Where to Fish in Northern Ireland - Armagh

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DAERA Public Angling Estate Fisheries

Significant amounts of water are under the management of DAERA. You will need a DEARA Rod License and a permit to fish these waters. It is a fantastic gift to anglers in Northern Ireland offering access to salmon, sea trout, brown trout, stocked fisheries, coarse fishing, all for a one off season ticket which is not expensive and comes with great concessions for youngster, disabled and older folk.

Follow this link to find what is available in Armagh:

Link to DAERA Public Water Estate Fisheries Armagh

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Game Fishing

Armagh Angling Club

Armagh AC have fishing on 4 stillwaters: Lowry's Lake, Shaw's Lake and Keady Lakes plus Seagaham Dam, fly only. They are a pretty active bunch with their own hatchery producing some cracking fish to double figures to ensure quality fishing on their waters.

They offer season and day ticket fishing, permits from Procast Angling Centre on Dobbins Street, Armagh.

Lowrys Lake Google Map 54.340467, -6.601209 Post Code BT60 1HY

Shaws Lake:Google Map 54.244090, -6.503413 Post Code BT60 2JE

Keadys Lake (3 lakes Tulllnawood, Darkley, Aughnagurgan) Approx locations Google Map 54.210755, -6.684291 Post Code BT60 3RB

Seagahan Dam Google Map 54.283215, -6.617887 Post Code BT 60 2QS

Checked 06/05/14


Rising near Clogher and flowing into Lough Neagh, the Blackwater offers very good trout fishing as well as salmon and dollaghan. It forms the border with Tyrone for much of it's length.

The tributaries also offer trout fishing with the Ballygawley river producing good trout to 1.5lbs and the Torrent providing a great chance at the dollaghan.

Some of the water around Blackwatertown is covered by the DCAL permit but the rest of the river and tributaries as under the control of several clubs: Clogher to Favour Royal, Clogher & Dist AA, permits from Farmers Maxol garage, call 028 8554 8232; Favour Royal to Caledon, Aughnacloy & Dist AA, Salley's Filling Station, call 028 8555 7306; near Blackwatertown, Armagh Fisheries, GI Stores Armagh, call 028 3752 2355.


Cashel (Upper and Lower)

49 acres, 2 loughs open March to October for brown trout, stocked several times a year. Fly and worm allowed.

There is a jetty where you can launch a boat and platforms suitable for disabled anglers.

Call 028 3086 1949.

It may still be that you can also get permits to fish the 2 acre Carrigans Lough which is nearby.

Google Map Reference 54.118448, -6.522979 Post Code BT35 9NU

Checked 07/05/19

Cedar Valley Fishery

A 2 lake fishery one for fly one for bait fishing stocked with rainbows. Located on Lough Road, Muillagbane. Wooded on one side, mostly open grassland on the rest. Call 028 3088 9716.

Google Map 54.100979, -6.483652 Post Code BT35 9XP

Checked 20/02/19

Donaghahguy Reservoir

Located near Warrenpoint the reservoir is about 2 acres, spring fed and stocked with rainbows and brown trout 1.5lbs to 8lbs. Fly and worm allowed, bubble floats also but no bigger that 1.25 inches. You need a Lough Agency License. Permits from Bennets Bar call 028 41752 314.

There is a good tarmac track round the reservoir making if accessible to people with mobility difficulties. There are also platforms.

Google Map 54.118116, -6.255366 Post Code BT34 3PR

Checked 07/05/19

Kiltybane Lake

Stocked regularly with brown trout and rainbows, three fish limit, call 02830861435 or 028 3086 8029 for permits. There are new wooden platforms on this lough which would suit anglers with disabilities and on site toilet facilities. FCILC license required go to Fishing Rod Licenses N Ireland

Google Map Reference 54.118378, -6.628410 Post Code BT35 0LQ

Checked 20/02/19

Spegla Reservoir

Popular venue with plentiful wild brown trout, fly and spinner allowed. No boats.

DAERA License and Permit required.

Google Map Reference 54.179262, -6.058434 Post Code BT34 5XL

Checked 11/05/19

Coarse Fishing


A 1.75 mile long former reservoir now an excellent coarse fishery due to the quality of the water. Lots of wildlife to keep you occupied between bites. Holds perch, bream, roach and lots of pike to mid teens. Fishing is free but you do need a FCILC license go to Fishing Rod Licenses N Ireland

Google Map 54.171764, -6.425314 Post Code BT35 7JY

Checked 20/02/19

Craigavon Lakes

Fly, spinning, worm fishing off the bank for trout and pike. Fly only from boats.

DAERA permit and license required. There is a good tarmac path around the lake good for wheelchair users but no safety railing.

Google Map 54.464341, -6.376030 Post Code BT65 4AD

Checked 11/05/19

Loughgall Country and Golf Park

A 37 acre lake stocked with roach, perch, tench, bream, pike and carp. There are 100 fishing stands some suitable for use by disabled anglers.

Permits from the Country Park shop, DAERA license needed.

Google Map 54.406205, -6.600689 Post Code BT61 8HZ

Checked 11/05/19

Lough Ross

Free fishing for pike and perch, rod license required. Nice areas for picnicing. So close to the border with Eire that it runs through the lough. Will you need your passport as well as the rod license to fish the whole lough? There are platforms that might assist disabled anglers to access the fishing.

Google Map 54.079772, -6.638600 Post Code BT35 9AS

Checked 20/02/19

Lurgan Park Lake

20 new fishing platforms have been built around the lake . Siutable for disabled anglers. Tench, pike, bream, roach and carp.

Google Map 54.464892, -6.325303 Post Code 67 9BG

Checked 11/05/19

Newry Canal

3.5 miles of fishing on this major canal which is over 120 years old. Free fishing from Warrenpoint to past Newry for large pike, bream, roach, rudd, eels and trout but you do need an FCILC license.

go to Fishing Rod Licenses N Ireland

Google Map 54.169409, -6.339081 Post Code Newry Quay BT35 8QS

Checked 20/02/19