Shane Sullivan, Tralee had his biggest ever rainbow on the fly from Barrfinnihy Lake, guesstimated at 3.5lb. He was delighted with himself. Shane is a is a regular angler on the lake.

Shane Sullivan with his best trout ever, caught at Barfinnihy Lake
Shane Sullivan with his best rainbow trout ever, caught at Barfinnihy Lake

Barrfinnihy Lake is 6½ miles from Kenmare and one mile off the Kenmare to Killarney road, at Molls Gap. In a superb location, the entire shoreline is overlooked from the nearby road. Access is open and excellent, the rocky shoreline 100% fishable and the sparkling clean, clear lake waters especially attractive. The lake holds a very good stock of small wild native Brown Trout and adult Rainbow Trout are stocked regularly to maintain a high stock density and give worthwhile angling.

Permits are available locally at:

  • Avoca Handweavers,
    Molls Gap, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
    Tel. 064 6634720
  • John O’ Hare,
    Fishing Tackle Shop, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
    Tel. 064 6641499
  • O’ Neill’s Cycle Shop,
    Killarney, Co. Kerry.
    Tel. 064 6631970

Other outlets for permits

T.W. Murray & Co. Ltd.,
Patrick Street, Cork.
Tel.  021.4271089
Halfway Angling Centre,
Ballinhassig, Co. Cork.
Tel.  021.4885894
Landers Outdoor World,
Mile Heigh, Killarney Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Tel: 066 7126644