Lough Beagh – Fishery Rules
1. Lough Beagh is ‘Catch & Release’ for 2023 which means all salmon and any sea trout of 40cm or over must be released. Fishing is with single or double barbless hooks only and no worm or bait fishing is allowed.
2. There is a bag limit of 3 sea trout per day (under 40cm) in line with the national sea trout regulations. After 3 sea trout have been caught all further sea trout caught must be released and fishing is with single barbless hooks.
3. Life jackets must be worn by all anglers. Anglers are responsible for supplying their own life jackets.
4. If illegal fishing is observed, notify IFI at Ballyshannon (071) 9851435. 24 hour line Tel: 0818 347424.
Terms and Conditions specific to this Fishery:
Boat keys can be collected at the keysafe on the wall at the administration office. Anglers will be contacted with the code after purchasing a permit.
1. All anglers must be in possession of a permit, licence, logbook & tags before entering onto the fishery.
2. Fishing is by fly only.
3. Fishery Opening times: 9am to 5.30pm.
4. Fish one rod only at a time.
5. Directions of Fishery Manager to be observed at all times.
6. Boats are not allowed to be launched on Lough Beagh.
7. Shore fishing on Lough Beagh is not allowed.
8. Anglers must return boats before 5.30pm, locking up boats at the correct moorings on the Jetty. All vehicles must be out of the National Park before 6pm or they will end up being locked in. The park gates are locked at 6pm sharp!
9. Petrol tanks and oars are to be locked in the shed at the jetty and the key posted through the letterbox of the shed.
10. Maximum of 2 persons per boat
11. In the interests of safety, anglers must wear a floatation device when fishing the lough.
12. Catches are to be reported by filling out a return in the shed prior to leaving the fishery.
13. If illegal fishing is observed, notify IFI at Ballyshannon (071) 985143. 24 hour line Tel: 0818 347424.
While every care is taken to make anglers aware of hazardous areas of the lough, anglers should be vigilant as to their safety. Certain areas of the Lough are very shallow and rocky and boats should be navigated at oar speed in such areas. The lough may become rough very quickly in stormy weather and at such times anglers should also be mindful of their safety and return to shore if in doubt.