Pollaphuca, also known as Blessington Lake is the largest reservoir (4,000 acres) in Ireland and is only 19 miles from Dublin. It has 50 miles of shoreline with many inlets and bays. The lake is controlled and managed by the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and a permit for all types of fishing is required

Coarse fish and Pike

The lake is open for coarse & pike angling all year round except for the month of October.

Roach is the dominant species in the lake with some perch also available. The best areas are at the Rowing Course below Blessington Bridge, Russelstown, Burgage Bridge and at the overflow on the Dublin side of the lake.

Blessington Lake is considered a centre of excellence for pike angling as it has recorded regular catches of 20-30lb pike annually.


1 March – 30 September

There is a small stock of wild brown trout in the reservoir. The E.S.B. stock the lake annually with brown and rainbow trout. There are good seasonal hatches of duckfly, buzzers and sedges. Good falls of terrestrial flies can occur during the summer.

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