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Hollygrove Lake

About the Suck Valley Way Walk

Hollygrove is approx 40 acre lake located between Ballygar and Athleague, upstream of Rookwood Bridge on the River Suck system. It is within half a kilometre of the main River Suck.

The lake is fairly shallow , typically 5 feet with two deep veins where bank fishing is best. It is primarily a Tench and Pike fishery. Pike to 25lbs+ have been recorded here over the years. Most Pike are caught trolling dead bait. Spinning from the Island has proved successful in the past using an American ‘Jerk’ bait.

Facilities & Access

Inland Fisheries Ireland provides facilities on the fishery. There is an access road into the lake, car park (accommodation for about 6 cars) and footbridge providing access to the island which can accommodate up to 8 angling spaces on the shore. This compliments the stand on the road shore which is capable of accommodating up to 4 anglers. An Information Board is available at the entrance to the fishery.

Getting there

From Athleague take the N63 road to Ballygar a distance of about 6 kms. In Ballygar turn right at the village onto the R 362. About 6 kms from here you will meet Hollygrove cross roads, turn left and left again. The lake will be on the right hand side of the road.