River Erne “cut” at Killykeen, Lough Oughter

For any angler able to handle a rod with running line or pole tackle in running water, is almost guaranteed a lively days sport on the short stretch of the River Erne that runs through Killykeen Forest Park. It is a spot renowned for its free-feeding roach, hybrids, occasional skimmer bream, plenty of gudgeon and perch. Choose a stick float or a bodied float rig for the pole, feed small amount of groundbait or loose caster and maggots and off you go. It can be hectic sport and a great change for those anglers wanting a break from bream fishing on the Cavan loughs.

Species: Roach, small hybrids, perch, gudgeon and pike
Best baits: Red maggots and casters are the prime hookbaits and don’t be afraid to feed small balls of your favourite groundbait.
Popular methods: Pole, swimfeeder a small stick float
Access: Very good through forest and within an easy walk to a comfortable bank.

Directions: Off the R189 road, 8kms from Killeshandra and 2kms from Crossdoney, take the L1530 signposted Killykeen Forest Park. After about three miles there is a sharp right hand bend – and to the left the opening lane to Killykeen Forest Park.

Sat/Nav: Latitude 54.00777 Longitude 07.47052