Spelga Dam Reservoir
Not only is Spelga dam a fantastic reservoir for angling, it’s also one of many beautiful locations to appear on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and will appear in the upcoming season. Brown trout fishing is popular at the reservoir from March onward, of which there are plenty, and you can access the lake from nearby Kilkeel or Hilltown. Boats are not permitted in the water and you’ll need to obtain a DAERA Game Fishing Permit. Be sure to check out the nearby river, The Bann, also located in the Mourne Mountains, where you’ll also be able to catch Atlantic salmon and sea trout at a limit of three fish per day, two salmon included. The area is incredibly peaceful and perfect for amateur anglers.