This prolific river drains a catchment of 484 square miles of which much is taken up by two large reservoirs. There is trout angling in the main channel from Inniscarra dam to Cork city as well as in each of the tributaries.
Fishing is available by permit at Inniscarra Dam via the ESB. After that there are two clubs which control the majority of the fishing downstream of the dam. There is some free fishing at the Lee Fields near Carrigrohane.
Salmon, 1st February to 30th September.
Brown Trout, 15th February to 12th October.