Over 40 lakes and rivers of varying sizes are dotted throughout East Clare. An angling area that has been well developed over the years, it is situated in unspoilt, peaceful countryside. Each water has its own wild, natural charm and special features that make a daylong visit seem like only a short while. The area is most popular for pike and coarse fishing with abundant stocks of pike, bream, tench, rudd, roach and perch in most waters. Wild brown trout fishing is available in some of the remote hillside loughs. Most waters are very accessible with car parking close by, and purpose-built fishing stands have been erected on some lakes to provide greater ease of access and comfortable fishing. The following are some of the classic waters that have been developed in recent years. Lough Bridget (or Silvergrove), a short distance from Tulla, its 90 acres are fitted out with 30 fishing stands immediately off the lakeside car park. Specimen tench have been recorded at Bridget and there is very good fishing for bream, roach, pike and perch. Doon Lake is another gem alongside the road near the village of Broadford. This lake is very accessible with lots of natural bank fishing space. Doon Lake is a coarse fishing haven, but it’s noted mainly as a pike fishery and has produced some fine quality pike over recent years. Boats are available for hire close by. Although all the lakes in East Clare are set in beautiful, peaceful countryside the location of Kilgory Lake is superb. It’s 70 acres, set in picturesque woodlands and bogland, flanked by heather hills, exude magical isolation. The lake has 22 causeway fishing stands of stone, extending outside the reeded edges. Kilgory is primarily a bream fishery. For the tench specialist Roslara Lake, which is also close by Tulla is worth exploring and Tulla, Broadford, Scarriff and Feakle are noted angling centres in East Clare.