The Eastern Region contains some of the countries premium coarse fisheries and as a result, angling centres have developed around many of these fisheries. Whether fishing the magnificent Lough Muckno in Castleblaney or on one of the smaller lakes, anglers will be afforded a wide choice and variety of angling. There is something to suit every coarse angler in the area and the main species available include bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, tench and carp. There are no licences or permits required on many of these waters and generally the fishing is free so there is nothing stopping you!
Kilyboley Lake, Quig Lough, Drumreask Lake, Peter’s Lake
Good tench and general coarse fishing with several waters producing specimen tench. Fishing methods should be geared towards big fish including night fishing in the warmer months which can produce some fine specimen fish. There are angling stands on some lakes.
Lough Muckno, Killygola Lake
Fine general coarse fishing and good competition stretches. On Lough Muckno, 325 hectares, 30m depth. Best locations include White & Black Islands, Concra Wood, South Lodge and Toome Point. Best methods include feeder, pole and waggler fishing.
Monalty Lake, Capragh Lake, Lisanisk (Brother’s) Lake, Rahan’s Lake, Lough Derry, Corstown Lake, Ballyhoe 1 & 2, Ervey Lake and Whitewood Lake.
Good general coarse fishing with some fine specimen fish including tench, bream and hybrids. A more tactical approach to fishing includes night fishing in the warmer months which can produce some fine specimen fish. There are some carp to specimen size in Brother’s (Lisnanisk) and Capragh Lakes. There are angling stands on some lakes.
Lough Ramor, Lisgrey Lake, Lackan Lake (Nadreegeel Lake)
Lough Ramor – excellent coarse fishery (800 hectares) for big hybrids, roach and bream in particular. Notable venues on this lake: Virginia, Coronagh, Knocknagartan, Foxes Point and Nine-eyed bridge. Boat hire available. Specimen bream in Lisgrey Lake. Good roach at Lackan Lake. Best methods include feeder, pole and waggler fishing.
Castle Lake, Skeagh Lake, Drumkeery Lake, Galloncurra Lake
Good general coarse fishing with some specimen fish particularly hybrids caught mainly at night in summer at Galloncurra Lake. Disabled stand on Castle Lake. There are angling stands on some lakes. Best methods include feeder, pole and waggler fishing.
Good general coarse fishing and competition stretches with several big festivals held annually. Best methods include pole and waggler for tench, bream, roach and hybrids. Some good carp fishing in the harbour and outside the town.
Good general coarse fishing and competition stretches with one major festival held annually. Very good bream and tench fishing in the summer.
Good general coarse fishing and competition stretches which host a popular annual Festival. Some enormous catches of bream recorded in matches with a canal record of 120 lbs. (over 50 Kilos) taken here.