Fishing Permits

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (FCILC) are conservation bodies responsible for protecting fish stocks in Northern Ireland.

Both bodies issue angling licences in their respective jurisdictions and, on payment of a supplement, licence holders are allowed to fish in the other jurisdiction.

Licences and permits are also split into categories (Game or Coarse). 

A rod licence is required by law for each fishing rod used by anyone aged 12 years and over in the DAERA area and for all ages in the FCILC area, to fish anywhere in Northern Ireland.

Please note for salmon fishing from opening day of the season until 31 May there is catch and release only.

A fishing licence / permit is required by law for a person aged 12 years or older. This can be obtained on nidirect.  Combined fishing licences and permits are available for 3 days or 14 days for visiting anglers.  

Some of the best boat and bank angling in Europe. Catches of 200 pounds of bream are common!

Belle Isle Estate

Book Your Stay with Belle Isle Fishing Holidays

Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, Belle Isle is a 400-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Inhabited since the 12th century, the estate today offers a wide range of attractive self-catering accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Belle Isle Estate is delighted to be a winner of TripAdvisor's 'Certificate of Excellence' since 2014 - to view our recent reviews please follow the link below.

Stay in one of our Holiday Cottages

3 cottages right next to the shore of Lough Erne, perfect for sleeping up to 6 guests.

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Stay in a Courtyard Apartment

8 beautifully restored Courtyard Apartments sleeping between 2 and 8 guests.

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Stay in a Coach House Cottage

Our 2 lovingly restored Coach House self catering Cottages each sleep up to 4 guests.

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