Angling at Lough na Cranagh and Lough Doo

Located on the north Antrim coast in idyllic surroundings, Lough na Cranagh is stocked with fingerling brown trout which are allowed to mature to sizes well over four pounds. Lough Doo is mixed with rainbow and brown trout, and overflows the Fairhead peninsula.

Key information

Nearest Town Ballycastle 
Area/Length Lough na Cranagh (88.7 hectares)
Lough Doo (33.8 hectares)
Species  brown Trout
Season 1 March to 31 October 
Methods  fly fishing with flies less than 3/4 inches long
Daily Bag limit three trout per rod
Boats boats are available from Fairhead Fishing Club

DAERA game rod licence: Game rod licence prices from DAERA


DAERA game angling permit: Game angling permit prices from DAERA

Day Ticket Fairhead Fishing Club Day Ticket

Day ticket information

Fairhead Fishing Club manages the loughs for DAERA. Seven day tickets are available to DAERA season permit holders. Tickets are available from:

D McAuley's
23 Ann Street
  • Telephone: 028 2076 9521

How to get there

Take the A2 Cushendall Road from Ballycastle. At Ballyvoy turn left onto Torr Road. Take Fairhead Road on the left and follow to the end where there is a small car park. The Cranagh lake is visible from the road. Lough Doo is over the hill. Both lakes are accessed by foot through the gateway.

Lough na Cranagh

Lough Doo

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