Mackerel now more plentiful in the lough

It’s competition time on Lough Fern

It’s competition time on Lough Fern

The Loughanure Angling Club will hold another competition on Loughanure Lake on the 11th of August. Many valuable prizes will be up for grabs with another large turnout expected.

To book or for further information please contact John on 0876626237 or PJ on 0868058941 The next open competition will be held on Lough Fern on Friday the 16th of August with fishing from 6pm until 9pm with weigh in at the Club house.


To book or for further information, please contact Kenneth in the IRD office in Milford on 0749153736. Boat hire is available on Lough Fern with the boats moored at the club pier in Milford.

For boat hire , please contact Kenneth at the IRD Office in Milford on 0749153736 or 0868384882. Milford Fly Angling club membership application forms are also available from the IRD office in Milford or here at the Lough Swilly Angling Centre. For further up to date club information and events, please log on to the club website at


Rathmullan Charters boats have been enjoying good mixed fishing over the past week with good catches of pollock, coalfish, ling, gurnard and rays. Noteable catches this week have been a 7lbs cod, 10lbs pollock, specimen size spurdog and two nice John Dory. Mackerel are now more plentiful in the lough and provide good sport on the evening trips.

An added bonus this week has been has been sightings of basking sharks off Fanad and pods of dolphins at Knockalla. There are still some dates available in August for groups of up to 12 people. Rods and reels are supplied free of charge.

Please call 087 2480132 or 087 0507464 for details. As part of the Rathmullan Regatta Gathering, Rathmullan Charters will have sightseeing trips on Lough Swilly on Wednesday 7th August and again on Friday 9th August. The 1.5 hour trip will cost 10 euros per person. Call Angela on 087 2480132 to book.



Lough Swilly Sea Angling Club will have another league trip on Sunday next 28th July


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