Finn Valley Cottages are passionate about the local area and with that comes a specialist knowledge of the region’s world-renowned activities. Our owner, Anne, is an avid fly-fisher and can offer first hand experience of the fishing around the region. One of our sporting and cultural delights is the abundance of fishing available in our locality.
Deeply entrenched in the fishing community, Finn Valley Cottages can deliver specific information about the richest pools to fish in according to the conditions and the time of the year. Located only five minutes from the illustrious River Mourne, plentiful in salmon and trout, it’s one of the many rivers that are in the near vicinity.
One of the added benefits to staying at Finn Valley Cottages is the ability to organise a Loughs Agency License or day tickets as required. With nothing to do but fish, let Finn Valley make your angling experience a successful one.
Another benefit of staying at Finn Valley Cottages is Anne’s relationship with local vendors. Anne works in conjunction with the local tackle shops and with several of the private estate waters. An example of this is her association with Jarlath and Barney Winters and Cloughan Estates. This provides visiting anglers with access to some of the best waters in Tyrone and Donegal.
At Finn Valley Cottages, we pride ourselves on knowing the best places in the local area to reel in a quality catch. Here are some of our favourite spots:
River fishing isn’t always accessible or fishable. For days when that isn’t possible, the region has an array of lake fishing to enjoy. Here are some lake fishing spots we would recommend:
Not everyone who comes to Finn Valley Cottages has to be an expert fisherman. The Birchwood Fishery at Drumquin is a perfect place to try fishing for the first time. Birchwood is situated a mile outside of Drumquin and it is a well-stocked lake with rainbow trout and steel-head trout. The fishery has two dedicated fly fishing lakes and a bait lake, and is accessible to those who have mobility issues. The fishery also provides tackle and angling equipment for hire and instructors on request. Now there’s no excuse to try your hand at angling!
Finn Valley has been able to host world-renowned anglers in our humble cottages. Located close to the major rivers of the north coast of Ireland, Finn Valley Cottages are a popular destination for those wanting the ultimate angling experience: beautiful views, fantastic facilities, and comfortable accommodation.
One of our illustrious guests who we have had the pleasure of hosting is Rudy van Duijnhoven. A well known freelance writer and photographer in the northern European fishing community, van Duijnhoven’s work is a common sight in fishing magazines and websites. Passionate about angling, van Duijnhoven is an active angler in the fly fishing and fly tying scenes. Beginning his fishing career at the age of twelve, he had progressed into fly fishing at the age of eighteen to much success. Enjoying photography, he incorporated his two great loves of photography and fishing and his work is universally enjoyed by other avid anglers. Now considered one of anglings, top fishing journalists, van Duijnhoven has contributed much to the angling community.