Kilgad Fishery


89 Kilgad Rd, Kells, Ballymena BT42 3HY, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Kilgad Lake Trout Fishery, one of the oldest fly fisheries in Ireland, is a river-fed lake of just over four acres by the side of the Kellswater river. The fishery is well established and offers interesting fishing with various bays, points, and islands. It is located on the outskirts of Kells, Ballymena, and is well known for its setting, abundant wildlife, and excellent fishing spots. The fishery is well-stocked with Rainbows averaging 2lb-2lb 8oz and up to 18lb, brown trout to 4lb, golden trout to 3lb. The fishery record for Rainbow trout is 14lb 4oz.

What size do the fish go to?

The fishery stocks Rainbow trout that can go up to 18lb, brown trout up to 4lb, and golden trout up to 3lb. The fishery record is a Rainbow trout weighing 14lb 4oz.

What tactics work well?

Fishing at Kilgad Lake Trout Fishery offers a superb night rise during the summer months, with the fish being known for their fantastic fighting ability. The various bays, points, and islands around the lake provide interesting and effective fishing spots.

What facilities are on site?

Kilgad Fishery offers a clean and relaxing environment for anglers, with plenty of wildlife around. The staff, particularly one known as Spike, are noted for being very friendly and helpful.

Is parking available?

Specific information about parking was not provided in the details given, but typically most fisheries provide parking facilities.

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