Angling at Craigavon City Park Lake South
The lakes were designed as features in the large city park. There are facilities for boating and other water recreation activities.
The car park at Craigavon Watersports Centre is closed due to construction work. Therefore the nearest car park for anglers fishing at Craigavon City Park Lake South is off roundabout nine on the Portadown to Lurgan road.
|Species||pike, perch, roach, bream and hybrids|
|Methods||all lawful methods|
|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 is permitted from non-mechanical and electrically powered boats.|
|Licence||DAERA coarse rod licence: Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA|
|Permit||DAERA coarse permit: Coarse angling permit prices from DAERA|
Game fish must be returned to the water unless the angler holds a DAERA game rod licence and permit:
|Facilities for people with disabilities||see below|
Facilities for people with disabilities
A level tarmac path from the Water Sports Centre car park runs round the lake. Angling from wheelchairs is possible around the harbour area. The path is not close enough to the water's edge elsewhere for anglers in wheelchairs. Access is good for anglers with difficulty walking. Get more details:
The water holds good stocks of fish. As it is man made and very uniform in depth, there are a few underwater features where shoals naturally gather. It is also weedy and is not attractive as a match fishery. There are good-sized pike, but due to lack of underwater features these can be difficult to find.
How to get there
Click the button directly below for a map and you will see an arrow which shows Craigavon City Park Lake South.
From Belfast by the M1 to the A76 head towards Lurgan, Craigavon. Turn towards Lurgan for 0.49 miles and take a right turn by the A3 for 0.74 miles to the Tannaghmore Gardens roundabout. Take the road from the Tannaghmore Gardens roundabout to Portadown and turn off at roundabout three on the Lurgan to Portadown road into the car park.