Loughbrickland Lake, along the main Belfast to Dublin Road, is stocked with three thousand takeable brown and rainbow trout. The shore is mostly firm and safe for wading but the north and south tips should be avoided. A surfaced path is provided along the west shore.

Key information 

Nearest town Banbridge
Area/length 25 hectares
Species brown and rainbow trout
Season 1 March to 31 October
Methods fly fishing only
Daily Bag limit four trout per rod
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4cm
Boats fishing from boats is not permitted
Licence Foyle Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission Licence
Permit DAERA Game Fishing Permit 


How to get there

From Belfast

Take the M1 to Lisburn (Sprucefield roundabout) then the A1 towards Newry for 45 km. The lough is on the left.


From Armagh

Take the A51 to Tandragee, the A27 to Scarva and B3 to Loughbrickland, joining the A1 in Loughbrickland village.


From Lurgan

Take the A26 to Banbridge and head south towards Newry by the A1.


From Newry

Head north by the A1, towards Banbridge for 16 km.




Photography courtesy of  © Copyright Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Original image – http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/272004 and http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/263573
Information used with permission from https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/angling-loughbrickland-lake

DAERA Game Fishing Permit
Foyle Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission Licence required
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