Ballyhass LakesPosted by Blackwater Valley Tourism on Sep 19, 2011 in | Comments Off
Ballyhass Lakes is located near Mallow, County Cork. It is Ireland’s best known still spring water trout fishery, with 11 four star holiday homes and an activity centre for groups and schools, sports clubs and teams, and corporate team building.
An activity suitable for the beginner, improver and experienced angler and for all ages. There are 2 lakes at Ballyhass, one for fly fishing and one for fishing with worm or spinners. Fishing can be from the bank or by boat for fly fishing only. The water is pure spring fed so it is very clear and the fish can often be seen clearly. The fish are from one lbs to 15 lbs weight in the main lake. The lakes have well planted gardens and large lawn areas. Rain shelters are located near the waters edge. There are seated areas and picnic benches around the lakes. A gas BBQ set on its own deck with tables etc is available for patrons. Non fishing people who are accompanying are welcome to use the grounds.
Date: Open every day from 9.00 am to Dusk.
Venue: Ballyhass lakes has its own fishing lodge where tea coffee, sandwiches and snacks are available. They have a full tackle shop that supplies all the requirements for fishing and they have a very large selection of flies for lakes and rivers. Rods can be hired for use on the lakes. State licences can be issued on the spot for local or all areas.
There are toilets and showers on site.
Access details: From Mallow take the N72 (Killarney direction) for 5km, Turn right at the sign for Longueville house and Ballyclough. There is a brown tourist directional sign for Ballyhass lakes at this point. Proceed 7 km through the village of Cecilstown . The fishery is 1km from the village on the left side. A full map and pictorial directions can be down loaded from the web site www.ballyhasslakes.ie