Where to Fish in Northern Ireland - Co Down

The Northern Ireland Where to Fish A to Z


Corbet Lough


Near Banbridge is a 28 hectare lough stocked mostly with rainbows although there are some naturally breeding brownies. Fly and spinning is allowed with a 3 fish ticket per day. There is a wheelyboat available. Best flies are Ace of Spades, Montana Viva in the early part of the season and Hoppers and sedges from June onwards, GRHE works well at any time. Permits cost £8 from The Anglers Rest in Katesbridge, call 028 4067 1515. Google Map Reference 54.338598, -6.185850

Danes Cast Fishery


Near Newry Co Down. 2 spring fed lakes stocked with steelhead crosses. Call 02830 821758 or 07973 632016. Google Map Reference 54.249583, -6.374317

Kernan Lough


Near Banbridge in a 28 hectare lough open 1st Marchl to 31st of October run by Gilford Ac who stock the lough annually with rainbows of about 1lb which grow on well producing fish to 6lb every year. Fly and spinner is allowed and boats for members only. Best flies are Viva, Mallard and Claret and GRHE. The club has installed good ramp access from the car park to platforms designed to accommodate disabled anglers. Day tickets, fly fishing only for visitors, from the Spar shop in Gilford, call 028 3883 1087. Google Map Reference 54.358362, -6.328270

Rivers


River Bann

The Upper Bann


Fish of about 16k is run by the Banbridge AC who issue 40 tickets per day for brown trout (4 fish) and salmon and dollaghan. Permits from James Coburn and Sons in Banbridge, call 028 4066 2207. Google Map Reference 54.349078, -6.270080

River Laggan 


14k of the upper reaches of the river which is smallish at this point run by Drumore AC. The river holds a good head of brown trout up to about 1lb. Access is good with banks clear of the ubiquitous barbed wire. Fishing is fly only with worm allowed only on a few deep pools. Fly life is abundant. Permits from Jackie McCracken in Drumore, call 028 9269 3247. Google Map Reference 54.414248, -6.151170

White Water Kilkeel AC


Have the fishing on this river which has some small trout and occasional salmon but best known for its sea trout which average 3.5lbs. The best fishing is in September and October. Day ticket from Killeel Post Office, call 02841 762225. Google Map Reference 54.045244, -6.074399

 

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