Spinfish Where to Fish - Northern Ireland - A to Z

Click a link below for the Spinfish Guide to where to fish in Northern Ireland (Ulster) by county.


Public Estate Angling Waters


Antrim | Armagh | Co Down | Fermanagh | Foyle System | Londonderry | Lough ErneLough NeaghMelvin | Mourne | River Derg | Tyrone


Northern Ireland has some unsurpassable fishing, not just in terms of the the range of fresh water species available but in terms of the prodigious catches recorded and the incredible access at affordable prices that Ulster offers to residents and visitors. The Foyle system produces almost as many as salmon as any other system in Europe. Add in Irish hospitality and your are in for a memorable experience - so it is!

Please note that you must have a rod license to fish in Northern Ireland. The license allows you to go fishing but does not give you permission to fish. In addition to your license you will need a fishing permit for the location you chose to fish at. The Licenses are Department of Culture, Arts and Liesure (DCAL) and Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (FCILC), check out this link for more information - http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/angling-licences-and-permits

To see some of the rivers and loughs a DCAL permit gives you access to click the link at the top of the page for Public Estates Angling Waters. This is a fantastic service provided by government which gives access to some of the best fishing in Ulster, including the Foyle and Moure all for an annual fee that is less than you would pay for a day on an average salmon river is Scotland, luck of the Irish or what?