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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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Baronscourt Estate, Newtownstewart, Omagh

Situated in a sheltered valley in the foothills of the Sperrin mountains in Ireland’s County Tyrone, you come across an oasis of peace and tranquillity...

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.

Stone Falls Specimen Trout Fishery & School of Fly Fishing, Castlerock, Coleraine

Experience the first specimen Trout Fishery in Ireland which consists of two spring fed lakes. Rod numbers are limited to 5 per day giving the angler peace, space and tranquility to stalk the fish of a lifetime.

N M Tackle, Strabane

Located in the heart of Game Angling, Sion Mills. All Foyle rivers 20 min max, Lough Erne 30 min, Ballyshannon 45 min. We stock many old classics and up to the minute trends to ensure you have everything you need to catch fish.

Lowry's Lake, Armagh

Lowry's Lake is a favourite with members and visitors. The lake is stocked regularly and due to location fished hard. The trout become educated and a thoughtful approach is required for success. Hotspots are Kildarton Shore and The Ramper area.

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.

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