Open season

    01 April – 30 September

    PLEASE NOTE: for 2024 Lough Shepperton and Bofinne will remain closed until 08 April



    An attractive, convenient, 25 acre, clear water lake, 3 miles east from Bantry. A unique location, because two roads fringe 75% of the lake’s margin, creating exceptional shore angling facilities. Boats are available if required. An excellent stock of Rainbow Trout and some Brown Trout are present, and the lake is restocked regularly with adult Rainbow Trout to maintain a high stock density, and to give satisfactory angling returns. Occasional Pike, Perch, Eels and Rudd are also present. Successful angling methods include worms with a float artificial flies or small spinners.

    Permit Prices

    • Season permit Adult – €130
    • Season permit Juvenile/Senior – €55
    • Day permit Adult- €25
    • Day permit Juvenile/Senior – €15
    • Boat permit (2 anglers) – €10
    • Boat permit (3 anglers) – €12


    Boat Hire

    Boat Hire (and permits) available from Maxol Service Station, The Pier, Cork Road, Bantry.
    Tel. 027 55850

    Other outlets for permits

    T.W. Murray & Co. Ltd., Patrick Street, Cork.
    Tel.  021.4271089
    Halfway Angling Centre, Ballinhassig,                 Co. Cork.
    Tel.  021.4885894
    Quills Food Store, Church Street, Kilgarvan,         Co. Kerry.
    Tel. 064.6685300
    Landers Outdoor World, Mile Height, Killarney Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
    Tel: 066 7126644