There is nothing that stirs the soul of the sea-trout angler like the sound of the splash of fish feeding in the inky darkness of the night. Casting in the direction of the sound of that familiar ‘plop’, the line goes solid and in an instant the water erupts as a gleaming silver shape leaps high into the air.
And there are few places more inviting to go hunting for them than the River Finn.
From late June and throughout July shoals of sea-trout run through Glenmore’s rivers, proving a worthy quarry for the night-time fisherman. The fish are not big (400-600g) but they are plentiful.
Light tackle and a few traditional sea-trout flies are all that is needed for a truly memorable night’s sport.
Guided night-time fishing is available to anybody who has the stamina and sense of adventure to try their wits against Salmo Trutta.
Tackle is available at the Lodge.
Whilst salmon and grilse are the main quarry of anglers on the River Finn, the river is home to a thriving brown trout population. Hardly ever fished for, the trout often succumb to small salmon flies being fished through the warmer weather.
Within minutes drive from the Lodge we offer fishing on the Estate’s seven mountain lakes which hold large numbers of wild trout of up to three pounds (1.5kg). Fishing these lakes can provide a welcome break from the frenetic activity which is typical of the summer grilse fishing in the river and may be accompanied by a lakeside lunch barbecue.
Less than an hour’s drive away, spectacular trout fishing may be enjoyed on Lough Melvin with its four distinct
and unique strains of trout, or on the mighty Lough Erne with its huge hatches of Mayfly. Boats and engines are available for rental on both lakes and you can hire an expert local boatman or go it alone.
With the start of an evening rise of huge wild trout, many guests put away their salmon gear and put up their 9ft trout rods, and nowhere more so than on the River Bann where trout to 7lb (3.3kg) are often taken.
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