Angling in Lough Boora

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Leabeg, Tullamore, Offaly, Republic of Ireland

Lough Boora Parklands is an attractive, tranquil and accessible landscape in the Tullamore, County Offaly. As areas of Lough Boora Parklands came out of commercial peat production a number of still water fishing lakes were developed.

When the Boora Parkland lakes were flooded, aquatic plants were introduced from waterways nearby and the lakes were stocked with a variety of game and coarse fish. Since development, each lake has undergone rapid naturalisation. The Parklands is a land scale development on approximately 2,000 hectares of cutaway bog lands and incorporates former industrial bogs.

Boora lake is situated south of Loch an Dochais, on the western side of the Cycle Path road. It covers an area of just under five hectares. The deeper side runs alongside the road and most of the angling is done from this shore and its stands. A coarse fishing lake it holds good stocks of adult tench over four pounds in weight, and roach. While there is no closed season best results are had between April and October. The use of worms, maggots, sweetcorn or breadcrumb is recommended and pre baiting is advised.