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County Antrim

Bann Valley Fishery
15 Shanaghy Road, 
BT53 7NW

Tel:  07825 141635

Bann Valley Trout Fishery offers quality brown and rainbow trout fishing in the most tranquil of settings. It is set in a quiet rural location between Ballymoney and Kilrea and is the ideal spot to get away from it all and enjoy some fly fishing.

The established man-made lake has been created by the McFadden family and is designed to attract wildlife with the addition of an island in the centre of the lake providing sanctuary for ducks, water hens and swans.

Anglers will receive a warm welcome from either Gary or Colin Stewart, the Fishery Manager at Bann Valley. Both have an excellent knowledge of the lake and will give you all the help you need to have a truly memorable experience.

Fishing is on the basis of catch and release and the average catch weighs 2lb-3lb, however there are a number of specimen fish up to 13lb in weight.

Facilities include a toilet and there is a comfortable shelter with roof windows, electric and a log-burning stove for fishermen to relax and discuss the day’s catch over a welcome hot drink.

While primarily a fisherman’s haven the surroundings have been landscaped with trees and seating areas have been provided for people to relax and enjoy nature at its best.

Children are welcome under supervision of an adult. Dogs must be well behaved and kept on a lead. Groups and coaches by prior arrangement.

The lake is open all year round Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 09:00 to dusk.


Cairn Farm Fly Fishery

27 Cairn Road, 


BT38 9AP

Tel:  028 9336 8273

Cairn Farm Fly Fishery is one of Northern Ireland's newest natural springwater lakes set in the forested hills between Carrickfergus and Ballyclare, Co. Antrim. The 4 acre fly only lake offers the angler the opportunity to fish for the best quality rainbow trout ranging from 1 1/2lbs up to 15lbs. we are open all year round (except xmas day) from 8-30am til dusk.

Club outings, corporate days, youth and school groups are most welcome.

Excellent facilities and hot food available. Free tea and coffee. Stocked every fortnight with the best quality rainbow trout.

Concessions for senior citizens and disabled persons.

Take advantage of our loyalty cards with 5 visits getting your 6th visit absolutely FREE!!!!!!!


Craigmore Fishery

30 Clonkeen Road 


County Antrim

BT41 3JL

Tel:  (07834) 005 216


Craigmore Trout Fishery is a five acre, natural spring fed lake, stocked on a regular basis with quality rainbow trout. 

The fishery is set in the beautiful countryside of County Antrim, with scenic views overlooking Lough Neagh and is only a 20 minute drive from Belfast and the International Airport and only 30 minutes from Larne Harbour. 

We also have a bait pond on site with worms available.


Hillhead Fishery

130 Woodtown Road, 


BT42 1BL

Tel:  07821 734494

Set among beautiful unspoilt farmland, Hillhead Fishery is the ideal place to come to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.  The fishery is situated within 3 miles of Ballymena town centre, County Antrim, and is on the main town service bus route.

Hillhead Fishery is suitable for both the amateur and more experienced fly fishermen/fisherwomen.

A small baiting pool is available to encourage children to have an interest in fishing as an outdoor pursuit.


Islandderry Fishery

Lough Rd, 


BT25 1JE

Tel:  07859 074424

Islandderry Fishery is situated in Co. Down and home to quality strong fighting rainbow trout. The Fishery offers fly and bait fishing for anglers of all experiences in a safe and friendly environment.

Islandderry Fishery consists of two lakes. The main lake is a 400 year old natural, clear water lake of 12 acres. There is boat and bank fishing available on the main lake and its stocked with rainbow and steelhead trout from 2lb to 25lb. Fly fishing only on the main lake.

The Hollow Springs lake is a small man made lake of 1 acre and 12 foot deep. There is a stone pathway round the lake for bank fishing. Perfect for beginners. Methods on this lake are fly, bread and worm.

Kilgad Fishery

89 Kilgad Road, 


BT42 3HY

Tel:  028 2589 2806

Kilgad Lake Trout Fishery is a river-fed lake of just over 4-acres by the side of the Kellswater river. Kilgad Lake Trout Fishery offers interesting fishing with various bays, points and islands.

The fishery is stocked with Rainbows, average 2lb-2lb 8oz and up to 18lb, brown trout to 4lb, golden trout to 3lb with fishery records: Rainbow 14lb 4oz.


Lough Fadden Fishery

Murlough Road

Tel:  07583396073

Lough Fadden is an enchanting Trout fishery located in the stunning Murlough Bay close to Ballycastle on the North Antrim Coast.

The Owners attempt to maintain an atmosphere here at Lough Fadden where a balance of good sport in these idyllic surrounds compliments their wish to run a commercial fishery where sportsmen can come and test their wits for a few peaceful hours fly fishing; an ideal opportunity to get closer to nature in this rapidly expanding urban world. Invariably for first time visitors there will be an 'experienced hand' around to offer advice and guidance to fish these challenging but rewarding waters.

To provide the ultimate still water experience we at Lough Fadden restrict numbers of anglers on the bank to sixteen, we demand the highest standard of management and can guarantee your experience will not be equaled (with the exception of a return visit). We take the current pandemic extremely seriously, your safety and the security of our community is of paramount importance. 


Straid Fishery

21 Castletown Rd, 
BT39 9PU

Tel: 07984975850

Straid Fishery has built a reputation for making superb quality fishing available to the public. Concentrating our efforts on quality stocking, clean and comfortable facilities and competitive prices has seen anglers travel to us from near and far.

Banks and paths have been cleared to allow easy access to the lake's margins.  Anglers with restricted mobility can be transported by staff to their choice of fishing stand. Enjoy the comforts of home in our newly modernised tearoom where complimentary tea, coffee and microwave facilities are available. 

You are welcome to come in for a rest and browse our fishing books and magazines. Refurbished Ladies and Gents toilets are available 30 yds from the tearoom.

Tilgardy Fishery

42 Breckenhill Road, 


BT39 0TB

Tel:  028 9334 0604

Tildarg Fishery is renowned for its large fish and it’s 17-acre lake set in the hills just north of Ballyclare, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Stocked with 2lb – 14lb Rainbow Trout and holding a stock of naturally breeding Rainbows it provides excellent boat and bank fishing with easy access. 

Facilities include a purpose built fishery lodge including a shop, angler’s rest room with log fire. 

There is an attached kitchen and toilets including ladies, gents and disabled.


Turnagrove Trout Fishery

Drones Rd, 



BT53 8XA

Tel:  07751 926258

Put & take fishery, fly fishing only. Bait fishing for juveniles at managements discretion. Lake will be fully stocked with rainbow trout from 1.5lb/12lb 


Woodford Fly Fishery

12C Woodburn Road,

Carrickfergus ,

BT38 8HQ

Tel:  028 9336 0225

Woodford Fly Fishery Carrickfergus, a tranquil setting nestled in the shadow of the Knockagh Monument.

Well stocked trout lakes with fish ranging from 2lb to 10lb and tackle shop for the game fishing angler, with brands such as Greys, Airflo, Vision, Wychwood, Sharpe's, Rokboot with fly tying materials from Veniard, Funky Fly Tying, Hemingway's Dubbing and Kamasan Hooks.