Famous for its unusual and rare species of trout such as gillaroo, ferox and sonaghan it also holds salmon char and perch .
Salmon and Sea Trout are taken between 1st February and 30th September and Brown Trout between 15th February and 30th September. The Grilse run begins in June and fish are caught all over the lake from Kinlough to Rossinver.
The Lough Melvin catchment drains an area of 265km2, 42% of which lies within Northern Ireland and is situated within the counties Leitrim (ROI) and Fermanagh (NI). Lough Melvin is 13km long from east to west and 3km wide. There is good public access to the lake with piers at Kinlough, Breffni and Dernaseer
Types of Fish