Work has been carried out to improve the number of wild young fish in this water. Water levels at this location can be low in late summer.

Please note: Water levels have been dropped at Upper South by NI Water to enable inspection and remedial works as necessary to be undertaken.

Key information

Nearest town Carrickfergus
Area/length 26.5 hectares
Species brown trout
Season 1 March to 31 October (see important information below)
Methods fly fishing only
Daily bag limit two trout per rod
Size limit minimum takeable size 25.4cm
Boats fishing from boats is not permitted
Licence DAERA Game Fishing Rod Licence
Permit DAERA Game Fishing Permit
Other restrictions angling is not permitted before 8.00 am or later than 10.00 pm


How to get there

From Belfast, take the M5 and A2 towards Carrickfergus. As you go into Carrickfergus, take the B58 towards Ballynure. Go for 1.6 km (at the Brown Cow Inn sign), fork left for 0.4 km to cross the B90 at Woodburn village. Travel over the hump-back bridge to the car park beside Woodburn church.


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