Lough Cowey


Newtownards, UK

Fishery Information:

Lough Cowey is a fishery stocked regularly with brown trout and pike, located near Portaferry. The area spans 18.2 hectares. The trout fishing season runs from 1 March to 31 October, whereas pike can be fished all year round. Anglers can fish for trout using fly, worm, and spinning methods from the car park bank, while pike can be caught using dead baiting from the same area. The daily bag limit is four trout per rod and one pike per person up to 4kg.

What size do the fish go to?

Specific size information for the brown trout and pike at Lough Cowey is not provided. However, the information suggests that bags of large fish are frequent. For more detailed size information, you should contact the fishery directly.

What tactics work well?

Lough Cowey is known for its traditional Irish fly patterns, buzzers, and streamers being the most popular flies. You should use the appropriate method based on your experience, preferences, and the fishery conditions on the day of your visit.

What facilities are on site?

No specific facilities other than parking are mentioned in the provided information. It is recommended to contact the fishery directly for detailed information about the available facilities.

Is parking available?

Yes, there is a car park available on the south shore of Lough Cowey for anglers.

Additional Information:

Boats are not allowed at Lough Cowey. Anglers must have a DAERA game rod licence and game angling permit. Lough Cowey is accessible from Downpatrick via the ferry linking Strangford and Portaferry, and it’s approximately 24.85 miles from Belfast.

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