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6. Fish for Dollaghan on Lough Beg

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Fish for Dollaghan on Lough Beg


North of Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Northern Ireland, is Lough Beg, which runs into the sea at Coleraine. 

Lough Beg contains some huge trout, including the dollaghan, unique to these waters. Similar to salmon which are also common, dollaghan grow by three pounds every year and can be caught by spinning, worming and fly fishing: the Ballinderry Black and Bann Olive are famous flies derived from the region.
  
The best fishing is from mid-July to October  - you will need a Fisheries Conservation Board Rod License available from the Antrim tourist office. Information on day-tickets for fishing and specialist boat trips can also be obtained from here. 

Address:
For Fisheries Conservation Board Rod License
Antrim Tourist Information Centre
16 High Street
Antrim, BT41 4AN
Northern Ireland, UK

Opening Times:
October to April, Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
May to June and September, Monday to Wednesday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Thursday and Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
July and August, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Admission:
Free - charges for rod licenses apply - please contact Antrim Tourist Information Centre for details

T  +44 (0)28 9442 8331 

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