The lower of Lough Derg is the ideal base for fishing a lot of spices including wild brown trout, sea trout & salmon, pike & course fish. Many anglers from different countries all over the world come back to this very place every year to fish.
Lough Derg offers a terrific fishing holiday experience. Its remote areas are wild and beautiful. Legend has it that a pike of 42kg (92lbs) was caught here in the 1800’s. There haven’t been many hooked like that since but plenty of coarse fishing and game fishing takes place in these waters. Teeming with pike, perch, roach, bream and trout, Lough Derg has over 13,000 hectares (32,000 acres) of waters to be enjoyed. It would take a lifetime to familiarize oneself with such a large area of water.
There are many islands on the lake ready for you to explore. Holy Island contains monastic ruins, round towers and crosses. Brian Boru, the last High King of Ireland has connections with this area and you will find plenty places mentioning his name. In the evening, return to some of the area’s wonderful, traditional pubs, many offering music.
Freaghwood Cottage is ideally located at the South Eastern shoreline of Lough Derg. Lough Derg is the second-largest lake in Ireland and is the third-largest in the whole island of Ireland. The lake is a popular place for leisure boating, sailing and fishing. Freaghwood Cottage is 2km from Portroe village, regarded as one of the finest lakeside locations in Tipperary, Ireland. Shannon Airport is 50km away and is easily acccessible.