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Little Crom Cottages makes an ideal base for any fisherman - game or coarse. Set in the North West, with its multitude of lakes and rivers, Little Crom Cottages 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 in spate, or winter piking, you will discover fishing 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. September and October, with all their autumnal colours, 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?

It is perhaps best to bring transport, and you should be prepared to be flexible and be able to adapt to a variety of weather and water levels. With so many watersheds accessible, one might fish three different rivers or loughs in a week. Talk to us, and we will do our best to put together a suitable week's fishing for you...

Sea fishing can also be arranged (for 3 to 10 persons) on the beautiful Donegal coast. Catch mackerel, pollock, dogfish, ray, ling, conger, turbot, tope, blue shark and - should you get seriously lucky - one of the porbeagles!

Little Crom  Cottages -  Newtownbutler,  Co. Fermanagh,  Northern Ireland.