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Mohill and Dromod Angling Centre

Mohill and Dromod are villages located in Co Leitrim on the Upper River Shannon system, situated about 17 kms to the south east of Carrick on Shannon and 145 kms from Dublin.

WHERE TO FISH 

These centres are surrounded by a number of important and productive coarse lakes,  and the Rinn River. 11 fisheries in all are described on this guide.Inland Fisheries Ireland have angling structures on some of the lakes.

There is an information board at the village of Mohill which has  finger signs indicating the more productive waters in the area. This assists visiting anglers in locating fisheries together with regulations in three languages - French, German and English. 

 

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

Lough Bofin

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P

P

P

P

P

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Lough Boderg

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N/P

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P

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Bog Lake

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P

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Drumbad Lake

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P

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Lough Rinn

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P

P

Creenagh Lake

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**

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**

P

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Wheelchair Access Lough Mc Hugh

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**

P

**

Cloonfinnan Lake

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P

P

P

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Cloonboniagh Lake

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P

P

P

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Wheelchair Access Lough  Errill

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P

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P

P

Rinn River

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P

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P

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Lough Bofin

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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P

P

P

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P

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Lough Bofin has an area of over 2500 acres and is located on the main Shannon. There is some good bream, roach, hybrids, rudd and perch fishing available but much of it is private and we recommend you make local enquiries for further assistance and advice.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Access is very poor. This area can only be accessed by boat via slipway at Lough Boderg.

TO GET THERE: Boat access if from Lough Boderg described on this guide .

Lough Boderg

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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N/P

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P

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Lough Boderg is a sizeable lake of over 3000 acres located close to Rooskey and Dromod and about 8 miles south of Carrick on Shannon. There is a match stretch in Derrycarne Forest Park off the Dublin N4 road. There are 25 to 30 pegs available within a short walk from the car park. Bream fishing can be very good here especially when there is a westerly wind and the water is a bit choppy, with 60lbs+ bags being common. There are also hybrids, roach, rudd and perch and is a good stretch for feeder fishing 30 to 40 yards from a rocky shore into 10 to 12 feet of water. This is a very popular venue and is recommended that you secure your position early in the day during peak season. When flat calm waggler fishing is regarded as the best method. There are also two stone piers , one at the first car park which will accommodate two anglers. This pier fishes well in early season April-June. If you care to use a boat here there is access. The second pier is about 100 yards to the right. It is a little damaged but there are two stone slabs to fish from. Waggler fishing is recommended due to the rocky bottom. It is also a good spot for roach and perch.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: To the west of the lough there are a few pegs but access is difficult. It is fished in early and late season with often good results

TO GET THERE: The section will be sign posted from the N4 which is located four miles from Dromod.

Bog Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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P

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Bog Lake has an area of 20 acres, located half a mile from Dromod and 7 miles from Carrick on Shannon. It has all the usual coarse fish but is better known for its tench fishing with fish to about 4lbs. Other species present are bream to about 3lbs, hybrids, roach and rudd. It is regarded as a good pike lake especially during the winter. The lake has a fairly uniform depth of about 6 feet on the East (fishable) side, shallower on the west side.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Most of the access and fishing is on the east bank. To get to the waters edge requires a 50 meter walk where there are 10 pegs both to the left and right of the path on nice clean banks with plenty of water lilies along the margins. The west side has a path which is about half a mile walk to the waters edge on that side. The Shannon Fisheries Board has access foot bridges on both sections.

TO GET THERE: The lake is sign posted from the N4 road. Taking Carrick on Shannon as the starting point, you travel south east on the N4. You continue for about 7 miles along this road in the direction of  Dromod, turn left at a large feed mill onto a local road. Continue for a kilometre and turn right. onto another narrow bog road and continue until to see the access stiles which will be located on your right hand side.  This is your access to the lake.

Drumbad Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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P

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This 80 acre lake is situated to the eastern side of Lough Rinn described on this guide It is surrounded by forests. It has a clean bank that can easily accommodate up to twenty anglers. Depths vary between three and five feet, the bottom end of the lake being the shallowest. Rudd are the predominant species and huge shoals abound, but fish tend to be of small size. Roach and Hybrids are plentiful. Tench up to 5lbs or 6lbs can be caught on this fishery. Present also are large Bream to 7lbs, Roach, Hybrids and Perch. It is very noted for its very large pike and fish to 30lbs+ have been recorded here in the past. 

