The Rossinver Fishery Syndicate controls some of the best large lough fishing in Ireland. The Fishery owns approximately one third of Lough Melvin which is 13 km long and no more than 3 km wide.

All trout and char species are wild and the system has a good run of Atlantic salmon.

The season starts on February the first for salmon and the fifteenth of February for trout.

Within the fishery the south eastern bays of Rossinver and Eden are strictly reserved for fly fishing only. Trolling for salmon is permitted throughout the rest of the fishery. The lough has four kinds of trout which make it so unique.

T.C. Kingsmill Moore devoted several pages to Lough Melvin and its rare species in his book A Man May Fish and the Rev. W. Houghton, in his beautifully illustrated book British Freshwater Fishes published in 1879, describes the sonaghan, gillaroo and ferox with accompanying folio sized plates. These three rare trout species are still available today to the discerning fisherman.



Rod, Boat & Engine Pricing for 2019

Interested in becoming an annual associate member? Please contact the Syndicate Secretary Davy Stinson.

2019 Price List for The Rossinver Fishery Syndicate


Annual full membership paid in full entitles you to a permit to fish the Rossinver Fishery Syndicate waters, a boat, engine and fuel. It also gives financial benefits to members who wish to fish the Bundrowes and we have an agreement to fish Sligo Anglers Glencar Lough at no extra charge. These latter benefits do not apply to the “Alternative Annual Payment” scheme.


Normal Single Payment Prices:-


Annual Full Membership


Shareholder Members Annual Dues (under 65 years old)           €300     £270

Shareholder Members Annual Dues (over 65 years old)              240     £216

Associate Members Annual Dues (under 65 years old)                €300     £270

Associate Members Annual Dues (over 65 years old)                   240     £216


Associate Members Annual Dues (up to 18 years old)                  25     £20





Season Ticket with Own Boat & Engine                                             €70      £63

Club Boat & Engine & Two Rods Fishing/day                                    €70      £63

Club Boat & Engine & One Rod Fishing/day                                      €60      £54

Club Boat Only Two Rods Fishing/day                                                €60      £54

Own Boat & Two Rods Fishing/day                                                     €30      £27

Own Boat & One Rod Fishing/day                                                       €20      £18


Alternative Annual Payment:-


At our 2013 autumn A.G.M. we decided that we would give members the option to pay in three installments over the season. This would amount to the annual fee plus €20 for administration costs. 


Registered Club Block Booking:-


The Rossinver Fishery Syndicate offers block booking for registered clubs that use their own boats and engines. This will cost €55 per member for the season with a minimum of ten members to qualify. Name and address of each club member is required by the Secretary of the Rossinver Fishery Syndicate to satisfy the Federation of Irish Salmon & Sea Trout Anglers liabality insurance.

Club block booking available upon request please contact the Syndicate Secretary