Cha Flynn’s Cottage has an open plan living space with TV/lounge area and kitchen/dining area. The fully fitted kitchen has all modern appliances. There is also a laundry room on the ground floor. The cottage is fully central heated (payable locally).
There are two en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor; one with double and single bed and the other has two single beds. There are two first floor bedrooms; one with two single beds and the other with a single bed. These rooms are not en-suite but there is a toilet/shower room located on the ground floor for use by those occupying any of the two first floor bedrooms.
Nearby a barn has been converted into a drive-in storage and drying area. This area is used for storage of bait with ample refrigerators available for keeping live bait fresh through the week. Your host Brian is a keen angler and can offer fishing advice. There is private fishing at the bottom of the garden and Brian has access to two other private fishing lakes.
Dogs are allowed.
Cha Flynns Cottage actually sits on the banks of one of the areas larger loughs ‘McHugh’, shore fishing is presently limited along the eastern shore but there is good road access with a car parking area from the northeast, here you will also find a wooded fishing platform/boat launch. Two fishing boats fitted with outboard motors are available.
Brian has just completed work on a new fishing platform only a short walk away from the cottage, ideal for those early morning or evening sessions. Two people can fish the stand in comfort. Lough McHugh contains a large concentration of fish including a sizable shoal of bream and some heavy wild tench as well as a good head of quality roach, rudd, perch and pike. The main fishing method is feeder with an average depth of 12 feet at 30-40 yards. Pre-baiting is essential, as the lough is large and the fish shoals move around in search of food. The waggler and pole also have their day dependant on fish movement and wind direction.
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Fishing in Co Leitrim
Leitrim has an abundance of rich lakes holding healthy stocks of prime tench, roach, rudd, bream, hybrids, pike and perch. Water shapes the county with the Erne system to the east, the River Shannon to the west and the Shannon-Erne Waterway, which meanders through the very heart of Leitrim.
Lough Allen is a large lake that offers a variety of fishing opportunities, including trout, salmon, perch and pike. There are several access points around the lake. In early spring the bream congregates in Wynne’s Bay and make easy pickings. For the rest of the year there are plenty of roach and hybrids to be caught on any method from all access points.
The River Shannon provides excellent fishing for pike, perch, roach, and bream. There are many stretches along the river where you can find good fishing spots.
Situated near the town of Ballinamore, Garadice Lake is a massive water covering 12,000 acres and about 100 swims that you can drive to at Haughton’s Shore, Church Shore, Creamer’s Shore and Connolly’s Shore. All angling methods and baits will work, though a groundbait feeder with worm, corn and casters will get the bigger fish. Expect bream, skimmers, roach, hybrids, tench, pike and perch.
Town Lake, near Carrigallen is a 40-acre lake with a good depth of water around seven meters in some areas and has been stocked with bream to 11lb. Most anglers head for the car park comfortable platforms beside the Church to catch tench and mostly roach on pole or feeder. However, there have often been nice nets of bream and tench from the roadside, facing the platforms. Some serious catches are made by anglers concentrating on the same swims for a couple of days.
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.