When conditions are right, high quality salmon angling is available on four stretches of the river – the New, Town, Leap and Dundarave sections – which are all situated within walking distance of Bushmills. These beats give the best sport possible and cater for various fishing methods.

A Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) game rod licence is required along with your DCAL permit or day ticket to fish the four special angling beats, the: New; Town; Leap; and, Dundarave beats. There is a special saving in the price of any type of angling day ticket on the River Bush for anglers who bought any current DCAL game angling permit.

The rest of the upstream area of the River Bush can be fished with a DCAL game rod licence and permit. It offers reasonable salmon angling from July to the end of the season with good trout fishing available throughout most of the season.