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There are 14 lakes collectively known as the Strokestown Lakes. Many of these lakes have very good access and facilities provided by the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board which includes fishing stands, disabled angling facilities, access roads and car parks etc. Some offer excellent fishing while others less known but worth exploring and experimenting. Neighbouring angling centres describe a myriad of other lake fisheries and hotspots on the River Shannon.

Pike Fishing

 Grange Lake is renowned for good big pike.  The months of April, May and September are the best months for pike fishing on Lough Key.  
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Trout Fishing

 The Strokestown river or Mountain River are excellent for trout fishing.
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Bream, Roach and Perch fishing

The lakes described above are famous for Bream, Roach and Perch fishing.

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Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing is available on the Bunduff river and the Bundrowas near Bundoran, which is a one hour drive from Riverhaven.  Salmon fishing is also available at Ballisodare Bay and on the Moy at Ballina.  The fishing at these two locations is rather expensive but hold great prospects of a nice catch.

 

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Cloonahee Lake

Cloonahee Lake

Cloonahee Lake is 6 miles north of Strokestown  and is easily located with good sign posting from the town. Fishing is into 15 feet of water and the lake holds a very good stock of Pike.

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Lough na Blaithi

Lough na Blaithi

Lough Na Blaithi is a 600-acre lake.  The lake is located 5 miles north of the town and is sign posted from Strokestown. From the Board walk fishing stands located on the northwestern shore you can fish into 20 feet of water. There is a good stock of Pike in the lake and there are regular reports of good fish caught every year.

 

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Grange Lake

Grange Lake

Grange is a large lake located 5 miles north east of Strokestown. This is an attractive water which holds good stocks of Bream, Rudd and Hybrids to 3lbs. 

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Little Grange Lake

Little Grange Lake

Little Grange is a small lake 4½ miles to the north of Strokestown. The lake holds good stocks of Bream, Rudd , Hybrids. This is better known as a Pike fishery.

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Hillstreet Lakes

The Hillstreet lakes are a group of small interlinked  lakes 5½ miles to the north of Strokestown and just south of the village of Hillstreet. This is just a short distance from Drumsna village. This is a very good Pike fishery, particularly productive during the winter months.

 

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Kilglass Lake

Kilglass Lake is a very important fishery located 5 miles to the north east of Strokestown and lies to the west of Rooskey. The lake holds excellent stocks of Bream, Roach, Tench, Hybrids and Rudd over 3lbs. The lake as with most lakes in the area also has a good stock of Pike where very good reports are received every year from anglers. This is a venue for the Pike fishing Winter Leagues. 

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Finlough

Finlough is an important coarse angling lake in the Strokestown area. The lake lies  2½-miles southwest of the town.

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Blasbarnagh Lake

This is a relatively shallow lake of about 200 acres, located 2½ miles northwest of Strokestown. The lake holds good stocks of all the usual coarse fish and Pike.  

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Cloonfree Lake

Cloonfree Lake is located 2 miles southwest of Strokestown off the Tulsk road. It has good depth, has a good stock of Bream and Roach. Other important species are Tench to 6lbs, Rudd to 3 lbs and has a stock of wild brown trout as the Mountain River drains the lake.

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