Angling at Movanagher Canal

The canal stretch is readily accessible and is a popular coarse fishery. Pike, perch, roach and bream are abundant. There are good fishing opportunities during high flow conditions on the river. Roach/bream hybrid specimens can be caught. Pike weighing up to 14kg have been recorded.

Key information

Nearest town Kilrea
Area/length 1 km
Species pike, perch, roach, bream, and hybrids
Season all year round
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 of 4kg and over and coarse greater than 25cm must be returned to the water
Boats fishing from boats is not permitted
Licence DAERA coarse rod licence: Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA
Permit DAERA coarse permit: Coarse angling permit prices from DAERA
Facilities for people with disabilities see below

Facilities for people with disabilities

There is access for anglers with difficulty walking from the car park at the lock gates. It is not accessible to wheelchairs. Three wheelchair accessible fishing stands are provided near parking areas. Get more details:

General information

Car parking is now allowed on the canal bank road at Movanagher. Fishing is not allowed from the west bank between the canal and the river. There are three car parks at the canal bank. It is an ideal venue for competitions with 43 stands available.

How to get there

From Kilrea, take the B64 signposted towards Ballymoney for 1.49 miles over the Bann Bridge to McLaughlin’s Corner. Turn left, then immediately left again, onto Vow Road. Travel for 2.23 miles to the approach road for Movanagher Fish Farm on the left. 

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