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Stoneham’s Lake at Castlecoote

Stoneham’s is a rich, picturesque 15-acre lake, close to the River Suck and capable of exceptional fishing for bream and a chance of catching quality rudd. Like most waters in this area there has been an influx of roach and hybrids, fish that can provide daytime sport when the bream become finicky. There are specimen-size fish to be caught but anglers boat fishing over prepared swims are most likely to get the biggest rewards. There are 12 angling platforms.

Species: Bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, tench, pike and perch
Best baits: Sweetcorn, red maggot, worm, bread and casters
Popular methods: A straight leger with a long tail can work well in the shallow water, groundbait feeder and a loaded waggler.
Local tackle shop: None close by

Access: Excellent with car park, comfortable angling stands and short walk Directions: The lake is situated north of Athleague about 3 kms from Castlecoote village and immediately off the Castlecoote- Donamon Road – follow the signposts.