The Pump House, Inniscarra Lake

Unsuspecting anglers will get a shock when they cast their swimfeeder into this prolific section of the lake – for its depth can be 40 feet! Don’t be put off by this unusual depth because the Pump House shore is a gateway to catching a lot of bream. However, to cope comfortably and catch your share of the Inniscarra bream it is essential to use a 40-45 gramme feeder but it is comfortable fishing with a 35 metre cast being ample to find the fish. Some of the best pegs are in the centre of the bay, which is located 50 metres along the bank to the left of the car park. Please be aware that a fishing (weekly) permit is necessary costing €15 locally.

Species: Bream, skimmers, hybrids, roach, pike and perch
Best baits: Worms are a key bait but red maggots, caster and corn all work Popular methods: Groundbait feeders are the number one choice
Local tackle shop: The nearest are in the town of Mallow

Access: Safe parking alongside the lake. When you arrive at the lake turn right into a special car park – there may be red and white posts – these can be lifted and replaced when you have driven through
Directions: From the village of Coachford take the Dripsey road. After 5.7 miles you reach the Cork County Council offices (on left) turn right into “Cul-de-Sac” lane and drive to lake. Turn right into the car park and from car park walk off