Angling at Lough Scolban
Pike is the main type of fish found in Lough Scolban. There are plenty of perch and roach which tend to be small. Trout and bream are occasionally taken but are generally not the main interest for anglers here.
Key information about Lough Scolban
|Species||pike, perch, roach, bream and rudd|
|Methods||all lawful methods including ground bait and maggots for coarse fish|
|Daily bag limit||one pike per person/four coarse per day|
|Size limit||pike weighing 4kg and over and coarse longer than 25cm must be returned to the water|
|Boats||fishing is allowed from non-mechanical boats only|
|Licence||DAERA coarse rod licence (for coarse fish only): Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA|
|Permit||DAERA coarse angling permit: Coarse angling permit prices from DAERA|
|Facilities for people with disabilities||see below|
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEARA) is developing this lough as a pike fishery. Aggressive large pike are regularly removed from DAERA's game fisheries and stocked in Lough Scolban. Anglers in boats should be cautious as there are several unmarked, shallow areas in the lough.
Facilities for people with disabilities
There is a slipway and jetty in the car park from where it is possible to fish, except at low water. There are steps onto the jetty. Apart from that access is not easy unless you are fishing from a boat. Get more details:
How to get there
Lough Scolban is signposted from the main A47 Kesh to Belleek road.