Angling news and events

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


Everything you need to go fishing

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

Fish stocking figures

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

Discount voucher for game fair

If you’re going to The Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival at Shanes Castle, Antrim on 29 and 30 June 2019 and have a valid DAERA rod licence or permit, get a discount on the entry fee by:

  • printing off and filling in the voucher at the link below
  • presenting the voucher at the entrance to the fair

Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival voucher

Lough Cowey

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

Community Outreach Angling Events Fund

The 'Community Outreach Angling Events Fund' which helps with small grants to encourage participation in angling, has been temporarily suspended until further notice. Further information is available from DAERA Inland Fisheries, by telephone:

Phone: 0300 2007 860

    Moor Lough

    Anglers should be aware that Finn Valley Model Aircraft Club will be at Moor Lough on the following dates (weather permitting) 28 July and 29 September 2019.

    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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