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Corkagh Park Fishery

Corkagh Park Fishery is located at the back of Corkagh Park in Clondalkin. There are two lakes-a coarse lake and a trout lake. The coarse lake is approximately 4 acres and the trout lake 3.5 acres. The lakes are fed by a local river-the Camac- which runs alongside them and branches off into each.

Picof Corkagh Pk Fishery

The Trout Lake

This lake is for fly fishing only and the trout average 3-4lbs in weight with a couple of 10lbs. There is an abundance of insect life and a large hatch of flies. The trout are exceptional fighters due to the highly oxygenated water constantly supplied by the Camac River.

The Coarse Lake

The main species in the course lake is carp, both common and mirror carp. The average weight is 4-5lbs. There are also some carp of specimen weight (12lb +). The other species in the lake are perch, rudd, roach and tench. Perch have been recorded to 2.25lb and rudd and roach to just over 1lb. The coarse lake will be stockd with bream in 2006. Bream and tench were stockd into the lake in 2005.

Fishing Methods

Coarse Lake- the carp can be caught using a variety of different methods. Using swim feeders, both rigs and float fishing have proven to be good methods. Using a float and feeder with maggots and/ or sweetcorn is the best method for catching big numbers of small carp. Bollies and dog biscuits tend to pick up the bigger carp. The perch, rudd and roach feed readily on worms and maggots.

Fishing Methods

Trout Lake-the trout can be caught on most traditional flies, such as olives, green peters and sedges. Fly lures also work well with fritz and cat’s whiskers coming up trumps.


There is a coffee shop and toilet beside the lake. We also cater for disabled anglers with easy-access stands beside both lakes. There is also an on-site tackle and bait shop and there is parking available beside the lake. The fishery is open all year round.

Contact: Godfrey Donohue, 353 87 2650495.

Annamoe Trout Fishery, Wicklow

Annamoe Trout Fishery is a 4 acre fly fishing lake set in the village of Annamoe, Co Wicklow on the banks of the Avonmore River.

The Fishery consists of a fly fishing lake and a Junior Bait Pond. The fly fishing lake is open all year round allowing you to fish for rainbow trout from 10am till dusk. Angling equipment is available for hire and flycasting tuition can be arranged by prior appointment. Corporate outings are also welcomed.

Phone / Fax 353 404-45470 e-mail:

Angling for All, Aughrim, Wicklow

This angling facility is a 4-acre lake located in Aughrim. Co Wicklow. It is fully stocked with trout and surrounded by an attractive wildlife area. Car parking and toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible. Coaching in angling is available for beginners and equipment can be hired. Fishing charges apply. The National Disabled Angling Facility is licensed for all year round trout fishing and is open daily to visitors from 8.00am to 8.00pm in summer and 9.00am to 5.00pm in winter.

Angling For All (N.D.A.F.), Aughrim.
0402-36552 E-mail:

Rathcon Fly Fishing Lake, Grangecon, Co. Wicklow

Rathcon lake is within 1 hours drive from the M50. This superb 8.5 acre lake is situated in beautiful natural surroundings and stocked with top quality rainbow trout. The lake is designed so that 90% of the water is coverable from the bank. Rods and tackle are available to hire.

Open all year. No dogs allowed and juniors must be accompanied. Reservations required.

Rathcon Fly Fishing Lake, Grangecon, Co. Wicklow. Tel: 045 403173/ 086 8140546

Rathbeggan Lakes, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath

Rathbeggan Lakes are located just 10 minutes from Dublin’s M50 motorway. The Fishery consists of 5 lakes including two mature fly fishing lakes covering 8 acres regularly stocked with rainbow trout for the game angler.

A mature coarse lake stocked with Carp, tench, bream and rudd, ideal for the budding coarse angler and a Training lake for junior anglers and parents. Open all year round from 9am till dusk. Wheelchair friendly and fishing equipment is available for hire.

Rathbeggan Lakes
353 1 8240197

Wavin Lake, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

The Wavin lake (formerly known as the Knock lake) was taken over by the Gormanstown District Anglers club in 1993.

The small lake was formerly the emergency water supply for the Wavin factory in Balbriggan and covers an area of approximately 26 acres.

The lake is marle based and is also a wildlife sanctuary. (Bird Watch Ireland have a hide located on the southern shore since 2002.)

The lake is quite shallow with an average depth of 6-7 feet, with a couple of 12 foot holes. The lake is a rainbow trout fishery and is open all year around. Fishing can be difficult in June, July and August due to weed growth.

There is no bait fishing allowed on the Wavin lake at all and the club promotes fly fishing. (limited spinning is allowed on the east bank, with single barbless hooks). The bag limit is 3 fish and day passes are available.

There are two types of day pass.

If you are fishing with a member.... € 10.00 (per person per day)

If you are not fishing with a member....€ 20.00 (per person per day)

Day Tickets can be purchased from:

Martin Browne
Browne's Butchers,
Bridge Street, Balbriggan.
Tel: +353 (0)86 8173443

Anglers who purchase day passes can if they want also fish the Delvin river, which is also under the clubs control and has a stock of Brown trout. (The Delvin is obviously seasonal)

For fishing tackle requirements, the town of Balbriggan which is situated between the Wavin Lake and the Delvin river has a number of fishing tackle suppliers including
ARRO EEC Hardware Store,
Tel: (0)1 8414459

The club also has a flyfishing tutor, Robert Kenny who is available for anyone interested in learning how to cast.

Details of tutorials and membership can be got from the club website: or by contacting
Ciaran McDonald, Secretary,
Gormanstown District Anglers.
Tel: 087-2311017

Maynooth Fisheries, Old Dunboyne Road, Maynooth, Co Kildare

Maynooth Fisheries is set in the surrounds of the rich Kildare country side. 25 minutes from Dublin and beside the Main Galway road (N4). The Fishery consists of 4 Lakes (2 Fly and 2 Course) and 2 Rivers. The Fishery caters for most anglers needs with lakes stocked with Rainbows to 23lbs, Carp to 13lbs and wild Brown Trout in the rivers to 3lbs. With a large modern club house and barbeque/picnic areas Maynooth Fisheries is an idle place for a family day out.

Ph/fax: 00 353 1 6293202
Mobile: 086 2719277

Lough Aishling

This fishery is located 4 miles from Edenderry, Co Offaly on the Tullamore Road. Lough Aishling consists of a 7 acre trout lake and a 4 acre coarse lake with tench, bream, roach, rudd and carp. The trout lake is fly-fishing only with rainbows to 20lb in weight.

Contact no: 086 8714020

Tinnehinch Fly Fishery, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow

Tinnehinch Fly Fishery is a 4 acre lake with interesting features including five islands. This rainbow trout fishery is open all year round and is set in a scenic and secluded valley only 13 miles from Dublin City Centre.
For more information, contact 01 2766089 or 01 2868652

Darndale Park Lake

This exciting new fishing amenity provides opportunities for coarse anglers of all levels with the chance to catch the biggest carp in the water that presently stands at 8lbs 6ozs. It is located beside Darndale and Belcamp housing estates in the Dublin North East suburb of Priorswood which lies south of Dublin Airport.

For further information contact the Darndale and Belcamp Resource Centre on 01 8771500

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