Angling at Killylane Reservoir

This reservoir is situated on open moorland. The trees around the lake provide good shelter. The reservoir banks are open. There are no access problems at normal water levels, but be careful under low water conditions when mud areas are exposed.

Key information about Killylane Reservoir

Nearest Town  Larne/Ballymena
Area/Length  20 hectares
Species brown trout
Season  1 March to 31 October (see important information  below)
Methods  fly fishing only
Daily Bag limit  four trout per rod
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4cm
Boats fishing from boats is not permitted
Licence DAERA game rod licence: Game rod licence prices from DAERA
Permit  DAERA game angling permit: Game angling permit prices from DAERA 
Disabled facilities  see below for details

Important information

Killylane contains a plentiful stock of wild brown trout which is supplemented by regular stockings of brown trout. This maintains good fishing throughout the season. Popular flies include Cul de Canard (CDC), Bibio patterns, Kate McClaren and Black Pennel - all of which are very effective.

Facilities for people with disabilities

This location is not wheelchair accessible. A tarmac car park is provided close to the water which facilitates access for people with difficulty walking. Get more details:

How to get there

From Ballymena or Larne, the entrance is by the main reservoir gates on the south side of the main Ballymena to Larne Road, the A36, 12.42 miles from Ballymena and 6.99 miles from Larne. The main gates are closed between 10.00 pm and 8.30 am in summer, or the hours of darkness in winter.

There is also access from the Ardymagh Road, about one mile on the Ballymena side of the reservoir. Turn south at the crossroads at Glenvale. Cross the Pigtail Bridge and turn left at the crossroads onto Ardymagh Road. 

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