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Satellite pike waters in the Gowna area

Swan Lake

Swan Lake is a medium sized lake covering approximately 46 hectares. It is located adjacent to the village of Gowna on the Granard road and has good bank fishing for pike. The best access is from the south and south western shores and advice should be sought locally prior to fishing.

Black Lake and White Lake

These small lakes are located to the left of the road leading to Lisanny and have limited access and bank space. They hold stocks of small to medium sized pike and are generally of limited interest to pike anglers but present the opportunity to fish for pike off the beaten track. They have a combined area of 7 hectares.


This small 9 hectare lake is located east of Gowna village to the right of the road leading to Ballinagh. Access to the lake is easy but there is limited car parking. Bawndoora holds stocks of small to medium sized pike and is generally of limited interest to pike anglers and would be seldom fished.

River Erne

Pike congregate on occasions around the inflow and outflows of the River Erne attracted by seasonal movements of shoals of fodder fish. These generally shallow areas are best accessed from a boat and sink and draw dead baiting can be particularly effective. The river stretches above and below the inflow and outflows are well worth exploring and can be accessed by boat and in places from the bank. Ease of access to these channels can be dependent on water levels.

Corglass and Kill Lakes

These lakes are located 8km east of Gowna angling centre close to the village of Kilnaleck. These lakes have a combined area of 47 hectares and are connected by a short channel and there is pedestrian access to all shorelines. There are extensive stretches of open shoreline and both waters which contain stocks of small to medium sized pike. These are rich waters and because they contain a good head of fodder fish have the potential to produce larger specimens of pike. Kill has depths up to 6m with the deeper water being located towards the eastern shore.

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