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Lough Lene near Collinstown is a large water about 3.5km long by over 1km wide with deep areas of over 70 feet and extensive areas of shallows
Controlled by the Lough Lene Angling Association this clear water lake holds good stocks of wild brown trout supported by stocking of brown and rainbow trout.
The water is gin clear and surrounded in good farm land making it a healthy environment for fish to grow on. Trout to 2lbs are common and up to 5lbs in the summer hatches. Fly fishing really kicks off in April with the duck fly hatch followed by Mayflies and sedges.
The lough also supports a good population of pike which go to over 20lbs and the possibility of a 30lb fish is anticipated.
Lene AA have a lively competition scene going and they do a lot of work for local charities.
The club are have a boat giving wider access to fishing for people with disabilities. Toilet at the Lough Lene car park referenced below.
Google Street View, Lough Lene
Google Map Ref 53.660484, -7.194356
Permit and boat hire from Gala Store in Collinstown.
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.
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
Slevins Lake near Mullingar is about 12 acres holding good stocks of bream, roach, rudd, hybrids and pike. There are also some perch and tench.
The lough has good access and parking with a concrete inner car park for disabled anglers close to a double stand suitable for wheechair users. In addition there are an other 12 stands on the lough.
Slevins is a Midland Fisheries Group water.
Google Map 53.551530, -7.321849
Royal Canal around the Mullingar area has a good stretch of the Royal Canal. Mostly tench but there are also bream, pike and perch.
There is access for disabled anglers at Kilpatricks Bridge.
For more deatils on the Royal Canal and other coarse fisheries near Mullingar go to Fishing in Ireland at: