Angling at River Roe
This excellent salmon and trout fishery is situated in Roe Valley Country Park, near Limavady. A footbridge spans the river upstream of Givan’s Weir, giving anglers easy access to both banks.
Key information about River Roe
|Species||salmon, sea trout and brown trout|
|Season||1 April to 20 October|
|Methods||fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing|
|Daily bag limit|
from 1 April to 31 May, one salmon or any sea trout (over 40cm) on any one day and up to a total of five during this period, may be retained
from 1 June to 20 October, two salmon or any sea trout (over 40cm) on any one day and up to a total of 20 during this period, may be retained
four brown trout or any sea trout (under 40cm) may be taken on any one day
|Size limit||trout less than 25.4cm must be returned unharmed to the water|
|Licence||Loughs Agency game rod licence|
|Permit||DAERA game angling permit: Game angling permit prices from DAERA|
|Other restrictions||angling is prohibited from and within 45m downstream of O’Cahan’s Rock|
Wild salmon, sea trout and brown trout river fishery
Forest walks are provided but access to the river can be difficult, particularly the stretch that flows through a steep gorge.This is a productive fishery supporting sea trout up to 3kg, with a good grilse presence and salmon up to 7kg. A spate river, it fishes best on a falling flood from June to October. Night time sea trout fishing is popular in the lower reaches.
How to get there
The river below O’Cahan’s Rock is best fished from the left or northern bank. This is approached from the A2 just west of Limavady by the B69 south to Claudy, turning left after 0.74 miles onto the B192 to Dungiven.
The road to the river is 0.74 miles further on the left (signposted). The Dogleap area is signposted and best approached from the B68 Limavady-Dungiven road.