Angling Guide Donal Kelly of Castlehamilton Estate reports on the pike fishing on the Lough Oughter system…
Conditions were OK for boat fishing in the Lough Oughter System in Cavan this week with light westerly winds and moderate showers. Some nice pike were caught on a range of Salmo Lures and rubber Shads by fishermen staying at the Castlehamilton Fishing Centre in Killeshandra, Co Cavan, and guided by local pike fishing guide Donal Kelly.
Red, orange and blue were the colours of the day. The takes were not very aggressive, so we had to be alert to know when to strike. 12 pike ranging in size up to 96cm were caught on the day and all safely returned to the water.
Castlehamilton Estate, Cavan is a heritage site, located beside Killykeen National Forest Park and close to Farnham Estate, Cavan, Ireland. We offer luxury four star self-catering accommodation and provide a haven for fisherman, golfers, walkers, cyclists, horse riders, bird watchers, and lovers of wildlife and the great outdoors. The Estate is nestled in the centre of Europe’s largest inland waterways. As our guest, you can experience excellent pike, trout, fly and coarse fishing on our private lakes and rivers.