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Angling

Northern Ireland is undoubtedly one of the finest angling destinations in Europe.  Whether you're into coarse, game or sea fishing - we have it all!

Game species on offer include Salmon, Grilse, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Dollaghan, Gillaroo and Sonaghan and some of the best destinations include the wide expanse of Lower Lough Erne in the Fermanagh Lakelands, the Lower Bann system and the nearby tributaries of Lough Neagh, and the the rivers of the Causeway Coast in County Antrim.

Coarse anglers are also well catered for with Pike, Bream, Roach and Perch plentiful in Upper Lough Erne and around Enniskillen, as well as further west in the two Loughs Macnean and Melvin.  The Lough Erne Resort offers a resident Game Angling Instructor who can arrange to take guests on fishing trips.  Visit the hotel's Angling page for more information.

The Toome Canal and Lough Beg, to the north of Lough Neagh, are popular for Pike and other species; as are Kinnego Marina and the Upper Bann to the south of the Lough. 

Sea anglers will be amazed at the variety of shore, rock and boat fishing opportunities along our readily accessible coastline.  The Antrim Coast boasts some excellent marks and species to be found include Wrasse, Cod, Whiting, Plaice, Flatfish, Turbot, Mackerel, Haddock, Dogfish, Coalfish, Pollack, Flounder and Conger Eels.

For information on licences and permits, bag limits and how to get started visit DCAL Angling, Loughs Agency or a local tackle shop when you arrive.  The HIS provide full ticket booking facilities for the Lower Bann and Foyle systems, Northern Ireland's most extensive and varied fisheries.  Visit FishPal for direct bookings. 

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Temple Springs Fishery, Garvagh, Coleraine

Temple Springs is a facility located in the Sperrin Mountain range just outside Garvagh that can be hired by groups of up to 20 anglers. All tackle and bait will be supplied. An induction can be given if required.

Carrickcraft, Bellanaleck, Enniskillen

With hundreds of secluded moorings and quiet islands, a boat is the best way to see Lough Erne. Everything you need is on board with sitting-room, bedrooms and kitchen. Think of it as your cottage on the water. No experience of boating is necessary.

Castle Cruises Ltd - Carlingford Lough,

Cruises on Carlingford Lough are now available on a state of the art Vessel operating out of Warrenpoint Co. Down / Omeath Co.

Banbridge Angling Club - Corbet Lough, Corbet, Banbridge

Corbet Lough, under the management of Banbridge Angling Club, is a 70 acre premier trout angling fishery set in the scenic Co Down countryside aganist the backdrop of the Mourne Mountains. It has much to offer local anglers and tourists alike.

Crewe Angling Club, Sion Mills, Strabane

We specialise in products for salmon and trout angling. We stock many old favorites but keep up to date with the latest tackle and trends. Our range of salmon flies are regarded by many as the best in Ireland.

Nelsons Boats, Donaghadee

Public trips from Donaghadee harbour from June - September. Sea fishing twice daily with some tackle provided. Afternoon pleasure cruises (some landing) to the scenic Copeland Islands.

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