The Rocks, Lough Scur, County Leitrim
There are always fish to be caught on the “Rocks” at Lough Scur midway between Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinamore. This lake is the highest on the Shannon-Erne Waterway and very popular with local anglers because sport is consistent from roach, hybrids and skimmers, with occasional decent nets of large bream. There is a real dolly peg on the old stone jetty with comfortable room for two anglers and a good chance to make a bite-a-cast. However, a short walk through the wood opens up plenty of decent swims and those where the bream are more likely.
Species: Bream, skimmer bream, roach, hybrids, tench, pike and perch
Best baits: Red maggot catches everything; worm, caster and corn Popular methods: A 10+ metre pole and crumb feeder are equally popular Local tackle shop: Shannon Tackle, Jamestown, 00353 71 9624692
or Tooman’s Tackle, Carrick-on-Shannon
Access: Very good but part across private lane to car park Directions: From the direction of Carrick-on-Shannon follow the signs for Ballinamore. Drive through the village of Drumcong (Lough Scur will soon be visible on your right) and after 1.5 miles there is a finger post to “Lough Scur” on your right. Drive along the lane and through the first gate on your right, following the track through a meadow to the lake. From Ballinamore, the distance is about six miles and the sign will be on your left.