Most of the waters in the Shannon-Erne Waterway 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, the beautifully restored canal is replete with healthy stocks of bream, roach, tench perch, eel, and pike. Specialised fishing maps, bait and tackle, and that all-important local knowledge are all 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.The county also has a reputation for friendliness and hospitality, so you 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 five-mile radius, plus some 17km of riverbank. Bream and roach are the specialty catch in this area, with the bream averaging between 2.5-7lb.