Bream and Roach are the speciality catch in this area – Bream averaging 2.5lbs, going up to 7lb specimens. Roach run at 8 – 10 ounces, going up to 1.5lbs. Lake Bolganard a short distance from the town produced the current Irish record Bream weighing 12lbs. 3ozs in 1997.
This water is one of a chain of lakes the others being Corgar Lake and Drumlonan Lake. Garadice Lake, 1200 acres in size, is one of Ireland’s premier waters with big shoals of Bream. It also holds Roach, Hybrids, Rudd, Perch and Pike. Kiltybardon Lake and St John’s Lake hold Bream of 1 – 2lbs with Roach and Hybrids also.
Other waters include Ardameean, Corduff and Willowfield Lakes and Lough Awaddy.
Access to the waters has been well developed with fishing stands, stiles, lakeshore drives and car parks well provided.
Boats, bait, fishing tackle, specialised fishing maps and a vast amount of local angling knowledge and expertise are available locally.