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The Ardstraw beat is on the river Derg, on the lower part of the river, below Crewe Bridge.  The Derg is best known for summer salmon, grilse and sea trout which are generally at their best from late May to August.

The river Derg is a large (10m - 20m width) spate river with a fine head of wild brown trout. It is best known for summer salmon, grilse and sea trout which are generally at their best from late May to August.  

Some fresh water is required to encourage runs of fish, although grilse and sea trout will edge upstream without a flood.

The River Derg has its source high in the Donegal hills, flowing out of the lough of the same name to join with the River Strule to form the Mourne downstream of Newtownstewart. The upper reaches are mountainous while the lower stretches are much more pastoral.

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 river and details will be provided on river rules and regulations you will be expected to follow.  Please ensure your equipment is appropriately sterilised and complete the declaration form prior to arrival.

A location map will be provided.  All waters are shared with local anglers attached to clubs and associations.

An angling guide is advisable for this fishery, please request information via email.  Options include a 2 hr river guide, a full day or half day angling guide (1 guide for up to 3 people).

The angling guide is recommended for inexperienced anglers or anglers new to river fishing.  The river guide is recommended for anglers who have not been on this river previously, they have local fishing knowledge to get you started.

Cressabelle will endeavour to assist you to meet all the requirements.   

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