New angling amenity recently unveiled by ESB at Lecarrow

Tom Moran, Manager, ESB Fisheries, Patsy Beades, Chairperson of Lecarrow Tidy Towns and Suzanne Campion, Inland Fisheries Ireland, with members of the local community at the opening of the Lecarrow angling amenity.

Tom Moran, Manager, ESB Fisheries, Patsy Beades, Chairperson of Lecarrow Tidy Towns and Suzanne Campion, Inland Fisheries Ireland, with members of the local community at the opening of the Lecarrow angling amenity.

The ESB, in association with Waterways Ireland, Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Lecarrow Tidy Towns Association, has unveied an angling facility at the Lecarrow canal.

The work commenced in 2018 following agreement with the adjoining landowner to create the amenity along the canal.

At the formal unveiling of the new angling amenity, Tom Moran, Manager, ESB Fisheries, said “I hope that this new angling facility will be enjoyed by the local community and will also attract both coarse and pike anglers from further afield, bringing increased tourist numbers to Lecarrow village and the surrounding area.”

The Lecarrow Canal is situated adjacent to Lecarrow village in south county Roscommon, just a short distance north of Athlone. It was first constructed in the 1840s and it is now a pivotal boat mooring point for Lough Ree. The channel itself is 1.5km in length, and is situated between the Lecarrow River and Blackbrink Bay on Lough Ree.

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