The canal stretch is readily accessible and is a popular pike fishery. Pike, perch, roach, bream and eels are available to catch. Fishing at Portna is restricted to the stretch below the locks. Upstream of the locks is inaccessible and dangerous due to the rocky banks.

Key information

Nearest town Kilrea
Area/length 0.4km
Species pike, roach, perch, bream and hybrids
Season all year
Methods all lawful methods including ground bait and maggots for coarse fish
Daily bag limit one pike per person/four coarse fish per day
Size limit pike weighing 4kg and over and coarse longer than 25cm must be returned to the water
Boats fishing from boats is not permitted
Licence DAERA Coarse Fishing Rod Licence
Permit DAERA Coarse Fishing Permit 

How to get there

Portna is situated off the A54 Kilrea-Portglenone Road. Leave Kilrea and travel 0.4km. Turn left for a short distance and then left again to the canal area. Click the map for more information.



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DAERA Coarse Fishing Permit required
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