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Whitewater River

Season: 1st March - 31st October

The Whitewater River is best known for a good run of sea trout off the Irish Sea.

This 10 mile long (16 kilometre) medium sized (10-15 metres) spate river rises high in the Mourne Mountains. In the upper reaches it is normally gin clear, tumbling over boulders along the bottom of a deep U-shaped glaciated valley. In the vicinity of the small village of Attical the landscape changes from open mountain to green fields. The river runs through a wooded valley just upstream of the bridge on the A2, a stretch known locally as the Park. There is a car park beside the bridge and a platform for disabled anglers. Some less able users may find that access is not ideally suited to their needs.

Below the bridge the river meanders across the coastal plain to enter Carlingford Lough at Mill Bay, near Greencastle.

The river is best known for its sea trout fishing, particularly good from mid-July onwards.

A Kilkeel Angling Association day ticket is required to fish and details of fishing season are available at ticket outlets (Harbour Store in Kilkeel - refer to licence distributors listed elsewhere - and Kilmorey Arms Hotel, Kilkeel).

Day tickets are also available for visiting anglers on the country park section from Raffertys (Maxol) Garage Newry Road, Kilkeel and can also be purchased on the Mourne Country Park website. For more information and to book visit:

Web: www.mournecountrypark.org
Tel: +44 (0) 7730 401331
Alt Tel: +44 (0) 7534 700920

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