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Access can be difficult during wet weather. The Shannon Regional Fisheries Board  provide a number of stands and footbridges etc to facilitate anglers. There is some good open bank available

TO GET THERE: From Carrick on Shannon take the N4 towards Dromod. Turn right at Dromod onto the Mohill road, taking a right in the centre of Mohill. Continue on the Lough Rinn road - at the first fork bear left, then bear left again at the next fork which is sign posted 'Gortletteragh', After about four miles turn right at the 'Fishing' sign, follow this road but do not bear left at the bottom of the hill, proceed down through the small road which leads to the car park. Please close all gates behind you.

Lough Rinn

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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P

Lough Rinn is located about 2 kms south of Mohill village. Lough Rinn Garden Estate which is open to the public is located along the lakes north eastern shore. This is a shallow Lough and is about five kilometres long with an area of over 800 acres. This is regarded as a good coarse fishery where anglers can enjoy very good sport for bream to 4lbs, hybrids to 2lbs, roach and rudd to 1.5lbs, tench to 3lbs. Waggler or feeder works well.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: There are several access points around the lake with car parking,  but it must be pointed out that there is no access through the Estate without seeking permission from the owner. 

There is access on the south eastern side of the lake through Coillte Wood a distance of 200 meters where about 20 pegs are available. 

On the Northern end of the lake there is an amenity area for caravans and camping with WC and boat access. The Shannon Regional Fisheries Board have a number of fishing stands in this area which are located on good bream swims. 

Along the western shore the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board have provided footbridges, stiles and a number of stands.

TO GET THERE: Access is off the Mohill/Roosky road, approximately three miles out from Mohill.

Creenagh Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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This is a 45 acre lake and is very rich in natural feed. It has reeds and a lot of lilies on the margins. The lake varies in depth from 8 feet to over 20 feet in places, but typically is 5 to 8 feet deep. For the angler looking for large Tench and Bream this is a lake well worth a try, although at times you have to be patient. You can get Tench and Bream to over 6lbs with a chance of a Specimen fish or two. There are also Roach, Rudd and Hybrids. Pike are also present  in this water. Best time to fish is early morning and late evening to dark during bright warm weather in the summer

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: There is one double stand at Creenagh Lake.  There is a stile at the road. There is parking just off the roadway which is a short walk down one field to gain access to the lake shore.

TO GET THERE: In Mohill village turn right at the crossroads and continue on for about 2 kms. At the Y junction bear right in the direction of Lough Rynn. Continue on here for a short distance, taking a  turn left at the ESB station. The lake is visible a short distance from here on your left hand side.

Lough Mc Hugh

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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This is a beautiful lake of about 120 acres in area, located 7 kms from Mohill village. There are Bream to 5lbs and some large Tench to 6lbs+, but anglers claim that they are difficult to catch. Other species present are Roach, Rudd and Hybrids. You can also expect good Pike fishing here with some large fish present to 20lbs but are  typically 4lbs to 12lbs. 

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: On the North East shore via the property of Mrs Gilchrist there is a car park where 8 pegs are available,  mostly situated to the left of the car park. Farther down on the same shore below the island there are about 4 pegs. In addition the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board have erected under TAM (Tourism Angling Measure) 4 double fishing stands with one stand suitable for a disabled angler (but does not have wheelchair ramps). Existing car park and access road have been upgraded. An information board is provided

TO GET THERE: From Mohill turn left at the cross roads in the village and left again at the church. Follow this road for about 6 - 7 kms. Lough Mc Hugh will be signposted on your right. Follow the signposts and continue on for about 1 km to an entrance gate situated on your left. Go up a driveway and through the farm yard the property of Mrs Gilchrist to the farm gate, continue through and don't forget to shut the gate behind you !.

Cloonfinnan Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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This is a shallow lake with shallow margins, no greater than about 5 feet deep at normal water levels. The fishery can produce Tench to about 4lbs, Bream to 5lbs . To get the best results pre-baiting is recommended about 30 to 40 yards out. There are large pike to over 20lbs present here and are generally fished for during the winter months by mainly local anglers. 

