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.
Killylane is open but visitors should be aware of lower water levels. All anglers must follow health and safety measures and visitors should consider the welfare of the fish.
Until further notice - access is restricted from the Larne approach to the reservoir. You can still gain access via the Ballymena side of Shanes Road.
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.