Few Irish sporting estates can rightly assert to be World-class but for one it is a fully justified claim, County Donegal’s Glenmore Rivers Estate.
Centred around a luxurious lodge which offers the best of Irish hospitality, and Glenmore's folio of game fishing embraces a diverse range of venues and options for catching salmon, trout and sea-trout.
Glenmore river comprises over 30km of river spread between the Glenfinn and Realan Valleys, in the shadow of the imposing Blue Stack Mountains. In this desolate landscape, close to Europe’s most westerly Atlantic coastline, amongst the peat-bogs and mountain loughs of this pristine land, streams tumble through a myriad of waterfalls and rocky pools, joining to become one of Europe’s finest salmon fisheries, the River Finn; and it is to these nursery streams that thousands of salmon return annually to spawn.
Two primary rivers comprise the Finn fishery; the Rivers Finn and Reelan. It is on these two spate rivers that most of the fishing is done. Around the head-waters are seven mountain loughs (lakes) where free-rising wild brown-trout to over 2 pounds may be caught.
One of the great strengths of the Finn fishery is that runs of both spring salmon and summer grilse are very strong. Fish are normally in the river in substantial numbers from opening day and runs of fresh fish continue on each spate throughout the season.
Expert Spey casting tuition can be organised with highly experienced guides, available to all of our rods. (Extra upon request)
A full range of high-grade equipment and clothing is available for rental from the fishery and flies and lines may be purchased on site.
Join us in exploring one of Western Europe’s least populated and totally unspoilt corners, in the crowning jewel of Irish sport.