Garadice Lough is located 8 km east of Ballinamore and covers an area of 389 hectares. Much of the lake is at a depth of 5 metres, but there are also deeper areas up to 20 metres. The deepest part of the lake consists of a large basin southwest of Church Island where depths of 10-20 metres have been measured. Garadice Lough is the largest lake in the Shannon-Erne Waterway. The lake is also known nationwide for its abundance of fish and regular important fishing events, such as the "All Ireland Championships" or the "Benelux King of Clubs".
The largest part of the lake can be fished from the shore and can be used for fishing.
Most of the lake can be fished from the shore and can be reached by road from Haughton's Shore, Garadice Park and Church Shore.
A boat slipway is available at the Haughton's Shore harbour and at Garadice Park boats can also be launched from the shore. In the immediate vicinity of the house there is direct access to the lake with several hundred metres of private fishing grounds. As an angler you will get your money's worth. Among the fish found in Garadice Lough are tench, roach, rudd, bream, hybrid, perch, eel and pike. Large pike weighing 10 kg (22 lb) or more are regularly caught here. The high density of fodder fish supports a good population of pike to in excess of 30lbs. A fishing boat can be booked for an additional fee from "Garadice View Farmhouse", you can also fish from our own Property at the Shannon-Erne-Waterway or directly at Garadice Lough. But if that's not enough for you or if you just want to explore other waters, on the website of "Fishing in Ireland" you can read which waters are interesting in the area.
Please note the Irish fishing regulations!