Craigavon City Park Lake North


Craigavon Lake, Craigavon BT65 4AD, UK

Fishery Information:

Craigavon City Park Lake North is one of two man-made lakes set in a city park. The lake is 25 hectares and offers fishing opportunities for rainbow trout and pike. A surfaced path, connected to pedestrian and cycle paths, provides easy access to the lake.

What size do the fish go to?

The minimum takeable size for both trout and pike is 25.4cm. However, any pike weighing 4kg and over or any coarse fish longer than 25cm must be returned to the water.

What tactics work well?

Fly fishing, spinning, and worm fishing are allowed from the shore for trout fishing. From boats, only fly fishing is allowed for trout. All legal methods are allowed for pike fishing. Bait fishing for pike should be done with a barbless hook or hooks with flattened barbs only, and hook size should be four or greater. Dead bait for pike is also allowed, but only using one rod, and the bait should be a minimum size of 100mm.

What facilities are on site?

The perimeter path around the lake is accessible to wheelchairs, but note that there’s no safety rail. Disabled toilets are available at Tannaghmore Gardens, which are open from 9.00 am until dark.

Is parking available?

The information provided doesn’t specify parking facilities, but given the lake’s location in a city park, parking facilities should be available nearby.

Additional Information:

Fishing is allowed from non-mechanical or electrically powered boats at Craigavon City Park Lake North. Both a DAERA game rod licence and a DAERA game angling permit are required to fish at this location, even if you’re fishing for pike.

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