The name 'Polhilsa' has the meaning of rising springs and this is echoed by the fishing lakes situated at the farm. Both lakes have been constructed and are fed solely by rising spring waters. Both lakes are stocked with a mixture of coarse fish.
The first lake was constructed in 1995 and is the smallest at approximately 1.5 acres, while the larger lake was constructed in 1999 and covers approximately 3 acres.
Fishing on the lakes
Fishing is FREE to guests staying at Polhilsa. However, rules do apply and a time slot must be booked on the bigger of the two lakes. Fishing is permitted on the smaller lake at any time for guests staying at the farm.
Constructed in 1995, the trout lake covers approximately 1.5 acres of land. Stocked with rainbow trout, anglers can have their catch gutted and frozen or prepared for them.
Coarse fishing lake
The coarse fishing lake was constructed in early 1999 and stocked with tench, mirror carp, common carp and bream. Covering in the region of 3 acres, hosting 3 islands together with a complicated network of gullies, fishing in this lake is for the serious and patient angler.
Planted woodland hosting an abundance of wildlife surrounds the lakes. Guests are welcome to walk the banks looking for the many points of of natural interest, waterfowl and wildlife that surrounds them.
Picnics by the lakes
Picnic facilities and BBQ are both available in the garden located beside the lakes.
The Coarse fishing lake
Fishing on the lakes at Polhilsa
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