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Fishing in Leitrim

Rinn-Shannon & District Angling Club(R.S.D.A.C.)

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Fishing & Angling in Co. Leitrim


Ireland is known as one of the most scenic countries in the world with Lough Derg and The Shannon river being two of the more famous waterways. Put it all together and Ireland really is one of the top fishing holiday destinations worldwide.

There are 28 lakes within a 5 mile radius of the town of Ballinamore, and 11 miles of the Woodford River. All these waters can be fished from the bank or from fishing stands. These waters are continually monitored for their fishing quality by the local Angling Association. Fishing is free all year around and maps of all local waters are provided. Fishing in Ballinamore is varied - from the Tench and Rudd fishing of lakes Willowfield, Corgor, Bolganard, Drumlonan and Corduff to the Bream and Roach fishing of lakes Gardice, Drumcoura, Keenheen, Drumlea, Scur, Templeport and Lakefield, and of course Lough Rowan which lies between Mohill and Ballinamore. These are just to name a few of the fishing and angling destinations closeby.

Fishing in Leitrim can offer great course fishing, pike fishing, salmon and trout fishing in its many rivers and lakes. Rowan lake between Ballinamore and Mohill is a very well managed Brown Trout fishery with trout up to 15lbs.


Tony Egan R.S.D.A.C member with a few guests and recent catch of fish


Bream Catch on Sunday 16th August by Tony Egan and Tanya Donnelly


Fishing in Leitrim for big pike can be very productive if you know where to fish and put in the time and also the scenery can be very beautiful.

Lough Scur

Lough Scur

Peters 25lbder

Peter with a mid twenty

Peters 31lbder

Peter with 31lb 10oz

Judes 25lbder

Jude with a nice 25lbder

Judes 30lbder

Jude with his prized 30


Radio Interview with the late Ernest Catherines at Lough Rynn Castle 2009


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