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Tarmonbarry Angling Centre

Tarmonbarry is located on the Upper Shannon.  The river forms the boundary between Co Roscommon and Co. Longford see thumbnail map top right. It lies about 5 miles to the west of Longford town and about 85 miles from Dublin, to the east. 

WHERE TO FISH  

There are a number of fishing venues situated around the centre. The main Shannon runs adjacent to Tarmonbarry village with swims located upstream and downstream of the bridge. There is also the Camlin River to the east and the Feorish River to the west.  This guide describes these fisheries  in some detail and provides angling notes. We hope you find these useful 

A fish stock survey conducted in 2003 published in April 2004 indicates that the area of the River Shannon from Drumsna to Rooskey supports a large and healthy stock of coarse fish dominated by Roach / Bream hybrids, Roach, Perch and Bream in that order. Relatively small numbers of Tench, Pike, Rudd and trout were encountered in the surveyed sections.

 

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Pike

River Shannon Tarmonbarry

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Camlin River

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Feorish River

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Tarmonbarry

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Tarmonbarry is located on the main River Shannon. The village borders Co Longford and Roscommon. About 300m up river of Tarmonbarry village lies a bay with river depths of about 12 - 15 ft in normal conditions. This is a good location for Bream and Roach fishing and is well sheltered from the winds due to the high bank. Anglers suggest that the best results are had here when there is a strong west wind blowing. Species present are  bream, roach, hybrids and some tench. This is a good stick float fishing area. Boat traffic during the high season can be disturbing. 

Downstream of Tarmonbarry there is a number of good fishing pegs on the left hand bank. The first section is located about 30 meters downstream of the bridge. These pegs hold a good stock of bream with some roach and hybrids. Further on, downstream of the weir there is a clean bank where two to three anglers can occupy for a days fishing. Flows here will be determined by existing water levels and the number of sluice gates open or closed at any given time. Adjust your tactics to conditions.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Foot access to the upstream section described above is to the left of the bridge on the Roscommon bank. Access is limited and regarded as difficult and boat access is necessary to exploit the hotspots fully. Foot access to the downstream sections is to the left of the bridge on the Longford bank. Boat hire  is available locally at Keenan's Guest House (Shannonside Bar/Restaurant) and it is recommended to arrange this to access the more prolific areas.  See details right

TO GET THERE: Tarmonbarry village is located on the main N5 Longford - Strokestown road. It lies about 5 miles to the west of Longford town. Because it is located on the main route, it is easy to find.

Camlin River

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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The Camlin River is a slow moving river. It holds good stocks of bream, roach and hybrids with some tench to 5lbs. Fishing is into depths of about 5ft to 10ft in normal conditions. There are some good stretches, but can be difficult to find for first time visiting anglers.   Anglers can have good sport here particularly during the early summer months. The Camlin River is part of the Midland Fisheries Group of IFI managed waters and requires a fishing permit. You can BUY YOUR FISHING PERMIT ONLINE

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: IFI Limerick have a number of access footbridges and stiles on the fishery. The best areas are situated upstream off the N5 road. Other sections of river can be accessed from local road bridges. Directions are difficult to give here - enquire locally.  

TO GET THERE: This section of the Camlin River is located about 3 kms to the Longford side of Tarmonbarry. 

Feorish River

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Perch

Pike

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The Feorish River is a slow moving water which has its confluence on the Shannon at Tarmonbarry. It tends to weed up quite badly during high summer which limits angling at this time, best time spring and early summer (April & May). It holds quite a good stock of bream, roach and hybrids, with some tench to 5lbs.  

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: Access is good via a local road bridge. IFI provides a number of access stiles in the area to assist anglers.

TO GET THERE: The Fishery is located about 2 km to the west of Tarmonbarry, turning left off the N5 onto a local roadway. Continue up a narrow road to a  local road bridge. 

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