Corkagh Park Fishery
Corkagh Park Fishery is located at the back of Corkagh Park in Clondalkin. There are two lakes-a coarse lake and a trout lake. The coarse lake is approximately 4 acres and the trout lake 3.5 acres. The lakes are fed by a local river-the Camac- which runs alongside them and branches off into each.
The Trout Lake
This lake is for fly fishing only and the trout average 3-4lbs in weight with a couple of 10lbs. There is an abundance of insect life and a large hatch of flies. The trout are exceptional fighters due to the highly oxygenated water constantly supplied by the Camac River.
The Coarse Lake
The main species in the course lake is carp, both common and mirror carp. The average weight is 4-5lbs. There are also some carp of specimen weight (12lb +). The other species in the lake are perch, rudd, roach and tench. Perch have been recorded to 2.25lb and rudd and roach to just over 1lb. The coarse lake will be stockd with bream in 2006. Bream and tench were stockd into the lake in 2005.
Coarse Lake- the carp can be caught using a variety of different methods. Using swim feeders, both rigs and float fishing have proven to be good methods. Using a float and feeder with maggots and/ or sweetcorn is the best method for catching big numbers of small carp. Bollies and dog biscuits tend to pick up the bigger carp. The perch, rudd and roach feed readily on worms and maggots.
Trout Lake-the trout can be caught on most traditional flies, such as olives, green peters and sedges. Fly lures also work well with fritz and cat’s whiskers coming up trumps.
There is a coffee shop and toilet beside the lake. We also cater for disabled anglers with easy-access stands beside both lakes. There is also an on-site tackle and bait shop and there is parking available beside the lake. The fishery is open all year round.