City of Derry
The Faughan rises in the northern Sperrins, entering Lough Foyle, six miles north of Derry. A small double hander can be useful here but as the angler moves upstream a ten-foot rod is all that is required to cover the fifty odd named pools in the fifteen miles to Killycor Bridge between Claudy and Park villages. There are a number of flies named after the river such as the Faughan Purple and the Faughan Shrimp. The Faughan is good for salmon and is the best sea trout river on the Foyle System. The sea trout average from 1-2.5 lbs. The best of the sea trout fishing is usually from mid June to late July. River Faughan Angling Ltd. controls all the angling on the river. You also need a Loughs Agency rod license.
Day and weekly tickets and licenses are available from the following:
- River Faughan Angling Ltd., 26A Carlisle Road, Derry, tel. 028 71 267781;
- Tom’s Tackle, 31 Ardlough Road, Derry, tel. 028 71 346265;
- Ballyarton Fishing Tackle, Victor Hill, Claudy, Co. Derry, tel. 028 71 338531,
- The rod & Line, 1 Clarendon Street, Derry, tel. 028 71 262877.
Season: 20th May to 20th October
Licence Required: Loughs Agency, available from:
- River Faughan Angling Ltd. 26A Carlisle Road, L’derry, 028 7126 7781;
- The Loughs Agency, 22 Victoria Road, L’derry, 028 7134 2100;
- The Rod & Line, 1 Clarendon Street, L’Derry, 028 7126 2877;
- Tom’s Tackle Shop, 31 Ardlough Road, L’derry, 028 7134 6265;
- Ballyarton Fishing Tackle, Claudy Village, Co. L’Derry, 028 71 338531.
Methods: Fly-Fishing, Spinning and Worm fishing.
Disabled Access: There is access at Claudy and below Campsie Bridge.
Accommodation: All types of accommodation from self-catering to hotels and B&B’s can be accessed through Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau, 44 Foyle St L’derry. Co. Londonderry, tel. 028 71 263511