The Department leases the fishing rights on part of the river from Downpatrick to Kilmore. The Department’s stretches are signposted. Good brown trout fishing is available in the river downstream from Kilmore. Access to the water is easy on the south side where the road runs near the water. A path and some stands are provided. A car park is available at the old flood gates with disabled parking spaces.

Key information 

Fishery Type Game
Species Brown Trout, Salmon, Sea Trout
Season Open 1st March
Season Close 31st October
Rod Licence 12 years old and over DAERA Game Rod Licence
Permit 12 years old and over DAERA Game Fishing Permit
Fishing methods Fly Fishing, Spinning and Worm Fishing
Bag Limit Four Brown Trout minimum length of 25.4cm.  Salmon and sea trout - catch and release only.

 Buy a DAERA Licence, Permit or Day Ticket

Annacloy River
Annacloy River

Car Parking Onsite No
Disabled Car Parking Onsite No
Fishing Stands No
Disabled accessible fishing stands No
Boats Allowed No
Boat Restrictions N/A

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From Downpatrick head towards Annacloy via the A7 then take a left on the Annacloy Road.
Local Council Area Newry Mourne & Down
Nearest populated area Downpatrick
Water Type River
Water Area / Size 11 Kilometres



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