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Angling in Donegal


Donegal is home to 16 major salmon fisheries, numerous sea trout and wild game fisheries which entice anglers from many parts of the world. The Atlantic coast offers short angling while deep sea fishing is also available. With wild and plentiful fish stock, fully equipped sea angling licensed charter boats and a huge choice of stunning locations, Donegal is the ideal place for that catch of a lifetime.

Rosguill Charters & Fishermans Village Lodge

Fishermans Village Lodge,Atlantic Drive, Dooey,Downings

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Rosguill is a `State of the art` charter vessel equipped with twin 310 HP Caterpillar Diesel engines and all the best in electronic equipment. The RosGuill has a hydraulic diver’s lift.


The area from Tory Island to Malin Head has the best diving in Oceanic water, both scenic and wreck, available in Ireland. Within 40 miles of Downings there are 109 wrecks, including the Audacious, a dreadnought battleship of 23,000 tons and the Justicia of 32,000 tons, the second largest vessel afloat at the time of her sinking in 1914.

Fishing and Sea Angling from Rosguill, Downings, North Donegal, Ireland

Bottom: Some of the best bottom fishing in Ireland over clean & mixed ground- plenty of fish and species.

Tory Island : Renowned for the quality of it’s reef fishing, and a great place to go in strong winds for sheltered fishing in the lee of the Island.

Sheephaven and Mulroy Bays: Fish – even in a storm- for rays, dogfish and flatfish etc.

Blue Shark: Season: July to October. Some good sized blue shark including the Skipper’s best of 124 pounds, caught in 1992

Porbeagle Sharks have been increasing in numbers and size since 2006 – season June – October

Bluefin Tuna: 344 pound Bluefin Tuna caught on October 14th, 2000 on the RosGuill’s second day fishing! Also, first Tuna in Ireland of 2003 (507lbs) caught on the RosGuill, September 20th.

Tope in reasonable numbers from end of May until October.

Rods, reels oilskins and tackle can be hired on a daily rate basis.


Indoor/outdoor Outdoor


Fishermans Village Lodge,
Atlantic Drive, Dooey,
F92 XV60

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