Stone Falls Specimen Trout Fishery & School of Fly Fishing
- View as map
Experience the first specimen Trout Fishery in Ireland which consists of two spring fed lakes.
Stone Falls is the first Specimen Trout Fishery in Ireland and the only one providing wheelbarrows to transport the catch!
Rod numbers are limited to 5 rods per day giving the angler peace, space and tranquillity to stalk the catch of a lifetime. Larger groups can be catered for and we welcome team building days, corporate events, or even those wanting somewhere different to celebrate a special occasion!
The fishery which consists of two spring fed lakes set in a 5.5 acre Glen (known locally as the Big Glen) is man made. It is supplied by a fast flowing stream from Altikeeragh Mountain giving excellent water quality and tremendous invertebrate life.
The Specimen Lake is stocked with Rainbow trout at a minimum weight of 5lbs up to high doubles; the lower lake has been specifically designed for coaching and tuition purposes and has a stock of quality Rainbows from 1.5lbs again up to high doubles. All fish are fin perfect and are individually picked and are transported in limited numbers to reduce stress.
The banks and grounds of Stone Falls have been designed to promote as much insect and invertebrate life as possible to enable the angler to match the hatch.
Coaching & Guiding Services
Coaching services are available all year round, from beginners to the very experienced who wish to improve their casting abilities. Also introduction classes to entomology, knot tying, reading the water etc. by a qualified professional coach. Individuals and groups catered for.
Guiding services are also available and include guiding on local rivers such as the Bann, Roe and Bush for Salmon, Sea Trout and Wild Brown Trout. Guiding can also be arranged for Beach fishing for Bass and Flounder on the North Coast beaches such as Benone, Downhill and Castlerock. For an unrivalled experience why not try fly-fishing for Bass, Sea Trout, Pollack and Mullet at isolated locations on the North coast. Mackerel and Wrasse may also be encountered, all being well.
Arrangements can also be made for Dollaghan fishing; this being a brown trout with dark spots unique to the rivers and tributaries of Lough Neagh, which run the rivers from mid July.
Individual packages can be arranged to meet the client's needs, and guides for waters further a field can be organised to give a wide and varied range of angling throughout Ireland North and South.
All permits and licences can be provided by the guide.
The fishery has stunning views of Downhill ruins and Musseden Temple and further to the north, the island of Islay in Scotland. Looking east on a clear day beyond the Giants Causeway the Mull of Kintyre comes into view.
The Magilligan to Greencastle ferry is approximately 15mins drive from the fishery via Downhill and the Seacoast Road.