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Killaloe

 

Very good general coarse fishing particularly at Two Mile Gate outside Killaloe. Fine shore fishing for bream in several areas of this huge lake from the shore. The local tackle shop is a great source of information and advice. Find out more about coarse fishing around Killaloe.

Portumna

 

Very good general coarse fishing and fine competition stretches with several successful festivals held annually. Anglers using boats on the upper half of the lake and who have put in a bit of reconnaissance and prebaiting can locate large shoals of bream in sheltered bays. Some of Ireland’s biggest catches of bream are reported here annually with some bags of over 200 lbs (100 Kg). Find out more about coarse angling around Portumna.
 

Banagher

 

Very good general coarse fishing withs some excellent from the numerous backwaters near the town. Popular coarse fish festival held here annually. This area fishes very well in the May June period when many of the backwaters are full of bream and tench. Find out more about coarse angling around Banagher.

Shannonbridge

 

Fishing is free on the River Shannon but a permit is required for the River Suck. This can be bought online. The hot water section below the town produces some wonderful big tench along with good catches of bream. The backwaters at Cappeleitra, Mickie’s Pond and Clonfert can provide excellent fishing in quiet surroundings. Find out more about coarse angling around Shannonbridge.
 

Ballinasloe

 

Good general coarse fishing. Permit required for the river. Fine bream and tench fishing around Correen ford. The marina in the town produces good catches of roach and is particularly productive during the winter months. A permit is required for the River Suck. This can be bought online. Find out more about coarse angling around Ballinasloe.

Athlone

 

Good general coarse fishing in the famous “Meadows” stretch of the river. Advice should be sought from B & B or tackle shops for best locations on Lough Ree. Excellent fishing in the Inny Bay area of the lake particularly in the late spring. Free fishing. Find out more about coarse angling around Athlone.

Lanesboro

 

Good general coarse fishing with some specimen bream and tench particularly in the hot water section. Night fishing on this stretch can be productive for big bream and tench. All angling methods work from this well developed area. Free fishing. Find out more about coarse angling around Lanesboro.

Tarmonbarry

 

Good general coarse fishing. Excellent roach fishing around the weir below the town. Huge network of river swims and backwaters which can contain shoals of bream and hybrids and some big tench particularly in late spring. Boats can be hired and are necessary for getting to some of the more productive swims. Free fishing. Find out more about coarse angling around Tarmonbarry.
 

Rooskey

 

Good general coarse fishing. The fishing has improved in the river in recent years as has the fishing on nearby lakes. Excellent private coarse fishery nearby for all species including carp. Free fishing. Find out more about coarse angling around Rooskey.

Carrick-on-Shannon

 

Good general coarse fishing on river swims both upstream and downstream of the town particularly at the mudflats. Very good fishing on nearby lakes. Excellent advice is available on productive swims at the local tackle shop and in some of the specialist B & B’s. Excellent annual festival held here. Free fishing. Find out more about coarse angling around Carrick on Shannon.

Boyle

 

Good general coarse fishing. Excellent bream fishing on Lough Key as well as on swims on the main river and in the Boyle River. All angling methods. Free fishing. Find out more about coarse angling around Boyle.

Drumshanbo

 

Good general coarse fishing. Excellent fishing in the bays in the north eastern end of Lough Allen. The Shannon Erne waterway provides some fine fishing often quite close to locks. Free fishing. Find out more about coarse angling around Drumshanbo.
Enniskillen The Erne is one of the finest coarse fishing waters in Europe and has become popular as a competition venue for visiting anglers. Fishing in the Upper lough is concentrated between Enniskillen and Newtonbutler with Broadmeadow, Dolans Ring, Cornagrade, Scotch Store and Schools stretches being popular. For the specialist angler tench can be found in the weedy areas in the summer. Roach are everywhere with bream, pike, perch and eels, in abundance. In recent years many outstanding weights have been recorded during sponsored coarse angling competitions. The Department’s scientists have carried out an extensive coarse fish survey which indicates that fish are plentiful throughout this vast water although the bulk of match fishing takes place around Enniskillen.
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