the outflow at the lower end of the lake. Access is also possible from the Tulla - Kilkishen road.

TO GET THERE: From Tulla take the Kilkishen road for about 7 kms and the lake is adjacent to the road.

Callaun Lake Chain

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

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*

P

P

N/P

There is a chain of lakes in the immediate vicinity of Cullaunheeda Lake. These include, Rathluby, Stones and O'Brien's Lake. They are regarded as separate fisheries during low water but merge when in flood to form a long lake. The middle lake (Stones Lake) is most fished as it has one fishing stand and a few other natural swims. Due to the location of this fishery it necessitates a long walk down a very steep hill. However for the Specimen hunter it is well worth the effort. Tench to over 7lbs have been recorded here. On the other two lakes, Rathluby and O'Brian's fishing is limited except by boat but can produce some good results.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Due to the inaccessible nature of this fishery it tends to be under fished. Access is signposted on the Quin/Kilkishen Rd.

TO GET THERE: From Quin village take the Kilkishen Rd and after passing Tereen Lake take a left and drive to the top of the hill in the direction of Craggaunowen.

Fin & Rosroe Lakes

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Eels

Carp

N/P

N/P

N/P

*

N/P

P

P

N/P

This is a large lake located to the north of Newmarket on Fergus. Bream and Roach are not present in this fishery but it does have all the other coarse fish indigenous to the area. It is mostly noted as a Pike Fishery and even though access is generally difficult it is possible to access the northern end of Fin lake.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Access and facilities are regarded as poor on the lake i.e. there is no slipways or fishing stands.

TO GET THERE: From Newmarket on Fergus take the Sixmilebridge road and follow the signposts.

ROSROE LAKE (same as Fin Lake above)

This is quite a large lake and is primarily a Pike fishery. This fishery is very similar to Fin Lake described above.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Access is located on the southern shoreline. In recent years a small section of the lake has been developed as a put and take trout fishery by the local land owner.

TO GET THERE :From Newmarket on Fergus take the road to Sixmilebridge. The lake is visible from the road.

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