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Fishing on the Gweebarra River

By on May 26, 2010 | Category: Local Info,Things to do | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments

The Gweebarra is a 20-mile long stretch of spate river flowing from Lough Barra to Gweebarra Bay and includes 10 miles of estuarine water. The river runs through some beautiful scenery and is one of the most picturesque in the country.

Season

The salmon and sea trout season runs from 1st April to 30th September inclusive. The Spring Salmon season runs from 1 April to 17 June. The Grilse Salmon fishing season runs from 18 June to 30 September.

Fishing in the Gweebarra

The Gweebarra has a good run of late spring fish at the end of April, with grilse running from the end of June and good-sized summer salmon running from August onwards. Sea trout are at their best from July and are usually taken from the estuary and the pools around the Doochary area. Other hot spots on the river are the famous Mayo pool at the confluence of the Cloghanagore River and the Fall’s pool. Any of the traditional Irish shrimp flies work well on the river, as does the popular flying C.

Booking

To book online go to the Donegal Angling Holidays website. Single-day and multi-day fishing is available on the Gweebarra for Spring Salmon and Grilse Fishing.

Bookings and in-season information are available from the Fishery Manager (based in Doochary) on +353 (0) 74 9546171 or +353 (0)87 9318235.

Off-season information is available from the Northern Regional Fisheries Board, Station Road, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Tel. +353(0)71 9851435, Fax +353 (0)74 9851816, E-mail info@nrfb.ie

Fishing on the Owenea

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The Owenea River runs for some 13 miles, draining Lough Ea in the west of the Croaghs, into Loughrosmore Bay at Ardara. The Owenea is primarily a spate river taking around one to two days to run off after a good flood. The season on the Owenea runs from 1 April to 30 September.

The Owenea is one of the best salmon rivers in the county. The river has a run of spring salmon, grilse, sea trout and has a resident stock of small brown trout. The fishery consists of nine beats on the bottom eight miles of the river with good pools spread throughout the whole river. The river has a lot of nice fly water with the majority of fish being caught by this method. When in condition the river is one of the best in the country for grilse. The main grilse run starts in July with salmon right to the end of the season.

The fishery has access for disabled anglers along a section of beat 3. There is an ongoing programme of maintenance and upgrading of access, angling structures, habitat restoration etc. Additional funding was obtained from Fáilte Ireland in 2007 to improve facilities and access for anglers on the river.

N.B. Shrimp and Prawn are strictly prohibited.

Permits
Adult day permits €35
Juvenile (under 16) day permits €15
Weekly (seven-day) permits €175

Bookings/Further information
To book online go to the Donegal Angling Holidays website. Single-day and multi-day fishing products are available. Please ensure that you also purchase a licence if you book your fishing permit online. To fish on the Owenea you must hold a fishing permit and a fishing licence.

Bookings are non-transferable. Rods are assigned to beats on a first come first served basis. Payment can made by credit or debit card, including Visa, MasterCard and Laser.

Bookings and in-season information available through:
Owenea Angling Centre, Glenties Hatchery, Glenties, Co. Donegal. Tel: (074) 9551141. Fax: (074) 9551444. Email: nrfbglenties@eircom.net

Off-season information available through
Northern Regional Fisheries Board, Station road, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Tel: (071) 9851435. Fax: (071) 9851816. Email: info@nrfb.ie

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