The River Nanny and The Delvin River
The Delvin River rises close to the Meath-Dublin border south west of the village Naul and flows in a north easterly direction for approximately 10 miles before entering the Irish Sea south of Ben Head close to the town of Balbriggan Co. Dublin. The Devlin is a small river which contains a small stock of wild brown trout and this is supplimented by stocking by the local Angling Asssociation, the Gormanston and District Anglers Association. The Devlin also gets a run os sea trout which commences at the end of May and continues throughout the summer subject to water conditions.
A number of trout in excess of 2lbs+ are caugt annually on the stretch below tho old Dublin Road bridge. Sea trout can also be caught on the coastline either side of the estuary, with spinning providing the best results.
The Association also has the exclusive fishing rights on The Wavin Lake ( Old Knock lake) 0.5 miles Dublin side of Balrothery, North Co. Dublin and on the Delvin River up to Stamullan which is on the border of Co Dublin and Co Meath, 2 miles north of Balbriggan. The Wavin lake is approximately 26 acres set in a wild life sanctuary. Lake is stocked by us with rainbow and brownies, but does have its own wild brownies, one caught recently weighed in at a staggering 12 lb 13 oz The Gormanston Angling Association has 8 boats on the lake for members and their are facilities for disabled fishermen. Their are eight stone jetties which have been built to facilitate access to the water. The Association is trying to promote fly fishing, but limited spinning on one shore only is allowed.
Location: Counties, Meath and Dublin. The main towns and villages close to this river are Balbriggan, Gormanston, Stamullen and Naul .
Season: Fishing on these rivers takes place from February to September. Please check with the Association for details.
Fish Species: This river contains stocks of wild brown trout and a run of sea trout.
Methods: Dry fly, wet fly, and nymph fishing are all successful.
Angling Club: The Gormanston and District Angling Association which supports a policy of catch and release controls the fishing on this river.
Fishing Tip: This river can fish well after a flood.
Permits: Permits for this river are available from :
Day tickets are available for non members…
Contact The Balbriggan Tourist Office, The Square, Balbriggan.
“The Sail Inn” Petrol Station, Drogheda Street, Balbriggan (North side of the town)
Permits are also available from the Club Secretary.
Mr.Ciaran Mc Donald. Secretary, Gormanston and District Angling Association. 14 Knightswood Park, Balrothery, Fingal, North County Dublin. Mobile Tel: 087-2311017 Home: 01 84157888
Further Information: For further information please contact:
The Marketing Angling Co-ordinator IFI Eastern River Basin District., 3044 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24. D24 Y265
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