Angling

Mullingar is surrounded by large and prolific limestone lakes.It is the lake district of Ireland Our lakes include include Lough Owell, Ennell, Mount Dalton and Sheelin. The river angler can fish along the Inny, Brosna and Deel. Open season extends March to September.

Mullingar is surrounded by large and prolific limestone lakes.It is the lake district of Ireland Our lakes include include Lough Owell, Ennell, Mount Dalton and Sheelin. The river angler can fish along the Inny, Brosna and Deel. Open season extends March to September.

Lough Ennell

Good trout fishing with good hatches of buzzers, mayfly and sedges, but can be difficult to rise trout at times. The season runs from 1st of March to 12th of October. Best Times: April – 12th of October with very good fishing in the last two weeks of the season. A Shannon Regional Fisheries Board permit is required and can be purchased online. (3,540 acres 1,434; hectares)
Boat hire;Welcome to Lilliput Boat Hire!
2013 Boat Hire season: Sat 2nd March to Sun 13th October.
We are located at Jonathan Swift Park, Lilliput, on the scenic shores of Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.
Lilliput Boat Hire provides everything you need to have a highly enjoyable day on the lake.
Whether for Family Fun Day Out, or a day’s fishing, our easy to use boats allow you to explore the sights and wildlife Lough Ennell has to offer.

Mount Dalton Lake

This is a small lake in a private estate 8/13kms from Mullngar off the R.392 to Ballymahon.A good suppy of brown trout stocked at the fingerling stage and thrive in this rich feeding habitat. There are hatches of olives, chironomids and sedges.

Lough Owel

Another great day’s fishing.

Good trout fishing with the best periods in April and during the Green Peter in July and in the last few weeks of the season. Shannon Regional Fisheries Board Permit required. This can be bought online. The season runs from 1st of March to the 12th of October. All legitimate angling methods allowed. (2,547 acres; 1,032 hectares) A Shannon Regional Fisheries Board permit is required and is available online. (4,000 acres; 1,620 hectares).

Boat hire: Jack Doolin 0449342085.

O’ malleys fishing tackle dealer: Tel: 044 934 8300.


Lough lene 12oo acres/500 hectares

In this lake district of Ireland lough lene is a g ood sized lake with a deep rocky shore and very clear water .There is a good stock of wild trout supplemented by regular stocking with rainbows and browns.This is a deep lake and the shallower east-end fishes better.Duck fly in april,Olives in may/june/and sedges in Aug/sept give good fly fishing to tradional fly patterns. At lough owel Lodge b and b we can freeze your catch ready to take home .Book online on our web site.

Course fishing

The canal encircles the town of Mullingar and there are coarse fish in all sections of the Canal. The most predominant species are Tench of 3lbs to 4lbs with the occasional larger fish present. There are also Bream, Perch and Pike. Noted areas around Mullingar are Kilpatrick’s Bridge, Ballinea Bridge, the Harbour at Pipers Boreen. Fishing can be good in the harbour areas. Around Ballinea Bridge is generally a good stretch. There is a possibility of a Specimen Rudd at the ‘Deep Hole’ off Patrick’s Street in the direction of Athlone. There are good stocks of pike, some to double figures.

For more information contact: http://www.shannon-fishery-board.ie/guides/coarse/mullingar.htm

Boat Hire

Michael Flanagan, angling correspondent and ghillie with own boat and engine for fresh water fishing.

T: (0)44 9348969
M: 087 279 7270
E: mick@midlandangling.com

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