The Inniscarra reservoir (also known as Inniscarra lake) one of two reservoirs in the Lee Valley, resulted from the development of the Lee Hydro-electric Scheme in 1956.
At that time parts of the Lee Valley west of Cork City was flooded to create reservoirs for electricity generation. This reservoir runs west from the Inniscarra Dam as far as the Carrigadrohid reservoir, at the village of Carrigadrohid. The main villages of this area are Dripsey and Coachford.
The reservoir occupies an area of 530 hectares and there is approximately 40 Km of bank area that can be fished. In recent years there has been much investment in the development of angling facilities here.
The Inniscarra Reservoir is primarily a Bream fishery but also holds good stocks of Rudd, Rudd/Bream hybrids and some large Pike.
The Carrigadrohid Reservoir, one of two reservoirs in the Lee Valley, also resulted from the development of the Lee Hydro-electric Scheme in the 1950s. This reservoir runs west from the Carrigadrohid Dam. The Carrigadrohid reservoir is located close to the town of Macroom.
The Carrigadrohid Reservoir has stocks of Rudd Perch.