Rising near Ballynahinch, the Quoile takes a winding southerly course through Downpatrick to enter the southern end of Strang-ford Lough at the village of Quoile. Though the river contains trout, it has latterly been acclaimed for its coarse fishing and, in particular, the superb rudd fishing it offers. Catches of 50 lb of rudd are not uncommon with single fish top-ping 2 lb. There are perch and pike. Rod Licence: FCB/G or FCB/C

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