Upper Lough Erne is a natural water world with more than 90 islands, coves and inlets to be explored from the water. Every year many residents and visitors spend the warmer months exploring Lough Erne by kayak, canoe, yacht and motor cruiser. There is a RYA accredited dinghy sailing club a stone’s throw from Crehan at Derryadd. Since the re-opening of the 40m mile Shannon-Erne Waterway in 1994, it is now possible to travel over 160 miles from Belleek in the Lower Lough to Limerick and the Atlantic Ocean. From July to October, the shallow, tepid waters of the Upper Lough are ideal for wild swimming. Lough Erne is renowned for some of the finest coarse fishing in Europe. Over its 300 square miles you will find bream and roach in abundance as well as perch and tench. The Upper Lough specifically, is considered to have some of the best pike fishing in Ireland. With no closed season, coarse fishing attracts visitors all year round.