Angling at Upper South Woodburn

Work has been carried out to improve the number of wild young fish in this water. Water levels at this location can be low in late summer.


Key information

Nearest town Carrickfergus
Area/length 26.5 hectares
Species brown trout
Season 1 March to 31 October (see important information below)
Methods fly fishing only
Daily bag limit two trout per rod
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
Other restrictions angling is not permitted before 8.00 am or later than 10.00 pm

How to get there

From Belfast, take the M5 and A2 towards Carrickfergus. As you go into Carrickfergus, take the B58 towards Ballynure. Go for almost a mile (at the Brown Cow Inn sign), fork left for 0.24 miles to cross the B90 at Woodburn village. Travel over the hump-back bridge to the car park beside Woodburn church.

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