The recent cold weather has meant that the Sheet of Water has more resembled a sheet of ice.

However with milder weather due fishing should be good on this part of the estate as the fishing pressure over the last week or two has been very light.

This is a particularly novice friendly area with clear banks and lots of room behind for a back cast.  It also is largely indifferent to windy conditions making for easy casting.

A standard 5wt rod is just the ticket and floating lines are perfectly adequate as the water is not very deep.

Parking is at the Sheet of Water and as with fishing on the Rye Lake permits must be purchased at the hotel reception prior to fishing.

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.

Lessons are with a Carton House Guide and cost €50.

A 6 hour permit continues to be half price at €25.  Anglers should note that this means they can fish for both Pike on the Rye Lake and Trout on the Sheet of Water (Fly only) in this timeframe – so if one is not working the other might.  This offer is open until the start of the season on March 1st.


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