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Fishing is the primary attraction to this area. The Dromore River System stretches from Ballybay to Cootehill in Co. Cavan. The coarse angler will be happy with his catch of Pike, Bream, Tench, Rudd, Roach, and Perch.On most of the lakes there are fishing platforms which the Northern Fisheries Board have developed. Lough Muckno, in Castleblayney, boasts the best Pike fishing lake in the country, and recently hosted the World Coarse Angling competition.

Alice’s Loft & Cottages is now in a position to provide a complete service to all visiting anglers.

  • Both Self Catering and B&B accommodation
  • Secure store for equipment and gear
  • Bait room with fridges Spacious area for trailers, boats etc
  • Fresh bait Ground Bait, Maggots, casters, Dendra’s and red worms to order.
  • Experienced Gillies if required for pike anglers.

Day-to-Day updates on Lough Muckno from locally based International anglers who fish this prime fishery on a daily basis.

  • Best Pegs
  • How lake is fishing
  • What stretches are providing best catches
  • Best methods, ground baits and hook baits.

17ft Sheelin Boat with trailer and out-board engine available with all bookings.

Local Gillies available at daily/weekly rates

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For comprehensive information on angling in county Monaghan please visit the Monaghan Tourism website.

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Fishing Links
Angling in Ireland
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Eastern Regional Fisheries Board