Come to Carrickmacross

Carrickmacross - Mick Heaton ChesterfieldCARRICKMACROSS is a fast growing busy market town in County Monaghan with a population of about 2500. Only 55 miles from Dublin and 10 miles from Castleblayney, its proximity to the ferryport makes it the perfect choice for a short fishing break.

Here you will find quality fishing, especially for Roach, rudd, tench, bream and hybrids, on rich local waters, many of them small with lots of reed and lily pads. Carp are an unusual feature in some Carrickmacross lakes. In recent years there has been a total reverse of sport on Monalty Lake. Famous for its specimen bream, the shallow rich water is now chucking up lots of thumping great tench over 6lb.

Lakes come in all shapes and sizes around Carrickmacross and anglers staying in town for the week can also explore dozens more in the vicinity of Drumconrath, Kingscourt and Castleblayney.

This area truly has year-round fishing thanks to the tons of prime roach, hybrids, rudd and enough bream and tench to satisfy the grumpiest fisherman”, Pedar added. “Corstown Lake has never been better for amounts of fish and a four metre pole, fished to hand, with maggot and caster will produce a string of silver fish all day long.
Carrickmacross Corlatt Lake
“Here is a tale that highlights how good the fishing can be. A pike angling friend of mine mentioned how easy he was finding it catch roach for bait. This guy doesn’t have a clue and was using a rough old rod, 20lb line and maggots for bite and caught catch as many fish as he needed in 15 minutes!

Carrickmacross pike angling“Obviously a quick visit was a must and despite this roadside lake only being 10 miles from home (and I was born here!) I never knew of its existence. As I got out of the car there was a huge swirl of water as a pike struck in the margins, so I hurriedly put together a metre long whip and from then on never stopped catching roach and several of them were well over 2lb”.

Perfect for short breaks

The drive time from Dublin to Carrickmacross has been halved by the MI Motorway. It now takes less than an hour from the ferry port to the fishing lakes, making the town a perfect base for a three or four day fishing holiday.

From Dublin follow the M1 Belfast signs and after approximately 20 miles branch left on the N33 signposted Derry and then on to the N2 direct into Carrickmacross – a distance of only 50 miles.

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