Grey Abbey Est/The Sq, Newtownards BT22 2QA, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Swanhole is a 10-acre lake located in Greyabbey, Co. Down. Entry is not permitted through the estate entrance in the village. The lake features very productive silt beds and gravel bars, making it a challenging but rewarding fishing spot. The average depth is 4 feet, and the lake is home to a variety of fish species, including carp, Rudd, Perch, Tench, Pike, and Eels.

What size do the fish go to?

Swanhole is stocked with 250+ carp, ranging up to 25 lbs. The lake record stands at 21 lbs, and the average size of carp is 10 lbs. Other fish species present include Rudd, Perch, Tench, Pike, and Eels.

What tactics work well?

Fishing close to the weed in the margins over beds of mixed particle and boilies works well. The fish in Swanhole love floating baits, so be sure to bring a floater rod and some bread.

What facilities are on site?

No information available.

Is parking available?

No information available.

Difficulty Rating

Moderate to Hard.


The lake is open all year to NICAS members, except during spawning when the complex is closed.

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