Banebridge Angling Club
Banbridge AC have fishing on Lough Corbit and on the river Bann.
River Bann fishing consists of a stretch from Katesbridge to Lenaderg. The river has good stocks of brown trout going to the 1 to 1.5lbs range. They also have runs of dollaghan and salmon later in the season, fish to about 6lbs.
Day tickets from The Anglers Rest in Corbet, call 028 4067 1515, and the Boat Attendant at the Lough Corbet, call 028 4062 5036 or 075 9102 7557.
Katesbridge Google Map 54.301467, -6.142651 Post Code BT32 5NF to Google Map 54.373474, -6.288618 (approx)
Located 3 miles from Banbridge Lough Corbet is 70 acre stocked mostly with rainbows although there are some naturally breeding brownies and over wintered fish. Fly fishing, best flies are Ace of Spades, Montana Viva in the early part of the season and Hoppers and sedges from June onwards, GRHE works well at any time. 2 fish limit fishing ceases when the second fish is taken but you can fish C & R up to that point. All brown trout C & R. Season 1st March to 31st October.
Fishing is from bank or boat. There are 6 boats plus a wheelyboat available. There are also 3 platforms set aside for disabled anglers. Blue badge holders or DAERA Disabled License holders can fish worm from 1st July.
There is a lodge and toilets on site.
Permits The Anglers Rest in Corbet, call 028 4067 1515, Cockburns Tackle in Banebridge and the Boat Attendant at the lough, call 028 4062 5036 or 075 9102 7557.
For membership enquiries go to: http://banbridgeanglingclub.co.uk/index.php/membership/
Corbet Lough on the A50 at Google Map Reference 54.338598, -6.185850 Post Code BT32 3RU
Gilford Angling Club
Gilford AC have the fishing on Kernan Lough and on the river Bann.
The Bann fishing goes from the Laurancetown Bridge to Knockbridge. Good brown trout fishing but in the lower slower reaches suits coarse fishing better. From August onwards there is a run of salmon and dollaghan.
Kernan Lough, near Banbridge, a 28 hectare lough open 1st March to 31st of October run by Gilford AC who stock the lough annually with rainbows of about 1lb which grow on well producing fish to 6lb every year.
Fly and spinner is allowed and boats for members only. Best flies are Viva, Mallard and Claret and GRHE. The club has installed good ramp access from the car park to platforms designed to accommodate disabled anglers. Day tickets, fly fishing only for visitors, from the Spar shop in Gilford, call 028 3883 1087 or Moffats Newagents .
Google Map Reference 54.359300, -6.326300 Post Code BT63 6BU
Shimna Angling Club have an arrangment to fish the Shimna with DAERA. The river has good stocks of wild brown trout plus salmon and sea trout. All salmon C & R. Day tickets are available:
6 for the DAERA stretch. 8 reduced rate for DAERA Game Season Permit holders (2 specifically for disabled anglers). 4 reduced rate weekly tickets for DAERA Season Permit holders.
Permits from The Four Seasons in Main Street, Newcastle, call 028 4372 5078
Ballylough, a good sized water, is owned and managed by Castlewellan and Annsborough Angling Club (CAAC). The club has carried out a major redevelopment of the fishery installing a safe walkway and improving the boathouse.
The lough is stocked several times a year with rainbows and brown trout of 1.5 to 2lbs. There are roach and while the lough is fly only people fishing for roach can bait fish using size 14 hooks for now.
The improvements have made access much safer and better especially of anglers with mobility problems.
Membership open to people living within a 10 mile radius. Day tickets available from Paula's Shop, Stables Hotel and Hillyard House in Castlewellan.
Google Map 54.270519, -5.909013 Post Code BT13 9EW
Polehill Carp Fishery
Located near Newtonard there are 4 well stocked lakes on a 9 acre site. The lakes hold tench, bream, silvers and carp averaging 2 to 4lbs with some going up to 9lbs.
The fishery has a number of pegs suitable for wheelchair users as well as double pegs for family groups.
Open 9am to dusk. Permits in advance from Belfast Angling Centre or McKees Angling Centre in Bangor.
Call 028 9145 4983 or 028 9031 3156
Google Map 54.593996, -5.636779 Post Code BT23 8RN