Where to Fish in Northern Ireland - Antrim

The Northern Ireland Where to Fish A to Z

Six Mile Water

Near Ballyclare

10 miles of fishing on this small to medium sized stretch of the river covering source to the Droagh Road Bridge. The best of the brown trout fishing is in April to July with Dollaghan and some salmon from July onwards, September and October being best for the migratory species. The water is fly only below Ballyclare, spinning and worm allowed upstream of the town. Permits with 4 fish limit, available from Duddy's newsagents and Main Street motor cycles in Ballyclare. Google Map Reference 54.750333, -5.998435

Straid Fishery

Near Ballyclare, includes a 32 acre lake a 2 acre pond and 1 acre bait pond which is great for the kids. Fishing is from bank and boat on the lake which is stocked with fish of 2 to 10lbs (the fishery record is 17lb 4ozs). A good dry fly water with plentiful hatches of buzzers and sedges. Call 028 9332 2434. Google Map Reference 54.766855, -5.932483

Tildarg Fishery

A 16 acre fishery near Ballyclare known for its stocks of big trout. The lake is stocked regularly with fish of 3lb and there is a resident population of wild breeding rainbows which is a bit special. Fishing is from bank and boat with wheelyboats provided free of charge for disabled anglers. The fishery has a range of good facilities for when you need a break. Call 028 9334 0604. Google Map Reference 54.793235, -6.068701