Braid River

The Braid is a medium sized tributary (5-20m wide) of the Maine containing a large head of wild brown trout. These are best fished for during April and May and in the evenings during June and July using both dry and wet fly. Salmon and dollaghen fishingis usually at its best in September and October after a spate. As well as the fly, worming and shrimping are permitted as is spinning from the 1st August.
Licence Authority - FCB
Day Tickets - There are no restrictions on the number of day tickets but there is no Sunday fishing. Tickets cost £5/rod/day up to the end of August and then £10/rod/day. The fishing extends upstream from the M2 bridge to Braid Chapel near the Sheddings.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
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