Angling at Navar Lakes

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 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) permit holders – Achork, Glencreawan and Meenameen. Fishing is not permitted in the fourth lake, Lough Navar

Lough Navar Forest scenic drive will be closed from 16 October 2019 for three weeks and therefore Meenameen Lough, Lough Achork and Glencreawan Lough are also closed for this period. Apologies for the inconvenience

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 boa
Licence DAERA game rod licence: Game rod licence prices from DAERA
Permit DAERA game angling permit: Game angling permit prices from DAERA
Other restrictions fly fishing only from boat

Brown trout

Achork and Meenameen contain good stocks of 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

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

Lough Achork

Glencreawan Lough

Meenameen Lough

From Enniskillen

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

From Belleek

Follow the forest drive signs from the village.

Other places to fish

Everything you need to go fishing

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