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Most of the waters in the Shannon Erne Waterway Ballinamore can be fished from the shore, however for those who wish to explore further, boats are available locally for hire, for the angler who likes canal fishing, they now have the new beautifully restored Canal, with healthy stocks of Bream, Roach, Tench Perch, Eel, and Pike. Specialized fishing maps, bait and tackle together with "Local Knowledge" are available in the town.

Leitrim is widely acknowledged as an angler's paradise and has hosted numerous national and international angling competitions. The many unpolluted lakes and rivers in County Leitrim support a huge population of wild fish.

Coarse fish species include Bream, Roach, Rudd, Hybrids, Tench, Pike, Perch and Eels. Game fish species include wild Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout.

The county also has a reputation for friendliness and hospitality and the visiting angler can be assured of special attention in comfortable accommodations.

This very well developed coarse angling centre has hosted numerous All-Ireland Championships. Ballinamore is situated on the Shannon Erne Waterway amongst the hills of East Leitrim with 28 lakes within a 5-mile radius, plus some 17km of riverbank.

Bream and Roach are the specialty catch in this area - Bream averaging 2.5lbs, going up to 7lb specimens.