The put and take rainbow trout lakes Lough Fadda and Barfinnihy are fishing well at the moment despite the bright weather as water temperatures have dropped a bit.

Lough Fadda
Lough Fadda

Anglers on Fadda are catching on spinners, worm and fly.

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.

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