Where to Fish in Southern Ireland - Monaghan

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Rivers Game

River Fane

The river Fane flows from Lough Ross in Northern Ireland and eventually enters the sea at Blackrock in County Louth. It has some every good trout fishing with good hatches of fly.

Dundalk and District Brown Trout and Salmon Angling Asssociation

have fishing on the Fane from the bridge over the R171 near Knockbridge; Google Map Ref 53.968474, -6.495078

Google Street View River Fane

Google Street View River Fane Knockbridge

Up to near this point on the Border on the R179; Google Map 53.879496, -6.349049

Google Street View River Fane

River Fane Upper Limit

Brown trout fishing is reconed to be very good on this stretch. The Fane is also classified C & R for salmon and sea trout this year.

The Association also has fishing on the Castletown River and tributaries from the estuary at Dundalk up to the border with N Ireland. Good brown trout, salmon and sea trout classified as Catch and Release.

In addition they have the River Flurry from the Castletown River estuary to the border with N Ireland. Good brown trout but closed for salmon and sea trout at present.

Membership is realy inexpensive for so much water and there are even discounts for seniors and juniors. Day tickets and family tickets available:

Owen Watters Shop on the N53 at Annavakey Cross.

Terry Kelly Paint Shop, Ramparts, Dundalk

Fatima Stores, Fatima Park, Dundalk

Lakeside Angling Fishing Shop, Main Street, Dundalk.

Dundalk Salmon Anglers Association

have fishing on the River Fane from Dundalk Bay up to Knockbridge. The best of the salmon and sea trout fishing is in the middle reaches of the river from Stephenstown Bridge to Iniskeen.

Although there are some fish in the summer the best of the fishing is back end, September and October. Sea trout enter the river May / June, best spot is at Mckennas Bridge.

There is good access for disabled anglers at Stephenstown Bridge with vehicle access, disabled parking and concrete stands.

Google Satellite Stephenstown Bridge

Google Satelette Stephenstown Bridge river Fane

For membership information and day tickets go to: Dundalk Salmon Anglers Association

The Inniskeen Village Anglers have a stretch of the river, day tickets available, try 087 274 6755.

Checked 19/07/19

The Monaghan Blackwater

Fishing on the Moaghan Blackwater is controlled by the Monaghan Anglers Association. The river holds a good head of wild brown trout supplemented by stocking by the club, it also has good numbers of Dollaghan which run up from Loch Neagh to spawn.

They recon using sea trout flies and tactics for Dollaghan, ie night fishing with flies like teal blue and silver, black pennel and Conemara Black. There is also a small run of back end salmon.

Best spots are upstream of the Milltown and Rathconnell Bridges and the Silver Stream area above the joinings with the Ulster Blackwater.

Day tickets available but cannot find an outlet at this time.

The club also has an active coarse fishing section.

Google Map Reference 54.415671, -6.789365

updated 01/08/19

Stillwaters / Loughs

Carrickmacross District Anglers Club

Carrickmacross DAC have fishing on 3 local loughs:

Creevy Lough: wild brown trout and stocked rainbows. Google Map 54.006237, -6.733501

Lough Boughagh: fishing for wild brown trout and rainbows. Difficult access. Fly, worm and maggot allowed.

Lough na Garnaman: wild brown trout and stocked rainbows, fly and worm allowed.

Only open Tues, Weds Sat and Sunday. Contact the club secretary for tickets on 042 996 1319

Checked 01/08/19

Lough Emy

Under the management of Emy and District Anglers, Lough Emy offers some excellent brown trout fishing on this 400 acre lough with fish in the 2 to 3lbs range being caught regularly.

The lough if fertile and has a good Mayfly hatch which brings the big fish up to feed.

Google Street View Lough Emy Jetty

Google Street View Lough Emy Jetty

Fishing is fly only and day and season tickets are available contact; Gormleys Shop, North Main Street, Emyvile, call 047 87573 or mobile 087 618259. Juniors get reduced price tickets. 3 boats are available for hire (bring your own electric motor which must be disinfected at the jetty to prevent the spread of Zebra mussels).

There is a boat jetty and I see that there is a lowered safety rail on the jetty which might be used by wheelchair users as the cark park is nearby and the jetty is ramped, worth giving them a call.

Checked 01/08/19

Lough More

The fishing on Lough More is run by Lough More Anglers Association. The lough is about 75 acres holding stockers of wild brown trout and ferox. They stock the loch and I noted that they popped in some 3lb plus fish in February.

There are also good stocks of rudd, bream and perch some of which will no doubt feed these brownies and ferox.

The club also manage fishing on Lough Bragan who stock with borwn trout.

Membership open and day tickets available, call 00 353 861951302 or 078 1395 7568.

For boat hire call in Glenmore, Carrickroe, Co Monaghan, Tel: 047 87212.

Google Map Reference 54.379278, -7.079876

Checked 01/08/19

Coarse Fishing

Castleblaney Angling Centre

Castleblaney is located in an area with a number of first class fisheries with excellent pike fishing some with good access for disabled anglers. Goto the Fishing in Ireland Web site to get the information you needs for a great pike adventure:

Fishing Ireland Pike Fishing in Monaghan

Google Street View South Lodge Lough Muckno

Google Street View South Lodge Lough Muckno

Meath Hill Angling Club

Meath Hill AC have the fishing on 5 loughs which they have redeveloped over recent years to create an excellent coarse fishery. The work has paid off for the lakes have tench to over 7lbs, bream 10+ and specimen pike.

The waters are: Ballyhoe Lake 1 - a 28 acre lake up to 4m deep which can get weedy in summer. Stocks of bream, tench, hybrids, and pike.

Ballyhoe Lake 2 - 40 acres up to 8m deep and connected to Rahams by the river Lagan. River and lake have excellent stock of bream and pike.

Rahams - 75 acres and up to 6.5m deep with some good fishing stands. With permission and after proper sterilisation boats can be launched. Specimen tench, mixed coarse fish and specimen pike.

Descart Lake - 20 acres, up to 4.5m deep with 11 stands. Good parking. Tench, roach and big pike.

Derry Lough - 2.5 acres up to 4.5m deep, tench, hybrids, bream to specimens size. Some platforms.

Derry Lough, Descart and Raman are actually just over the county line in Monaghan.

The club is very active running regular competitions and are active in supporting youngster into the sport. Day tickets are available, try local tackle shops, and annual membership is very inexpensive, juniors free. Boat Hire can be arranged, call 0876899380. To contact the club call +353 876 899380.

Checked 28/07/19