|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|
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.
Other places to fish
- DAERA Public Angling Estate fisheries - 70 fisheries to choose from
- Fisheries outside the Public Angling Estate