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There are a number of locations on the Shannon that are accessible to disabled anglers notably at Lanesboro (see below) where some of the best coarse fishing in Europe is accessible to wheelchair users.
The second biggest lough on the Shannon river system lies on the border between Co Westmeath and Longford. Located near the town of Atlone. The loch is a limestone water which ensures this mixed fishery has the food species to grow fish.
The trout fishing has improved significantly based on the fact that the size limit for trout is minimum size, 36cm, about 14 inches.
Fly fishing is very effective with good hatches of flies although many anglers troll rapalas. Fly fishing is down in the shallows especiall at Inch More, Hare Island and Inch Turk.
Fishing on the lough does not require a license. There is good access to launch boats.
At Lanesboro there is a slipway, jetty, fishing platforms and specially designed facilities for disabled anglers.
Lough Ree Angling Hub has just recieved funding to buy a wheelieboat which will give disabled anglers access to the trout fishing on the lough and excellent pike and coarse fishing on the Shannon. Call 00353 43 327691
Google Map Reference Landboro 53.673571, -7.997417
Hares Island 53.473660, -7.934599
Inch More 53.507111, -7.936969
Inch Turk 53.520354, -7.937316
The second biggest lough on the Shannon river system lies on the border between Co Westmeath and Longford. Located jusy north of the town of Atlone the loch has good stocks of bream, pike, perch, roach and eels.
At the other end of the loch is Lanesboro where there are custom built facilites for disabled anglers. Excellent coarse fishing due to the warm wate outlfow from the Lanesboro Power Station. For Lanesboro Angling Hub call Call 00353 43 327691
Google Street View Lanesboro
Google Map Reference 53.674056, -7.992111