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)
|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.
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.
Click on the map further down to the right on this page for a more detailed view of the location.
Take the A46 and B81 through Derrygonnelly for 14.5km, following the forestry signposts (scenic drive).
Follow the forest drive signs from the village.