Tench, large rudd and perch
The lake is located between Rathdowney and Ballacolla and well off the beaten track. Granstown Lake has long been a haven for fishermen and nature enthusiasts. Once part of the Castletown Estate, ancestral home of the Fitzpatricks of Upper Ossory, the lake and surrounding countryside is steeped in history and folklore. Granstown Lake consists of 24 acres of spring fed water, in places reaching up to 12 metres in depth.
The lake has a stock of tench, large rudd and perch. Tackle it with your own favourite method but be sure to have the right equipment for the tench – baits such as breadflake, corn, casters, worms or bunches of maggots. The local committee has erected ten fishing stands and one which caters for people with special needs. For licences see http://www.durrowcullohillanglers.com/
Three way marked walks from 45 minutes to 2 hours duration have been developed in Granstown Woods.