Come and stay

Bring your fishing gear and come to stay and fish in Gougane Barra Lake.
The fishing season runs from 17th March untill 12th October every year.
The depth recorded for Gougane Barra's lake is 15 meters, but it goes deeper in places and the maximum depth of the lake remains unknown. 

We have everything else you need for some top quality fishing in West Cork; rowing boats, life-jackets, complimentary fishing permits for our Guests.
We will be happy to chat and advise you on the ‘good places’ to fish and you can keep the fish you catch (though there is a size limit to respect) and we will gladly cook your catch in the evening for you.
See you at dinner time…

Where else can you fish

As you follow the River Lee downstream to the nearby lake called Lough Allua, (10km from Gougane) there is excellent coarse fishing with fighting pike, bream, rudd, and perch to be caught with a pair of strong arms.

Go a little further to the man-made larger lakes of Carrigadrohid and Iniscarra which form part of the hydro systems on the river, and here you will find large stocks of bream, it is not uncommon to land a 7lb fish!

There are lakes in every direction from Gougane Barra,  depending on the type of fishing that interests you; from a stocked lake at Lough Bofinne near Bantry Bay to game angling on the Lakes of Killarney and Lough Currane.

It is also possible for us to organise fishing instruction/lessons from a renowned local Irish Angler...please ask and we are happy to put you in touch with him, you will have a great day and maybe catch your first fish!

Activity Days offers you everything you want, from outdoor activities to cultural tours: have a look at their West Cork Hike & Fish package, an original way to discover the area!


Ireland’s southwest region is an undiscovered paradise for sea-angling, with over 1000km of coastline over 33 species of fish and a mild climate, all very accessible from here in a day trip.

No fishermen’s excuses here!