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

Please note: Meenameen Lough will be closed on Saturday 1st October 2016 due to an event being held by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

Key information

Nearest town Derrygonnelly
  • 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 Fishing Rod Licence
Permit DAERA Game Fishing Permit 
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

Click the buttons 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 14.5km, following the forestry signposts (scenic drive).


From Belleek

Follow the forest drive signs from the village.




Photography courtesy of © Copyright Oliver Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Original image – http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1391267 and http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1390974
Information used with permission from https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/angling-navar-lakes-achork-glencreawan-and-meenameen

DAERA Game Fishing Permit
DAERA Game Fishing Rod Licence
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