An Irish Anglers World

Roundwood Lakes


Pumphouse Dam, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow

From Dublin travel south on the N.11 to Kilmacanogue. Take the slip road signposted Glendalough, cross the road bridge, and follow the R755 up and over Calary Bog to the village of Roundwood. The landmark “Sugarloaf” mountain will be visible on the early part of the journey to the left. The upper lake will come into view on the left hand side shortly before entering Roundwood.

A wild Brown Trout fishery, Dublin Corporation issues day tickets and or an annual permit for bank fishing, unfortunately boats are not available for hire as the Wicklow Anglers Association has exclusive rights. Fishing is by fly only from 08.00 am until an hour after sunset.

Roundwood Trout

The average size of trout on the upper (North) reservoir is half a pound, while on the lower (South) reservoir the average is three quarters of a pound. Traditional flies and nymph patterns work well ideally in small sizes, 14 or 16 being a good bet. Flies to not leave home with would be the Bibio, Silver Invicta, Wickham’s, Watson’s fancy and a dry Silverhorn Sedge.

For more information click on: Last Day on Roundwood.

For further information click on: End of Season Cracker on Roundwood.