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Carlingford Catchment | Camlough

Season:   1st Jan – 31st Dec
Species:  Pike, Roach, Bream, Perch and Ferox Trout

Camlough is a large disused reservoir controlled by Newry and Mourne District Council. It is a long (1.5 miles / 2.5 kilometres), narrow body of water with an undulating bed. The lake is 72 hectares in area (173 acres).  Pike fishing is best from a boat – there is a sharp drop off which is easily covered if afloat. The lake offers good pike fishing all year round. In the early spring, pike often feed on small roach fry. This is an ideal opportunity to try fly fishing for pike.  Guides and boat hire available locally. Motorists should be aware that there is quite limited car parking available.  A permit is not required for this water – although an angler must hold a Loughs Agency rod licence.


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