The River Finn has a reputation as one of the best salmon and sea trout rivers in Europe. As stocking densities are below EU minimum levels at present a Catch and Release Policy is in force.
The season opens on March 1st and from then until May there are spring salmon generally in the range of 8-12lb. Some Grilse will start to appear in May but the main run is in June through to July with another run of salmon in late August to the end of the season on September 15th. The river is at its best in the falling spate with plenty of good fly water from Ballybofey up stream.
Part of the River is owned by Simply Red’s Mick Hucknell .
The angler requires a Lough Agency Rod license and a permit to fish the stretch of his choice. License and permit distributors are listed below.
Eunan McBride, Frankies Bar, Killygordon.
Cloghan Lodge. Tel: 074 9133003
Permits are available from:
Mr. G’s, Main Street, Ballybofey. Tel: 074 9132393
Cloghan Lodge, David or John Wilde. Tel: 074 9133003
Finn AC, Frank Curran. Tel: 04871 382230
Killygordon Anglers, Frank Elliot. Tel: 04871 883471