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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 

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