Ballinamore in County Leitrim is located on the Shannon Erne Waterway with 28 lakes within a 5 mile radius. It is a very well developed coarse angling centre and has regularly hosted previous All-Ireland Championships.
Bream ranging from 2.5lbs-7lbs, and Roach from at 8 – 10 ounces-1.5lbs are most common for this area. Lake Bolganard is the shorest distance from the town. It currently holds the Irish record for a Bream catch at 12lbs. 3ozs in 1997. This waterway leads into two other lakes called Corgar Lake and Drumlonan Lake, both of which contain Tench. Garadice Lake is also located nearby and contains stocks of Roach, Hybrids, Rudd, Perch and Pike. Kiltybardan Lake and St John’s Lake contain Bream, Roach and Hybrids also. Other locations include Ardameenan, Corduff and Willowfield Lakes and Lough Awaddy. The facilities are well developed with fishing stands, lakeshore drives and car parks.