River Lee

Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid Reservoirs

Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid Reservoirs are located on the River Lee, upstream of the two hydro power stations. The lakes are predominantly associated with coarse fishing for bream, rudd, roach, pike and perch.

Pike are particularly in abundance downstream of Carrigadrohid generating station and pike fishing at Macloneigh Bridge and the area known locally as the Gearagh on the main Macroom-Cork Road has proven popular.

Fishing hotspots include: Innisleena, Dripsey Arms, Rooves Bridge, The Caumruad, Carrigadrohid, Dunisky, Farranvarrigane and New Bridge.

Access

Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid Reservoirs are located approximately 12 km from Cork City and 6 km from Blarney Village.
• Innisleena: 1.6 km west of the Inniscarra Dam on the northern shore. Stop at the small car parking area beside the lake shore and fish the deep water to the east, off the disused roadway.
• Dripsey Arms: West of Griffin's Garden Centre.
• Rooves Bridge: The small bay 600m East of the bridge.
• The Caumruad: An easily accessible shallow, weedy area. Located beside the main road east of Carrigadrohid village.
• Carrigadrohid: Fish both banks upstream of Castle Bridge. This section varies in water depth and fishes best when the water is high with minimum flow. For your own safety listen for the hooter which is sounded when water is being released from the dam.
• Dunisky: 7 km from Macroom on Cork Road.
• Farranvarrigane: 3.5 km from Macroom on Cork Road.
• New Bridge: 1 km downstream from bridge.