Crom: a fishing paradise

Boats moored at the slipway of the boathouse at Crom

Fermanagh offers some of the best coarse fishing in Northern Ireland, and Crom is one of the most picturesque places to avail of that offer. Shoreline fishing pegs are available on Upper Lough Erne to fish for bream, roach and perch, while Crom also offers boat fishing for pike on the inland Green Lough.

Whilst fishing, anglers can relax in the peace and tranquillity of Crom and enjoy views of two of Crom’s historic estate buildings, the Old Schoolhouse and Derryvore Church. Aside from the fish, there will also be a wealth of other wildlife to view, including dragonflies, butterflies, kingfishers, swans, ducks and grebes, with otters and pine martens also a possibility.

Crom plays host to a vast array of rare wildlife so keep a careful eye out on your visit
One of the many butterflies to be found at Crom

Before fishing on Lough Erne a permit must be purchased, 3 day or 14 day permits are available from the Crom Visitor Reception. There are also pegs available for hire on Inisherk Island at £5 per peg per day. At Green Lough (Nalughoge Lough), there is a small rowing boat during the main season that can be hired for £10 with 3 persons maximum in the boat. Click here for more information on boat hire at Crom.

The boat house at Crom estate

For further information on prices or to book a fishing permit, fishing peg, or boat hire please call the Visitor Centre on 028 6773 8118.