Salmon and sea trout fishing in Donegal

  1. Duff
  2. Drowes
  3. Melvin
  4. Erne Estuary
  5. Eske
  6. Eany
  7. Glen
  8. Owenea
  9. Gweebarra
  10. Rosses
  11. Clady and Crolly
  12. Tullaghobegley and Ray
  13. Lackagh
  14. Crana and Fullerton

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GLEN RIVER

The Slieve League Anglers Association controls the Glen River Fishery. This is a progressive club dedicated to the preservation & maintenance of the river while actively encouraging anglers. The fishery includes the Glen River, Owenwee (Yellow) River, Crow (Crove) River and Owenteskiny rivers and the loughs Agh, Auva, Unshagh, Unna, Divna, Lougheraherk and Lough Nalughraman.

The Glen fishery is an excellent salmon and sea trout spate system, which has some lovely, pools and high quality fly water. The fishery is divided is divided into 6 sections:

The Glen Fishery gets a good run of grilse and late summer salmon. It fishes from May to September with the best month being July for grilse. The Glen system is also noted for its sea trout, a 9lb sea trout was caught in the Junction pool by Belfast angler Jim Laird in July 1997. Most sea trout are released back to the river in the interests of conservation.

Fly-fishing is growing in popularity on the Glen, due in part to ongoing pool creation by Slieve League Anglers and the N.R.F.B. The most popular fly patterns are: Ally’s shrimp, Curry’s Red shrimp, Wye Bug shrimp, Badger & Golden Olive shrimp, Dark Mackerel, Garry Dog and in clear water, Claret & Black, Thunder & Lightning, Fiery Brown, Jock Scott or a Silver Doctor. Maggot, shrimp and prawn are all prohibited. Sea trout measuring less than 10 inches must be returned. The fishery is managed on the basis of rotation and etiquette. The club actively promotes a catch and release policy.

Season

The season is from 1st March to 30th September inclusive.

Permits/Licences

Permits are available close to the Salmon Leap pool from

Licences are available from:

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