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Kiltybardan Lake, Nr Ballinamore, County Leitrim

Easy access and a lakeside car park – plus plenty of fish – has made Kiltybardan very popular with anglers who prefer a short walk. It almost always provides lively sport from a good head of roach, hybrids and perch plus occasional bream. Local anglers seem to prefer a loaded waggler rather than pole fishing, though a groundbait feeder at between 30 and 40mts is more likely to get the most and largest fish from an average depth of six metres (18ft). The bank is comfortable and very accessible with room for about 16 anglers and well worth a visit.

Species: Bream, skimmer bream, roach, hybrids, tench, pike and perch Best baits: Red maggot, worm, caster and corn
Popular methods: A large waggler or groundbait feeder will catch fish Local tackle shop: Shannon Tackle, Jamestown, 00353 71 9624692
or Tooman’s Tackle, Carrick-on-Shannon

Access: Very good with large carp park and short walk to water’s edge Directions: From Ballinamore head for Carrick-on-Shannon, after 1.5 miles turn right at the garage on to the R208. About three miles Kiltybardan Lake and its car park are on your left. Fishing is in the immediate vicinity.