Fishing on the River Foyle System

The Foyle river system is extensive and provides approximately 900 miles of prime salmon, sea trout and trout fishing.

Situated in the north-west region of Northern Ireland the Foyle system is one of Ireland's most prolific grilse and summer salmon fisheries with the peak months being June and July. Though where there is a mild and wet August, not uncommon in Ireland, the fishing can be as equally good as the two prior months. The autumn months of September and October can also fish well given the right conditions.

Fisheries scientists estimate that the run of salmon in this river system in 2007 was in the region of 80,000 fish.

The recent passing of legislation banning drift net fishing around the Irish coast is expected to have a significant benefit to, and increase in the numbers of the salmon returning to the Irish rivers, especially those in the north-west.

River Foyle, Ireland

Copyright Abercorn Estate

River Foyle, Ireland

Salmon fishing at Abercorn Estates.

About this web site

Several of the fisheries available for fishing on the Foyle river system are here. You can read about each one, see its fishing availability, and book fishing online or by telephone.

In particular you have free, unlimited access to:
There is more information in the left hand menu, being updated all the time, to help you arrange your fishing on the Foyle and organise your visit to the north-west Ireland.