Donamon River Suck
Donamon is set in one of the most beautiful sections of the mid River Suck and is located in the heart of the River Suck Valley region. This is a sheltered venue where the river is fairly wide, rows of mature poplar trees and forestry line the opposite bank from the facility with a mix of bog and pasture land adjacent. The river here is quite deep but generally is of uniform depth along the fishing section. Most species of coarse are present with roach and hybrids being the most predominant. Pike also abound and are often large fish up to 25lbs plus often encountered, and occasional fish of 30lbs plus are possible.
Each year local, national and international coarse angling events are run on the fishery by Inland Fisheries Ireland, including the the International Wheelchair events.
FACILITIES AND ACCESS: This ‘access for all’ facility consists of 30 fishing stands, which are complimented with dedicated parking bays and ramps with raised sides. These are custom built ‘wheelchair friendly’ facilities, which allow ease of access to anglers with disability.
Please Note: There is accommodation nearly at Cuisle at Donamon Castle which is geared to cater for visitors with access difficulties.
TO GET THERE: Donamon is in the Suck Valley triangle of the Castlecoote, Glinsk and Creggs area. From Castlecoote take the Creggs road for about 2 miles, turn right at the first crossroads for Donamon, Donamon Castle is located on the bridge, pass the bridge and take the first turn on your right which leads into this fishery.
Fishing Donamon Sunday 13.09.15
Ballyhaunis Angling Club held a match on the river Suck at Donamon on Sunday last and although conditions were difficult some good catches were reported.
This particular stretch is noted as a great pole venue but Dara Finegan was convinced that somewhere in within the depths of this fine river there had to be a few big bream lurking and sure enough he was right landing some beautiful specimens up to 4 pounds with a few roach thrown in.
Leigh Maitland also with the Ballyhaunis club had 12 skimmers but not enough to compete with Dara.
This particular stretch which was developed about fifteen years ago has proved very popular to match anglers as there is great accessibility
Martin Williams and Keith Knight here on holiday from Liverpool. They had a good day with mostly skimmers.
Brave men with the day that was in it