Note to anglers - access to angling stands is hazardous and users need to exercise extreme caution. If angling stands are submerged do not use the facilities until further notice. DAERA Inland Fisheries staff are currently undertaking remedial works at Ballykeel to improve and enhance access for anglers at this water. While these works are ongoing there maybe restricted access. Anglers are asked not to access cordoned off areas to fish.
|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
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.
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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