Mid-Ulster Angling Club

Brown trout, Dollaghan trout, Atlantic salmon

Club Water    
The Club’s waters consit of a stretch of the Ballinderry River and Lough Fea.

Ballinderry River
Situated near the hamlet of Drapersfield, roughly 4 miles east of Cookstown, this water stretches from Ardtrea Bridge (the big bridge) up to the old railway bridge (above the Red Bridge).

Lough Fea
Lough Fea is located roughly 7 miles northwest of Cookstown on the B162 road between Cookstown and Draperstown.

Big Bridge Beat – From Ardtrea Bridge up to Gibson’s ruined weir
Gibson’s Beat – Gibson’s ruined weir up to Drapersfield
Drapersfield Beat – Drapersfield up to the old railway bridge (above the Red Bridge)
Big Bridge Beat - Cars can be parked at The Ardtrea Riverside Walk and Canoes Steps, just off the Knockanroe Road.
Gibson’s Beat – Cars can be parked at Draperfield Bridge, near the Cookstown Rugby Club
Drapersfield Beat – Limited car parking on the roadside at the Red Bridge
Lough Fea – There are four car parks located around the lough. Toilet facilities and a picnic area are located at the main car park on the B162 Draperstown Road.
Slipway and pontoon available for visiting boats at the main car park (accessed by electronic swipe card to be purchased with Day Ticket).  All boats must be washed at Millburn Garage, Cookstown, and a receipt produced as evidence before a day ticket and swipe card can be purchased.

Season Ticket    
Adult Ticket (River only) £15
Adult Ticket (River and Lough Fea) £95
Junior (River and Lough Fea) £10
OAP (River and Lough Fea) £65

Day Ticket    
Ticket (River and Lough Fea) £10

Ticket Outlets    
Royal Hotel,
Coagh Street,
+00 44 (0)28 867 62224

Burnavon Arts Centre,
Burn Road, Cookstown
+00 44 (0)28 867 69949
or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club Rules    

  • Season subscription is payable annually before 31st March
  • Lough Fea – Fly fishing only. Trolling, spinning and bait fishing strictly prohibited
  • River – all legal method permitted (no maggots, shrimp or prawn)
  • Membership badge must be worn at all times by season members when fishing
  • No trout less than 12 inches to be taken from club waters
  • Club waters open on 1st March and close 31st October
  • The club committee reserves the right to alter or revoke these conditions or withdraw tickets at any time

Bag Limit    
4 trout (inc. dollaghan) per angler per day
Catch and release is encouraged
Catch and Release for Salmon is mandatory

Local anglers are willing to meet you and talk to you about the stretch and the beats. Please contact Ballinderry Rivers Trust on +00 44 (0)28 867 61515.

Club contacts    
Denis Ferguson
+00 44 (0)28 867 64235
Tom Sterling
+00 44 (0)28 867 63926


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