Carnroe is considered to be one of the best salmon beats in Ireland; it is the place all salmon anglers want to fish in Ireland.



Main Quarry – Salmon; Secondary – Sea & Brown Trout

General Information

The highly oxygenated tail water encourages fish to hold in the area on their passage upstream providing a superb angling opportunity. The average catch for the past five years is over 450 fish per year and with signs of a big return of the Atlantic salmon back to our waters due to the withdrawal of the coastal nets these annual catches will most surely rise.

The fishery now has a mandatory catch and release policy. Resident ghillies are available at all times, boat & engines are also provided. The fishery has a six rod limit for day tickets and six rods for syndicates. Both fly and prawn fishing are permitted, but worming and multiple hook spinners are now banned.

The peak season is July and August, although September can also yield good bags. Due to the compulsory catch and release rules in the north of Ireland where we are seeing anglers hanging up their rods and not fishing, prices to fish this superb beat have dropped to encourage more anglers to the sport.

Opening times & prices

Carnroe fishery is open for 24 weeks of the year from the first Monday in May until the middle of October. Carnroe is available to fish 7 days per week. Morning sessions are from 8am until 2pm. Afternoon sessions are from 3pm until 9pm or dusk, whatever comes sooner.

The cost of a morning rod every week is at present £1050 including VAT per full Rod, fishing every week with a maximum of 6 Rods fishing at any one time. Half Rods (£525 Inc. VAT) are priced pro rata, fishing every other week. Afternoon fishing is priced at £900 including VAT per full Rod, fishing every week with a maximum of 6 rods fishing at any one time. The sale of half Rods will be priced pro rata, i.e. a half rod in the afternoon will cost £450 including VAT. Single session afternoon rods can be booked at £75. A game licence is also required to fish.

How to Get There

Access is from Vow Road between the B70 (Ballymoney end) and the B64/B70 junction (Kilrea end), about 3 miles from the Ballymoney end.


For further details or bookings, contact our office at Coleraine.

Phone Noleen on 02870344796 Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 3pm.
Contact Robbie, Gillie at Carnroe on 07801185588


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