Page 15

FISHING

VARIETY OF FISH

Game fishing.

Wild brown trout, dollaghan and salmon.

METHODS

PROHIBITED

Fly fishing only until 1 September. Spinning and worming allowed only in September & October. Coarse fishing from Antrim Forum downstream to Lough Neagh but this is very seasonal - only appropriate in April and May when the roach shoals leave Lough Neagh to spawn in the river.

Maggot, shrimp, ground baiting and treble hooks.

DAILY BAG LIMIT

DATES

One trout per day, no trout to be retained over 18 inches in length. Currently catch and release.

The fishing season runs from 1 March to 31 October annually. No day tickets to be issued during October

LICENCE

PERMIT

DAERA rod licence available from www.nidirect.gov.uk/angling

See P50 for list of permit providers.

NOTE Some coarse fishing is permitted near to the mouth of the river where it enters Lough Neagh.

ACCESS Parking is plentiful around the river, given that it passes many urban developments. The most popular parking access can be found at: Templepatrick Bridge, Paradise Walk, Templepatrick Muckamore Presbyterian Church, 76 Dunadry Road, BT41 4QJ Kirby’s Lane, Muckamore, Antrim, BT41 4PR Antrim Forum Leisure Centre, Lough Road, Antrim BT41 4DQ

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

11

Angling Guide: Antrim and Newtownabbey 2018  
Angling Guide: Antrim and Newtownabbey 2018