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Cavan is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest fishing destination.

2023 was an excellent year for fishing in Cavan with many Cavan fisheries considered among the finest in Europe. Check out this short video by Rodtrip Magazine showcasing their experience of angling in County Cavan! 

There are an amazing 365 lakes in Cavan, and the Shannon and Erne rivers. Famous for coarse and pike fishing, there are many fine and game angling river stretches and wild brown trout lake fisheries in County Cavan, including the very famous Lough Sheelin brown trout fishery.

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Established angling towns with angler – friendly accommodation offer the visiting angler excellent facilities ensuring a truly memorable holiday. Most angling centres run angling festivals and competitions throughout the year for the match angler. There is no licence or fee required to enjoy coarse fishing in County Cavan. There is a licence requirement when fishing for trout at any of the game fisheries. 

If fishing is your thing, Cavan is definitely your spot. Widely regarded as the fishing capital of Ireland! Whether it’s coarse, pike or game fishing, we have a quiet spot for you.

Angling information on County Cavan from Inland Fisheries Ireland 

Killeshandra, Butlersbridge and Cavan – prime pike fishing destinations

Click here for info on pike fishing in Virginia and Bailieborough

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Angling Guide - Pauric McGearty

Pike, Coarse guiding on Lough Oughter. Trolling lures, dead baiting, jerk baiting and fly fishing, Boats, float tubes available.

Carrafin Lodge, Butlers Bridge, County Cavan, H12 W5C9, Ireland
Angling Guide - Pike

French speaking guide available

Castle Hamilton Estate, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan

Michael Priest, Woodford Lodge
Worm farm in Ballyconnell, close to the Shannon – Erne Waterway

Woodford Lodge, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Bait, Boat Hire & Tackle

Available at the Breffni Arms Hotel

Main Street, Arvagh, County Cavan, Ireland
Bait, Boat Hire & Tackle

Available at the Anglers Rest

28 Main Street, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, H14 X597, Ireland
Boat Hire
Island View House, Crover Harbour, Co. Cavan
Boat Hire
1 Cassidy Cottages, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 RW77, Ireland
Boat Hire
Clonandra Cottages, Redhills, Belturbet, Co. Cavan
Bruno Duboul Angling Guide

Intro to fishing for children and adults. Professional guide for experienced anglers.  Boat trips on the River Erne.

Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
Castlehamilton Angling Centre

Angling centre with accommodation, boat hire, engines and fishing guides. Surrounded by lakes, beside Killykeen Forest Park

Castlehamilton Estate, Killeshandra, County Cavan, H12 KC53, Ireland
Euro Value Kingscourt
Lower Main Street, Kingscourt, Cavan
Game Fishing - Killeshandra

Crenagh Lake trout fishery
Season: 1 May – 31 Oct

Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland
Game Fishing - Mountnugent

Lough Sheelin Trout Fishery
Open Season Mar 1 – Oct 12

Mountnugent, Co. Cavan
Game Fishing - Moyduff Lake

Between Shercock and Cootehill
Moyduff Lake
Season: 1 May – 30 Sept

Moyduff Lake, Shercock, Co. Cavan
Graeme's Tackle

Stocking leading Brands of fishing tackle and live and dead baits daily

7 Barrack Street, Bailieborough, County Cavan, A82 F762, Ireland
Hawthorn Lodge B&B

Award-winning lakeside B&B, renowned for good food – a member of Created In Cavan. Angling advice and guiding.

Monea, Milltown, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 DX00, Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland

Angling information for County Cavan

3044 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
International Fishing Centre

Coarse and pike angling holidays on the outskirts of Belturbet on the River Erne.

Loughdooley, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 FP40, Ireland
Irish Bait & Tackle

Irish Tackle & Bait. Producer of maggots, bait delivery service and good range of tackle for all venues.

Clontygrigney, Ballyconnell, County Cavan, Ireland
Irish Pike Fishing Guides

Guided pike fishing experiences with Ronan Murray. Tailored trips, guided service, tackle, food, boat and transport.

Kill, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Lakeland Marine & Tackle

Fishing tackle, bait, outboard engines, boat accessories, seats

Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland
Lakeside Cottages

Accommodation and boat hire in the heart of Killeshandra. Close to lakes, cycling, walking trails, forest park and heritage sites.

4 Church Street, Killashandra, County Cavan, H123 AY01, Ireland
Lough Sheelin Guiding Services

Fully guided trips to help experienced and novice anglers catch Lough Sheelin’s famous wild brown trout.

Lough Sheelin, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan
Norbert Renaud Angling Guide

Pike Guide. Pike fly dresser, blogger.

Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
Pet Shop Boyz Outdoor Fishing & Tackle

Fishing tackle and bait shop.

Cavan, County Cavan, H12 TA48, Ireland
Sean Thornton Boat Hire
Innishmore, Butlersbridge, County Cavan, H12 CD43, Ireland
Sports World
11 Town Hall Street, Cavan, County Cavan, H12 K571, Ireland
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