Angling at Clay Lake
Clay Lake, along the Castleblaney Road, is renowned as a pike fishery with some fish exceeding 14kg. Large perch are present. Trout are occasionally caught.
|Species||pike, rudd and perch|
|Methods||all lawful methods, but ground bait and maggots are not permitted|
|Daily bag limit||one pike per person/four coarse per day|
|Size limit||pike weighing 4kg and over and coarse longer than 25cm must be returned to the water|
|Boats||fishing from boats is not permitted|
|Licence||DAERA coarse rod licence: Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA|
|Permit||DAERA coarse permit: Coarse angling permit prices from DAERA|
Stiles and foot sticks are provided to access the shore, much of which is stony and safe for wading. Be cautious in soft areas on the shore.
A gravel car park can be accessed from Castleblaney Road, close to the fishing stands. Note that the access gates at this site need to be kept clear from parked cars at all times.
How to get there
On the A29, go 8.07 miles to Keady. Continue towards Castleblaney on the B3 for 1.24 miles. The lake is on the left.
On the A25 to Newtownhamilton, continue on to the A29 to Keady. Turn left onto the B3 for 1.24 miles. The lake is on the left.