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    The River Duff (or Bunduff)


    Catch and Release only for 2021. Angling Bye-law No. 982 of 2020 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single or double barbless hooks, and also prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish.

    There is no fishing allowed from the Bunduff Fall’s to the Sea (including the Fall’s Pool

    The Duff (or Bunduff) flows for 14 miles from the Glenade valley to the sea.
    It is joined by the Ballanaghtrillick River, which runs out of the Horseshoe Pass. The bottom 3 ½ miles is most fished. This is a prolific little spate river for salmon. The Duff gets a good run of summer salmon and grilse. The fish start to enter the river at the end of May with the peak of the run in July / August. With good water levels it can fish through to the end of September.

    The Duff is a spate river that can fish very well given the right conditions, especially after a freshet. Most anglers choose the deep pool below the falls close to the sea and consequently this pool can become overcrowded. Once a flood has let fish run the falls there is some good fishing available above the falls and also some good water upstream of the main road bridge. Anything between 300 and 500 salmon are caught in a season.

    The river is open from 7.30am to 9.30pm

    All legitimate methods are allowed but spinning is prohibited in low water.


    Fishing is from 1st April to 30th September inclusive


    Anglers must be in possession of a permit before entering onto the fishery. Permits are available as Season Permits at €200 each or Day Permits at €25. These cover both banks (Classiebawn Fishery and Devins’s Fishery).

    There is no fishing allowed from the Bunduff Fall’s to the Sea (including the Fall’s Pool).

    Permits are available from Carty’s Land & Sea Sports, West End, Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Tel: +353 (0)86 3903655 Email: info@landandseasports.ie

    Salmon licences are available from:

    • IFI Ballyshannon, Station road, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.
    • Land and Sea Sports, West End, Bundoran, Co. Donegal