Spinfish Fisheries with Access for Disabled Anglers - Donegal

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For the river Eske see below for Lough Eske

Stillwaters / Loughs

Creeslough District Angling Association

Creeslough DAA have fishing on three local loughs:

Roosky Lake, a 12 acre wild brown trout fishery, fly only bank and boat. They have now acquired a wheelieboat for use by anglers with disabilities.

Toohey Lough is a new venture into rainbow trout fishing. Stocked with rainbows 2 to 6lbs fish have over wintered. Fly only, bank and boat, open all year. To book call 074 9138216

Glen Loch,on the Lackargh river the loch gets an early run of salmon and sea trout in addition to brown trout fishing.

Contact the club secretary on +353 (0) 85229240

Google Map Ref Creeslough 55.123160, -7.909292

Checked 02/06/19

Eske Fishery

The fishery starts up in Blue Stack Mountains. 5 miles on the river Esk flowing to the sea at Donegal Town and fishing on Lough Eske. The Google Street View image below is from the bridge where the Eske exits the lough.

Screenshot Google Satellite Outflow for Lough Eske

There are good runs of spring fish with grilse in the summer months and an other run of back end salmon. In addition their are good wild brown trout and char in the lough. Sea trout arrive from July onwards.

Best stretches from Timothys Turn to the Mill Pool, above and below Miss Jenny's Bridge and at the Eel Weir Turn. The Mill Pool has had alterations made to make it accessible to anglers with disabilities.

4 beats with 2 visitor rods available daily. Day and week tickets avaiable. 5 boats on the lough. Permits from the IFI Angling Centre in Demesne call 074 9740 781.

Google Map 54.686586, -8.049023

Checked 02/06/19

Owenea Fishery

The Owenea flows for 20 k from Lough Ea to the sea at Loughrosmore Bay. An execellent salmon river, the sea trout fishing is also recovering well.

Springers from April with grilse best in August and September. Sea trout are catch and release at this time.

There are 9 beats on the lower 12k of the river, good fly water with shrimp flies recommended.

As part of a government initiative the facilities have been ungrades with toilets and hospitality at the Angling Centre. They have also installed facilities to give anglers wirh disabilities access to beat 3.

Permits from the Owenea Angling Centre in Glenties, call 074 9551141.

Google Map 54.790033, -8.287153 Owenea Angling Centre

Checked 02/06/19

Stillwaters / Loughs Game

Meadows Trout Fishery

Meadows Trout Fishery set in the hills near Rosnakill is stocked with good quality rainbows, fly and bait allowed. Teh Irish Wheelchair Association use the fishery as the bank in many places are very accessible and level They have a camp site and run a kids summer camp in July and August. Call +353 89 203 8667

Google Map 55.178225, -7.675447

Checked 29/06/19

Rosses Fishery, Lough Waskel

Fishing on the 85 acre Lough Waskel for brown trout. Recommend blue Daddies, sedges and silver invicta. The fish feed heavily on sticklebacks so a fry imitation of some sort would be good.

The club have acquired a wheelyboat giving good acces for disabled and wheelchair users.

To book call in to Charlie Bonners Tackle Shop , The Bridge, Dungloe. 074 9521163

Google Map 54.995693, -8.425868

Checked 02/06/19

Coarse Fishing

Pettigo Dist AA have installed stands on their waters, Lough Aveghy, Drumgun Lough and Lough Bannus. Pike, perch and roach fishing. Unclear whether suitable but contact Brittons Bar in Pettigo they sell tickets and may be able to advise. Call 071 986 1519

Checked 01/06/19