County Wicklow offers wonderful opportunities for anglers of every level. Wild Brown Trout are plentiful in the rivers, streams and lakes that flow off the Wicklow Mountains.
Angling / Fly Fishing on Lough Dan, the largest natural lake on the east coast of Ireland
Lake fishing rates are based on two anglers sharing (maximum per boat). A substantial lunch to include hot and cold drinks will be provided along with life jackets and selection of flies. Fishing times are flexible to suit various conditions and weather. Rods and reels are available to hire.
2 nights and 1 day of fishing (based on two anglers sharing) – €290.00 per person sharing
3 nights and 2 days of fishing (based on two anglers sharing) – €425.00 per person sharing
Ghillie available on request €80.00 half day or €150.00 full day
Price for longer stay and larger group on request
Based in Lough Dan Guest House situated adjacent to the Wicklow Mountains National Park on a hill farm overlooking Lough Dan, the largest natural lake on the east coast of Ireland, close to Roundwood, Glendalough and Blessington – 1 hour from Dublin City.
- Full Board en-suite Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast, Packed Lunch and delicious home-cooked Evening Meals
- 1 or 2 days fishing on Lough Dan, one of Ireland’s lesser-known angling experiences
- Local Information and Literature
- Drying and Laundry facilities
- Use of 18 ft. Anglers Fancy lake boat, subject to weather and boating experience
- River and lake shore angling always available
Lough Dan is a spectacular ribbon lake, which is situated beneath Knocknacloghogue and Kanturk Mountains. Cloghoge is a typical U-shaped valley formed by reseeding glaciers in the last ice age , several thousand years ago,
Arctic Char trout, Salvelinus alpinus was last recorded here in 2004. This fish is the one of the oldest inhabitants of Ireland, it was considered extinct until recent evidence was produced indicating the species still exists here in Lough Dan.
There are Peregrine Falcon sites on the steep cliffs overlooking the Lake on the eastern side, and some lovely broad-leaved woodland in the Inchavore Valley.
The Cloghoge and Inchavore Rivers are rich in invertebrates, breeding Dippers and Grey Wagtails can be seen around the river. Herons and Cormorants roost near the mouth of the Cloghoge River. The Valley is a haven for wildlife, deer, hare, rabbits and otter may be seen, while red grouse, hen harrier, snipe, pheasant, merlin and many other species are still resident.
The entire area is protected as a Special area of Conservation, a European designation.