Barley Lake Barley Lake is one of those magical places. Set high in the Caha Mountains on the Beara Peninsular this lake is a gem. It is not too large at around 100 acres and the fish are not huge but it is always a pleasure to fish. It is also the first and lowest of a series of over twenty small loughs that sit another 800 or so feet higher in the Caha’s. There a tough hour and a half climb to get up from Barley Lake but well worth the climb. Just be sure to allow enough time to get up and back down before dark though. These mountains can change character very quickly and clouds can shroud the mountains like a thick fog disorientating the unwary. Normal lough flies in small sizes or dark minkies or Rabbit zonker stripped fast if al else fails.