Belle Isle Estate, Lisbellaw, Enniskillen

Belle Isle Estate, Lisbellaw, Enniskillen

Belle Isle Estate, Lisbellaw, Enniskillen

Imagine yourself on an almost undiscovered 250-acre island in the heart of the Emerald Isle, with miles of fishing available just for you. It gets better. This island, surrounded by spectacular views of Upper Lough Erne, offers some of the best angling for pike, roach, bream in Europe.

How good? Well, catches of 200lb of bream are commonplace. Roach can be caught every cast. And one party of four anglers caught more than 70 pike in under two days, with the biggest at nearly 30lb. People like Chris Tarrant and John Baily, who have experienced this beautiful destination, rate it very highly indeed.

This secret paradise is Belle Isle in County Fermanagh. At the heart of the estate is a stunning 17th century castle, where you can stay in absolute luxury. The Castle, has a magnificent banqueting hall, elegant drawing room and eight individually styled bedrooms. If you want to be on the water’s edge, stay in one of the delightful cottages, or hide yourself away in the Walled Garden Cottage, situated in the secret garden. Other accommodation includes a magnificent Coach House, or sumptuous apartments within the courtyard. Whichever you choose, the quality is superb.

Belle Isle offers both bank and boat fishing. A two-minute walk puts you in the legendary bream swims which can be exclusively reserved, so you can prebait with the confidence that those fish are waiting just for you.

It’s not only bream. Roach, perch and hybrids are prolific. Again, catches of 70lb can be taken without putting a bream in your net. At peak time in May and June, it’s possible to take double this weight.

With all those other fish, it’s no surprise that pike fishing is out of this world. The pike come readily to all techniques: fly, jerk baits, lures and traditional methods. Specimens of over 30lb have been taken. It is tremendous ‘doubles’ water.

Anglers staying at Belle Isle have the added bonus of booking one of the well-equipped boats moored by the Bridge House. For disabled anglers, a special boat is available. There is no charge for fishing on the estate and boats with outboard engines are only £20 per day.

Belle Isle Estate
Lisbellaw, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BT94 5HG
Telephone +44 (0)28 6638 7231 Facsimile +44 (0)28 6638 7261

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