Templehouse Lake is renowned for coarse fishing – pike, perch, bream. There are indeed monster pike out there! The one on the mantle piece in the hall dating from 1915 is 32lbs but there was one caught weighing 36lbs and released again in 2003 and another of 46lb in 2013 – still there if you fancy a challenge. We have some fishing gear for your use but little expertise… A local guide can arrange a day(s) to suit you at TH or other waters.
Coarse Fishing specialist Keith Coleman firstname.lastname@example.org + 353 86 8612225 or call Noel Maloney for Salmon on the Moy on +353 (0)86 8807992
Temple House lake is approx. 200 acres in size, 1 mile long and pear shaped, it has a limestone substrate with many springs of fresh water. Two rivers enter the lake from the south. The water flowing into the lake is coloured by silt from the bog and forestry developments upstream and the current and prevailing wind are causing the lake to silt up at the N. end where the lake narrows and the Owenmore continues north, joined by the Unshin and Owenbeg, to flow into Ballisodare bay. The effect of the drainage in the 1930s and 1997 is to leave a mainly shallow lake [2m] with a deep section [6m] off the grassy island to the south, though this can change after heavy rain by as much as 1 1/2m in a few days after heavy rain. The bottom is covered in silt and rocks, water visibility is usually under 1m. Reed beds of phragmites, bogrush etc. almost surround the lake making bank fishing limited.
– Four boats are available for hire by pre-booking
– Boat and engine: €60 per day, €30 per half day or less
Boat only – €30 per day
Prices include insurance. You are required to wear life jackets.
Boat and engine plus Gillie 120 euro per day approx (please ask).
There is also a local Ballymote Angling Club