Fishing Holidays in Ireland

A Fantastic Destination for Coarse Fish, Pike, Salmon, Fly & Sea Fishing Breaks

irish-fishingWe invite you to join us and discover Ireland’s treasures for yourself. Let us share our local knowledge of the most interesting and breathtaking parts of Ireland with you. Ireland offers scenic natural waters with year-round fishing. Why not fish in a beautiful natural environment, while staying somewhere that offers the finest Bed & Breakfast accommodation, with great food and BBQ facilities. Fishing in Ireland equals clean, fresh air and gleaming, crystal water. Unlike in other countries, you also have the freedom to enjoy Sunday fishing. For centuries, Ireland has offered the best of sport to the visiting angler. Whether your prefer sea, game or coarse fishing, your expectations are sure to be met.

tullaAt the end of a successful days fishing it is nice to know that you can look forward to an evening with an atmosphere that is relaxed, friendly and welcoming. Expert advice is readily at hand from people who really know their waters. Benefit from the expertise of local ghillies, as they help make your holiday more enjoyable and more productive. Rod rooms, drying rooms & freezers are some of the facilities we offer, making your break away as hassle-free as possible. The villages of Tulla, Broadford & Feakle are surrounded by some 30 to 40 lakes, collectively referred to as the East Clare Lakelands. They are grouped between the River Fergus & Lakes to the west and Lough Derg to the east.
Over 40 lakes and rivers of varying sizes are dotted throughout East Clare. An angling area that has been well developed over the years, it is situated in unspoilt, peaceful countryside. Each water has its own wild, natural charm and special features that make a daylong visit seem like only a short while. The area is most popular for pike and coarse fishing with abundant stocks of pike, bream, tench, rudd, roach and perch in most waters. Wild brown trout fishing is available in some of the remote hillside loughs. Most waters are very accessible with car parking close by, and purpose-built fishing stands have been erected on some lakes to provide greater ease of access and comfortable fishing.

Lough Bridget

Lough Bridget

The following are some of the classic waters that have been developed in recent years. Lough Bridget (or Silvergrove), a short distance from Tulla, its 90 acres are fitted out with 30 fishing stands immediately off the lakeside car park. Specimen tench have been recorded at Bridget and there is very good fishing for bream, roach, pike and perch. Doon Lake is another gem alongside the road near the village of Broadford. This lake is very accessible with lots of natural bank fishing space. Doon Lake is a coarse fishing haven, but it’s noted mainly as a pike fishery and has produced some fine quality pike over recent years. Boats are available for hire close by.

Although all the lakes in East Clare are set in beautiful, peaceful countryside the location of Kilgory Lake is superb. It’s 70 acres, set in picturesque woodlands and bogland, flanked by heather hills, exude magical isolation. The lake has 22 causeway fishing stands of stone, extending outside the reeded edges. Kilgory is primarily a bream fishery.

tenchFor the tench specialist Roslara Lake, which is also close by Tulla is worth exploring and Tulla, Broadford, Scarriff and Feakle are noted angling centres in East Clare.

For more information about fishing East Clare, visit the website (www.fishingintulla.com) of Tulla and District coarse angling club (established 1961). Facebook: Tulla Anglers

Be sure to check out our own fishing facilities and activities on www.anglingholidays.ie

We provide excellent home-cooked evening meals (all produce is sourced locally), packed lunches, storage sheds, laundry wash/dry facilities, tackle shed and fridge freezer. Bait can be ordered in advance while booking. We provide airport pickup at Shannon airport — just 25 mins away — and we can supply transport to local pub at night. We also give a tour of the lakes on your first visit. This is a large coarse angling area with many lakes developed by the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board for ease of access and facilities. There are also a number of lakes with wheelchair facilities for disabled anglers.  In addition, Tulla and District Coarse Angling Association are very actively involved in development programmes for the area in collaboration with the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board. The Irish Specimen Fish Committee frequently verify specimen caught fish from the system. In 2002, 14 tench of 26 in total from around Ireland were verified by the committee in this area. Of those 14, 7 tench were verified from Lakyle alone. Specimens are produced year in year out on a number of these fisheries, some go un-reported.

anglers-welcomeLimerick City to the southeast is just a short drive away. Shannon Airport is also only a relatively short drive from this rural heartland. The East Clare lakes are known to provide some of the best fishing to be found anywhere so GET HOOKED! GET FISHING!