If you are interested in fishing then Churchtown is just the place to stay as it is close to some of the best salmon fishing in Ireland on the famous Blackwater River. On the Blackwater the salmon fishing season is from 1 February to the end of September; the trout season is from 15 February to the end of September. Coarse fishing for dace, roach, pike is also available in the Churchtown area.
The Awbeg River, a tributary which runs into the Blackwater midway between Mallow and Fermoy is also very good trout stream, especially for dry fly.
For more information conatct the Mallow Trout Anglers Assoc. Information from the Bridge House Bar or Pat Hayes, the Spa, Mallow.