Lough Allen Angling
Fishing in Lough Allen, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. Experience the X Factor in Leitrim
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Lough Allen is the first of the Large lakes on the River Shannon. It is a great, wild lake, 10km long by 4km wide and lies between the Slieve an Irainn Mountains to the east and the Arigna Mountains to the west. The water level on the lake is controlled by sluice gates at Ballintra and can vary by as much as 1.5 m . The Allen Centre is situated at the southern end. Lough Allen is a mixed fishery; it is noted for its pike fishing and holds many other species besides. What is less known is that there is a good stock of trout averaging 0.75 kg with the best known one to have been taken on rod and line weighing in at 7.2 kg in 2012. There is a small mayfly hatch, though it is maintained that the best trout fishing is in April, August and September. The area from Gubcormongan to the mouth of the Stoney river, on the east shore, is a noted area for trout and is often referred to as ‘Murder Mile’ by anglers trolling for Pike because of the number of trout that come to the baits. The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland. It rises in the mountains of West Cavan and flow south for 160 miles to the tide at Limerick. The total catchment for the River and its tributaries is approximately 6,060 square miles. for the most part, this is a big sluggish river which connects the great three lakes Allen, Ree and Derg.
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Boats for hire with engines throughout the year.
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Our centre will coordinate your fishing holiday from detailed local information to pre baiting the best locations. We have the experience to deliver the best fishing in the North West.
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Terms & Conditions for boat rental
- Map of the lake provided before start of trip and weather conditions checked.
- For boats rentals a driving license or passport is required, a deposit of €20 is required if a boat is being hired only and a deposit of €50 is required if an engine is being hired. All deposits refundable on return.
- For your safety life jackets must be worn at all times and jumping out of boats is strictly prohibited.
- Misconduct forfeits deposit. Hire conditions apply. Management reserve right to refuse rental.
Local fishing information
There is coarse fishing on the Shannon river, Lough Allen and twelve small lakes, including Acres, Derryhallagh, Carrickport and Scur.
Ballintra Bridge: Below the bridge the fast water is especially good for Trout fishing.
Lough Allen: also has a good stock of pike including specimen pike over 30lb and some big trout.
Corlough Shore: Excellent fishing for bream, roach and hybrids. Methods- Tip Fishing and Waggler Fishing.
Holly Island Shore: Tip Fishing at about 45 yards
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Lower Annagh: Tip Fishing at about 45 yard Drumgorman Lake: Located about 5 km south of Drumshanbo, is ideal for Bream and Tench, especially during early morning or late evening.Battle Bridge: A beautiful scenic part of the River Shannon. The Roach spawn along this stretch in early April and throughout the month of May. Excellent catches of Roach have been recorded here.
Mud Flat: Located on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Shannon, offers excellent Roach and Bream. Method-Pole and Tip Fishing are recommended here.
Loch Scurr Rocks Stretch: Located easterly of Drumshanbo, offers excellent Bream fishing. Method- Tip Fishing
Loch Scurr Pump House Stretch: Offers excellent Bream, Roach and Hybrid catches.
Method- Waggler Fishing, Pole and Tip Fishing. Most productive being the Tip method.