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Bolganard Lake, Ballinamore

Bolgnard Lake is famous for having produced the current record Irish bream in 1997 and generally fishes well for bream, tench, roach and hybrids. This is rich water has lots of marginal weed growth and an average depth of about three metres (10ft). New fishing stands have been erected and access is generally good. Pre-baiting followed by fishing early morning or late evening is recommended to achieve the best results. Although it often produces better-than-average size fish, there is a real chance to catch good nets of bream around 4lb.

Species: Bream, skimmer bream, roach, hybrids, tench, pike and perch Best baits: Bread, worm, caster, pellet, corn and maggot
Popular methods: Feeder fishing is a reliable method but floatfishing works too. Local tackle shop: Angling Centre, Ballyconnell, County Cavan

Access: Small car park and then a style leaving a 100 metre walk Directions: Two miles from Ballinamore on the Cavan road. After leaving Ballinamore take the first left (with a small finger post to Bolganard) into a narrow lane leading to a car park on the left. It overlooks Bolganard Lake while on the opposite side of the lane is Drumlonan Lake.

GPS Location: N54.02448 W7.91367