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River Suck at Donamon

Donamon has to be the most comfortable and easily accessible fishing in Ireland. Located on the upper reaches of the River Suck, the beautiful stretch of river has more than 20 permanent wooden platforms built to a standard suitable for disabled anglers, each with its own walkway and car parking space. Local anglers regard it as being “handy for a spot of pike fishing”, but with the increased number of quality roach and hybrids present, anglers are starting to treat it more seriously. Unlike most of the River Suck, this is slow moving, very sheltered, section and lends itself to traditional floatfishing or long pole. Bream are caught on feeder gear casting towards the far bank.

Species: Bream, roach, hybrids, tench, pike and perch

Best baits: Sweetcorn, red maggot, worm and casters
Popular methods: Stick float, waggler, pole and feeder
Local tackle shop: None close by

Access: Excellent with plenty of parking and short walk
Directions: From Castlecoote take the Creggs road for about two miles; turn right at the first crossroad for Donamon. Donamon Castle is located on the bridge. Pass the bridge and take the first turn on your right and it leads to the fishery.