Clonandra Cottages is located in Ireland’s premier angling location. Cavan has a well-earned reputation for coarse and pike fishing and now due to popular demand you can also find carp fish privately stocked especially for Clonandra Cottages anglers. There are many fine game angling river stretches and wild brown trout lake fisheries. Our highly developed angling centres offer the visiting angler excellent facilities ensuring a truly memorable holiday.
The fisheries in County Cavan comprise many major river systems and their associated lakes. The River Erne and her main tributaries, the Shannon Erne Waterway and the Dromore/Annalee system dominate the middle of the County. To the east, lies the upper River Boyne system and to the south and northwest parts of the Shannon system.
Angling in Cavan
These lakes and rivers have good stocks of Bream, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Pike. Eels are present in all waters in the County. Roach, Bream and Rudd Bream Hybrids are found in the majority of these fisheries. Tench are now more widespread and have grown to specimen size in some fisheries. There are lakes to suit all tastes. The angler seeking large open waters with the promise of outstanding bags of Bream and Roach can choose from the wider stretches of the rivers or large lakes such as Gowna, Oughter, Sillan, Upper Lough Erne, Lough McNean and Lough Ramor. Those in search of somewhere more intimate and secluded like Clonandra Cottages will find many smaller lakes and river stretches with plenty of fish. Specimen hunters in search of large Tench, Bream and Pike will find many waters where their efforts will be rewarded. Recent fish stock surveys have revealed many coarse angling waters in the County with specimen fish.
Cavan Angling Festivals
Many opportunities exist for the specialist match angler to participate in the three and four day angling festivals. One of Ireland’s major international events is the British King of Clubs that is held annually in County Cavan. Local festivals are held annually at Arvaghgh, Belturbet and Cootehill with one-day open matches at many centres. Details of the principal events are published in the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (N.C.F.F.I.) Calendar of Events Clonandra Cottages can provide you with boat hire and your bait requirements but pre-booking is essential.