Angling at Lough Ash

Lough Ash is situated in Dunamanagh. It is stocked with brown trout.

Key information about Lough Ash

Photo of Lough Ash in Northern Ireland where you can fish for brown trout
Enjoy fishing for brown trout at Lough Ash in Northern Ireland.

Nearest town Dunamanagh
Area/length 15.3 hectares
Species brown trout
Season 1 March to 20 October
Methods fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing
Daily bag limit four trout per rod
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4 m
Boats fishing from boats is not allowed
Licence Loughs Agency game rod licence
Permit DAERA game angling permit: Game angling permit prices from DAERA


Due to the dangerous bank, the western shore is closed to anglers. The short eastern end is inaccessible because of reeds. The northern and southern shores have spacious wading areas. Perimeter stiles and footbridges from the car park give unrestricted access to the fishing areas.

How to get there

From Belfast to Dungiven

Taking the B49 through Claudy and Dunamanagh, turn left on the B48 to Plumbridge. The signposted entrance to the car park is on the left 2.98 miles from Dunamanagh. 

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