Ballykeel Lough Erne


Lisburn, UK

Fishery Information:

Ballykeel Lough Erne is an attractive lough spanning 21.4 hectares. It’s regularly stocked with brown trout, offering good fly fishing opportunities. Fishing from the south bank is not recommended due to its steepness and unsuitability for wading, but there are fishing stands available on the west side of the lough. The fishing season at Ballykeel Lough Erne runs from 1 March to 31 October, and the daily bag limit is four trout per rod.

What size do the fish go to?

The minimum takeable size of trout in Ballykeel Lough Erne is 25.4cm. For more detailed size information, you should contact the fishery directly.

What tactics work well?

As Ballykeel Lough Erne is a fly fishing only area, successful tactics would involve various fly fishing methods. These could include both dry and wet flies depending on the conditions and time of year. The specific choice of flies and fishing techniques should be based on your experience, preferences, and the fishery conditions on the day of your visit.

What facilities are on site?

Ballykeel Lough Erne offers fishing stands on the west side of the lough. Additionally, there is a path for anglers to facilitate access to the fishing areas.

Is parking available?

While there is no specific mention of dedicated parking facilities, the official entrance to the lough is off the old Lisburn-Ballynahinch Road. Anglers are urged to park responsibly, ensuring they do not obstruct the road or block farm entrances with their parked cars.

Additional Information:

Fishing from boats is not allowed at Ballykeel Lough Erne. Anglers must have a DAERA game rod licence and a DAERA game angling permit to fish at the lough.

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