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Cavan is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest fishing destination. 2019 was an excellent year for fishing in Cavan with many Cavan fisheries considered among the finest in Europe.

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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 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

Angling information on County Cavan from Inland Fisheries Ireland 

Killeshandra, Butlersbridge and Cavan - prime pike fishing destinations

PIke fishing in Cavan 

Information on Lough Sheelin brown trout fishery 

Download overview map of Cavan waterways

Click here for information on 2020 Fishing Festivals in County Cavan

Click here for info on pike fishing in Virginia and Bailieborough 

Angling Guide

Hawthorn Lodge B&B, Monea, Milltown, Belturbet

Stephen Rodgers
Coarse angling guide

  • t: 00353 49 9522371
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Angling Guide

Ronan Murray, Kill, Cootehill

Irish Pike Fishing Guide.

Tailored trips - Guided Service, Tackle Hire, Food, Transport. Boat Service also available.

  • t: +353 86 3937182
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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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Angling Guide - Pike

Angler's Lodge,
Killeshandra

Paul O’Dowd

  • t: +353 87 653 7575
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Angling Guide - Pike

Killeshandra

Norbert Renaud - Pike Guide
Pike fly dresser,pike fishing guide, blogger, YouTube.
Ambassador @swiftflyfishing @flymenfishingco @forceflyfishing

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ANGLING GUIDE - Pike, Coarse, Trout

Butlersbridge

Pauric McGerty, Carafin Lodge
Guiding service on 22,070 acres of water. Trolling Lures, Dead Baiting, Jerk Baiting and Fly Fishing, Float Tube

  • t: +353 49 489 1523
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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

The Bait Shop, Killeshandra

The Bait Shop.

  • t: 00353 86 197 0626
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Bait & Tackle

Irish Tackle & Bait, Ballyconnell

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

  • t: 00353 49 9526258
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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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