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Cavan is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest fishing destination. 2016 was an excellent year for fishing in Cavan with many Cavan fisheries considered amongst the finest in Europe.

Check out this short video by Rodtrip Magazine showcasing their experience of angling in County Cavan! Now that your're sold, pick your place to stay - see our fantastic SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OFFERS.

There are an amazing 365 lakes in Cavan, and the Shannon and Erne rivers. Famous for coarse and pike fishing, there are many fine and game angling river stretches and wild brown trout lake fisheries in County Cavan, including the very famous Lough Sheelin brown trout fishery.

Established angling towns with angler – friendly accommodation offer the visiting angler excellent facilities ensuring a truly memorable holiday. Most angling centres run angling festivals and competitions throughout the year for the match angler. There is no licence or fee required to enjoy coarse fishing in County Cavan. There is a licence requirement when fishing for trout at any of the game fisheries. Click here to see our 2017 fantastic special offers for anglers.  Click here for calendar of Angling Festivals in Ireland

If fishing is your thing, Cavan is definitely your spot. Widely regarded as the fishing capital of Ireland! Whether it's coarse, pike or game fishing, we have a quiet spot for you.

Download the County Cavan Angling Guide

Download  Angler Friendly Accommodation

Coarse Angling information on County Cavan

Download guide to Lough Sheelin Trout Fishery & latest Sheelin update March 2017

Download overview map of Cavan waterways

Click here for information on 2017 Fishing Festivals in County Cavan

 2017 SPECIAL OFFERS for anglers in Cavan

Click here for info on pike fishing in Virginia and Bailieborough areas

Click here for info on pike fishing in Kingscourt area

Click here for info on pike fishing in Arvagh, Lough Gowna, Belturbet, Cavan, Killeshandra and Cootehill

Angling Guide

Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Gerry Duffy & Son Angling. Covering Cootehill and East Cavan

  • t: +353 42 966 3601
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Angling Guide

Hawthorn Lodge B&B, Monea, Milltown, Belturbet

Stephen Rodgers

  • t: 00353 49 9522371
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Angling Guide - Lough Sheelin Guiding Services

Fully guided fishing trips on Lough Sheelin

  • t: 353 49 433 7185
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Angling Guide - Pike

Killeshandra

Kieran McCormack

  • t: 087 172 1810
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Angling Guide - Pike

Killeshandra

Joel Carson

  • t: 049 433 4486
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Angling Guide - Pike

Killeshandra

Castle Hamilton Estate
French speaking guide available

  • t: t: 353 87 2075013
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Bait

Michael Priest, Woodford Lodge

Worm farm in Ballyconnell, close to the Shannon - Erne Waterway

  • t: t: 087 668 7731

Bait

Donal Kelly, The Bait Shop, Killeshandra

The Bait Shop.

  • t: 00353 86 197 0626
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Bait & Tackle

Irish Tackle & Bait, Ballyconnell, County Cavan

Irish Tackle & Bait. Producer of maggots, bait delivery service and good range of tackle for all venues.

  • t: 00353 952 6258
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Bait, Boat Hire & Tackle

Main Street, Arvagh

Available at the Breffni Arms Hotel

  • t: +353 49 4335127
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Bait, Boat Hire & Tackle

Main Street, Ballyconnell

Available at the Anglers Rest

  • t: +353 49 9526391
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Bait, Boat Hire & Tackle

Bridge Street, Cootehill

CJ Fay

  • t: +353 49 5552153
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Bait, Boat Hire & Tackle

Main Street, Killeshandra

Spinners Tackle & Bait Shop

  • t: 353 49 436 3877
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Belturbet Day Boat Hire

Belturbet

Ideal for sight-seeing and fishing. Visit Crom Castle and explore the majestic River Erne around Belturbet. All safety equipment included. Fishing tackle available.

  • t: 00353 49 95 24775

Boat Hire

Crover House Hotel, Mountnugent
  • t: +353 49 854 0206
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