South West Stocked Lakes

2021 Season

13 April 2021: Covid 19 restrictions have eased from April 12th, allowing travel within the county or 20km when crossing county bounds from your home, IFI is implementing a phased reopening of its fisheries subject to safe operation being possible and appropriate resourcing. Stocking from the IFI fish farm has recommenced, therefore the West Cork Managed fisheries at Shepperton Lake, Lough Bofinne and Ballinlough Community Lake will re-open on Monday 19th April.

The stocked Kerry lakes will re-open as scheduled 1st May.

List of Lakes

Shepperton Lake, Skibbereen, West Cork 19 April – 30th Sept

Lough Bofinne, Bantry, West Cork 19 April – 30th Sept

Lough Fadda, Sneem, Co. Kerry 1st May – 30th Sept

Barfinnihy Lake, Molls Gap, Co. Kerry 1st May – 30th Sept

PERMIT CHARGES FOR 2021 SEASON

An adult season fishing permit (for all 4 stocked lakes) is available for €125.00

A daily adult fishing permit €20.00

A season fishing permit for anglers OVER 65 OR UNDER 16 YEARS € 50.00

A daily fishing permit for anglers OVER 65 OR UNDER 16 YEARS € 10.00

Boat hire is not available at this time. Bank fishing only.

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