Dutch gold for anglers in Downings

A group of very happy Dutch anglers on the Bonito Charters

A group of very happy Dutch anglers on the Bonito Charters

THE Loughanure Angling Club will hold the Annual Outboard engine competition on Sunday the 11th of August. Fishing time is from 12 noon until 6pm with prizes to the value of €2000 to be won.

First prize is a 4 HP Yamaha outboard engine. This is an Open Competition with everyone welcome. To book or for further information please contact John on 0876626237 or PJ on 0868058941 More Club information on www.loughanureanglers. ie and on facebook @ LoughanureAnglersLtd.



The Milford & District Fly Angling Club will hold their next Open Competition 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 There will be a Charity Trout Angling Competition in aid of the Donegal Hospice on the 18th of August.

This Competition is being organised by Kevin Bonner of Bonner’s Tackle Shop, Dungloe, in association with the Rosses Angling Club. Entry fee is €20, for more details or to book, please contact Kevin on 0749521163 or 0866033103.


A group of 5 Dutch anglers have just completed a week’s fishing with Trevor Ryder on board the “Bonito” from Downings. They enjoyed brilliant weather and some great fishing during the week.


They had 21 species including 8 Common Skate to 180lbs and more than 40 Tope. Mackerel were reasonably plentiful but they were plagued by hundreds of coalies on all the fishing grounds For more details of what the Bonito charters can offer, please contact Trevor on 0876547232 or email

The Rathmullan Charters still have 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.


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