Brown trout is a European species of salmonid fish that has been widely introduced into suitable environments globally. It includes both purely freshwater populations, referred to as the riverine ecotype (Salmo trutta morpha fario), lacustrine ecotype (Salmo trutta morpha lacustris) or the sea trout (Salmo trutta morpha trutta).
The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is a species salmonid found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic. Atlantic salmon have long been the target of recreational fishing, conservation efforts to help this fish, seatrout and brown trout has been carried out by all the fishing clubs in the Borough. Rivers that have salmon in the area are the Maine, Six Mile Water and the lower Crumlin River.
The latter migrates to the oceans for much of its life and returns to fresh water only to spawn. Sea trout in the UK and Ireland have many regional names, including sewin (Wales), finnock (Scotland), peal (West Country), mort (North West England) and white trout (Ireland). Native wild Brown trout can be found in all rivers and lakes in Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough.
The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. They are not native to Ireland, but provide excellent sport in stocked stillwater fisheries in the Borough. You can fish for these at Creeve Trout Fishery, Straid Fishery, Craigmore Fishery, Tildarg Fishery and Potterswall Dam.
ANTRIM & NEWTOWNABBEY BOROUGH ANGLING GUIDE