John McLaughlin reports on the River Finn:

The recent dry spell ended last Wednesday with heavy rain moving in from the west and giving good water levels on The river Finn.
The Cloghan Lodge Estate Fishery has enjoyed some fantastic sport since and I have confirmed reports of over 67 Salmon landed and released up until the time of writing.
Some of the lucky anglers included Matt Mc Keon, who landed 3 on spinner from the Chapel steps pool last Thursday afternoon. These fish were estimated at 13 lbs and 2 at 6lbs each.
His brother Jonny had a fine double figure fish from the same pool on the fly on Friday Morning. Warren Campell had another nice fish of 8 lbs on the spinner from Keys on Friday evening. Mark Mc Cloone had a lovely fresh 9 lbs fish from the Glenmore pool on fly on Saturday evening
Saturday was a bit of a red letter day with at least 24 fish landed for the day !

Skinny releases another cracker on the Cloghan Lodge Estate Fishery on the Finn
Skinny releases another cracker on the Cloghan Lodge Estate Fishery on the Finn

Roly Greer had has 2nd of the season along with Jason Mc Conkey, Ciaran Mc Laughlin and Kevin Mc Crossan with 2 up to 7 lbs.
Visiting Anglers Mark Broughton, John Taylor and John Kenyon had a visit never to forget with Mark landing 3 fish up to 9 lbs, John Kenyon with 5 fish up to 8 lbs and John Taylor with 6 fish, best was estimated at 10 lbs.
Jason Skinny Mc Clean from Limavady with a fine Salmon from the Cloghan Lodge Salmon Fishery on the FinnSunday saw Jason “skinny” Mc Clean with 2 fine fish from the Chapel steps pool, the best around 10 lbs.
Barney Winters had a fine fish on the fly from the Graveyard of 12lbs on Sunday. Damien Lynn had fish of 9 lbs and 5 lbs on the spinner from the Glebe and Glen Crawford had a lovely fish of 10 lbs on the fly from the top of the graveyard on Sunday afternoon. Jonathon Murray ended up with 4 fish up to 8lbs from the Ivy Bridge beat on Sunday along with Andrew Mc Gall, who ended up with 2 fresh fish up to 9 lbs on the Fly.
Monday saw Len Clewer and Derek Bell Jnr. with 2 fish each on the spinner from the Ivy Bridge Beat with the best estimated at 10-11 lbs.
Glen Crawford landed another sea-liced fish of 6 lbs on the fly from Kees on Monday evening and Mark Mc Glinchey had a cracker of 10 lbs from the Graveyard on Tuesday.
Paul Gallagher got off the mark with a fine 9 pounder on the fly from the Grilse streams on Tuesday also.
At the time of writing , I have reports from Chris Gallagher with 2 fish around 8lbs each on the spinner from Leonards and Alan Loftus with a cracker of around 14 lbs on the fly from Kee’s.
Permits and guiding service for the Cloghan Lodge estate fishery is available here from me at the Lough Swilly Angling Centre.
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John Mc Laughlin

Lough Swilly Angling Centre/ Donegal Angling

Phone : 087 292988 or Email: [email protected]

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