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Glenelly River

Foyle Catchment |Glenelly River

Season: 1st April – 20th October

The Glenelly rises high in the Sperrin Mountains, running westwards along a glaciated valley to meet the Owenkillew River downstream of Plumbridge at ‘The Meetings’. The Owenkillew runs to meet the River Strule near Newtownstewart. The Glenelly is a spate river (5-20 meters wide) that has small wild brown trout and occasional larger specimens, but it is better known for salmon and sea trout fishing. Sea trout is best in June and July while grilse and salmon may be present from mid-June if there is sufficient water.  However, salmon fishing is often best from August to October.

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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.

Species: -Salmon
-Brown Trout
-Sea Trout
Best Times: June – July (Trout)
August – October (Salmon)
Methods: -Fly
Best Flies: -Black Pennell
-Bloody Butcher
-Watsons Fancy
-Peter Ross
-Teal Blue & Silver

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