Rob Love reports from Carton House fishery – 20th June 2013

The Rye Water

Season 1st March – 30th September

As a result of the Irish Open being hosted at Carton House the Rye Water will be closed to fishing from the 23rd to 30th June inclusive.

Various sedge have been hatching in good numbers so hopefully this continues when fishing resumes.


The Rye Lake

As with the Rye Water, the Rye Lake is also closed to fishing from the 23rd – 30th June inclusive.  Surface activity has been improving over the last week or two as more fish are tempted with good hatches of sedge in the evening.

When access is less restricted I will be in a better position to provide more up to date reports on the fishing on this lovely stretch of water.

Fish being released

The Sheet of Water

Fishing on the Sheet of Water is also closed from the 23rd – 30th June inclusive.

Rob Love
Carton House Fishery

If you have any queries about fishing at Carton House please contact Guest Relations on (01) 5052000 or me on 087
1947811.  You can also see the other activities on offer at Carton House by checking the Carton House website

A day permit is €50.  Anglers should note that this means they can fish for pike on the Rye Lake, trout on the Rye Lake, trout on the Rye Water and trout on the Sheet of Water (all fly only) in this timeframe – so if one is not working the other might.

Tickets / permits should be purchased at the hotel main reception prior to fishing.  Parking is at the boathouse on the lake.  Please respect the wishes of golfers and stay off greens and Tee areas as they can become badly cut up when fishing activity takes place on them.

More about the fishery

It is an excellent spot to get some casting practice in as there is little fear of back casts becoming snagged etc and it is quite sheltered even in the most unfavourable of conditions.

Typical river set up’s are perfect as the water is not particularly deep – a 5wt rod being perfectly adequate.

Fishing / watercraft lessons can also be arranged on this stretch of water.  Included in the price for a lesson is the hire of a rod, reel, line and flies for anyone new to the sport.