Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Username: Password:

Forum News

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events in the next 30 days.
Some events are only visible to members. Click here to register for free

Follow NI-Wild

Tweets

Contact us if you would like added to this feed.

Author Topic: Which ponds/lakes and what rods?  (Read 1209 times)

Jasonfresh

  • Newbie Poster
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Posts: 6
Which ponds/lakes and what rods?
« on: May 26, 2017 »

Hello Northern Ireland Wild Forum,

My friends and I have decided that we want to go on a fishing trip for a couple of weeks and we decided that Ireland might be a good choice. None of us have been there before so we have never fished there either, it's like hitting 2 birds with one stone. But, as none of us have been there we are clueless of where to go and what kind of fish we should be looking to catch. In England, we go to carp ponds most of the time and literally pull Carp out all day long. We also like fishing for Pike on a lazy day. I have a Sonik S3 Carp rod that I got from this site for a bargain http://www.used.forsale/fishing-poles the rod/pole is simply awesome, very strong and gets Carp in with ease but what kind of fish are common in NI??

What ponds or lakes would you guys recommend we go for a fish? Overnight camping and fishing is a bonus! This will be our first fishing trip so we are looking for an awesome experience and o be able to see a little of your beautiful country. All suggestions are welcome and very much appreciated!! Really looking forward to speaking with you guys and getting this fishing trip planned!

Thanks again


 
« Last Edit: June 05, 2017 by Jasonfresh »
Logged

torp

  • Has Camped With NI-Wild
  • Sr. Poster
  • ****
  • Karma: 17
  • Posts: 353
  • You can't get knickers off a bare arse
Re: Which ponds/lakes and what rods?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017 »

Hi and welcome,
 depending where and what you fish for will govern what permits etc you will need, please check the following link for details

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/outdoor-recreation-and-sport/angling

Logged
Success is not measured by what you have, but by what you have done

Jasonfresh

  • Newbie Poster
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Posts: 6
Re: Which ponds/lakes and what rods?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017 »

Thank you for the link I will get on that straight away!

Back soon
Logged

RedLeader

  • Has Camped With NI-Wild
  • Hero Poster
  • ******
  • Karma: 168
  • Posts: 1856
Re: Which ponds/lakes and what rods?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017 »

Sea fishing you'd get mackeral in season, fresh water trout, carp and pike and all in abundance depending on where you go.
There are loads of places to fish in Northern Ireland but spots where you can also camp are a bit harder to find, especially if you want to fresh water fish as opposed to sea.
Logged

Jasonfresh

  • Newbie Poster
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Posts: 6
Re: Which ponds/lakes and what rods?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017 »

Hi and welcome,
 depending where and what you fish for will govern what permits etc you will need, please check the following link for details

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/outdoor-recreation-and-sport/angling

Really useful site and it's a good job we gave it a read first! We are now prepping everything we will be needing in terms of licenses, permits etc and I will get back to you guys when we have a plan.

Thanks a bunch guys 
Logged

john.t5

  • Newbie Poster
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Posts: 5
Re: Which ponds/lakes and what rods?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017 »

Information on coarse fishing over here is not good at all, a totally untapped resource by the tourist board, if you read any of their literature , it is uninformned and at least 10 years old. In all honesty you may be better heading into Cavan or Monaghan where there is lots of info about lakes and rivers, species, methods, accesibility etc. Cavan is said to have 365 lakes, most have very good coarse fishing.

Some links below from our friend in the south who put a bit more effort into selling angling as they know the revenue that comes with it.


This site has an abundance of info: http://fishinginireland.info/news/

Also South Co. Monaghan these lakes appear to be well looked after, I fished there a long time ago when the not so welcome anglers were burning, littering and poaching but things look much better now: http://www.ballyhoelake.com/

In NI the River Bann at Toome and Portglenone used to be great for Bream but they all but disappeared maybe 8 years ago, I haven't fished it for a long time. There are also lakes and rivers in south Tyrone that have had plenty of bream and tench in them. Fishing in NI goes pretty much unregulated so it's hard to know what illegal methods have been used on these but there are plenty of stories about sacks full of bream being removed, long lines being found etc.

Good luck though, it is a great place and if you hit lucky you will tap into some great wild fish...
Logged
 

Bottom Sponsor