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.

Key information 

Nearest town Craigavon/Lurgan/Portadown
Area/length 39 hectares
Species pike, perch, roach, bream and hybrids
Season all year 
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
Other restrictions

Game fish must be returned to the water unless the angler holds a DAERA game rod licence and permit:

Game rod licences prices from DAERA

Game angling permit prices from DAERA

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. 

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