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Thread: The River Finn

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    Looks like it did fish and the first fish was caught too all be it a very a coloured up hen

    along with others

    did anyone venture out?
    Ye Cannae help bein' a wee bit grumpy, No if ye was jist born crabbit

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    I had to make do with a couple of hours trout fishing unfortunately but I hear at least 3 fish were caught fairly high up the river (Glenmore) - well done to those who ventured out . It was in a big flood on Friday but just proves how fast it runs off and becomes fishable
    so much fishing, so little time


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    Did anyone see the pic of the first fish?

    Not exactly fresh!!!!!

    id post it but dont want to get lambasted again!!!!!
    Ye Cannae help bein' a wee bit grumpy, No if ye was jist born crabbit

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    Seen it on foyle site, they think it might have been in 2 or 3 weeks.

    Takin a run up on Tuesday, missus permiting.

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    I heard there was up to 8 fish caught yesterday [Glenmore, Liscooley etc] I fished the upper part of the Killygordon stretch - nothing doing, but good water and bearable winds.

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    RoeAngler made me think about the netting season and the Finn with his last post.

    As well all know the Finn is in serious trouble and this year could well determine if we get to fish it next year or even for a few years after that.

    But why is it that the Finn is flailing while the other rivers seem to be healthy?

    The Spring run isnt great but then again thats the same all over. Spring runs arent the same with only a few rivers producing the big runs of yesteryear.

    But why is the Mourne's run getting stronger while the Finn weaker. Could this be due to angling pressure. Simply put everyone heads to the Finn and leaves the Mourne alone for something as simple as traditionally the Finn was better?

    Now we come to the real reason why i feel the Finn is falling on its knees.

    The netting season starts on the 16th June this coincides with our grilse run...or used too!!!!!!

    This was the life blood of the Finn as it never got a backend run and closed 15th September!!!

    This Grilse run has all but gone and the main runs now build in late July and hit peak numbers in the middle to late August. After the Netting season has finished.

    While the Finn still gets the June grilse the Numbers are not there at all.

    take into account the main netting season Cloghan Lodge and the Finn's main run has this all finally taken its toll on this once great river?

    With the talk of Closure less netts on the Foyle and Cloghan closed will this be enough to ease the pressure and give it some life blood this year or has the damage been done?
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    time will tell FP, seems to have got off to a good start so far which is great to see
    so much fishing, so little time


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    Fresh water and big tides, 3.1 on Sunday, perfect for the weekend!!!!

    Again im tied up...away in wales!!!

    Any one getting out?
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    the biggest storm of the winter is also due on Sunday night/Monday
    so much fishing, so little time


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    I see theres a steady trickle of fish being caught on the upper finn around ballybofey and Glenmore etc.

    anyone managed to get out yet from the forum?

    Got a wedding this weekend so KAAABOOOM

    to the fishing again.

    May as well just wait for the Faughan April aint to far away is it
    Ye Cannae help bein' a wee bit grumpy, No if ye was jist born crabbit

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