Game Fishing - Monaghan
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The Monaghan Blackwater
They are extremely fast growing and provide excellent sport. Dollaghan are not a free rising fish and the angler should employ similar methods to sea trout fishing including fly patterns. The best time to fish for Dollaghan is after sunset, right through to the early hours.
All legitimate methods are allowed but the association encourages and supports a policy of catch and release. Some of the more popular angling areas are upstream and downstream of Milltown & Rathconnell Bridges and the Silver Stream area close to the confluence with the Ulster Blackwater.
The season is from May 1st to September 30th but the season is different in Northern Ireland. Anglers should check with the Fisheries Conservancy Board to ascertain the opening and closing dates relevant to Northern Ireland.
Fishing is by fly only and sedges and midges play an important part in the trout’s diet. Fishing from the bank is possible but the use of a boat proves most effective. Access and car parking facilities are good. Boats are available for hire locally.
Access is difficult and the lakes can only be reached on foot.
Fishing is by fly only, by rowing boat or from the shore and must be consistent with the rules and regulations currently in force. The lake generally gets a good hatch of mayfly and some duckfly, midges and olives. Dryfly, wetfly and nymph methods can all be effective and trolling a train of wet flies behind the boat can produce results.
Fish can be found around the remnants of the ancient Crannog at the southern end of the lough. Private boats are not permitted on the lake but can be hired. Check locally.