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Three anglers can be accommodated here. It tends to weed up in high summer with reeds on the margins. These can be easily cut to create additional swims if required by an angler. Bring a knife or other suitable implement to remove unwanted vegetation.

TO GET THERE: Take the road R201 out of Mohill village. Take a left turn soon after you pass Lough Errill a few kilometres out. Cloonfinnan Lake is beyond Lough Errill. Access is through a field on the right.

Cloonboniagh Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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This is a 26 acre lake situated along side the Dromod to Mohill Road R202. It is very shallow lake, not much greater than about 5 feet, typically about 4 feet. It tends to weed up during the summer months and is heavily reeded in areas. Despite this the lake being so shallow it is a productive fishery with quality Tench up to 5 lbs -6lbs present. Sweet corn is a popular bait and gets the best results. Other species present are Bream to 4lbs, Roach, Hybrids. There are also some very large pike present and well worth a try.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: The Shannon Regional Fisheries Board provide one stand on the eastern shore. 

TO GET THERE: Parking is about 20 meters from the road side on the left past the village of Dromod and on the right out of Mohill village.

Lough Errill

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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P

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P

This is a 62 acre lake with a good stock of Tench, Roach and Hybrids. The lake is best fished on dull days as the water is often very clear. The lake tends to weed up quite badly during the summer months with a lot of reed in the margins. It is a shallow lake with only 4 to 5 feet of water. It does have a very good stock of Tench to 6lbs but anglers claim they are difficult to locate and catch.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Development work on a new access roadway and car park was undertaken by the ShRFB in association with  Leitrim Co Council, and Lough Errill Development Association and the International Fund for Peace and Reconciliation over the year 2000. The Fisheries Board have erected one purpose built disabled fishing stand at the car park which conforms to the guidelines set out by the rehabilitation board of Ireland.

To access deeper water it is necessary to cross a few fields to the left of the car park where you will locate two regular double fishing stands.  

TO GET THERE: From Mohill take the Carrick on Shannon Road R201. Lough Errill is located about 1.5 kms or so on the left hand side of the road.

Rinn River

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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P

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P

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The Rinn River is a slow moving river which flows out of Lough Rynn into Lough Forbes,  about 3 to 4 miles from Rooskey village. The River is 9 miles long with an average width of about 16m. The upper part of the river has depths of 5 to 8 feet. Anglers can expect fair catches of roach, hybrids, rudd, some bream and pike. This is mainly a float and pole fishing area but do experiment with other methods. Anglers in pursuit of roach should find this a good venue, particularly very early in the year -  January and February.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: At Annavaragh Bridge downstream of here there is access to about 10 pegs along a long section of bank and 3 or 4 pegs are available upstream. Here there is tench fishing in just 4 to 5 feet of water. 

Downstream of this is the Tooman House Stretch where you can get  tench, bream and quality roach fishing. This is a private stretch and do not fish it without receiving prior permission from Tooman House ( see contacts list)

The lower part of the river is much deeper with depths to 16 feet. Parking is on the main N4 Longford - Carrick on Shannon Road road. There is some parking at Cloonart bridge.  There are about 15 pegs upstream of the bridge on the left hand bank which often produce good catches during the summer months, to mainly visiting anglers. The Shannon Fisheries Board have a number of angling structures on this section. There is a mile long stretch which in previous decades was used as a match stretch. The deeper water starts 100 m above the bridge and is uniformly 10 feet plus in depth all along the stretch. During wet weather the going can be a bit rough on heavy ground and the river tends to flood very easily. This is a great roach fishing spot in winter with fish to 2lbs and average bags of 40lbs to 60 lbs are frequently recorded. January and February are often good months. Anglers tend to use a stick float on this section. The best known bag recorded here was 345 lbs by a visiting angler from Oxford, but this is an exception rather than the rule. Nearby there is other fishing available over private ground. Make local enquiries and do a little bit of exploring.

TO GET THERE: Sections above are located on the N4, the Longford side of Rooskey at Cloonart Bridge.

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