Angling at Lower South Woodburn

Lower South Woodburn Reservoir is close to Carrickfergus. It is small but productive with good fly hatches.


Key information

Nearest town Carrickfergus
Area/length nine hectares
Species brown and rainbow trout
Season  1 March to 31 October 
Methods fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing
Daily bag limit four trout per rod
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4 cm
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 nor later than 10.00 pm

General information

Wading is permitted but care should be taken as this can be dangerous when the water is at high levels.

Car parking is provided. Anglers must use the official entrances. Do no trespass on adjoining lands or obstruct roadways 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. About a mile out (at the Brown Cow Inn sign) fork left for 0.24 miles to cross the B90 at Woodburn village. Travel for 1.11 miles over the humpback bridge to the car park on the left hand side.

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