Angling at River Lagan Iveagh

Managed by the Iveagh Angling Club, this stretch of river is a good trout water with dry flies prominent throughout.

Key information 

Nearest towns Dromore/Magheralin/Moira/Lurgan
Area/length about 11.3km (DAERA's area is between Thorneyford Bridge and Spencer's Bridge)
Species salmon and brown trout
Season 1 March to 30 September for brown trout
Methods fly fishing only, except on the stretch from the downstream side of Steps Bridge, Magheralin (near Express Dairy (NI) Ltd) to Spencer’s Bridge, where from 1 June fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing are permitted
Daily bag limit two brown trout per rod (minimum size 30cm from nose to fork of tail)
catch and release only for salmon
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
Day Ticket Iveagh Angling Club day ticket (free to DAERA Annual Game Permit holders)

Club Ticket information

Under an agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), Iveagh Angling Club exercises the fishing rights on this section of the river. Ten day tickets are available free to DAERA game season permit holders. In addition, there is an unlimited number of day tickets priced at £5.00 available to all anglers. These are available from:

Loughview Angling
Unit 3
Lough Road
BT66 6NQ
  • Telephone: 028 3834 2777

How to get there

Dromore is just off the A1 between Lisburn and Banbridge, where it meets the B2 from Ballynahinch. Moira is at junction nine on the M1. Magheralin is on the A3 Moira to Lurgan road where it meets the B9 from Donaghcloney and Banbridge.

Lurgan can be approached by leaving the M1 either at junction nine and taking the A3 through Moira, or at junction ten and following the signposts for the town centre. 

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