Our Lakes

Ballyhoe Lakes – Ballyhoe 1

Covers approximately 11 hectares and depths from 3.5m to 4m with the deepest area just south of centre. This lake can be weedy in summer so pop up baits with method feeders or bolt rigs can produce the best results. Various feeder methods also work well earlier in the season especially  maggot feeders . Bream, tench , hybrids and pike to specimen size can be expected . There is a driveway into the lake off the Carrickmacross/Drumconrath road at Ballyhoe crossroads and there is ample car-parking between the two lakes , accesss for boats is also granted with prior permission from the club 

Ballyhoe 2

Covers an area of 16 hectares with depths to 8m. The deepest area is in the N.E. quadrant with less depth in the S.W. corner. The Lagan river that flows into Ballyhoe 2 from Rahons Lake also holds good stocks of coarse fish again to specimen size . This lake can also be accessed from the Carrickmacross/Drumconrath road via two lanes which are sign-posted or from the lane into Ballyhoe 1 . 
The lake again holds fish to specimen size and with the further  development of the lake enough room will be givin to large parties of anglers 


Rahans Lake

Covers an area of 30 hectares and is located 8km south of Carrickmacross. It is best accessed from the Carrickmacross to Drumconrath road located between the N2 and the R179. Depths range from 1m to 6.5m with the deepest area being the central area at the northern end of the lake. There are fishing stands in place and good car parking is available. It is also possible to launch a boat from the slipway on this lake. Specimen tench, good bream and good stocks of general fish are available on this lake with some excellent winter pike fishing to be had especially from a boat , again for access with a boat anglers must seek permission from the club first  .


Descart Lake

Is located on the R179 from Carrickmacross. Turn left after approximately 6kms. Proceed for another 3kms and Descart is on the left side of the road. It covers an area of 8 hectares with depths varying from .5m to 4.5m. with the deepest area located in the N.E. quadrant of the lake. There are 11 stands on the S.E. shoreline and a number of swims have also been cut. Some of the shoreline on this lake can be  extremely soft. Good off-road car-parking is available.Contains tench and bream to specimen size 


Derry Lough

Lies 9km south of Carrickmacross and is best accessed from the Carrickmacross to Drumconrath road located between the N2 and the R179. The lake covers 1 hectare and has depths to 4.5m and contains tench , hybrids  and bream to specimen size. Fishing stands have been erected to assist access to the water. Car parking is limited