Angling at River Lagan Stranmillis Stretch

Much of this stretch is deep and slow moving. Access has been improved by the Laganside development as far as Queen's Bridge.

Key information 

Nearest town Belfast
Area/length eight km (from 150m downstream of Red Bridge to Stranmillis Weir)
Species pike, roach, perch, bream and gudgeon
Season all year 
Methods all legal methods
Daily bag limit one pike per person/four coarse fish per day
Size limit pike weighing four kg and over and coarse fish longer than 25cm must be returned to the water
Licence DAERA coarse rod licence: Coarse rod licence prices from DAERA
Permit DAERA coarse permit: Coarse angling permit prices from DAERA
Facilites for people with disabilities see below

Facilites for people with disabilities

Disabled fishing stands are accessible from the towpath. Depending on the nature of the disability, it may also be possible to fish at other points along the towpath. Get more details:

Fishing points

This coarse stretch of river runs from below the Red Bridge to Stranmillis Weir and beyond. It is deep and slow flowing with fishing points available all along the old towpath on the west bank from Red Bridge downstream to Stranmillis Weir and beyond. It has good spinning water at certain places.

How to get there

The Stranmillis Weir is accessible from Loughview Road or Sharman Road, off Stranmillis Road.

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