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Fishing Regulations

All anlgers are required to hold a valid Inland Fisheries Midlands permit while fishing on Lough Ennell. For more information please visit https://www.fishinginireland.info/midland-permit.htm

Open Season

March 1st - October 12th

Size Limit

30 cm (12 inches)
Lough Ennell TPA practises a 13 inch limit for all club competitions and encourages catch and release.

Daily Bag Limit

3 trout.

Angling Methods

All legal methods within the regulations.

Permission to Fish

This fishery is part of the Inland Fisheries Ireland's 'Midland Fisheries Group' of managed waters and anglers require a fishing permit to fish Lough Ennell.


  • Anglers can only fish one rod per angler.
  • Rods must not be left unattended.
  • All under sized fish must be returned to the water with as little injury as possible.
  • The Management reserve the right to refuse and revoke a permit to anyone violating, these regulations or acting in a manner detrimental to the fishery, fishing or the surrounding countryside.
  • Anglers who are found to have acted in an 'unsporting manner' may have their permit revoked