Sea Trout, Salmon & Grilse. Fishery open 1 April to 30 September
Access requirements: Government angling licence (includes log book and tags) and fishery permit.
The Crolly River or Gweedore River drains Lough Anure running around 3 miles through Crolly to the sea. It is a fairly narrow, stony spate river, flowing through rocky gorges and deep pools. The countryside about the river is very wild and scenic.
The Crolly gets a fair run of spring fish and these are enter the river in March, April and May. There is also a run of autumn salmon. The grilse enter the river from early June, peaking in late June/early July and the fishing can be very good during good water levels. Late June and July sees the best run of sea trout. The last number of seasons saw a marked increase in sea trout catches with many fish in the 1½ to 2lbs bracket.
Access to the river is relatively easy although the banks are uneven in places. There are some good pools from ‘The Flag’ downstream to the Crolly factory and a further three good pools between the Crolly Bridge and the sea. Visitors fish alongside club members under local angling rules and etiquette. The river is split into two sections and 6 beats. Section 1 consists of beats 1 to 4 and Section 2 beats 5 & 6. Anglers rotate through the beats on the section they are fishing.
Season: 1st April to the 30th September inclusive.
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