An Irish Anglers World

Coarse fishing, Co. Monaghan, Self Catering and B/B

Alices Loft and Cottages provide four star (Failte Ireland) approved, angler friendly, self catering accommodation five minutes from both the superb coarse fishing waters of Lough Muckno, Castleblaney, and Lough Major, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan.

Ideal for families, groups, and corporate events.

On site services for visiting anglers.

  • Secure store for equipment and tackle.
  • Bait room with fridges.
  • Drying room.
  • Maggots, Castors, Worms, and ground bait to order.
  • Guided pike and coarse fishing (by arrangement).
  • 19ft fully equipped boat, 6HP outboard, and trailer for hire.
  • Spacious area for trailers, boats, etc.
  • Day to day updates on Lough Muckno. Pegs, sections, methods, baits, species.

Courtesy car available each night.


County Monaghan is synonymous with excellent coarse fishing for bream, roach, hybrids, tench, and perch. Waters such as Lough Muckno, Lough Major, Lough Egish, Baird’s shore, and the Dromore system are within easy reach (5 -15 minutes drive), providing quality pole, feeder, and waggler fishing.

Pike fishing on Lough Muckno, Lough Egish, the Dromore System, and a host of smaller productive waters is first class. The average size runs 8 – 10 lbs with a twenty pound pike always on the cards. Lure fishing, dead baiting, sink and draw, and float drifting from a boat are all methods that score.

Guided pike and coarse fishing by arrangement.

Fishing the local lakes by boat is the ultimate experience. More water is covered allowing greater opportunity to connect with that monster pike or to bag up on bream and roach from that hard to reach swim.

Click on: Lough Muckno Fishing Information.

Click on: Monaghan for Monster Roach.

Click on: Coarse Fishing Lough Muckno.

Enquires and booking: Contact Declan Connolly.