This reservoir is situated on open moorland but the planting of conifers around the lake provides good shelter. The banks are open and there are no access problems at normal water levels, but care must be taken when areas of mud are exposed under low water conditions. Killylane contains a beautiful stock of wild brown trout which is supplemented by regular stockings of up to 5000 takeable brown trout. This maintains good fishing throughout the season. Popular flies include Heather Moth/Black Pennel.
A touring caravan site is available nearby in Ballyboley Forest. DCAL Game Fishing Permit required if over 18, DCAL Juvenile Game Fishing Permit required if under 18. FCB Game Fishing Rod Licence required if over 18.