(Last Updated: Thursday 07 July)
Stevie Munn recently fished the Faughan at Abercorn Estate on the River Mourne.
The River Mourne, flowing from the Derg Junction to Strabane, is part of the Foyle Fishery System. It is believed to be one of the best salmon rivers in Northern Europe, now that the drift nets have been lifted from the Irish Sea. As a guest at Baronscourt you will have direct access to the estate water which comprises four beats with a total of over 20 named pools. The most renowned and famous pool is the Snaa which is similar in appearance to 'the Junction' on the River Tweed. The other pools such as ‘Carniquin’, 'the Half Water', and 'Blackstone' are every bit as good, each beat offering exciting sport.
The estate water is best described as a ‘anglers river’ and wading is essential. The river is wide enough to justify a 14ft rod but can easily be fished with shorter rods especially in low water There is clear definition of the pools with the water being easy to read.
Expert local advice can be sort from the estate ghillie. This is a prime beat and on one of Ireland Great rivers that can also provide excellent accommodation.
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