Angling at Stoneyford Reservoir
Stoneyford is stocked at various times throughout the angling season. A low lying reservoir, feeding can be prolific with caddis fly. In early season fly fishing with lures and streamers is popular.
This water contains a blue green algae that may produce toxins which pose serious health risk to human health if contacted or ingested. The toxins may also build up in fish and therefore not safe to eat.
|Species||brown and rainbow trout|
|Season||1 March to 31 October|
|Methods||fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing|
|Daily bag limit||four trout per rod per day|
|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|
|Restrictions||angling is only permitted between 8.00 am and 10.00 pm|
Anglers must use the official entrances. Do not trespass on the adjoining lands. Cars should be parked in the car parks so that the roads next to the fishery are not blocked. Wading is permitted but care should be taken as it may be dangerous when the water is at certain levels.
How to get there
From Belfast to Stoneyford on the A501
Take the Glen Road and go 8.07 miles to Sales Corner. Turn right at B101 towards Dundrod and drive on for less than a mile (0.74 miles) . Turn left at the signpost for Stoneyford. The reservoir is signposted on the left.
From the M1
Leave the M1 at the Moira roundabout and take the A26 towards the airport. Turn left into Glenavy on the A26. Go through Glenavy and take the B38 towards Belfast. For Stoneyford, fork right off the B38 at the ‘Y’ bridge 2.73 miles out of Glenavy. The reservoir is on the right after Stoneyford village.
From Belfast International Airport
From the airport, take the A26 to Nutts Corner roundabout. Take the B101 towards Lisburn through Dundrod. Leathemstown is on the right 1.49 miles past Dundrod. The signpost for Stoneyford is 3.47 miles after Dundrod.