Angling at Broadwater Canal
This shallow water is part of the derelict Lagan Navigation Canal. It is popular as a winter pike fishery and pleasure angling venue. It can be dangerous to step off the towpath as there is a layer of floating vegetation which does not support an angler's weight
Key information about Broadwater Canal
|Nearest Town||Aghalee, Moira|
|Species||pike, perch, bream, roach and hybrids|
|Season||all year round|
|Methods||all lawful methods|
|Daily bag limit||one pike per person/ four coarse per day|
|Size limit||pike of 4kg and over and coarse longer than 25cm must be returned to the water|
|Licence||DAERA coarse rod licence: Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA|
|Permit||DAERA coarse permit: Coarse angling permit prices from DAERA|
This fishery is noted for good winter pike angling.
DAERA Inland Fisheries staff plan to install several new fishing platforms at the Broadwater in 2021 for the benefit of DAERA permit holders. Any disruption to anglers during these works will be kept to a minimum.
How to get there
From the M1 junction 9 (Moira roundabout), follow the A26 for almost a mile. Turn left for Soldierstown Road then follow the B105 out of the village for almost a mile. The car park is on the left just after the hump back bridge. Take care when driving from the car park due to limited road visibility.