Pike fishing is suitable for both beginners and experienced anglers. It involves spinning (normal/easy fishing) or fly-fishing for the pike. It is a very leisurely form of fishing but can be very rewarding, with pike weighing in excess of 24lbs being caught and released in the lake at Carton.
The majority of guests requesting to trout fish will most likely be experienced. It is possible to spin for trout, but guests usually request to fly-fish. The Ghillie can provide fly-fishing tuition for beginners if necessary. You can choose to trout fish in the river or the lake. The lake offers bigger fish and the river a larger quantity of smaller ones. The river can also be a little trickier to fish due to overhanging trees. Fishing gear and boat can be provided if required. We advise that weather appropriate clothing is worn. All fishing at Carton House needs to be accompanied fishing with our resort Ghillie.