Where to Fish in Northern Ireland - Londonderry

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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 Londonderry:

Link to DAERA Public Water Estate Fisheries Londonderry

Coarse Fishing | Game Fishing 

Game Fishing

Binevenagh Lake

A man made lake at the summit of Binevenagh Mountain stocked with brown trout. Permits from DCAL, call 028 902 58863. Google Map Reference 55.114216, -6.915727

Cashel Lake View Fishery

Located near Dungiven the fishery is fed by water from the river Roe and stocked with rainbow trout to 12lbs.

Catch and release and catch and take tickets available. C & R with barbless hooks after the bag limit has been reached.

Call 028 777 42159 of 07999 013250.

The is a turf / log cabin with a tackle shop and they do an all day breakfast, there are toilets on site. They state the fishery is 100% accessible.

Google Map Reference 54.888135, -6.900234 Post Code BT47 4SH

Checked 07/05/19

Donnybrewer Trout Fishery

Near Eglington stocked with fish from their own fish hatchery which assures anglers that they will be into quality trout averaging 2.7lbs. There is a tackleshop and tackle can be hired. Call 07754030009. Google Map Reference 55.028973, -7.179298

Faughan River

Th Faughan Anglers Company have the lease the to fishing over 20 miles of this medium sized spate river and its tributaries from it's source in the Sperrin Mountains to Lough Foyle and the sea near Londonderry. The season runs 20th May to 20th October. Fishing fly, spinner or bait allowed.

They offer season and visitor permits. Visitor permits can for 1, 3 or 7 days. Night fishing allowed on the 3 and 7 day ticket. Season tickets are very well priced with discounts for over 65s and under 16yo, over 80s fish free.

Catch returns for 2017 showed 1048 salmon and 652 sea trout. Not bad at all. Call +44 (0)28 716934 for futher information.

Checked 11/05/19

Moorbrook Lodge Trout Fishery

Near Castlerock consists of 5 lakes: The Cove which up to 10.5 feet deep (closed March to October because it hold brown trout) its about 1 acre in size stocked with brown to 9lbs and blue and rainbow trout to double figures; Island Lake, up to 18 feet deep, is stocked with blues, golden and rainbow trout to 20lbs; The Wee One is about 15ft deep and stocked with blues, golden and rainbow trout to double figures; The Meadows, 12 ft deep, gin clear, stocked with blues, golden and rainbows; Hawthorn, 20ft deep, holds blues and rainbows. All of the lakes hold perch and roach giving great sport to fry imitations in Autumn. The fishery opens all year except Christmas and New Year day, 10am to dusk or 11am. Permits, call 028 708 49408. Google Map Reference 55.166612, -6.790978

Moyola River

The Moyola flows down from the Sperrin Mountains to Lough Neagh over 27 miles. Moyola Angling Association have the fishing rights

A tumbling stream in it's upper reaches the river makes perfect spawning ground for the salmon and dollaghan that run the river. Lower down the river slows and deepens becoming good trout water. Near Castledawson there are some good holding pools for salmon. From here down stream the river speeds up creating water well suited to salmon and dollaghan fishing slowing again as it reaches Lough Neagh at Toombridge.

The club is active in the development of the fishery having a hatchery producing stock for the future while carrying out work to improve spawing grounds.

Membership is inexpensive go to: Moyola AA Membership and Day Tickets

Checked 10/05/19

Oaks Fishery

A 15 acre fishery spring fed with gin clear water on the outskirts of Londonderry next to Lough Enagh. The fishing is for trout and pike. Bank and boat fishing. Some of those pike are monsters!

There are several platroms around the fishery giving access

Tackle shop on site with other facilities.

Call 028 7186 0916. Google Map 55.021343, -7.270545Post Code BT47 3PG.

River Roe

The Roe runs 55 k from the hills near Dungiven passing through Limnavady to Lough Foyle.

Fishing is for salmon, sea trout and brown trout most of which is controlled by Roe Angling Limited.. The fishing is split into 7 sections.

They have carried out extensive work to improve the conditions for salmon to flourish and recently recorded over 4,000 salmon going through the counter.

The river is a medium sized spate river with grilse and sea trout arriving in number from July. Come September, with a good bit of water, the fishing can be very good.

Day tickets available from:

Dees Fishing Tackle in Terrydremont Rd, call 028 7776 6688; SJ Mitchell and Co in Central Car Park Limavady, call 028 7772 2128; Roe Guns and Tackle, Unit 15, Glenshane Enterprise Park Centre, Ballyquin Rd, call 028 7774 2944.

Checked 14/05/19

Coarse Fishing

Enagh Lough

Right next to Oaks fishery Enagh Lough is a DAERA water for which you will need the license and permit.

The lough holds stocks of pike, perch, bream, tench and roach.

25 stand around the fishery all of which are wheelchair accessible.

Google Map 55.022512, -7.261505 Post Code BT47 3PG

Checked 14/05/19