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Sunday, 2018-12-09

Erne-Shannon Explored

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Pike in the Upper Shannon System

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A brief introduction to Irish pike angling


Fishing for a Lifetime

Fishing for pike and perch

The Erne-Shannon complex, including rivers, canals, lakes and the big Loughs, of course would take a lifetime to fish and explore.   That means we can only just scratch the surface here.  There are literally thousands of places to fish en route from Ballyshannon to Limerick and beyond.

Most of the waters under this heading would not attract the game angler, pike, perch, rudd, roach and bream are the dominant species here.  And not to forget, the eel.

 


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Big shoals of perch.

Fishing can be exceptionally good

In recent years the fishing has suffered somewhat, due to the usual pollution modern societies produce.

But there are still places where the fishing can be exceptionally good.

Almost everywhere are slips to launch a boat from, angling-platforms and stiles.  Coarse fishing is generally free in Ireland, but always ask locally for permission.


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Perch for dinner

Do not open gates or cross farmland without permission.

Fishermen should always take care to see that the necessary permissions are obtained from the land - or fishery owners. The normal access to waters is over stiles.

Do not open gates and park cars in fields.

At all times respect landowners' property. Keep the waterside clean and bring your litter home.


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View down to Lough Scur, County Leitrim

Necessary permissions

Fishermen should always take care to see that the necessary permissions are obtained from the land - or fishery owners. The normal access to waters is over stiles.

Do not open gates and park cars in fields.

At all times respect landowners' property. Keep the waterside clean and bring your litter home.

 


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Carrick on Shannon

Carrick on Shannon Bridge

One of Ireland's top coarse angling centres

Carrick-on-Shannon is regarded as one of Ireland's coarse angling centres.
Apart from the River Shannon itself, there are 41 lakes.  The river is stocked with bream, rudd, roach, tench and pike.

Fishing can be pretty good right in the middle of town.

 

 

A marina at Carrick on Shannon

It is an ideal centre for the visiting angler with good fishing, entertainment, forest walks and boating readily available.

On the Shannon big bags of roach can be caught at Battlebridge, Hartley, Jamestown and Drumsna, not to forget downtown Carrick itself. Lough Aduff and Tully are noted for large tench up to 7 lbs. Carrickport Lake, Lough Bran and Bog Lake boast big shoals of bream.

 

Roosky

Roosky, a coarse fish centre at the Shannon

Village on the river Shannon

Roosky is a village on the river Shannon and a well known angling and boating centre.

The River Shannon and its tributaries, the Rynn and Eslin rivers together with Pigeon Island Bay (on the Shannon) Bog, Gortinty, Cloonboniagh, Rynn and Aduff lakes are the most popular waters in the locality.

The main species to be caught are bream, pike, roach, perch, rudd, eels and tench as well as brown trout. Bream catches of 800 lbs, 300 lbs, 160 lbs and 100 lbs have been recorded in the locality.

Lanesborough

Mighty Lough Ree

Mixed fishery with good stocks of trout

Lanesborough is located at the head of Lough Ree. According to legend Queen Maeve was killed on an island here, before she was buried on Knocknarea near Sligo.
And, Lough Ree has it's own monster. Not as famous as Nessie, but all the same. When my memory serves me right, it was spotted last in spring of 1960. There you are.