Fishing - Copperpot Cottage

Fishing along the North Antrim Coast....just a few of Jonny's favourites
There is no shortage of great game fishing easily accessible from Copperpot Cottage. The world
famous River Bush situated close to the Giants Causway offers top class salmon, brown and sea trout
fishing on both reserved and unreserved stretches. (Season 1st March - 20 October) Day tickets and
helpful local knowledge available from the Salmon Station in Bushmills.
Following the coast eastward towards Ballycastle you have the breath taking brown trout loughs of
Na Cranagh and Doo atop of Fair Head set in idyllic surroundings. Towards the sea you have the
River Margy, the Carey and Glenshesk Rivers offering some good salmon and sea trout fishing
(Season 1st March - 31st October)
The Ballymoney River offers some good brown trout fishing.
Day tickets for the Ballycastle fisheries are available from: Mr D McAuley, Moyle Outdoor Angling &
Leisure, 17 Castle Street, Ballycastle. Tel 028 2076 9521. Danny is very helpful and knowledgeable
about fishing the area and carries a great selection of rods and tackle for game, coarse and sea
There are some excellent shore sea fishing spots at Portrush and as you follow the coast around to
Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Torr Head and Cushendun with deep sea fishing charters readily available out
of Portrush and Ballycastle.
Please refer to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure website for the full list of game, coarse
and sea fisheries, location specific regulations, day permit requirements and daily bag limits.
As a keen fisherman I would be happy to try and answer any questions you have on fishing the local
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