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Fishing Activities near Mill Village Self Catering Cottage

You can enjoy coarse fishing all year round in Northern Ireland which has long been recognized as one of Europe's best regions for the coarse angler. Two particularly notable venues for big matches are Lough Erne in Fermanagh and the Upper Bann river which flows into the vast inland sea of Lough Neagh. Both have held innumerable match fishing world records.

Co. Down

Fishing is available at many locations in Co. Down close to Mill Cottage . I have included a few here and have full information available in Mill Village self catering holiday cottages.

Shimna River

Location: Tollymore Forest Park, Newcastle.

3km long ,sea trout and salmon in season, season 1 March-31October.The clear water and rocky pools call for special techniques. Methods: fly fishing, spinning, and worm fishing. Bag limit: 2 salmon or sea trout per rod per day. No fishing from boats or on Sundays. Permit:10 daily tickets and 6 weekly permits to DCAL Annual Season, Juvenile and Local Game Permit holders. Tickets available from Four Seasons, 47 Main St. Newcastle, out of hours from Forest Ranger.

Castlewellan Lake

Location:A25 on main Downpatrick to Newry road.

41.6 hectares, a very popular fishery stocked regularly with over 10,000 brown and rainbow takeable trout. Water quality good and lures are effective. Methods fly fishing, spinning and worm. Fly fishing only from boats. Car-park for disabled anglers near the lake with reasonable access to the water. Scenic walks- arboretum, Annesley garden, maze.Permit:over18-DCAL Game Fishing Permit.

Moneycarragh River

Location: Monneycarragh River flows into Dundrum inner bay at SW end of Dundrum.

Dundrum is on A2 on main Newcastle to Ballynahinch Road A small river best known for its sea trout (best June- September) and salmon (peak opportunity September to end of the season.) Methods: all lawful methods including spinning and worming. A ghillie can be arranged at short notice. Bag limit: 2 salmon and 5 sea trout per day. Permit to fish the Dundrum Angling Club waters with maps of the river available in Spar shop, Main Street Dundrum.

Lough Money

Location: B1, 2-1/2 miles directly east of Downpatrick (signposted) 53 acres.

All legal coarse fishing methods except for ground bait and maggots. Fishing from shore only. Rocky shores firm for wading, east bank best. No fishing in fenced-off area at pump house. Be careful not to pollute this public reservoir Variety of fish: eel, perch and pike. Permit: local- H W Kelly, Market St, Downpatrick.

Quoile Basin

Location: Downpatrick, from old barrier at Quoile bridge downstream to the new barrier at head of Strangford Lough.

Easy access from road. 100 acres. Fishing from south bank except from Steamboat quay to Castle Island. Path and fishing stands. No digging for bait. This is an important nature reserve so do not leave bits of line around to harm the waterfowl. Variety of fish: eel, perch, pike, roach, rudd. Permit: local -H W Kelly, Market St, Downpatrick.

Carrickmannon Fishery Rainbow

Trout Put and Take (Worm, Spinning or Fly Fishing) 130 Station Road, Saintfield, Co. Down Tel 028 9751 0654 Fax: 028 9751 9754 Prop: Davidson McVeigh web site:

Carrickmannon Fishery offers a range of facilities and methods. The lake, approx. twenty-five acres, is regularly stocked with 1lb plus fish. Fly fishing from boat or bank and bait or spinning from bank only. Fly pond regularly stocked with rainbows up to 7lb and strictly fly fishing only. Children’s pond for under sixteen's, heavily stocked with fish averaging 1lb. Bait pond for worm only, regularly stocked with fish from 1.5 to 7lb. Open from 9 am, evening fishing is available from 1st April to 30th September. Children 10 years and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. Boats are available for hire and anglers must wear the automatic lifejackets provided. Car park, toilet, small shop, barbecue and picnic facilities are provided at fishery.

Gibson Fly Fishery

Ringdufferin Estuary, 3 Ringdufferin Road,Toye, Killyleagh Tel:028 4482 8321 Opening winter:9-dusk, Summer:9-22.00

Fly fish with Rainbow Trout on 1 acre pond. Shop, rod hire.

Mill Lodge Carp Fishery

Lurgan Road, Dromore BT32 3AN; Tel: 028 4062 2323 Fax: 028 9060 0253 Email: Prop:

The N. I. Carp Angler's Society Northern Ireland's first Carp Fishery, a complex of three lakes aimed to cater for anglers of all abilities. Lake 1 - Fish averaging 8lb with the occasional double, very well stocked. Lake 2 - Geared towards the match angler who wants to bag up with competitions held regularly. Lake 3 - An avid carpers dream, fish to 25lb recently stocked by well known fish supplier Mark Simmonds. Sensible rules apply on all three lakes and there are no bait restrictions. DAY TICKET £5.00 per rod, £3.00 CONCESSION. Open 7 days a week: Summer 8.30am - 9.00pm & Winter 8.30am - Dusk.

Newry Canal

Location: 3-mile stretch from Newry to the Victoria lock gates on Omeath road, south of town In winter the Albert basin is a good area for pike, and in summer the Omeath road stretch is highly recommended for other species. Bankside fishing only. Variety of fish: bream, perch, pike and roach. Permit: not needed. Individuals need not book. Group bookings Tel:01693 67226

Sea Angling

Sea anglers will find fine sport from shore and boat, with mackerel, coalfish and wrasse in abundant supply.Carlingford Lough is a host to a myriad of fish species in clean, clear coastal waters: including ray, turbot, mullet, flounder and tope. Fishing permits are not required. Information on boat hire - at least 7 agents in Co. Down available from Mill Cottage

Sea Fishing John Murray

6 The Strand, Portaferry, Co.Down Tel 028 4272 841

Angling groups catered for leaving from Portaferry and Strangford on the St Brendan, which is registered to carry 50 people. Trips take place between Easter and October from Portaferry, Strangford, Delamont Country Park.The boat can be chartered at any time.

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