Main Lake - Fly Fishing Only

The main lake at Islandderry Fishery   is a natural , clear water lake   of 12-acres . The lake is over 400 years old and   is   fed   by a incoming stream and   natural   springs.   Although it has a average depth of 7 feet there is a lot of   deep holes   and   gorges in the lake some of which as deep as   25 meters. lakeboats

There is an abundance of fly life   on the lake and with a good evening rise its ideal for buzzer and dry fly fishing.   The trout are Rainbow trout and Canadian blue back trout ranging from 2lb to 25lb   and once caught, will give anglers a run for their money putting up a good energetic fight, no matter what their size.

The lake has a lot of character and charm with the resident swans and ducks adding to the setting.

There are 10 boats available for hire or if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground try one of the jetties.  


Monthly competitions are run on the main lake with cash prizes for the heaviest bag of 3 trout.   Check out the Upcoming Events page for details on the next competition.      

The main lake is available for hire for private competitions.   Are you a club, works team etc and would like a venue to hold a competition between yourselves? Why not contact us for a competitive rate for the hire of the lake. Or do you have a team that would like to compete against the Islandderry Team? Contact us for more information.

  Benji Banks with his 8lb6 trout caught on the main lake


Main lake has 10 boats for hire, a lovely way to spend a day fishing - out on a boat in the tranquil settings on islandderry fishery's main lake with some top quality, very strong fighting trout to keep you company!


Pat Webb, Glenavy got a shock when he hooked into this giant 20lb5 rainbow.   Pat was fishing the main lake from the jetty using a hares ear on a floating line when this monster took his fly.   After a good 20 minute fight Pat managed to land the fish, got his picture taken and then released him again.   Pat now holds the new record at Islandderry fishery for the biggest fish caught and landed on the main lake!!   There is bigger trout still in the lake, up to 25lb in weight, so the record could still be beaten!


Islandderry Fishery, Lough Road, Dromore, Co. Down BT25 1JE    Tel; 07859 074424

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