The Agivey River drains the north eastern end of the Sperrin Mountains, flowing into the Lower Bann at Aghadowey. It is probably one of the best medium sized salmon and grilse rivers in Ireland, a fact partly due to the extensive management and enhancement of the river by the local angler association, which has resulted in the formation of some ideal habitat and angling stretches. They have also tried to boost salmon numbers through the use of their own hatchery, which releases many thousands of juvenile fish each year.
Salmon start to run the river from May onwards, and numbers peak towards the end of August, depending, of course, on water flows.
September can also be productive month. In addition to salmon, the river and particularly its tributary the Wee Agivey, also hold an excellent head of resident brown trout which will give an angler exciting dry fly sport throughout the season.
Cressabelle has exclusive visitor rods available each day which may be booked on the Availability link.
Ticket price includes all local regulatory rod licences and permits. You will have access to fishing on the whole river. A map will be provided and the river guide can get you started on the best places to fish on the river.
A guide is mandatory for this fishery, please add it to your basket alongside your visitor rod when booking. You can select either the 2 hr river guide option or full/half day angling guide option when booking tickets (1 guide for up to 3 people). An angling guide is recommended for inexperienced anglers or anglers new to river fishing.
Note: All waters are shared with local anglers attached to clubs and associations. The visitor rod permits access to the full river. Details will be provided on river rules and regulations you will be expected to follow.