The Dromore River and Lakes
Downstream of Ballybay to upstream of the county bridge on the Cootehill- Ballybay road are productive pike fisheries, most effectively fished by boat. Bank fishing is possible at the following locations: White Lake at Lisgillen,Baird’s Shore and Anney. Also Drumlona Lake.
White Lake - Baird’s Shore
Covers an area of 54 hectares, is 4km downstream of Ballybay and is approached off the Rockcorry road. There are clear banks, 3-4 metres deep and the lake is noted for big fish. Boat fishing in White Lake is popular. There is roadside accessand car parking along Baird’s Shore.
Is situated in a scenic forestry area and the shoreline is shallow in places out to 10 metres and then there is a sudden drop. There is good fishing at the edge of the shelf. Anglers fishing this water should note that access is along a private road and that cars should be parked with care to avoid disruption to traffic accessing the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. This lake has a healthy pike population.
Lies 8km out of Ballybay off the R162 to Shercock (signposted right). Access for coaches and cars is off the R190 Ballybay-Cootehill road. It is a scenic lake of some 80 hectares with parking at the lakeside. There are many areas of clear bank with deep water.
Derrygoony (White) Lough
Is approx 40 hectares . It can be approached from a stile near Cortubber post office, over 3 fields, or from the Billy Fox Memorial Park. There are some good banks at this lake.
Corlatt Lake, Shantonagh Lake
These series of lakes drain into the Knappagh River and the River Annalee. It must be noted that the majority of these waters contain most of the coarse fish species with the exception of bream and tench but are regarded as very good pike fisheries. The waters within the Bawn/Latton area that are in the boundaries of the Lough Bawn Estate are private waters.
Is a very large fishery which covers an area of approximately 117 hectares. It is a valuable pike fishery with adequate access and is best fished with a boat.