Loughs Bola & Scannive, Connemara

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Lough Bola
Lough Bola


Lough Bola



An A2 chart of Lough Bola, Carna, Connemara. Both a fascinating document and a very useful fishing map.


The lake is historically significant, with a well preserved crannog on it. The survey revealed the causeway to the crannog, running in an entirely unexpected direction, and with a deep hole across the causeway close to the crannog itself. This would have provided a great degree of security, as it would either have been bridged, or traversed by boat.


This is the only survey of the lake ever to have been conducted.

The Lough holds brown trout up to 1.5lbs, and was a good sea trout lake in years past.

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Lough Scannive A1 size



Near Carna in South Connemara. The lake has 3 ancient fortified dwellings, or Crannogs, one of which is probably the best preserved in Ireland.

This seldom visited lake was a favourite of Victorian Sea Trout fishermen. It has extensive shallows and is inhabited by beautiful golden brown trout up to about 1lb in weight. Summer evenings fishing a dry fly are magical.


Some large trout have been hooked in the deeps (100ft), but none have yet been landed (allegedly). This is one of the most beautiful and peaceful lakes to take a boat out onto.


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GPS charts are also available, contact the website if you need one. These are available in several formats.





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