We are now taking advanced bookings for the 2019 season. Please contact Gary and book your place early to avoid disappointment

Lough Sheelin Ghillie and Guiding services are based within the network of loughs and rivers found in the heart of Co. Cavan it  is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets. Breathtaking landscapes, rich culture and a thriving hospitality scene combine to make Cavan a feast for the soul; whether it's for rest and relaxation, or a days fishing on the loughs, it’s got something for everyone.

We provide a full Ghillie or Guide service to experienced and novice anglers alike, looking to catch that perfect specimen trout on the stunning loughs. We offer a comprehensive professional ghillie and guiding service on the many of the loughs in Ireland, Lough Sheelin, Lough Melvin, Lough Lene, Lough Owel & Lough Ennell, providing boat hire, engines, rods, reels and an abundance of tackle if needed, just  contact us with your requirements

These fantastic Irish brown trout can live in excess of 20 years and these monsters will become truly elusive as they become older and wiser. To be in with a fighting chance of catching one of these stunning fish you will do well to take advantage of the skills and advice of our ghillies or guides. We can offer over 100 years of accumulated fishing knowledge between us and have a local knowledge of the loughs that is second to none. 

With Gary Mckiernan being awarded the honour of Top Boatman for the Internationals on LoughSheelin in 2012 you are in safe hands.

Picture yourself drifting along in the traditional style fiberglass boat, your ghillie has taken you to the perfect spot to find that specimen fish, the sun warms you and is reflecting back on the ripples in the water. You cast out your fly and as you retrieve the slack line a truly awsome brown trout hits your fly like a hammer and dives for the depths of the lough as you strike , this is the moment you have been waiting for, now the fight really begins


Situated within the midland plain and renowned for producing trophy sized wild brown trout, Sheelin offers the visiting angler the opportunity to catch a specimen trout on a surface fly. To achieve such a feat, knowledge of the areas that hold good stocks of fish, where the best fly hatches occur, the time of day and the season when the flies hatch is the requisite for a successful visit. A good angling guide will know this information.........

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