Key information about Killylane Reservoir
|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|
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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