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    Coarse fishing in Mayo and Sligo


    Coarse fish angling is available on a number of small lakes in the region. The main centre is Ballymote, Co. Sligo, where fishing for pike, perch, bream and rudd is available on a number of lakes and on the Owenmore River.

    The Pontoon, Kiltimagh, Knock, and Castlebar areas all have lakes in their vicinity with good stocks of Pike and Perch. Lakehill Pond, near Knock, hold a good stock of tench.

    The River Moy Catchment

    Although famous primarily as a game fishery, the Moy catchment also contains hidden treasures waiting to reveal themselves to the discerning coarse angler. In the Knock and Kiltimagh area, a handful of small and medium size loughs offer good angling for pike, perch, bream, rudd and tench.

    Lakehill Pond, near Knock, holds specimen tench and Lough Naminoo near Balla holds excellent stocks of rudd to specimen weight. Eatons Lake also holds good stocks of coarse fish.

    Carrowkeribly Lake between Ballina and Foxford has a healthy stock of pike, perch other coarse fish.

    Ballymote Area

    The Ballymote area offers a good variety of coarse fishing on the Owenmore River, and on the Ballinascarrow, Cloonacleigha and Andrea loughs.

    Owenmore River

    The Cluid Stretch is a very accessibe location situated 2 miles outside Ballymote on the Ballinacarrow road. It holds bream, rudd, hybrids and perch. Bags of bream up to 100 lbs have been recorded on this stretch.

    The Competition Stretch is 3 miles from Ballymote. It holds large sized bream, hybrids, rudd, pike and perch. It is at its best from June onwards. Big bags of fish have been recorded here. The stretch is famous for its competition facilities and good fishing.

    Ballinascarrow Lake

    Ballinascarrow Lake is just one mile east of Ballymote. This lake has large stocks of bream, rudd and hybrids. The lake has excellent facilities including a car park, angling stands and stiles.

    Ardrea Lake

    This is a small lake 2 miles north of Ballymote. It holds large stocks of bream, rudd, hybrids, specimen tench, perch and pike. This lake is very accessible with angling stands along the shore road.

    Templehouse Lake

    Templehouse Lake is 4 miles north of Ballymote. This lake is best fished from the Kilbrattan shore. Permission has been granted by Mr. Roderick Perceval to fish for the lakes excellents stock of bream and its pike and rudd. Boats and motors are available to rent from
    Mr Perceval, Templehouse
    Tel: 071 9183329
    Web: www.templehouse.ie

    Manorhamilton Area

    Glenade Lake, Belhavel Lake and Corrigeencor have good stocks of mainly pike and some coarse fish.