The put and take rainbow trout lakes Lough Fadda and Barfinnihy are fishing very well at the moment.

Lough  Fadda
Lough Fadda

Anglers on Fadda (on the Sneem to Kenmare road) are doing really well with some great bags even in short, lunchtime sessions. Spinning, worm and fly are all producing the goods. One fisherman was having great sport with a very small rapala.

Barfinnihy is only 20 minutes from Lough Fadda, not far from Molls Gap. This is a bigger lake and a lot of time can be spent here, wandering the the shore and casting to the often rising fish.

Releasing a trout on Barfinnihy with a view of the Magillacuddy Reeks in the background

Being so close together it would be no trouble to enjoy what each has to offer in a single day.

The season closes at the end of the month, so with less than a week left – get on out there and enjoy what these lakes have to offer.

South West stocked lakes

Permits available at

Shepperton Lake, Skibbereen, West Cork 1st April – 30th Sept

Lough Bofinne, Bantry, West Cork 1st April – 30th Sept

Lough Fadda, Sneem, Co. Kerry 1st May – 30th Sept

Barfinnihy Lake, Molls Gap, Co. Kerry 1st May – 30th Sept