Contact Details for Crom Castle, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Fishing

Crom Estate is ideally suited to a fishing break in Co Fermanagh. You can make your own arrangements with the National Trust and fish for pike in the Green Lake or for trout, perch or bream in Lough Erne itself. If you are a beginner you can wander down to the White Bridge and chance your luck.

Set in the North West, with its multitude of lakes and rivers, Crom is within easy reach of Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Tyrone and North Mayo; where some of Ireland’s best fishing is to be found. Whether you’re drifting wild loughs, or winter piking, Crom Castle is ideal for fishing breaks throughout the year. Spring salmon, wild brown trout, grilse, sonaghan and dollaghan are the quarry of the game angler, while there are pike, bream, and perch for the coarse fisherman.

The year opens with the January spring salmon fishing on the river Drowse – cold work and often with little reward. Then into February to troll for springers on Lough Melvin, through to March when the trout season opens. And with the warmer weather, the fisherman’s choices widen. The prolific Finn in Donegal begins its fishing, together with many other rivers where the salmon run. April, May and June bring, some say, the best of the wild brown trout when dapping the Mayfly could be a new experience. The grilse are now well into the rivers and should the weather allow, sport can be good. July and August are sometimes called the dog days – but they still provide good opportunities when fishing early and late in the day. September and October, with all their autumn colors, bring improved trout fishing, and the late salmon can be a bonus; or the sonaghan fishing on Melvin may be more fun. Finally, why not end your year with a dollaghan or two from one of Lough Neagh’s feeders?

Sea Fishing
Sea Fishing on the beautiful Donegal coast can be arranged for 3 to 10 people. Catch mackerel, pollock, cod, dogfish, ray, ling, conger, turbot, tope, blue shark and – should you get seriously lucky – one of the porbeagles!

Boat Hire
Boat hire can be arranged through the Visitor Centre.
An overnight bird and mammal watching hide can also be hired from the Centre.
Day tickets for coarse fishing are also available.
Local ghillie for brown trout or fly fishing.

Crom Estate Gallery