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Pike fishing on the River Shannon, Lakes and Tributaries

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Corofin

Co. Clare

Ballycullinan & Dromore Lakes

Good pike fishing. Big network of lakes on the upper River Fergus and some of the lakes are largely unexplored with difficult access. Some very good pike fishing reported particularly on the Dromore lakes and at Ballycullinan lake. For more information on pike angling around Corofin click here.

Tulla

Co. Clare

Doon Lake & Cullaun Lakes

Good pike fishing with a huge network of small lakes providing good pike fishing. Boat fishing can be productive on some of the bigger lakes. Good bank fishing and fishing from stands on many of the lakes. For more information on pike angling around Tulla click here.

Limerick, O’Brien’s Bridge & Killaloe

Co’s. Limerick, Clare & Tipperary

R. Shannon & Lower Lough Derg

Very good pike fishing both on the river and on the lough. Specimen fish to over 30 lbs. (13.60 Kg.) reported annually. The famous European pike Challenge competition is held here annually on the lake. Good shore and boat fishing with excellent boat hire and excellent guiding service. Click the following links for more information: Limerick, O’Brien’s Bridge & Killaloe.

Portumna

Co’s. Galway, Tipperary & Offaly

R. Shannon & Upper Lough Derg

Very good pike fishing on river and lake. Good boat hire and guiding service available on both river and lake. There is good bank fishing on many stretches of the river above and below the town. The river is very deep here with good coarse fishing match stretches all the way to Meelick weir. For more information click here - Portumna

Banagher, (including Shannon Harbour)

Co. Offally

River Shannon & River Brosna and Grand Canal

Very good pike fishing. Good boat hire and guiding service available. There are many backwaters in this area both upstream and downstream of the town. In the late spring and early summer, these back waters are major spawning sites for the huge bream and roach shoals. Big pike are always present at these periods in the backwaters. The lower sections of River Brosna and the nearby Grand canal provide some good pike fishing. Click here for more information about pike fishing around Banagher.

Shannonbridge,

Co. Offally

River Shannon & River Suck

Very good pike fishing in the main river channel and nearby backwaters and the fishing is free. For anglers fishing the River Suck from shore and boat, a Permit required for River Suck and can be purchased online. Click here for more information about pike fishing around Shannonbridge.

Ballinasloe, Ballygar, Athleague & Castlecoote

Co’s. Roscommon & Galway

River Suck including Hollygrove and Stoneham’s Lakes & Lough Loung

Excellent pike fishing on many sections of this excellent bream fishing river. Permit required for River Suck. This river produces many specimens over 20 lbs. (9.072 Kg.) and in most years several over 30 lbs. (13.60 Kg.) recorded annually. Pike up to 41 lbs. 12 oz. (18.94 Kg.) have been recorded in the past twenty years. Good bank fishing on the many stretches near the major towns. Boat fishing is possible with a new boat slip at Ballyforan. The three lakes connected to the river also offer very good pike fishing from stands. Boat fishing is also possible with boat slips at Hollygrove and Stoneham’s lakes. There is an angling marketing centre for more fishing information in the area by the bridge at Athleague. A permit is required and can be purchased online.

Athlone and Lanesboro.

Co’s. Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath

Lough Ree and the River Shannon

Very good pike fishing with pike over 30 lbs (13.60 Kg.) recorded annually. Free fishing. The river below the town has good bank fishing. Some bank fishing is available on parts of Lough Ree but boat fishing is best on this huge lake. There are many boat slips at different parts of the lake. There are several large marinas with a fair amount of cruiser traffic in the summer. Good pike fishing from shore and boat in the Lanesboro area. Other notable areas are around the many islands, Inny Bay, Galley Bay, Hudson’s Bay and Portrunny Bay.

Tarmonbarry

Co’s. Roscommon & Longford

River Shannon

Very good pike fishing above and below the town where the weir and navigation lock are the main features. Free fishing. Fishing for pike in the nearby loughs is best tackled from a boat although there are some excellent shorelines for bank fishing. Click here for more information about pike fishing around Tarmonbarry.

Strokestown

Co. Roscommon

Lough na Blahy, Cloonahee & Kilglass Lakes

Good pike fishing. Free fishing. Pike to over 20 lbs. (9.072 Kg.) are reported on a regular basis. Huge network of small to large lakes with many of the fisheries having fishing stands. Boat fishing is available on some of the lakes. Click here for more information about pike fishing around Strokestown.

Rooskey & Dromod

Co’s Roscommon & Leitrim

River Shannon & Loughs Boderg and Forbes

Very good pike fishing along all the stretches of river with good bank fishing. Boats can be used to access more areas of the river and nearby lakes. Free fishing.

Carrick on Shannon & Boyle

Co’s. Roscommon & Leitrim

River Shannon including Loughs Key and Gara

Very good pike fishing. Free fishing. Pike to over 20 lbs. (9.072 Kg.) are regularly produced in the area and the occasional 30 lbs (13.60 Kg.) + fish is possible. The river upstream and downstream is very productive and some shore fishing is possible from many of the coarse fishing stands in the area. Again boat fishing is best to explore and get the best of fishing using all methods.

Drumshanbo

Co. Leitrim

Lough Allen

Very good pike fishing. This famous Irish pike lough still produces many pike over 20 lbs. (9.072 Kg.) and an occasional fish over 30 lbs. (13.60 Kg.). There is some fine stretches of bank and there is some great fishing at the north eastern side of the lough where the River Shannon enters the lake. Boat fishing is still the best way to explore this great lake. Free fishing. Click here for more information about pike fishing around Drumshanbo.

Mullingar & Finea

Co’s Westmeath & Longford

River Inny, Lough Derravaragh, Lough Iron & Lough Kinale

Very good pike fishing with specimen pike over 30 lbs. (13.60 Kg.) recorded annually. Several boat slips at Loughs Derravarragh and at Ballinalack bridge on the River Inny. This river produces many specimen sized pike from either good bank or from boat. Many good access points from bridges along the river. Very good guiding service available. Inland Fisheries Ireland permit required and can be purchased online.

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