Lough Money


Downpatrick, UK

Fishery Information:

Lough Money is a hidden gem located near Ballyalton, east of Downpatrick. Spanning 21.4 hectares, this lough is regularly stocked with rainbow trout throughout the year. It also harbors pike and perch, making it an appealing location for both game and coarse anglers. The fishing season at Lough Money runs from 1 February to 31 December.

What size do the fish go to?

The minimum takeable size for trout in Lough Money is 25.4cm. Pike weighing 4kg and over and coarse fish longer than 25cm must be returned to the water. This suggests that the lough contains a healthy stock of sizeable fish.

What tactics work well?

For trout, fly fishing, spinning, and worm fishing are all effective methods. Dead baiting is allowed for pike fishing. The specific tactics should be chosen based on your experience, preferences, and the conditions on the day of your visit.

What facilities are on site?

Three wheelchair accessible, disabled fishing stands are available near the tarmac car park. The shores are generally rocky and firm for wading, providing a stable platform for angling.

Is parking available?

Yes, there is a tarmac car park near the fishing area, providing convenient access to the lough.

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