Angling news and events

This page provides the latest angling news and information about fishing events in Northern Ireland.

Navar Lakes

Lough Navar Forest scenic drive will be closed from 16 October 2019 for three weeks and therefore Meenameen Lough, Lough Achork and Glencreawan Lough are also closed for this period. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Community Outreach Angling Events Fund

The ‘Community Outreach Angling Events Fund’ which helps with small grants to encourage participation in angling, has reopened (since Tuesday 30 July 2019) following a short suspension of this scheme. Further information is available from DAERA Inland Fisheries, by telephone:

Phone: 0300 2007 860

Fish stocking figures

June 2019 fish stocking figures on the Public Angling Estate can be found at the link below:

Altnahinch Reservoir

Anglers are advised not to fish near the float and nets at Altnahinch Reservoir as an experiment is taking place to pick up tagged fish signals.

Lough Money

Anglers, be aware of low water levels due to ongoing works by Northern Ireland Water which may expose mud and silt that's unsafe to walk on.

Reports of diseased salmon

Small numbers of salmon showing signs of bleeding and ulceration have been found in Norway, Ireland and Scotland. Fish found in Northern Ireland showing these signs should be kept alive and reported to DAERA by phoning 028 4461 8090.

All fishing tackle, boots and fishing jackets should be disinfected.  For more details visit:

Everything you need to go fishing

Everything you need to know about fishing in Northern Ireland can be found at the link below:

Lough Cowey

A model aircraft club may be at Lough Cowey on Sundays depending on the weather. 

Moor Lough

Anglers should be aware that Finn Valley Model Aircraft Club will be at Moor Lough on the 29 September 2019 (weather permitting).

How to avoid spreading crayfish plague

Anglers are urged to take precautions to avoid the spread of crayfish plague.  Advice can be found at the link below:

Ireland fisheries

There have been reports of dead coarse fish at two fisheries in the Republic of Ireland.  This is being investigated by Inland Fisheries Ireland. When the cause  is known a further update will be given.

If you've recently fished in the Republic of Ireland and plan to fish in Northern Ireland, follow the advice at the link below when you leave the water, to stop the spread of invasive species:

Craigavon City Park Lake South

The car park at Craigavon Watersports Centre is closed due to construction work.  Therefore the nearest car park for anglers fishing at Craigavon City Park Lake South is off roundabout nine on the Portadown to Lurgan road.

Portavoe Reservoir

The car park gates at Portavoe Reservoir will be locked each evening (before darkness) until 8.00 am the following day due to a series of anti-social behaviour issues at the site. This arrangement will be in place until further notice. 

Safety at waterways

If you're a competitor or a spectator at angling events, always pay attention to safety notices and warnings about waterways.


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