Lough Carra is a beautiful and very rich limestone lake of 4,000 acres in area. The water is crystal clear and one can often see the trout coming to the fly before it takes. The Mayfly hatch occurs in late April/early May followed by sedges, caenis, and buzzers later in the season. Cara has a good average size of trout at 1.5lbs and every season there are fish in the 5-7lb class caught. Anglers must use fine leaders and tippets coupled with delicate presentations to succeed on this ultra clear water lake.
The late evening/night time sedge and buzzer dry fly fishing during June, July and August can be superb.