Lough Fadda
    Lough Fadda

    16 March 2021: Anglers are advised that under the current Level 5 Covid 19 restrictions the Cork stocked trout lakes due to reopen 1st April will remain closed until further notice.

    The Kerry lakes, due to reopen 1st May will remain closed if current restrictions continue.

    Open season

    01 May – 30 September


    Map of Lough Fada


    11 miles south-west from Kenmare and 3 miles from the village of Sneem. An attractive, clear water long, narrow, 14 acre, very convenient, roadside lough, where numerous roadside angling sites have been created. A good section for fly fishing at the eastern end. Angling difficult from the steep solid rock bank of the northern shoreline but boats can be hired if required. Holds a very good stock of Rainbow Trout and adult Rainbow Trout are stocked regularly to maintain a high stock density and give worthwhile angling returns. Small Rudd and Eels are also Present. Recommended angling methods include worms – with a float artificial flies, or try a small spinner.

    Permit Prices

    • Season permit Adult – €120
    • Season permit Juvenile/Senior – €50
    • Day permit Adult- €15
    • Day permit Juvenile/Senior – €10
    • Boat permit (2 anglers) – €10
    • Boat permit (3 anglers) – €12

    Permits and boats from:

    • Blackwater Tavern
      Blackwater, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
      Tel: 064 6682003

    Other outlets for permits

    T.W. Murray & Co. Ltd.,
    Patrick Street, Cork.
    Tel.  021.4271089
    Halfway Angling Centre,
    Ballinhassig, Co. Cork.
    Tel.  021.4885894
    Landers Outdoor World,
    Mile Heigh, Killarney Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry
    Tel: 066 7126644