River Agivey Guide
The Agivey River rises in the North Eastern Sperrins, and flows East past Ringsend and Garvagh, before entering the Lower Bann at Aghadowey (8 miles South of Coleraine). It’s a smallish river of about 5-10m wide but it’s one of the better Salmon Rivers in Northern Ireland.
The Agivey has about 12 miles of fishable Salmon water, and its tributary, the Wee Agivey, has 8 or so miles of mainly trout fishing. The very progressive Agivey Anglers association has worked tirelessly over the past number of years to create many good holding pools, and spawning grounds further up the river. Although not a spate river, it has spate-like qualities in that it drops off quickly after a flood. Still, it remains fishable, even in low water.
Between Bovagh Bridge and the Broan Bridge (Broan Road) there are another four excellent pools, starting with perhaps the best spot on the river, Hunters Pool. The other three as you go up the river are, Betts Pool, The Rock Hole and the Doctor’s Weir. From here it’s another half mile or so up the Broan Weir, and on to the Swril pool. The fishing beyond that can also be good but on your first visit it might be better to concentrate on those pools I’ve mentioned.
River Agivey Tributaries
River Wee Agivey
River Agivey Neighbouring Rivers
River Lower Bann
Fishing the River Agivey
River Agivey Season
Salmon – 1st March – 31st October
Brown Trout – 1st March – 31st October
Bann Trout – 1st March – 31st October
River Agivey Methods
River Agivey Fishing Authority
To fish in Ireland you need a rod license from the appropriate fishing authority. You can find the details for the River Agivey at:
Northern Ireland Fisheries Management
River Agivey Permits
As well as a rod license, you’ll need a permit to fish the River Agivey. You can get permits from the following distributor:
Brown Trout Golf & Country Inn
209 Agivey Road
+44 (0)28 7086 8209
River Agivey Clubs
Agivey Anglers Association
Mr Kieran Tully
76a Craigmore Rd, Ringsend
Web: Agivey Anglers Association
Facebook: Agivey Anglers Association
The club leases the entire river, including its tributary, the Wee Agivey.