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Newry Canal

Carlingford Catchment | Newry Canal

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

This is a summit level canal with several locks designed to lift barges over the watershed between Newry and the Lough Neagh basin. The locks lie open today and there is a flow of fresh water through the canal. On the lower sections there is substantial weed growth.  The canal is controlled by Newry and Mourne District Council.  A permit is not required for this water – although an angler must hold a Loughs Agency rod licence.


Newry Canal


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