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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default River Roe

    I decided to take a wee dander up the Roe yesterday, had some leave to use up before the end of the year. I have fond memories of the area, despite leaving Ballykelly (Carnamuff to more precise) aged 4 in 1982.
    I hadn't been back since, and the river is as spectacular as I remember.

    A 2.5 hour dander saw some beautiful widlife, some of the more noteable were two sparrow hawks, plenty of grey squirrels, a kingfisher, lots of trout and either a kelt or a cracking trout jump clear in the still pool above O'Cahan's Rock. It's a very fertile valley.

    I am contemplating taking a week ticket in the summer and exploring it properly with a rod.

    Surely one of the nicest locations for a church.

    This boyo had a 'wild appetite' for polo mints:
    What to do? Stay green.
    Never mind the machine,
    Whose fuel is human souls
    Live large, man, and dream small.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    same planet diffrent world


    thats looks a cracking wee river andy . great pics . you should enter the 2nd pic in for picture of the mnth comp . mate ...

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    The first few photos are of the springs which is two-three miles above the country park center. That stretch of water from the springs down to the carrick flats has to be one of the most beautiful places in Derry. Also amazing fishing later in the season when the water is just right normally around the end of september when the big run of fish hits the Roe. The river has went from strength to strength over the past few years, however the trout have suffered badly in my opinion and now lack in numbers mainly to the "Bags of Trout" taken from the river during floods.

    But it truely is a majestic river and i hope it continues.

    Roll on September
    Last edited by roerambler; 10-04-2009 at 02:29 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008


    lovely looking spot

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Innishannon, Co. Cork


    Upstream worm or a couple of small shrimp flies...savage bit of water!!

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