The Abercorn Estates fishery on the River Mourne has been a well kept secret. With the only people fortunate enough to have enjoyed sport on this water have been a small local syndicate and a few anglers who know about it.
The water is best described as a "fishermans river", and comprises four beats with over 24 named pools. The fishing is let by the beat, with a maximum of 2 rods per beat.
It is fly only and wading is essential.
There is direct access to the Estate water which comprises of four beats with over 24 named pools.
The most renowned and famous pool is the Snaa it is similar in its appearance to "the Junction" on the River Tweed, the other pools such as "Carnaquin", "The Half Water", and "Blackstone" are every bit as good, each beat offers exciting sport.
There is good variation of pools, most of the fishing is done from the left bank, spey casting is not essential.
This high quality fishery also enjoys excellent access to the river with 2 fishing huts, 1 WC and car parking, expert advice is provided by the Estate's ghillie.
The fishing is let to clients on a daily basis. There are 2 rods available each day. Self-catering accommodation is available (for a minimum 3 night stay) on the Estate circa 10 minutes drive from the fishery, subject to availability. The Cedar Country Hotel is also close by.
This is one of the very few "fly only" private beat based fisheries in Ireland. Fishing is allowed on Sundays unlike in Scotland.