Open season

    01 April – 30 September

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



    3 miles east from Skibbereen, West Cork, beside the road to Leap. Located in a scenic wooded area. The lake is mainly deep (to 40 ft.) with narrow, shallow, margins. Attractive shore angling sites off by-road at eastern end of lake and boats are available for hire. The lake holds a good stock of wild, native Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout are stocked regularly to maintain a high stock density and give worth-while angling returns. Small Eels, Rudd and occasional Pike are also present. Recommended angling methods include artificial flies best fished from a boat – worms (using a float) or a small spinner.

    Permit Prices

    • Season permit Adult (for all 4 stocked lakes)  – €130
    • Season permit Juvenile/Senior (for all 4 stocked lakes)  – €55
    • Day permit Adult- €25
    • Day permit Juvenile/Senior – €15

    Permits from:

    Boat hire:

    Boat hire and permits available from Louise O’Donovan.

    Tel 0838676370 or 02834426

    • Boat permit (2 anglers) – €15
    • Boat permit (3 anglers) – €15

    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