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  1. Ireland
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  3. When to fish

When to fish

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.

The river is primarily renowned as a salmon and sea trout river and the fishing season runs from 1st April to 20th October. There is a variety of ownerships wherein some waters are in public ownership, some are private and others are leased to clubs.

The River Foyle is one of the top salmon producing rivers in Ireland. Salmon fishing is most effective when the tide is out and with low water conditions upstream in the tributaries. River levels can directly affect the fising, for example a rise of six inches in the River Finn can put the River Foyle out of order.

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