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Lake Surveys 2022

Fish Stock Survey of Ardderry Lough, August 2022

Ardderry Lough is the second lake on the Screebe system in Co. Galway (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). The lake is located adjacent to Maam Cross and to the south of the N59 Galway to Clifden road at an altitude of 37m a.s.l. (Figure 1.1). The underlying geology is categorised as siliceous. The lake has a […]

Fish Stock Survey of Ballyquirke Lough, September 2022

Ballyquirke Lough (Loch Bhaile Ui Choirc) is located approximately 1km south of Moycullen, Co. Galway. The lake is connected to Lough Corrib via the Ballyquirke Canal which exits from the northeast corner of the lake (Figure 1.1). The lake is situated at an altitude of 5 m.a.s.l., has a surface area of 73.6ha, mean depth […]

Fish Stock Survey of Glenade Lough, September 2022

Glenade Lough is situated at the top of the Bonet catchment in county Leitrim, in a valley between the Arroo and Benbulben Mountain ranges, approximately 9km north-west of Manorhamilton (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). The lake has a surface area of 73.3ha, a mean depth <4m and a maximum depth of 11.5m. It is categorised as […]

Fish Stock Survey of Kylemore Lough, August 2022

Kylemore Lough is the largest of the three lakes, situated in the Dawros catchment in Co. Galway, approximately 5km north-east of Letterfrack, Co. Galway (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). It has a surface area of 134ha, a mean depth of >4m, a maximum depth of 30m and falls into typology class 4 (as designated by the […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lettercraffroe Lough, August, 2022

Lettercraffroe Lough is located 6km south-west of Oughterard, Co. Galway on a tributary of the Owenriff River which flows through the town and into Lough Corrib (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). It has a surface area of 82ha, a mean depth of 2.86m and a maximum depth of 17.9m (WRFB, 2006). The lake is categorised as […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Bane, September 2022

Lough Bane is situated on the Meath-Westmeath border within the Boyne catchment, approximately 10km south of Oldcastle, Co. Meath (Plate 1.1 and Figure 1.1). It has a surface area of 75ha, a mean depth of >4m and a maximum depth of 16m. The lake is categorised as typology class 12 (as designated by the EPA […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Beltra, July 2022

Lough Beltra is a picturesque lake located 8km north-east of Newport and 11km north-west of Castlebar, Co. Mayo (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). The lake is 2.4km in length and 1.6km wide, has a surface area of 403ha, a mean depth of > 4m and a maximum depth of 26.0m. The lake is categorised as typology […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Carra, July 2022

Lough Carra is situated in County Mayo and forms the most northerly part of the Great Western Lakessystem of Loughs Corrib, Mask and Carra (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). The lake is located approximately 5km north of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Lough Carra is the largest marl lake in Ireland, with a surface area of approximately 1600ha […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Conn, September 2022

Lough Conn is located in the Moy catchment in north County Mayo (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). The lake is connected to its immediate neighbour to the south, Lough Cullin, by a narrow channel that passes under a regional road at Pontoon village (Figure 1.1). The River Deel flows into Lough Conn and exits Lough Cullin […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Cullin, September 2022

Lough Cullin is a large, shallow lake situated to the west of Foxford, which is connected to Lough Conn by a narrow inlet at Pontoon, Co. Mayo (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). The outflow from the lake discharges directly into the River Moy south-west of Foxford (NPWS, 2014). Lough Cullin has a surface area of 1019.3ha […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Lene, October 2023

Lough Lene is a limestone lake, situated in the Upper Boyne catchment in Co. Westmeath (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). It is located approximately 1km north of Collinstown and 4km north-east of Castlepollard. The lake has a surface area of 416.5ha, a mean depth >4m, a maximum depth of 20m and falls into typology class 8 […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Mask, July 2022

Lough Mask is situated north of Lough Corrib, adjacent to the town of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). It is the sixth largest lake in Ireland with a surface area of approximately 8,218ha. The length of the lake from north to south is approximately 16km and the width is approximately 6.4km at its […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Rea, August 2022

Lough Rea is situated in the Kilcolgan catchment in Co. Galway (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). It is an abstraction lake, providing water to the nearby town of Loughrea (County Galway Guide, 2010). The lake is situated at an altitude of 85m a.s.l., has a surface area of 301ha, a mean depth of 3.9m, a maximum […]

Fish Stock Survey of Lough Shindilla, August 2022

Lough Shindilla is the uppermost lake on the Screebe system in Co. Galway, located approximately 0.75km west of Maam Cross (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). The lake has a surface area of 65.3ha, a mean depth >4m, a maximum depth of 22m and has been characterised as typology class 4 (as designated by the EPA for […]

Fish Stock Survey of Maumwee Lough, June 2022

Maumwee Lough is situated in the Corrib catchment, approximately 2km north of Maam Cross, Co. Galway (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). It has a surface area of 27.5ha, mean depth of 2.1m, maximum depth of 8.8m (WRFB, 2006) and falls into typology class 1 (as designated by the EPA for the Water Framework Directive), i.e., shallow […]

Fish Stock Survey of Ross Lake, September 2022

Ross Lake is situated in the Corrib catchment, located approximately 1km south-east of Rosscahill and 3km north-west of Moycullen, Co. Galway in a chain of lakes entering Lough Corrib at Moycullen Bay (Plate 1.1, Figure 1.1). It has a surface area of 139ha, a mean depth of >4m, a maximum depth of 14m and is […]