ANGLING Information



The Ray is open for salmon angling on a catch and release basis, and for sea trout and brown trout. Sea trout under 40cm may be retained, subject to a daily bag limit of three trout per angler per day.


The Tullaghobegley is open for salmon, sea trout and brown trout angling. All salmon rod licence holders must affix a gill tag (blue) to all retained salmon (any size), or sea trout (over 40 cm). No other tags are required.


There is an annual bag limit of 10 salmon (any size) or sea trout (over 40 cm).

Subject to the maximum annual bag limit of ten fish an angler may take:

A total of one salmon (any size) or sea trout (over 40cm) per day for the period beginning January 1st to May 11th (three fish in total may be retained for this period),
Daily Bag Limit: Three salmon (any size) or sea trout (over 40cm) per day from May 12th to August 31st (except where a salmon rod (one-day) ordinary licence is held, 1 fish),
Daily Bag Limit: One salmon (any size) or sea trout (over 40cm) per day from 1st September to the close of the season,
There is an angling bag limit of three sea trout (under 40cm) per angler per day.

While the move this year to the reopening of our rivers is greatly to be welcomed, it remains the case that our fish stocks are in need of safeguarding and nurturing. Therefore only single or double barbless hooks may be used throughout the fishery, and anglers are encouraged to practice catch and release, even where this is not a legal requirement.


VISITOR PERMITS.  These are available from McGee’s Service Station, Main Street, Falcarragh. State licences may also be purchased here.

Adult Permit. Day Permit €25.   Week Permit €100.

Juvenile Permit ( 16yrs or younger ). Day Permit €5. Week permit €15.

Group Juvenile ( Up to four juveniles ). Day permit €10.   Week permit €30.

Information about Falcarragh

Falcarragh, or “An Fhál Carrach” in Irish, means “the hedged enclosure”, an unlikely name for a part of the country so flattened by the wind that there are almost no hedges whatsoever. This Irish speaking market town is an excellent angling centre, and the perfect base for walkers wishing to climb Muckish Mountain. It has a large house dating back to the plantation of Ulster, which is now home to a challenging nine-hole Golf course. A church with a large cross cut from a single granite rock, at Ray (Ráith) dates to the time of Colmcille. It is said to have been brought from Muckish Mountain en route for Thoraigh, but left at Falcarragh by Colm Cille as a gift to the monk who established the local church. Falcarragh is also home to a Gothic Church which dates all the way back to 1792. A visit to Falcarragh is not complete without a visit to Kane Design famous for their crafted pottery products and original designs.

Places to Stay

Please click this link to find a selection of accomodation in the area.

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Cloughaneely Angling Association

 Salmon, Brown/Sea Trout Fishing



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