Angling at Ballykeel Lough Erne

This attractive lough is stocked regularly. On the south side, the bank is steep and unsuitable for wading. There are fishing stands on the west side.

Key information

Nearest town Ballynahinch
Area/length 21.4 hectares
Species brown trout
Season  1 March to 31 October
Methods fly fishing only
Daily bag limit four trout per rod
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4cm 
Boats fishing from boats is not permitted
Licence DAERA game rod licence: Game rod licence prices from DAERA
Permit DAERA game angling permit: Game angling permit prices from DAERA

There is a path for anglers. The official entrance is off the old Lisburn-Ballynahinch Road. Motorists must not obstruct the road at this point or block farm entrances with parked cars.

How to get there

From Ballynahinch

Take the A49 and B177 towards Hillsborough. Go right 1.24 miles out at the staggered crossroads. The entrance is 2.23 miles on the left.

From Belfast

Take the M1 and leave at the Lisburn/Saintfield junction. Take the A49 towards Ballynahinch for 4.22 miles to Baillies Mill. Turn right at the crossroads. Turn left at the T-junction at the end of the road. The entrance is a further 1.49 miles on the right. 

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