East Clare Lakelands
East Clare, Co Clare
East Clare, on the western shore of Lough Derg has over 40 lakes and rivers, all surronded by scenic beauty and peace. Caorse fishing is the most popular form of angling with good catches of Bream, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Pike, Perch and Hybirds. Wild Brown Trout can be found in Lough Derg and some mountain lakes. The Lower Shannon is famous for its Salmon beats at Castleconnell. Each town and village has its own lake or river nearby. No matter where you choose to stay you are never far from a good fishing venue. Most of the lakes are well signposted and the signs also give information on the spieces of fish found there.
Lakes to lookout for include:
Lough Derg- Angling experts have described the waters of Lough Derg as 'exceedingly rich'. The largest pike ever recorded anywhere in the world, 90lbs, was captured here.
Lough Graney- is one of the largest lakes in East Clare. Its kidney shaped 200acres are set in scenic surrondings flanked by mountains, rolling hills and rich farmland. The lake holds good stocks of pike, an abundance of perech and some bream.
Lough Bridget (Silvergrove)- is about 50 acres in size and is only one of a string of lakes which embrace the countryside of East Clare. The lake offers particularly good fishing for trench, and there are good shoals of rudd, bream, pike, perch and hybirds.
Kilgory Lough- is set in picturesque surrondings of wwdland and bogland, flanked by heathered hills. Kilgory is primiarly a bream fishery and has good stocks of tench, rudd, roach, perch, and pike.
Doon Lough- is about 100 acres in size and is located in typically Irish rural countryside about 3 kms from the village of Broadford. Good stocks of bream plus a smaller number of bigger fish tench, rudd, roach, perch, and good average size pike.
Doon River (Owenagarney River)- The kilometre stretch from Doon Lough south west to the first bridge holds some bream, rudd, roach, hybirds, perch and pike.