Emy Lough is a small lake located just outside the village of Emyvale in north Monaghan. Covering some 136 acres (55 ha), Emy is a very scenic water with tree lined banks and surrounded by gently sloping hills and rich pastureland. It is primarily a trout fishery and is stocked annually by the Emy and District Angling Club.
Catches and hatches
Emy contains a good stock of trout with the average size being very good. Fish of 1 to 2 lbs are taken regularly and fish from 5lbs to 8lbs are a distinct possibility.
The lake has good hatches of fly including a hatch of mayfly. Olives, sedges and gnats are also important. There are great opportunities for dry and wet fly anglers on Emy Lough. Fishing is by permit only and subject to certain rules and regulations, details of which may be obtained from the club. Fishing is by boat only and boats are available locally for hire. For further details on permits and for boat hire contact Paul Gormley 00 353 47 87573 or 00 353 87 6128259.
This lake has good pike stocks and produces pike in the 25lb range each season. As is to be expected on a trout water, it also produces an occasional pike between 25lb and 30lb. No pike fishing is allowed during the trout fishing season, but the club opens the lake to pike anglers during the winter period.#
Permits and procedures
Pike fishing is available by permit only to all members of the public. Bank fishing for pike is not allowed on Emy. Fishing is by permit and is subject to certain rules and regulations, details of which may be obtained from the club. Fishing is by boat only and it is €35 per day for 1 person and €60 per day for 2 persons (prices subject to change). For further detail on permits and for boat hire contact Paul Gormley 00 353 47 87573 or 00 353 87 6128259.
Emy is a state fishery which is managed by the Emy and District Angling Club.
Emy Lough is located in Irelands northeast, just outside the village of Emyvale in County Monaghan
Trout Fishing Season
1st March 30th Sept
Pike Fishing Season
Reviewed annually, 1st October to 28th Feb.
Emy is a Trout fishery and is controlled by Emy and District Anglers Association. Pike fishing is allowed subject to certain rules and regulations during the trout fishing close season.
This lake is managed by Emy and District Angling Club. The club can be contacted through its Facebook page. (please see below)
A permit is required to fish Emy Lough for trout and Pike. (pike fishing is only allowed during the close season for trout fishing). For further details on permits and for boat hire contact
Paul Gormley 00 353 47 87573 or 00 353 87 6128259
Fishing must be consistent with the rules and regulations as set down by the club and all fisheries laws and bye-laws.
There is very good access for trout anglers all around the lake from the looped walk.
Bank fishing for pike is strictly prohibited. Fishing is by use of club boats; no private boats are allowed on the lake.
Emy Lough is a source of drinking water for local communities and outboard engines are not allowed on the lake.
For further information please contact, Paul Gormley 00 353 47 87573 or 00 353 87 6128259
Access to Fisheries
Access does not imply a right of way and anglers should ensure that, they have the necessary permission to enter or cross private lands. Where possible anglers should walk along the riverbank or lake shore
Anglers should ensure that gates are closed and that fences are not broken or damaged. Care should be taken with crops and livestock. Litter must not be discarded, and no fires are allowed. Vehicles should be parked in designated areas and in such a manner that they do not cause obstruction.
Errors and inaccuracies
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this webpage is accurate, no responsibility will be accepted by Inland Fisheries Ireland for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein. Any errors brought to our attention will be corrected immediately.