Angling on Lough Mourne

This is in a forest setting and is the largest of the Woodburn waters. There are some large trout in this water, and there are also good perch fishing opportunities.


Key information

Nearest town  Carrickfergus
Area/length  51 hectares
Species brown trout
Season 1 March to 31 October (see important information below)
Methods fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing
Daily bag limit four trout per rod per day
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
Other restrictions Angling is not permitted before 8.00 am or later than 10.00 pm 

General information

Wading is permitted but visitors should be careful if they're wading when the water is at high levels.

Previous test netting indicated that there is a good stock of overwintered brown trout in the lough in excellent condition averaging in weight from 0.5 to 1kg.

Anglers must use the official entrances. Do not trespass on adjoining lands or obstruct roads or gate entrances with parked cars.

How to get there

From Belfast, approach by the M5 and A2 towards Carrickfergus. As you go into Carrickfergus take the B58 towards Ballynure for 1.49 miles to the first crossroads. Turn right onto the B90 for just under one mile to the next crossroads. Turn left into Red Brae Road and continue for 1.49 miles to the next crossroads then turn right into Lough Road. The reservoir is about half a mile along this road on the left.

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