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Fishing

If there's nothing you enjoy more than to relax with the rod and line then a fishing break in Dunfanaghy is definitely the best place for you! 

Feel right at home enjoying the comforts and amenities of Arnolds Hotel while you experience the scenic beauty of North Donegal and the variety of excellent brown trout lakes dotted around the Wild Atlantic Way. We cannot promise a huge catch but we can promise you warm welcoming hospitality, open fires, a cosy bar and excellent cuisine featuring the finest local seafood and produce from the Donegal region.

The local fishing season for the lakes is March to October and a Fishing Permit, Boat Hire and packed Lunch can all be organised for you by our Reservations Team at Arnolds.

There are also a number of rivers and estuaries, and given the right conditions, these can be very rewarding for Salmon and Sea Trout. The deep-sea fisherman is also catered for with some of the best deep-sea fishing in Northern Europe. We can arrange special inclusive packages for groups of anglers who wish to stay at Arnolds Hotel. There is also a 10% Discount available to residents for Fishing Permits on Dunfanaghy Angling Association Lakes - The New Lake, Purt Lake and Sessiagh Lake which are regularly stocked and baliffed.  Fishing is free to residents on Purt Lake. 

The spectacular scenery and the wide variety of wild fowl and swans on the lakes are just some of the reasons that fishermen return to this beautiful part of Donegal time and time again.

Dunfanaghy & the Wild Atlantic Way

Welcome to the village of Dunfanaghy, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the beautiful shores of Sheephaven Bay on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Blue Flag beaches, and overlooked by the majestic Derryveagh Mountains of Donegal.

The location of Dunfanaghy makes it the perfect base for visiting the beautiful north west and exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. The village overlooks the magnificant Horn Head, is adjacent to the blue flag Kilahoey beach with its golden sands and crystal clear water, and is a short drive to the picturesque harbour at Portnablagh, the blue flag beach at Marble Hill, Ards Forest Park, Ards Friary, Doe Castle, the Rosguill Peninsula, the Fanad Peninsula, Glenveigh National Park. 

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