Pauric McGearty from Carafin Lodge has been in contact to let us know about some super fishing recently in and around Carafin Lough and Lough Oughter in Co Cavan. After the flooding, water levels have now dropped considerably and although still well above summer levels the water has cleared significantly. There have been some great catches including some lovely double figured specimen sized bream, with two of the slabs weighing in at a whopping 10lbs and 11+lbs respectively.

Mark Theedom and Gerald Greene down for a morning session on Saturday. The lads had great sport with the biggest bream caught so far Carafinlodge weighting in at 11llb 2oz. There were several bream over 10llb and hybrids to 4lb. Earlier in the week Gerald and Steve had a few morning sessions and catches included bream of 10lbs 1oz, 8lbs 7ozs and 8lb 1oz. On the 27th Gerald had 8 Bream over 10lb and 9 over 9llb and some lovely hybrids as well. What fantastic fishing!

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Angling guide Pauric McGearty is based on the shores of Carafin Lough which gives fishermen access to this and a host of other lakes including the beautiful Lough Oughter in Co Cavan. Pauric offers a full range of coarse angling services including a ground baiting service.

In addition, Pauric can provide a guiding service and has a number of boats with outboard motors for hire. His boats include Redfin 5700’s which are equipped with oars, life jackets, anchor and a fish finder. Electric trolling motors are also available for hire and Pauric has a range of fishing tackle for hire that is suitable for all anglers of all levels. So all you have to do is arrive, get your gear on and get fishing. This is a fantastic pike fishing area with many big fish well over 20lb caught each year. The area also produces some spectacular coarse fish catches with bream to specimen size. The lakes in the area also produce some very big trout. For full details of availability, terms and conditions please contact Pauric at

Contact: Pauric Mc Gearty, Carafin Lodge, Innishmore, Butlersbridge, Co Cavan. H12W5C9

Telephone: +353 86 8810014

Email: [email protected]  and  [email protected]

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