Angling at Upper Lough MacNean
This fishing location is similar to Lough Erne with islands and secluded bays. It is suitable for boat fishing for pike. The lough is fished for trout, usually during the mayfly season.
Key information about Upper Lough MacNean
|Area/length||This is a cross-border lake with 983 hectares of which 458 are in Northern Ireland|
|Species||Pike, perch, bream, roach, hybrids and brown trout|
|Methods||All lawful methods including ground bait and maggots for coarse fish|
|Daily bag limit||One pike per person/four coarse per day/four trout per rod|
|Size limit||Pike weighing 4kg (8.8lb) and over and coarse longer than 25cm must be returned to the water|
|Licence||DAERA coarse rod licence (for coarse fish only). Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA.|
|Permit||No permit needed in this free fishery|
|Other restrictions||If you do not hold a game rod licence any trout caught must be returned gently to the water|
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) does not manage this fishery. Anglers use this fishery and any fishing stands at their own risk.
How to get there
From Enniskillen, take the A4 for Belcoo. From Belcoo take the B52 for Garrison. The road runs along most of the eastern shore with easy access points.