Lough Lene is located in Co. West Meath between the villages of Collinstown and Castlepollard.
Trout: 1st of March – 30th of September
The trout fishing season opens on the 1stof March and Pike can be fished for all year round. The lake is ideally suited for fly-fishing as it’s has large areas of shallows and gin clear water. There is a natural head of wild brown trout and rainbow trout, which is supplemented by the Lough Lene Angling Association. Lough Lene is most famous for it’s fly-fishing with large hatches of Duck fly followed by prolific hatches of olives in April giving rise to some exceptional buzzer fishing. During the day in July and August Mayfly can be seen hatching and as the sun sets the large sedges, green peters & murrough begin to hatch. Spectacular fly-fishing with fish of 5lbs is not uncommon. The Lough also has a very healthy stock of Large pike. A fishing permit is required for this lough which can be purchased locally at the Day Break store in Collinstown for €15pp.
If you would like more information about Lough Lene or wish to arrange a guided day’s fly fishing for trout or pike on this lake , please feel free to contact me.