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Drumshanbo Angling Centre

Drumshanbo is located on the Upper Shannon at the southern tip of Lough Allen in the most northern part of the Shannon region. 

WHERE TO FISH

This guide covers several shore  venues around Lough Allen, each having popular local names such as Heron's Shore, Barney's Point etc. There are  also  a number of lakes immediately around Drumshanbo centre. Ballintra on the River Shannon is also described. Inland Fisheries Ireland provide angling facilities on some of these fisheries. 

 

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Perch

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Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Acres Lake

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Heron's Shore Lough Allen

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Barney's Point L. Allen

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Johnny Wynn's Bay L. Allen

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Ballintra - R. Shannon

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Acres Lake

Bream

Roach

Tench

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Perch

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Acres lake has good Bream, Roach and hybrids. The lake is shallow and can get weedy during the summer.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Inland Fisheries Ireland has one double fishing stand located to the left of the amenity area. Access is across a stile along private land.

TO GET THERE: Travel out of Drumshanbo for 2 miles along the Carrick-on-Shannon road. The lake is to your right.

Heron's Shore Lough Allen

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Lough Allen, Corlough ( Heron's Shore) is on the south eastern shore of the lake along the Dowra road. The area has a good stock of Bream to 4lbs with plenty of Roach, Hybrids, Rudd and Perch. Fishing is into 5 to 12 feet of water and the best area along the section is in front of the car park and pegs 5 to 7 to the left of the car park. This area will produce all year round with the best results during May and June.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Under the T.A.M programme the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board erected an access road way and car park and provides access stiles etc. This is a bank fishery which can cater for up to 25 anglers along an open shore.

TO GET THERE: The area is sign posted from Drumshanbo out the Dowra road.

Lough Allen

Barney's Point L. Allen

Located on Lough Allen, this shore fishery is along the south western end of the lake. Fishing is into 6 to 20 feet of water. The area has a stock Pike in the to 20lbs.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Under T.A.M Inland Fisheries Ireland constructed an access roadway and car park to this area. Shore clearance was undertaken which can cater for about 20 anglers.

TO GET THERE: The area is signed posted from Drumshanbo out the Drumkeeran road.

Johnny Wynn's Bay L. Allen

Located on Lough Allen, this is a small bay on the southern shore of the lake. Access is though private land and care should be taken to respect the lands you are crossing. In this bay you are fishing into 8 to 12 feet of water. Lough Allen also has a good stock of Pike to 20lbs+.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Open shore. The area will cater for 5 to 8 anglers and fishing is from the shore side.

TO GET THERE: From Drumshanbo take the Drumkeeran road for about 1mile and pull into the lay-by located on you right hand side. Access is though the old field gate.

Ballintra - R. Shannon

Access to this area is the same as for Holly Island. This section of river gives good returns in the early part of the year, May and June being the best. Fishing is into 6 to 8 feet of water and access is along the left hand bank.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Access is along the left hand band along private land. There are only 3 or 4 good pegs in this area.

TO GET THERE: Follow the signs for Holly Island out of Drumshanbo. When you get to the entrance to Holly island park there is a  carpark and access the river is to your left.

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