Coarse angling involves fishing for all other species of freshwater fish. Typically coarse fish are returned unharmed to the water.
Because coarse anglers normally release their fish alive, coarse angling does not require the same amount of re-stocking as other forms of angling. You can enjoy coarse fishing all year round in Northern Ireland which has long been recognized as one of Europe's best regions for the coarse angler. Irish coarse species are amongst the best and healthiest that you can fish for. They are always in excellent condition and by using the correct methods you can ensure big bags are just a few casts away. Ireland has fishing to suit the recreational angler, the specimen hunter, the specialist angler and the match man.
Perca fluviatilis, commonly known as the European Perch, is a predatory species of perch found in Europe and Asia. In some areas it is known as the Redfin Perch or English Perch, and it is often known simply as Perch. The species is a popular quarry for anglers and has been widely introduced beyond its native area, into Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The Roach resembles a number of closely related species, such as common bream, silver bream, chub, rudd and bleak. Firm identification can be difficult at times, as the roach often hybridises with these other fish. Only the one species is recognised in Britain, but in other European countries its variable body form has led to descriptions of a number of subspecies.
Loughmacrory is a 24 hectare lake with a population of wild brown
trout. Other fish species include perch.
The species found in the canal include Roach, Bream, Rudd, Eel, Perch, Pike and Trout, a few years back Tench were introduced and make an appearance now and again. The canal fishes all year round and the distinctive areas provide excellent sport throughout.
Lough Derg lies amidst the Donegal mountains (close to where the counties of Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone meet)
Camlough is a large disused reservoir controlled by Newry and Mourne District Council. It is a long (1.5 miles / 2.5 kilometres).
These two lakes (or loughs!) are reasonably close together and lie amongst the foothills of the Mourne Mountains. Each can be described as elongated, lying along the bottom of quite narrow valleys. Milltown is 19 hectares (45 acres) in area and Greenan 11 hectares (26 acres).
The Oaks Fishery is located only a few minutes drive from the city of Derry/Londonderry. The lake, surrounded by beautiful countryside, provides a tranquil venue for fishing.
This fishery consists of two man-made lakes. It is convenient to the town of Omagh.
This lake (28 acres / 11.6 ha) is a few miles outside Omagh. Lying amongst grassy fields, it supports a population of coarse fish (predominantly pike and roach) with most of the angling effort directed towards pike.