Angling on Lough Sheelin

Angling Facilities at Crover House

Angling Packages Special Offers!

Crover House Hotel & Golf Club is pleased to offer special accommodation rates to anglers and angling groups.

Packed lunches & ghillie service and private pier are available on request.

For more information, please contact us.

The Fishery

Lough Sheelin (County Cavan) is a little more than four miles long and over one mile wide. It has an area of approximately 4500 acres (1800 Hectares). The Lough is situated in the North Midlands, on the borders of Counties Cavan, Meath and Westmeath and it is part of the River Inny system.

This is a rich limestone Lough, with a capacity to produce and maintain a large stock of large wild, pink-fleshed trout. The high pH factor of the water, combined with its low average depth profile, gives it a unique trout-producing potential. Fishery scientists have calculated that it has a capacity to carry a bigger stock of brown trout than any other lake in Ireland.

Over the past years, the stocks reached to over 100,000 trout over 8 inches long – and at least 40,000 weighed between 2lbs and 4lbs, with some of much greater size. Frequently, anglers report catching fish that weight in the range of 4-7 lbs. The average weight based on catch statistics in recent years is about 3lbs.

Open Season (March 1st – October 12th)


Large Brown Trout averaging about 3lbs, with fish weighing up to 10lbs and larger possible. Pike in season – subject to regulations and close season.

Size Limit Trout

14 inches. Daily Bag Limit – 4 trout

Access to the Lake

Boats can be moored and launched from Crover House Hotel’s own private pier.

Fishing Permits Available at Hotel Reception

This fishery is part of the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board’s ‘Inland Fisheries Ireland’ group of controlled waters and anglers require a fishing permit (ticket charge) to fish here. Fishing permits are available for purchase at hotel reception. Please visit to find out more information.

Ghillie Service

Crover House Hotel recommends the services of a Lough Sheelin Ghillie. Gary and the team are experienced and well practised guides, having represented Ireland at International level. These Ghillies know every nook and cranny of Lough Sheelin and will work hard all day to make sure you get the opportunity to catch your fair share of the finest lively wild brown trout.

For further information on these services please contact Lough Sheelin Guiding Services directly