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Loughs Agency angling permits now available online

Loughs Agency angling permits now available online

Date: 13/04/2021

Loughs Agency angling permits now available online

Loughs Agency has announced that angling permits for its waters on the River Finn and River Foyle, including the Greenbrae's, are now available to purchase online.    Online permits will make angling in these rivers even more accessible, particularly during the current COVID-19 government restrictions when many tackle shops are closed.   Loughs Agency permits provide access to some of the best quality fishing locations in the Foyle system, which is famous for its salmon and trout angling.

The River Foyle is a large tidal river that begins its seaward journey near Strabane in County Tyrone and Lifford in County Donegal at the confluence of the River Mourne and River Finn, spilling into Lough Foyle at Culmore Point in County Derry~Londonderry. Along its length are several fishing hotspots, including Mary's Pool, the Gribben, Corkan Island and the Backwater, where anglers can cast a line for salmon, brown trout and sea trout.  The Finn is a well-known spate river for spring fish, but it also maintains a good run of salmon throughout the season. Sea trout fishing is best from July to mid-August.

For the 2021 season, the Regulations for the River Foyle and Finn require total catch and release for all salmon caught, and anglers must use single barbless hooks.  For more information on fishing in the Foyle catchment, please visit the angling section of Loughs Agency's website.  To purchase a permit, visit Loughs Agency's elicence website.

Loughs Agency permits and prices

  • River Finn Permit £20/€24 for adults £10/€12 for juveniles
  • River Foyle Permit £20/€24 for adults £10/€12 for juveniles
  • Greenbraes Morning Permit £15/€17 8am to 3pm
  • Greenbraes Afternoon Permit £18/€20.50 4pm to midnight


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