Where to Fish in Southern Ireland - Offaly

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The Shannon


The river Shannon is one enormous fishery running through several counties, many loughs and an associated, extensive canal system.

Sourced from Shannon Pot the river flows 224 miles through Cavan, Leitrim, Longford, Westmeath, Rosscommon, Offaly, Gallway, Tiperary, Limerick and Clare forming the border between counties for much of it's length.

Google Satellite View Shannon Pots

Google Satelite View, That little spot is the source of the Shannon. From little acorns....


The Shannon drains one fifth of Ireland, 6,512 square miles, passing through loughs Allen, Drumharlow, Corry, Tap, Boderg, Bofin, Forbes, Ree, and Derg. It is also linked to Dublin by the Grand Canal. There are also many canalised sections associated with the river Shannon.

Shannon is many counties in Spinfish Where to Fish guide to fishing in Ireland but there is so much of it you really need many more references to get to grips with this famed river. Here are a few links well worth checking out:

Country Sport and Country Life Coarse Fishing in the Shannon Region

Fishing in Ireland Tulla Angling Centre

Fishing in Ireland, Shannon, Banagher

Fishing in Ireland Lanesboro Angling Centre / Shannon

Fishing in Ireland Lough Ree

Midland Fisheries Group, Waters and Permits


Rivers Game


Brosna


The Brosna in Offaly passes through or near a number of towns; Ferbane whre it skirts the Grand canal, Ballycumber, Clara and Belmont, then into the Shannon at Shannonharbour.

The River Brosna at Ballycumber

Google Street View, the river Brosna at Ballycumber, nice dry fly water.


There is some excellent brown trout fishing on the Brosna as it is a limestone river. The upper river looks like a classic ckalk stream with clear water and wafting beds of water weed, just cry out for the dry fly.Trout to over 3lbs are not uncommon on this water.

The river also get a run of Croneen in July / August and a small run of salmon.

The Brosna does suffer from having some weirs that obstruct the passage of migratory fish, the best salmon fishing being around Belmont.

The river Brosna at Belmont

Google StreetView, the river Brsna at Belmont. The weir here acts as a barrier to migrating fish except in a high spate.


The Brosna is a Midland Fisheries Group water, see the link above for information.

Camcor River


Google Street View Camor River

Google Street View, the river Camcor at Bir.


A short river of about 12 miles the Camcor is the main tributary of the Brosna. With a mixture of runs and long pools over a gravel bottom it is an important spawning river attracting croneen up for Lough Derg.

The croneen arrive in the summer with fish in the 1 to 5lb range. The best fishing is past Bir to Killyon. Wet fly after a spate is recommended, traditional flies like Teal, Blue and Silver, Invicta and Black Pennel using sea trout tactics, including night fishing, recommended,

Fishing is fly only from the source of the river to Elmgrove Bridge, fly, worm and spinning is allowed down stream of the bridge to the Maltings.

Midland Fisheries Group Permit required see the link above.

Google Map Ref 53.093336, -7.907952

Checked 02/08/10

Gageborough River


The Gageborough is an other tributary of the Brosna with some excellent brown trout fishing near Clara. The 3 mile stretch from the meetings of the Brosna upstream comes recommended.

Google Street View, the Gaeborough River Near Clara

Google Street View the Gageborough at Clara. Obviously not this bit as it is someones garden. Pretty stream.


Checked 02/08/19

Tullamore Silver River


For brown trout averaging about half a pound. Midland Fisheries Group Permit.

Checked 04/08/19

Stillwaters / Loughs


Boora Discovery Park

Boora Discovery Park provide a facility not only for angler but for a family day out with wildlife to see, cycle trials to ride, bike hire, sculpture trails, fairy trails.

Ther ar 4 lakes, 3 for coarse fishing and 1 for trout spread over the extensive park. The trout loch is:

Lough Cloghan; 9 acres run by Cloghan Angling Club who stock regularly with rainbows from .75lbs with fish to over 2lbs not uncommon catches. There is a 3 fish limit, fly only form the bank, there are some platforms. Day tickets from Daleys Londis Store in Cloghan.

Google Street View Lough Cloghan

Google Street View Lough Cloghan


Checked 02/04/19

Pallas Lake Fishery


Pallas Lake is a limestone lough near Tullamore. The fishing is managed by the Midland Fisheries Group who stock the lough regularly with rainbow and brown trout. The fish on average run from 1 to 2lbs but there are some over wintered fish feeding on the aquatic fauna growing to as much as 12lbs.

The bottom of the lough is very soft so wading is not advised however there are custom built platforms around the lough. 3 Fish limit, fly only.

Go to the link under Shannon to the get a link to the Midland Fisheries Group.

Google Street View Lough Pallas

Google Street View Lough Pallas


Checked 02/08/19

Coarse Fishing


Boora Discovery Park

Boora Discovery Park provide a facility not only for angler but for a family day out with wildlife to see, cycle trials to ride, bike hire, sculpture trails, fairy trails.

Ther ar 4 lakes, 3 for coarse fishing and 1 for trout spread over the extensive park. The trout loch is:

Lough Cloghan; 9 acres run by Cloghan Angling Club who stock regularly with rainbows from .75lbs with fish to over 2lbs not uncommon catches. There is a 3 fish limit, fly only form the bank, there are some platforms. Day tickets from Daleys Londis Store in Cloghan.

Google Street View Lough Cloghan

Google Street View Lough Cloghan


Checked 02/04/19

Grand Canal

The Grand Canal would appear to divide the island of Ireland in two stretching from the Liffey on the east to the Shannon on the west and it is knowned for the quality of the coarse fishing to be found.

The section of canal around Edensberry is parularly well known for the quality of the fishing. With no locks on a 31 mkm stretch of water there is room for 9 stretches set aside for match fishing.The sections all have a minimum of 25 pegs spaced at a genrous 30. The canal side is well maintained, easily accessible and have good vehicle access.

As to the fishing these water offer excellent fishing for tench and bream. There are also some very good pike, roach and rudd.

The Edeberry Coarse Anglers Club host two major competional annually:

The Guiness Solo Match in june and the Edenberry Angling Festival in July.

Ggogle strett View The Grand Canal Ferbane

Google Street View the Grand Canal at Ferbane


There are platforms along the canal specially designed to accomodate anglers with disabilities and wheelchair user. In Offaly there is good access around Ferbane and Banagher.

Checked 03/08/19

Lough Aisling


A 5 acre man made former trout fishery now a coarse fishery.There are good stocks of carp and hybrids, rudd and tench. Toilets and cafe on on site some tackle and bait on sale.

Open all year, call 086 8714020

Goolgle Map 53.295697, -7.129834

Checked 02/09/19

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