Lough Erne Pike Fishing
Wild Sea Fishing
Upper & Lower Lough Erne
A Fishing Haven
So here is the low down on fishing and how accessible our lakes are. To begin with, you can walk out of the front door at Roscor Cottage and within a few minutes walk across cottage farm land you will have arrived at the shores of Lough Erne ready to fish.
Lough Erne is the grand distinguishing characteristic of Fermanagh. It extends forty miles from north-west to south-east, forming in reality two lakes, upper and lower Lough Erne. Both Upper and Lower Lough Erne have a rich stock of Pike, Perch, Rudd, Bream and Roach, Salmon & Brown Trout and local ghillies can be booked to guide you on the best places to spend the day fishing.
Lough Erne is famous for predator fishing, especially pike and angling enthusiasts travel from all over Ireland, the UK and Europe to catch that illusive 40LB+ pike.
Of course Lough Erne is not the only lake in Fermanagh there are many other lakes that are well stocked for both coarse and fly fishing.
Lough McNean (Pike, Perch, Bream, Roach, Hybrids & Brown Trout)
Lough Melvin (Salmon, Char as well as Gillaroo, Ferox & Trout)
Lough Scalban (Pike, Perch, Roach, Bream & Rudd)
Keenaghan Lough (Brown Trout).
All of these lakes are between 10 min and 30 mins drive of the cottage.
Please also remember that there are three lakes to fish in the wildness of Lough Navar – Achork, Glencreawan and Meenameen where Brown and Rainbow Trout can both be fished.
Terms and Conditions for Fishing in Fermanagh
A permit or day-ticket is a document issued by the owner of a fishery which allows the angler the right to fish in that fishery. … DAERA permits and licences can be purchased online at nidirect.gov.uk/angling or for a list of locally appointed distributors contact Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre on 028 66 32 3110
Wild Sea Fishing
Roscor Cottage is just a few short miles from the Atlantic Ocean where you can enjoy the opportunity to do some deep sea angling or ocean shore angling.
Deep Sea Angling: Charter boats are based at Rosses Point , Raughley Pier, Mullaghmore, Bundoran, Killybegs and Teelin. Blue Fin Tuna have been caught in Donegal Bay. Other species caught frequently are Pollack, Ling, Coalfish, Spurdog, Gurnard etc.
Shore Fishing: St. John’s Point on the eastern side of Killybegs is a popular hot sport for Mackerel, Pollack and Ballan Wrasse. The beach at Fintra sees catches of Sea Trout, Dogfish, Codling and occasional Ray. Check out Teelin Pier for Conger.
The Mountcharles Channel leading into Donegal town is a traditional mark for tope in sheltered waters. The inshore waters of Drumcliffe Bay and Ballisodare also see catches of Tope, Ray, Huss, Dogfish and Flatfish.
When to Fish: September to December for Blue Fin Tuna. July to October for Blue Shark. May to November for all other species.