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Belfast Game Fishing

Game Fishing

Northern Ireland offers world-class game fishing, with clean, clear waters teeming with wild Salmon, Grilse, Sea Trout and our unique Lough Neagh Dollaghan.

With hundreds of miles of river, large and smalll freshwater lakes and sea loughs, anglers have a wide choice of venues. Salmon, Grilse, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Dollaghan, Gillaroo and Sonaghan - we have the range of fish to match the challenge. The wide expanse of Lower Lough Erne, for instance, is the perfect habitat for Brown Trout, as are many of the tributaries of Lough Neagh namely the Moyola, Maine, Six Mile Water and Crumlin Rivers; these same rivers are also known for for their Salmon and Dollaghan, the latter being a unique species of Lough Neagh migratory brown trout.  Some superb Grilse, meanwhile, can be found in the nearby Lower Bann system from June onwards. 

The North Antrim Coast boasts some excellent angling; the Bush River, located just minutes from the world famous Old Bushmills Distillery, is one of the greatest treasures of the region, while Sea Trout may be found in the rivers surrounding Ballycastle (namely the Margy, Carey or Glenshesk) and further south in the Glenariff River.

Game fishing is possible from February through to October, although certain designated rainbow waters allow your season to last a full twelve months.

Check with DCAL Angling, Loughs Agency or a local tackle shop regarding which permits are required in each area. 

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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.

Carrybridge Boat Company, Lisbellaw, Enniskillen

Situated midway on the Erne system in sheltered waters. Our fleet is serviced and maintained to meticulous standards and visitors are assured a first class personal service. Erne Charter Boat Association member.

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.

Dunteige Shoot, Glenarm, Ballymena

Dunteige Shoot is located in the Glens of Antrim, we offer Driven Duck and Partridge shooting, walked up and dog training days.Please contact us to discuss availability all shoot day packages can by tailored to suit each group of Guns.

Home, Field & Stream, Enniskillen

This popular fishery is stocked with up to 10000 takeable fish and 5000 fingerlings annually. Fish over winter will grow up to 5 kg. Upwing olives and fast fished lures are successful at this fishery. There are two car-parks on the lough shore.

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