Angling at Middle South Woodburn

This is a very popular fishery in a forest with good fly catches.


Key information 

Nearest town Carrickfergus
Area/length 25.9 hectares
Species brown and rainbow trout
Season 1 March to 31 October 
Methods fly fishing only, except Concessionary disabled permit holders may also spin and worm fish
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

How to get there

Take the B58 at Carrickfergus towards Ballynure. About a mile (at Brown Cow Inn Sign) take a left for 0.24 miles to cross the B90 at Woodburn village. Travel for 1.86 miles, over the humpback bridge to the car park beside Woodburn church on the left hand side.

Car parking facilities are also available at both Lower South Woodburn and beside Woodburn church.

The nearby waters of Copeland Marshallstown and North Woodburn have facilities suitable for people with disabilities, including disabled angling stands, angling water close to the car parks, suitable pathways and no locked gates to open. Legal methods at these waters include spinning and bait fishing.

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