Doon Lake, Broadford

Doon Lake is well worth a visit and is always likely to produce a good net of fish, so much so that anglers fishing for three hours during the evening report catches of 30- 50lb of roach and hybrids on pole or waggler. On the other hand, there are plenty of bream and tench to be caught, along with usual predators. The best two shorelines for angling are O’Donnell’s Shore, which is the most popular because you can drive to it. On the other side of the lake, Dooras Shore is a beautiful spot with plenty of fish and at least a dozen swims, though anglers are deterred by the uphill walk when returning from the lake but those fit enough will generally get better sport. An unusual feature at Doon – often called Duffer’s Lake – is the presence of dace!

Species: Bream, roach, hybrids, tench, dace, pike and perch
Best baits: Maggots for the smaller fish but worm, caster and corn for bream Popular methods: Much of the lake is shallow so the waggler works well but a longer cast with a crumb feeder can pay dividends with larger fish.
Local tackle shop: TJ’s Angling, Killaloe. Telephone 00353 61376009 Access: Roadside parking and easy access on O’Donnell’s Shore.

Directions: Head for Broadford and then take the Sixmilebridge road for about one mile and you will come to the lake on your right. For Dooras Shore, from Broadford take the Tulla road and after 2.5 miles you will cross a small bridge and there is a fishing sig to the left and stay on the lane until you reach Mulqueen’s house. Access from there is on foot and a walk of 200 metres.