The Ballinderry River is a renowned trout river and in recent years has enjoyed good salmon runs.

There are seven angling clubs on the river, each managing the fishing on their own stretch.  Day tickets are available from each club through various outlets.  Details of club waters and ticket outlets can be found below.

The game fishing season on the Ballinderry River runs from 1st March to 31st October.

River Fishing

Ballinderry Bridge Angling Club
Ballygoney Angling Club
Coagh Anglng Club
Kildress Angling Club
Kingsbridge Angling Club
Mid-Ulster Angling Club
Tullylagan Angling Club

Lough Fishing

Lough Fea
Lough Neagh

Salmon – Catch & Release…it’s the law!

Due to recent changes in legislation in Northern Ireland it is no longer permissible to kill a salmon
Only single barbless hooks are permitted for salmon fishing.  

Dollaghan Trout – Catch & Release…Please

Dollaghan Catch & Release is voluntary but we kindly ask that all anglers release as many fishing, living, back to the water as possible, especially hen dollaghan toward the end of the fishing season.  This is part of our Conservation measures for the Ballinderry.  Signage with more information on Catch & Release can be found on club waters.

Rod Licenses and Bailiff Patrols

All visiting anglers will be required to prove to the club that they are in possession of an appropriate Rod License.  Rod Licenses can be purchased from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure’s website or from Tourist Information Centre in the Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown.

Be advised that the fisheries of the Ballinderry River and its tributaries are patrolled by Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure bailiffs and Ballinderry Rivers Trust private water bailiffs.

Failure to produce a valid rod license, on request, will lead to the seizure of fishing equipment and prosecution.

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