Town Lake, Killeshandra

This big water is very popular and there are always at least a handful of eager anglers on the bank from spring until late August. In years gone by it has produced pike to over 30lb and there is every chance that fish that size are still preset and just waiting to be caught, especially with the huge amounts of fodder fish that are swimming about. Bank space is goo but while most anglers drive into the car park and fish along the front bank, many of the bigger catches of bream have been taken further along the footpath. Expect a variety of fish and good nest of bream if you are willing to pre-bait, or at least make a dawn start.

Species: Bream, roach, hybrids, tench, pike and perch
Best baits: red maggots, caster, worm and corn. Groundbait is important Popular methods: Feeder fishing, waggler and pole will work
Local tackle shop: Spinner’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Killeshandra
– telephone 00353 494363877

Access: Very good with plenty of safe parking
Directions: Arriving into Killeshandra from Cavan, drive along the main street (you will see Spinner’s Tackle on your left) and take the first right. The lake is half-a-mile on your left.