The Piker's Lodge is situated in the tranquil village of Lough Gowna on the Cavan-Longford border and is central to brilliant coarse fishing on the Erne system and Gowna complex, which covers an area of 1,800 acres (728 hectares).
Christina Brady is your hostess and offers a truly personal service. Bedrooms are all en-suite with multi-channel TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Broadband is available throughout the hotel and there is a bar/lounge, resident’s lounge and ample car parking.
The hotel also has a bait shed, cold room and drying room for the visiting angler.
LOW SEASON - Ferry & 7 nights B&B
Car and 4 - £528 per person; Car and 2 - £580 per person
Supplements apply to high cars and vans
Prices may be subject to change - please contact us direct for the latest deals.
Fishing in Co Cavan
Co Cavan offers opportunities for excellent year round fishing in the major river systems and their associated lakes. Bream, hybrids, roach, rudd, tench are common in most waters. Popular centres include Ballyconnell, Belturbet, Cootehill, and Killeshandra. The River Erne and its main tributaries, the Shannon Erne Waterway and the Dromore/Annalee system dominate the middle of the county.
The River Erne System is the major water in this scenic county linking lots of lakes both large and small. Good access to many waters whilst there are still lakes that take some effort to access that are rarely fished. The River Erne will fish well in the cooler months where there is depth and flow.
The Shannon Erne Waterway flows north east to the western shore of Upper Lough Erne.
For the angler seeking large open waters with the promise of outstanding bags of bream and roach choose the large lakes such as Gowna, Oughter, Sillan, Upper Lough Erne and Lough McNean. For something more secluded you will find many smaller lakes and river stretches with plenty of fish. There is a water here to suit all tastes.
Wherever you fish in Ireland, the chances of catching fish are hugely improved by pre-baiting to attract fish into your chosen swim. Ideally this is done the evening before (or for a couple of days) using breadcrumb or local maize meal carrying particle baits such as sweetcorn, boiled wheat, hemp and pellets.