Come to Carrick-on-Shannon

CARRICK-0N SHANNON claims to be the oldest angling holiday centres in Ireland and to this day offers a great range of waters to suit every style of fishing. It is also one of the liveliest places to stay with dozens of pubs, cafes, restaurants and tons of character.

The River Shannon runs through the heart of the town carrying great shoals of bream, roach and hybrids. Anglers often fish the town waters but during the holiday season it’s wiser to take the 10 minute drive to the famous Mudflats where there are 40 fishing stands giving access to deep water.

It can be a brilliant spot but there are countless waters from venues like Battle Bridge where roach are now resident throughout the year and a joy to catch on a stick float. A few miles from there is the fish-rich Lough Allen, or you can try Lough Bran where there seems to have been a roach revival, then potter perhaps potter along to Lough Scur.

And if you fancy trying your hand at catching big tench, Cloonahee Lake is certainly on the cards to produce fish of 6lb-plus while floatfishing with little more than an underhand cast from some of the best fishing platforms in Ireland.
Cloonahee 01                                                       A quiet corner on Cloonahee Lough

Make the most of your angling holiday by staying at Aisleigh House – just a mile from the heart of the town – or the Bush Hotel smack-bang in the middle of town.  Sean and Charlotte Fearon (Aiseligh House)  have been looking after anglers for a very long time and are certainly know the area and fishing venues inside out. Apart from providing bed and breakfast, they also have self-catering accommodation.

Read about "Three men in a boat" at Carrick-on-Shannon
CLICK HERE for detailed angling venues
CLICK HERE to visit Aisleigh House