Coarse angling in the south west of Ireland is centred on the River Lee system and anglers are required to buy a permit to fish on the central sections of the system (Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid lakes). Permit fees are very affordable with the revenue being reinvested in the fishery for the benefit of anglers.
Buy online at https://permits.fishinginireland.info/
Inniscarra is host to a number of international competitions this area offers excellent bream, rudd, bream-rudd hybrid angling.
Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid Hotspots
- Innisleena: 1 mile west of the Inniscarra Dam on the northern shore. Stop at the small car parking area beside the lake shore and fish the deep water to the east, off the disused roadway.
- Dripsey Arms: West of Griffen’s Garden Centre.
- Rooves Bridge: The small bay 600m East of teh bridge
- The Caumruad: An easily accessible shallow, weedy area. Beside the main road east of Carrigadrohid village.
- Carrigadrohid: Fish both banks upstream of Castle Bridge. This section varies in water depth and fishes best when the water is high with minimum flow. For your own safety listen for the hooter which is sounded when water is being released from the dam.
- Dunisky: 7 km from Macroom on Cork Road.
- Farranvarrigane: 3.5 km from Macroom on Cork Road.
- New Bridge: 1 Km downstream from bridge.