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Deele River

Foyle Catchment |Deele River

Season: 1st April – 20th October

The river Deele flows through the village of Convoy to reach the Foyle below Lifford. A good brown trout river and traditionally known as an excellent sea trout river from June onwards. The River Deele has a late run of salmon running from mid-August to early September. The most popular stretch of water is downstream of Convoy.  For season and day ticket information plus general information contact the Deele Angling Club who have the fishing rights for this river. Day tickets are available.

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Please note that whilst every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of angling club and associations boundaries it is essential you consult the club or association to confirm their upper and lower limits.

Fishery Contact

Link to Deele Community Angling Club


Species: -Salmon
-Sea Trout
-Brown Trout
Best Times: Mid August – Early September (Salmon)
April – October (Brown Trout)
July – October (Sea Trout)
Methods: Mepps spinner or bait most popular on the river. Fly fishing not popular but some stretches suit.
Best Salmon Flies: Small Shrimp patterns such as:
-Gary Dog
-Currys Red
-Allys Shrimp
Best Sea Trout Flies: -Teal Blue & Silver
-Teal & Green Bibio
-Black Pennell

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