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.
Fishing the River Mourne, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.