Instructors & Guides

If your a regular visitor, maybe coming for the first time or a beginner, why not maximise your potential to catch fish by hiring one of our expert guides or instructors for a day at the river.


Foyle System

NM Tackle is delighted to offer expert local guides for fishing most of the rivers of the Foyle system and Lower Lough Erne.
Rivers can be accessed by day ticket on the many Angling Club waters and a few private beats if booked in advance. These rivers offer excellent fly fishing for salmon and trout as well as many stretches which offer bait and spinners the chance of fish.

River Finn
River Mourne
River Derg
Rivers Strule, Drumragh & Camowen
Rivers Glenelly & Owenkillow.
River Faughan
River Roe

Lough Erne

A mighty Irish Lough with superb brown trout averaging over 2lb. Excellent Mayfly fishing from early May to the end of June and Olive and Sedge and Buzzer hatches throughout the season. These fish are a true test of ability and do not give themselves up easily.
Erne never ceases to amaze me, the sheer quality and size of its trout, the beauty of its bays and islands, not to mention the weather that can change in minutes.

Still Water

There are many good still waters available to fish within easy driving distance.


Dozens of estuaries and bays around the coastline of counties Donegal and Londonderry offer good chances of connecting with sea trout, bass or mullet either on fly, spinning or bait fishing. You can fish from the shore or boat.
Certain areas require different licences even to fish in the sea.


We strongly recommend our own guides. They all live locally and have gained the necessary experience and skill which can only be learned through season after season learning their craft in our rivers and Loughs. Our guides prefer to remain freelance, enabling them to decide were the best chance of connecting with fish is depending on river and weather conditions etc.


Just phone for advice on the tackle needed for river or Lough, alternatively all tackle can be supplied if required. Boats and engines are available for hire for Lough Erne.


Instruction for all levels from beginner to experienced can be provided by us.

Learn to fly fish wet or dry fly for trout using a single handed fly rod, overhead, single and double spey or and the snake roll using double handed salmon rods. Try the shooting head or skagit casts.

Learn to tie trout and salmon flies.

Learn to spin, use the bubble or fish bait for trout and salmon.

By taking a couple of hour’s lesson you can iron out those bad habits that creep into your casting over a season.


Jerry McAleer-Jerry is a full time qualified casting instructor and guide, an active member of(APGAI ) Association of Professional Game Angling Instructors and (GAIC ) Game Angling Instruction Certificate.
Jerry has fished the Foyle system all his life. He is based on the River Mourne at Sion Mills where he is a bailiff, casting instructor and tackle consultant.

To discuss your requirements for the coming season, please call or email us on.

T: + 44 (0)28 8165 9501