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Boat Trips (Pleasure) Portrush Harbour

The Stewart Brothers' boat leaves Portrush Harbour each day in the summertime for sea angling, wreck fishing and pleasure trips. Fish finder available. Contact: Mr. D. Stewart Telephone: 028 7082 3369.

Island Fisher offers sea angling and wreck fishing trips. Maximum numbers 12. Contact Robin Cardwell Tel: 028 7082 2359.

Willie Verner, based at Portrush Harbour , also offers sea angling, with large parties catered for. Telephone 028 7082 2307

Portstewart Harbour  

The Wandering Star offers an experienced skipper for a day as well as evening deep sea angling trips. Contact Geoff Farrow Tel: 028 7083 6622.

Boy Matthew Contact Mr. Peter Boston, Tel: 028 7083 2734.

Lower Bann (Estuary

Description of Water: Area is tidal. Boat is a great advantage, but bank fishing provides safe wadding generally. Two hours before and after low tide provides the best fishing.

Species: Main Quarry - Sea Trout; Secondary - Salmon, Brown Trout, Mullet (also Flounder, Bass, Pollan)

Season: 1st March - 31st October

Local Tips: Rag worm - March-June, Fly / Spinner - July-October, Use of a ghillie recommended

Nearest Town: Coleraine

How to Get There: West Bank - from Castlerock Rd (A2), turning right into Cranagh Rd , at the edge of Coleraine and proceeding 2 miles. Turn right again and follow the signs for the National Trust Car Park at the old Coastguard cottages. Fair length of walk required. East Bank - from Coleraine Borough Council Marina on the Portstewart Road (A2)

Methods: All legal methods

Bag Limit: A maximum of 2 fish (sea trout or salmon) may be killed per permit holder / day

Size Limit: 10"

Other Restrictions: No fishing in a fish pass or within 5 metres of a weir

Boats: No restriction on use

Local Licence Contacts:
Smyths Country Sports, 1 Park St., Coleraine
Bann System Ltd., 54 Castleroe Rd., Coleraine

Permits Issued By:
Smyths Country Sports, 1 Park St., Coleraine
Bann System Ltd., 54 Castleroe Rd., Coleraine 

River Bush ( One Bank Lower River )

Description of Water: Pools & streamy water

Nearest Town: Bushmills

How to Get There: Bushmills

Species: Salmon, Brown Trout

Season: 1st March - 20th October

Methods: All legal methods

Bag Limit: No limit

Size Limit: Trout 10", Salmon N/A

Other Restrictions: Contact Hatchery in Bushmills for restricted sections at Bushmills - River Bush Salmon Station, Church Street, Bushmills, Co. Antrim

Boats: Not permitted

Local Licence Contacts: Bushmills Angling Supply Centre, 39 Main Street , Bushmills

Permits Issued By: DCAL, MacNaghten Estate, Dundarave, Bushmills Tel: 028 2073 1215 - Lower River (?50)