Fish these waters with a coarse rod licence

‘Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs' (DAERA) coarse rod licence holders can fish the following DAERA coarse waters for freshwater fish species (except salmon, brown trout and rainbow trout) by rod and line or hand line.

Documents you need

To fish legally in DAERA's coarse waters which are listed below, you'll need to buy:

  1. a coarse rod licence plus
  2. a coarse angling permit 

Licence/ permit prices

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Coarse rod licence waters:

County Antrim

  • Duncan’s Dam 
  • Lagan Canal 
  • Loughs' Beg, Neagh, Portmore
  • Navigation Canal Cutts on the Lower River Bann
  • River Lagan from Stranmillis Weir to one hundred and fifty metres downstream of Red Bridge
  • unnamed lake known as Willis’s Lake off the Upper Malone Road 
  • Victoria Park Lake
  • Waterworks Reservoir 

On the Lower River Bann as follows:

  • from the eel weir at Toome downstream to Portglenone Bridge
  • from the signpost 160 metres downstream of Portglenone Bridge downstream to the upper end of the Navigation Canal leading to Portna Locks
  • from Agivey Bridge downstream to railway bridge at Drumaheglis
  • from the boundary between Kilrea and Claragh Townlands for 350 metres downstream of Kilrea Bridge to Movanagher Weir (from south end C933133 to north end C926160)
  • from immediately upstream of the Bann Bridge at Kilrea for about 300 metres

County Armagh

  • Craigavon City Park Lakes South Lake
  • Derryadd
  • Derrylileagh
  • Doogary
  • Edenderry
  • Enagh
  • Gall
  • Gentle Owens
  • Gibsons
  • Gilly
  • Gullion
  • Kiltirbid
  • Kiltybane
  • Lagan Canal and the Newry Canal
  • Lisleitrim
  • Loughgall Lake
  • Loughs Camlough, Carnagh, Clay
  • Lurgan Park Lake
  • Marlacoo
  • Mullaghmore
  • Patrick
  • River Bann between Knock Bridge and Lough Neagh
  • River Blackwater between Blackwatertown Bridge and Lough Neagh
  • Ross and Shark

County Derry/ Londonderry

Lough Beg, Lough Neagh and the Navigational Canal Cutts on the Lower River Bann and on the Lower River Bann as follows: 

  • from the eel weir at Toome downstream to Portglenone Bridge
  • from the signpost 160 metres downstream of Portglenone Bridge downstream to the upper end of the Navigation Canal leading to Portna Locks
  • from Agivey Bridge downstream to railway bridge at Drumaheglis
  • from the boundary between Kilrea and Claragh Townlands about 350 metres downstream of Kilrea Bridge to Movanagher Weir (from south end C933133 to north end C926160)
  • from immediately upstream of the Bann Bridge at Kilrea for about 300 metres

County Down

  • Loughs Aghery, Ballyherly, Ballymartin, Ballyroney, Ballywillin, Begney, Bow, Carrigullion, Clea, Dairy, Glastry, Henney, Heron, Hunshigo, Jericho, Long, McAuleys, Mann, Monlough, Montgomery's
  • Newry Canal
  • Pollramer Lake
  • River Quoile from the railway cutting near Inch Abbey to the new barrage gates and the Quoile Basin between the Old Lock Gates and the new Drainage Gates
  • Seaforde
  • Shark and Tullynagee
  • the Broadwater (Lagan Canal)

County Fermanagh

Loughs

  • all of Upper Lough Erne and in that part of Lower Lough Erne to the east of an imaginary line running from the nearest point on the shore of Boa Island in the townland of Pollaginnive to Hare Island and from that point on Hare Island to the most easterly point on Bess Island and to the most easterly point of Tully Point in the townland of Tully
  • Lower Lough Erne, provided the angling is from the shore and all island shores
  • all Loughs draining into Upper and Lower Lough Erne, except the following for which a game fishing rod licence is needed - Loughs Achork, Coolyermer, Coole (Castlecoole), Corranny, Corry, Drumcose, Eshcleagh, Eyes, Glencreawan, Keenaghan, Meenameen, Mill Lough (Bellanaleck), Navar, Parkhill, and White Lough (Irvinestown)

Rivers

  • Arney River from the old Arney Bridge to where the Arney River flows into Upper Lough Erne
  • Colebrooke River between Ballindarragh Bridge and where the Colebrooke River flows into Upper Lough Erne
  • Sillees River 
  • Swanlinbar River from Thompson’s Bridge to Upper Lough Erne
  • Woodford River 

County Tyrone

  • Loughs Augher, Ballynakilly, Ballysaggart, Black, Carrick, Cranslough, Creeve, Enagh, Friary, Fymore, Legane, Macronan, Mullaghmore, Mullygruen, Nacrilly, Screeby, Tullygiven and Wood 
  • Lough Neagh
  • River Blackwater between Blackwatertown Bridge

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