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 April – 30 September



    Note: Boats not available for hire due to Covid-19 restrictions

    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 – €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 from:

    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