Angling at Portna Canal
The canal stretch is readily accessible and is a popular pike fishery. Pike, perch, roach, bream and eels are abundant. Fishing at Portna is restricted to the stretch below the locks. Upstream of the locks is inaccessible and dangerous due to the rocky banks.
Portna Canal is closed due to dredging work by Waterways Ireland.
|Species||Pike, roach, perch, bream and hybrids|
|Methods||All lawful methods including ground bait and maggots for coarse fish|
|Daily bag limit||One pike per person/four coarse fish per day|
|Size limit||Pike weighing 4kg and over and coarse longer than 25cm must be returned to the water|
|Boats||Fishing from boats is not allowed|
|Licence||DAERA coarse rod licence: Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA|
|Permit||DAERA coarse permit: Coarse angling permit prices from DAERA|
How to get there
Portna is off the A54 Kilrea-Portglenone Road. Leave Kilrea and travel 0.24 miles. Turn left for a short distance and then left again to the canal area. Click the map for more information.