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Cloonahee, Carrick-on-Shannon

A beautiful lake with very good access, a safe walk-way and 30 well made fishing platforms, all accessed from a large car park. There are plenty of fish to be caught and small roach can be a nuisance if you are fishing maggot on a small hook; but by the same token, the can be a life-saver on a difficult day. Big bream are hard fighting tench are plentiful although you need to be here at dusk or dawn to get a good catch.

Species: Bream, tench, roach, hybrids, pike and perch
Best baits: Sweetcorn, red maggot, bread, worm and casters
Popular methods: Short pole and maggot will produce a bite-a-cast while feeder fishing is the best method for bream.
Local tackle shop: Tooman’s Tackle, Carrick-on-Shannon

Access: Very good with large private car park and short walks Directions: The lake is 12 miles from Carrick-on-Shannon. From the town travel to Elphin and arriving at the T junction in the village (alongside the petrol station) turn left. You will come to another T junction; turn right towards Creevy and after 1.6 miles there is a left hand turn into a lane. The lake is signposted at this junction. Another mile will bring you to a right hand turn and the final lake sign.