Angling at North Woodburn

The water is very popular and productive where young anglers can learn to fish with adult supervision. Most of the water is not suitable for wading.


Key information 

Nearest town Carrickfergus
Area/length seven hectares
Species rainbow trout
Season 1 February  to 31 December
Methods fly, spinning and worm fishing
Daily bag limit four trout per rod per day
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4cm
Licence DAERA game rod licence: Game rod licence prices from DAERA
Permit DAERA game angling permit: Game angling permit prices from DAERA
Facilities for people with disabilities see below for details 
Other restrictions angling is not permitted before 8.00 am nor later than 10.00 pm

Facilities for people with disabilities

There is a smooth hardcore car park near a disabled fishing area. The area is accessible to wheelchairs via a short concrete path. Anglers should note that this is a reservoir, where low water levels can sometimes make fishing inaccessible to disabled anglers. Get more details:

Anglers must use official entrances. Do not trespass on adjoining lands or obstruct roadways or gate entrances with parked cars.

How to get there

From Belfast, take the M5 and A2 to Carrickfergus. As you go into Carrickfergus take the B58 towards Ballynure. Travel for 4.03 miles until you see the reservoir on the left. 

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