Fermanagh Fishing

Episode: Ireland Part 2
Date: 1st March
Story: Fermanagh Fishing
Presenter: Trevor

Trevor gets a lesson in fly fishing at Fermanagh Lakes, one of the top spots in Ireland to spend the day fishing.

  • Famous for its breathtaking lake and mountain scenery, Fermanagh is a majestic spot. Fermanagh County has many rivers and lakes, making it an angler?s paradise.
  • From beginners to professional fishers, Fermanagh caters for all levels of experience. For fishermen who just want to fish quietly from the banks, to fishers keen on wading waste high in fast-flowing water to those wanting to land a fish out at sea, Fermanagh has it all.
  • Fermanagh has everything the enthusiastic fisher needs, including a variety of accommodation, boat hire, bait and tackle shops and plenty of entertainment.
  • The Lakelands has an array of fish including salmon, bream, perch and trout.
  • There are plenty of fishing instructors who will give you a lesson in fishing.
  • Lough Erne?s mayfly hatch usually occurs from mid-May and this is when trout are most active.
  • The brown trout season runs from 1st March to 30th September. Anglers can catch up to 6 trout a day, which must be at least 30cm long.
  • May and June are the best time to visit the lakes to catch a fish or two.

Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre
Telephone:   +44 (0)28 6632 3110 
Fax:+44 (0)28 6632 5511
Email: tic@fermanagh.gov.uk
Website: www.fermanagh.gov.uk