Portavoe Reservoir changed owners in June 2020 and will not be open as an Public Angling Estate water for the foreseeable future.
|Season||1 February to 31 December|
|Methods||fly fishing only|
|Daily bag limit||four trout per rod|
|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|
|Facilities for people with disabilities||see below|
Facilities for people with disabilities
A special facility for wheelchairs is available. A tarmac car park for disabled permit holders, a level tarmac path for 100m and six fishing stands suitable for wheelchairs are provided.
Car parking for people with disabilities
Parking spaces at Portavoe and vehicle access to this car parking area are restricted to anglers with DAERA disabled permits and licences.
How to get there
From Belfast, take the A2 through Holywood towards Bangor. Join the Bangor ring road, turning right towards Donaghadee and continue on the Ring Road as far as the Groomsport roundabout (fifth and last roundabout). Turn right towards Donaghadee on the A2. The reservoir entrance is about 2.48 miles along this road. Car-parking is available for disabled anglers only.
Cars may be parked on the A2 hard shoulder, but not in the waterworks grounds. The reservoir entrance must not be blocked.