Angling at Shimna River
From August, salmon is prevalent in this water. The clear water and rocky pools call for special fishing techniques.
|Species||Salmon, brown trout and sea trout|
|Season||1 March to 31 October|
|Methods||Fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing|
|Daily bag limit||
Four brown trout per rod, catch and release for all salmon
|Size limit||Trout 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||Shimna Angling Club Day ticket|
|Other restrictions||Fishing on Sunday is not allowed, and anglers must stop fishing when the bag limit is taken|
Club daily and weekly ticket information
Under an agreement with the Shimna Angling Club, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) game season permit holders can fish the club stretch as well.
- six daily tickets are available at a reduced rate to all DAERA Game Season Permit Holders to fish the DAERA stretch
- eight daily tickets are available at a reduced rate to all DAERA Game Season Permit Holders to fish the club stretch (two tickets are specifically for anglers with disabilities)
- a further four weekly tickets are available at a reduced rate to all DAERA Game Season Permit Holders for either the DAERA or club stretch - these weekly tickets are not for sale until two days before the first day of fishing
Daily and weekly tickets are available from the Newcastle Visitor Information Centre.10-14 Central Promenade
How to get there
Newcastle is on the A2 from Belfast. The forest park is signposted. Anglers pay to park in Tollymore Forest Park car park.