Clonmany River

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remember fishing this wee river many years ago a lifetime ago got some nice white trout out of it:)
 

luney

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Clonmany river

My mother is from Clonmany and i have been going over there for holidays all my life. I have often wondered about this wee river if it was ever "prolific". I have fished it just once down in Binnion when i was younger. I would stand on the bridge going out of "the Cross" for ages looking to see anything move. The river has been closed for a good while now, i used to ask a few locals about the fishing and was told it was netted regularly wasn't quite what i had in mind:D.
I would love to hear any stories from the past of good catches and big fish if they are there to be told. More recently i have fished the Crana, but not for a good few years now. I remember as a child whilest staying with my aunt and uncle in Buncrana going down to Swan Park to watch the "boys" fishing for salmon and white trout when there was a flood. Which was pretty regular when we were on holiday:rolleyes:. By the way was glad to see anglers on the Crana being proactive, have visited the web site love looking at the old pictures of fish and their captors. Its a crackin wee river and i wish you all every success with the projects you are running,will have to have a throw on it again soon.

ATB Luney
 

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Yes, this will be the biggest efforts put into the crana in many many years so we are hoping to start to see results in the next 2 to 3 years. Such a nice river deserves the help its now getting and all being well I hope it will continuously be maintained for generations to come. I have heard fish stories from the clonmany river often but unfortunately they always came from the wrong type of fishermen:(:(
 

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The clonmany river was a great wee river. Used to fish it regular for trout. Early morning a day or two after bit of water in the tidal was great for the fly. We had some great sea trout as young lads but had to shift many a time when the fellas arrived with the nets. A crew would net the tidal as others did further upstream. It used to get a fair run of salmon and even an odd one about in April.
 

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Have caught seatrout and salmon on the clonmany river, also caught white trout in lough Fad believe it or not and have photos and video to prove it!
I also see some idiot has left the spawnig stream between the lakes like a canal using a digger , well done lads!
 

luney

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Been a while since anyone posted on this thread. Do the boys who fish the Crana have any news.
Although the pandemic was in full flow, did anyone get a chance to fish last season on the Crana. Would be nice to hear any news.
Regards Paul
 

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Crana had its best season in a while last season Paul. I was lucky enough to grow up on the banks of that river and we still have a bit of ground on it yet. Left the area back in 99 and don’t get back as often as I’d like but it was and still is I’m sure a magical little river. Buncrana anglers have a Facebook page that’s quite active, you’ll keep track of things on there.
 

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Thanks for the reply Petekd,
I'm hoping to get over there this year if things get sorted with the covid.
 
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