The Lakes Tour

The Lakes Tour

Tour Itinerary

Glencar → Colgagh → Gill → Bo → Arrow → Labe  → Acree.

Glencar Lake is situated in a beautiful, picturesque valley on the Sligo/Leitrim border. The lake has a resident stock of small brown trout and gets a good run of sea trout and salmon. Fishing is managed by Sligo Anglers Association contact 353(0)862189879 Email
Permits are available at Barton Smith, Sligo contact 353(0)719142356. Boats are available on the lake through prior arrangement contact 353(0)862189879.

Colgagh Lake holds a good stock of brown trout and has,on occasion, produced trout in excess of 2.5kg. It is best fished early in the year. Permission is not generally required but public access to this lake is limited and permission of the relevant land owner should be sought where appropriate.
Lough Gill, located just 3 kilometres east of Sligo town, is predominantly known as a salmon fishery. Gill holds a stock of brown trout and gets a good run of sea trout during the season. There are public access points at Inisfree, Sriff Bay, Aughamore and Hazelwood Bay. Permission is not normally required but the system may be subject to catch and release restrictions, or a quota system, and anglers are advised to check with IFI-Ballina before angling.
Lough Bo is situated 4 kilometres north of Lough Arrow,south of the R284 road and is approximately 20 hectacres in size. It is managed by Inland Fisheries Ireland and stocked with brown trout that provide lively sport. It also holds a resident stock of trout, which average 0.5kg. Access is good from the road running along the north western side of the lake. A permit is required in order to fish Lough Bo and can be obtained from Mrs.Mary McDonagh. Tel 353(0)719165126.

Lough Arrow is one of the outstanding brown trout fisheries in Ireland. It is famous for the quality of its trout which average 0.7kg, although fish up to 3.5kg are a possibility due to the rich feeding in this very productive limestone water. The lough lies 24 kilometres south east of Sligo town and 6.5 kilometres north of Boyle, Co Roscommon. There is public access for boats at Brick Pier on the eastern shore, Ballinafad Pier on the southern shore and Rinn Ban Pier on the western shore. The lake is well serviced with guides ghillies, and boats available for hire from several sources. An up to date, detailed angling guide for the lough including map, ghillie and boat hire details, is available from Inland Fisheries Ireland-Ballina.

Lough Na Leibe (or L Labe ) is a spring fed mountain lake situated between Ballymote and Castlebaldwin. It is stocked with rainbow trout and is set in a beautiful, tranquil Location. A permit is required from Ballymote and District Angling Club, available from McDermott’s Bar and Restaurant Castlebaldwin 353(0)719165132. The lake is managed by Ballymote and District Angling Club.