There is great fishing in the many mountain rivers, lakes and angling centres of the Slieve Bloom area.
Laois Angling Centre
Located at Coolrain in the shadow of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, less than 3 miles from the old N7, the Laois Angling Center combines the peace and tranquility of the Irish country side with exceptional game and coarse fishing. The four large spring-fed lakes, surrounded by mature woodlands, Clonohill House and farmlands provide the perfect natural conditions for both the fish and fisherman. The lakes are stocked regularly with brown and rainbow trout, carp and bream ensuring a varied and interesting experience. The modern facilities include a large parking area, wheelchair access, tackle hire and light refreshments with picnic and barbecue areas ideal for family and corporate events. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Laois Angling Center provides the complete fishing experience.
For more details visit: www.laoisanglingcentre.ie
Main St. Mountrath (opposite Kelly’s Pub).
The large sister rivers –the Nore and Barrow – rise in the Slieve Bloom mountains, have trout and salmon, while many of their tributaries e.g. the Whitehorse, Delour and Camcor offer very good trout fishing.
Ballaghmore Lake contains excellent carp, rudd, perch, pike and eel.
Brittas Lake (near Clonaslee)
a man-made lake with picnic area and nature walk. Recently stocked with trout.
(Permits and baits are available locally)