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Angling at Navar Lakes - Achork, Glencreawan and Meenameen

Within the forest area there is a scenic drive, cliff-top viewpoint and a touring caravan site. Three lakes are open to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) permit holders – Achork, Glencreawan and Meenameen. Fishing is not permitted in the fourth lake, Lough Navar.

Key information about Navar Lakes (Achork, Glencreawan and Meenameen)

Nearest town Derrygonnelly
Area/length
  • Achork - four hectares
  • Glencreawan - 19 hectares
  • Meenameen - 18.6 hectares
Species brown trout only in Achork and Meenameen
brown and rainbow trout in Glencreawan
Season 1 March to 31 October
Methods fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing at Achork and Meenameen.
fly fishing only at Glencreawan.
Daily bag limit four trout per rod per day
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4cm
Boats fishing is allowed from non-mechanical boats, fly fishing only from boats at Glencreawan and Meenameen,
Achork is currently inaccessible by boat.
Licence DCAL Game Fishing Rod Licence
Permit DCAL Game Fishing Permit
Other restrictions fly fishing only from boat

Meenameen - temporary closure

Meenameen Lake will be closed on Sunday 5 October.

Glencreawan - temporary closure

Glencreawan Lake is closed until further notice due to low water levels.

Brown trout

Achork and Meenameen contain good stocks of brown trout supplemented by takeable brown trout. Fish respond well to nymphs and small dark patterned wet or dry flies.

These lakes are considered ideal for family outings as there is beautiful scenery and forest walks. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the forest.

Car parks are at the water’s edge at Glencreawan and Meenameen. There is a 40m walk along the forest path to the shore from the car park at Achork.

How to get there

Click the buttons below for a map and you will see an arrow which shows Navar Forest Lakes.

Lough Achork

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Glencreawan Lough

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Meenameen Lough

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Click on the map further down to the right on this page for a more detailed view of the location.

Lough Navar Forest

Map of Navar Forest Lakes

From Enniskillen

Take the A46 and B81 through Derrygonnelly for 14.5km, following the forestry signposts (scenic drive).

From Belleek

Follow the forest drive signs from the village.