Donaldson Lake Fishery


180 Church Rd, Holywood BT18 9RN, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Donaldson Lake, opened in 1995, is a Trout Fishery located on Church Road in Holywood. It is conveniently situated within a 10-minute drive from Belfast, Newtownards, and Bangor. The four-acre lake is privately-owned and offers opportunities for groups, clubs, and individuals to enjoy fly-fishing and worm fishing for various types of trout including rainbow, steelheads, blues, and cheetah 10lbs plus. A small pond, referred to as the “Duck Pond,” is available for young or novice anglers, and is ideal for events like birthday parties or family days.

What size do the fish go to?

The lake is stocked with a variety of trout species including rainbow, steelheads, blues, and cheetah, some of which reach sizes over 10lbs.

What tactics work well?

Fly-fishing and worm fishing are the recommended methods at this fishery, which are typically effective tactics for catching trout.

What facilities are on site?

Donaldson Lake offers a range of facilities. Fishing equipment is available for hire and fishing lessons can be arranged. The site also provides amenities like toilets, tackle, refreshments, and tea and coffee. For larger gatherings, BBQs can be arranged upon request. For those interested in an extended stay, a camping area is available but must be booked in advance.

Is parking available?

Yes, on-site parking is available for anglers and visitors.

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