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BELTURBET ANGLING CENTRE

SATELLITE PIKE WATERS IN THE BELTURBET AREA

10. Putiaghan Lake is located 2km south of Belturbet. This small 6 hectare lake with depths to 3.5m produces good catches of small pike with occasional fish to 10lbs. Best results can be obtained from a boat as bank fishing is only available from the stands on the southern shoreline. The abundance of water lilies provides excellent habitat for pike in this water which also contains good stocks of coarse fish. A car park is located at the top of the steep hill overlooking the lake.

11. The Round Lough is located 3km south east of Belturbet and is best fished from a boat. The shoreline is completely reed fringed and there is no access to fishing on the shore. This small lake has depths to 5m and contains stocks of small to medium sized pike. Access is across a stile from the road but parking is limited.

12. Tonawolly Lake is located 3km south east of Belturbet and south of the Round Lough. The shoreline is completely reed fringed and there is no access to fishing on the shore. This small lake has depths to 3m and contains good stocks of small pike. Pedestrian access only and parking is very limited. The nearby Tullyroane Lough has very similar characteristics.

13. Parisee Lough is located 3.5km east of Belturbet and covers an area of 47 hectares. This lake contains a good stock of small to medium sized pike with an occasional larger pike being taken. The deeper water (up to 5m) is located at the southern end of the lake whilst the shallower northern end has depths to 2m and has an undulating bed. The shoreline is heavily reed fringed and can only be fished from a boat.

14. Corrarod Lough is located 4km east of Belturbet and covers an area of 16 hectares. This lake is best fished from by boat or float tube as the shoreline is completely reed fringed. Fishing from the shore is not recommended at this venue. This small lake has depths to 6m and contains reasonable stocks of small pike. Access is by permission of riparian owners.

15. Drumgorry Lough is located 5km east of Belturbet and is accessed from the Cavan Clones road (N54). This reed fringed lake covers an area of 11 hectares and is best fished by boat or float tube. Bank fishing is not recommended at this venue. This small lake has depths to 3m and contains reasonable stocks of small pike. Access is by permission of riparian owners.

16. Killybandrick Lough is located 6km east of Belturbet and covers an area of 28 hectares with depths to 6m. The deepest areas are located in the middle of the lake off the western shore. This lake is accessed from the Gannons Cross to Redhills road. On the north-west shore there are two lakeside car parks close to 25 modern angling stands where boats can also be launched. This lake contains fair stocks of small to medium sized pike but also produces occasional fish approaching specimen size (30lbs).

17. Grilly Lough is a small productive lake covering 9 hectares located 3km north east of Belturbet. Access is from a minor road on the western shoreline where a car park is located. The shoreline is reed fringed but small boats can be launched from the car park. This venue is also suitable for float tubes. Fishing is generally for small to medium sized pike.

18. Killylea Lough is located 5km north east of Belturbet and is connected to the River Finn system by way of a small shallow channel which may be accessed by boat. This 43 hectare lake has extensive areas of fishable shoreline but the use of a boat for pike angling is strongly recommended. This water produces good numbers of small to medium sized pike with occasional fish in excess of 20lbs taken annually. This water is generally shallow in nature with maximum depths to 4m occurring near the eastern shoreline. There is limited parking close to the bridge.

19. Edenterriff Lough is located 4km north of Belturbet and covers an area of 18 hectares. This lake is entirely reed fringed with poor shore access and is best fished from a boat. Access is by permission of the riparian landowner. This little fished water has produced reasonable catches of small to medium sized pike. Limited car parking by permission.

20. Kilconny Lough is located 2km north west of Belturbet and covers an area of 9 hectares. Suitable for boat and float tubes this water has no bank fishing available. This lake has depths to 4m and produces good catches of small to medium sized pike. Limited roadside parking is available.

21. Teemore Lough is located 5km north west of Belturbet and is connected to the Shannon Erne Waterway by way of a shallow channel. Due to poor surrounding terrain and heavily reeded shoreline this channel is the only means of access to the water for angling purposes. The lake covers an area of 10 hectares with depths to 2m and gets heavily weeded in summer. Best pike fishing is to be had in the spring and autumn. The lake contains good stocks of small to medium sized pike but occasional fish in excess of 20lbs have been recorded. The inflowing Rag River can also be well worth exploring in springtime.

22. Drumard Lough is located 7km north of Belturbet and covers an area of 13 hectares. It is linked to Upper Lough Erne by a short river channel which provides good access for angling boats. The shoreline is 90% reed fringed with a small area of open bank on the north-west side. Depths rarely exceed 4m with the deepest area located off the western shore. Fishing is generally for small to medium sized pike.

23. Anoneen Lough is located 5km north of Belturbet. This 14 hectare water is extremely shallow with summer depths rarely exceeding 1.5m. This lake, which gets heavily weeded in summer contains good stocks of small to medium sized pike. It is accessed from the Shannon Erne Waterway and can only be fished from a boat. The best pike fishing is to be had during the spring and autumn.

24. Drumlaney Lough is located approximately 6km east of Belturbet and can be accessed off the Cavan Clones road (N54). Covering an area of 9 hectares Drumlaney is best fished from a boat. Small boats may be launched with the permission of the riparian owners. There is a small section of open shore on the eastern side which can be accessed from a minor road. Depths rarely exceed 3m and fishing is generally for small to medium sized pike.

25. The Commons Lough is located 2km south east of Belturbet and covers an area of 15 hectares. Suitable for boat and float tubes this water has no bank fishing available. Local advice should be sought prior to fishing this water. Fishing is generally for small to medium sized pike. Parking at this venue is very limited.

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