The Loughs Agency waters around Foyle and Carlingford Loughs offer the angler some superb fishing and are becoming very popular destinations for the tourist angler. There are a number of activities available throughout the region and season.
The Foyle system covers an area of approximately 1,300 square miles stretching across much of three counties. The tributaries of the Foyle rise in the Blue Stack Mountains of Donegal, the Sperrin Mountains of Tyrone and Londonderry/Derry and the wildness of Inishowen – hills that hold many of the spawning waters of Foyle salmon.
The Carlingford system covers an area of approximately 340 square miles (540 square kilometres) stretching across much of three counties. The rivers that run into Carlingford Lough rise in the Mourne Mountains of County Down, the Cooley Mountains of County Louth and Slieve Gullion in County Armagh – hills that hold many of the spawning waters of Carlingford salmon and trout.
Loughs Agency have a separate angling website and a new angling app on Android and iOS which is an essential pocket guide for every angler in the Foyle and Carlingford regions of Ireland. It includes information on fishing methods, licence and permit distributors, species, best times to fish, and much more. It also features over 270 angling hotspots packed with useful tips and photographs which can be used at home or on the river bank.
You can now purchase your angling licence on-line. Firstly register as an angler and receive your life long angler number. Then you can proceed with purchasing a licence, request carcass tags and make your fishing effort and catch returns online.
Click on the logo above to visit the eLicence website.
These short tutorial videos will guide you through the system.
Foyle area and Carlingford area single rod licence for game fishing (Including Salmon, Sea Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Eels and Coarse Fishing).
Adult Game Season £16.00/€23.50
Adult 14 day £8.00/€11.50
Adult 3 day £3.50/€5.00
Juvenile Game Season £2.00/€3.00
Adult Game Endorsement £1.00/€1.50
Foyle area and Carlingford area licence for up to two rods coarse fishing.
Adult Coarse Season £16.00/€23.50
Juvenile Coarse Season £2.00/€3.00
Adult Coarse Endorsement £1.00/€1.50