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Leonard’s Farm, Gowna

Leonard’s Farm is a scenic spot capable of throwing up plenty of nice bream, especially for anglers who don’t mind an early start or fishing into the evening. The lake is alive with roach and hybrids and the most likely swims to produce are at the bottom of the farm field and along the bank to the first fence. The water across the fence is shallower and is better tackled during an onshore wind.

Species: Bream, lots of roach, hybrids, tench, pike and perch
Best baits: Red maggots, casters, corn and worms
Popular methods: Feeder fishing, straight bomb with groundbait, pole or waggler. Local tackle shop: None but there are bait stockists

Access: Flat bank and in dry conditions you can drive along some of the bank. Directions: From Gowna Village take the Granard road and after 2.8 miles there are two small lanes on the right- take the second. The lane becomes very narrow (take care) and is about 1.5 miles long. After one mile there is a right hand turn that takes you to Leonard’s Farm – park in the farmyard and out of courtesy please ask before fishing.

GPS Location N53.85167 W7.52867