Angling at Binevenagh Lake

This artificial lake is on a cliff-top in a forest area overlooking Benone strand. Due to increasing demand in this tourist area, the lake is stocked regularly with up to two thousand rainbow trout.


Key information about Binevenagh Lake

Photo of Binevenagh Lake in Northern Ireland, offers rainbow trout fishing
Binevenagh Lake in Northern Ireland offers rainbow trout fishing

Nearest town Limavady
Area/length 3.2 hectares
Species rainbow trout
Season 1 February - 31 December
Methods fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing
Daily bag limit four trout per rod
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4cm
Boats fishing from boats is not permitted
Licence Loughs Agency game rod licence
Permit DAERA game angling permit: Game angling permit prices from DAERA
Facilites for people with disabilities see below

Facilites for people with disabilities

There is wheelchair access from the quarry dust car park along part of the shore, with level walking in other places. Get more details:

Wrap up

In all seasons, anglers should wear warm, suitable outdoor clothes as the fishery is very exposed.

How to get there

From Coleraine

Take the A2 to Downhill. Turn left onto Bishop's Road and continue for around 4.97 miles. Turn right at the start of  Binevenagh Forest and take the second Binevenagh Forest entrance on the left.

From Limavady

Take the coastal A2 road for around 1.98 miles. Fork right onto the B201 at Artikilly then left at the fork almost a mile further on. Continue straight for a further 3.35 miles. Turn left at the end of the Binevenagh Forest. Take the second Binevenagh Forest entrance on the left.

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