River Gweebarra Guide
The River Gweebarra flows out in Lough Barra, between the Derryveagh and Glendowan mountains, and makes its way to the South East where it empties into Gweebarra Bay, near Doochary. The River has a 10 mile long estuary, which is unfortunately, fairly heavily netted.
The Gweebarra is a medium sized river with lots of beautiful streamy water, perfect for the fly. It’s about 20 miles long in total and it has been divided up into 6 beats, by the Northern Region Fisheries Board (NRFB).
Sea trout come in on the tides from July and are taken all along the estuary and from the pools above and below Doochary.
River Gweebarra Beat 1
Beat 1 is the first one of the upper river from Lough Barra downstream to the confluence with the Croagheen River.
River Gweebarra Beat 2
This beat runs from the Croagheen River confluence down to Duffy’s Pool.
River Gweebarra Beat 3
Beat 3 stretches from Duffy’s Pool to above the falls.
River Gweebarra Beat 4
River Gweebarra Beat 5
Beat 5 runs from the bottom of the Mayo pool to the footbridge.
River Gweebarra Beat 6
The last beat stretches from the footbridge to below the bridge at Doochary.
River Gweebarra Tributaries