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Gulladoo and Satellite Lakes

Gulladoo Lough with an area of 78 hectares is a medium sized lake and is located 4km south east of Carrigallen on the R203. This lake contains good stocks of medium sized pike up to 10lbs but larger pike in excess of 20lbs are recorded annually. This is a long narrow lake with extensive marginal vegetation on the western shores. The eastern shoreline is generally open and provides for comfortable bank fishing. The upper lake is generally shallow but has depths to 8m. The lower lake has similar depths with an area of deeper water being located off the “steps”.

Access to the western shore of the upper lake is via a gravel roadway which extends for 200m and gives access to good fishing and car parking. A boat may be launched from this point depending on water levels. Access to the upper lake is also available from the Letrim County Council amenity area located between the upper and lower Loughs.

There is access to the lower lake at the northern shore where the river exits and boats may be launched at this location. There is also a facility at this location for anglers who are wheelchair users. Roadside parking is available at the “steps” (2) where fishing is possible from a clean bank. Depending on water levels it may be possible to take a boat through the connecting channel under the bridge at the amenity area however extreme caution should be exercised when carrying out this manoeuvre.

Commencing 500m south west of Gulladoo are Beaghamore (3), Tully (4), and Gortermone (5) Loughs all of which are connected by the Cullies river system. All lakes in this chain have good stocks of small to medium sized pike and Gortermone produces fish up to 20lbs on occasion. Access to Tully Lake is via a short roadway which leads to a small car park at the lake shore. Pedestrian access only to Gortermone and Beaghamore with car parking on the public roadway. Access to all lakes via the river depending on water levels.

Cullies Lake (6) is located downstream and north east of Gulladoo Lake. Fishing for small to medium sized pike is from bank side swims which are located on the southern shoreline where a small car park is provided.

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