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A great week on the Drowes with 20 salmon caught

March 31st, 2016 | by

Lindsey Clarke reports from the RIVER DROWES – Monday 21st February to Sunday 27th March 2016.

Water levels were lovely over the week once again. On Monday the gauge read 0.52m and the river gently fell and the gauge on Friday read 0.49m. Rain over the Easter weekend however meant the river rose slightly again and by the end of play on Sunday the gauge read 0.56m. This was a good week on the Drowes with some 20 salmon caught. Below are recorded catches taken from the fishery Catch Register. On Monday, Mark Donaghey recorded a 9lb salmon caught and released again on a fly from the Mill Pool. On Tuesday, Tom Colgan reported a 10lb 3oz salmon caught on worm from the Mill Pool. On Wednesday, Eoin McManus recorded a 7lb salmon caught on a fly from the Mill Pool and Fergal Hanley accounted for an 8lb salmon caught on a Mepps Spinner from The Grazing’s.

Chris Gallagher with his fish from the Perch Pool on 25th March.

Chris Gallagher with his fish from the Perch Pool on 25th March.

On Friday, Chris Gallagher reported a 6¼lb salmon caught on worm from the Perch Pool and Eoin McManus caught and released a 6lb salmon on fly from the Old Sea Pool. On Saturday, Mark Conlon recorded a 6lb salmon caught on worm from The Grazing’s and hooked and lost 2 further fresh salmon.

Johnny Ciconte with his fish from the long Hole on 27th March. Photo courtesy J. Ciconte.

Johnny Ciconte with his fish from the long Hole on 27th March. Photo courtesy J. Ciconte.

On Sunday, Johnny Ciconte recorded a 6lb salmon caught on prawn from the Long Hole. Davy Grey reported a 5½lb salmon caught on prawn from the Mill Pool. Sean Brophy registered a 5½lb salmon caught on worm from the Mill Pool and Kieran Conlon accounted for a 10lb salmon caught and released again on fly from the Broadwater. Prospects remain good for the coming week.

Kieran Conlon releasing a fish on fly at the Broadwater pool on 27th March. Photo courtesy Kieran Conlon.

Kieran Conlon releasing a fish on fly at the Broadwater pool on 27th March. this fish wins Kieran Catch of the Week. Photo courtesy Kieran Conlon.

Eoin Mc Manus releasing a fish on fly from the Sea Pool on 25th March. Photo courtesy E. Mc Manus.

Eoin Mc Manus releasing a fish on fly from the Sea Pool on 25th March. Photo courtesy E. Mc Manus.

Shane Gallagher reports:

30/03/2016 There has been a pretty steady run of fish over the last week to 10 days. Water levels have risen a little to 0.563 on the gauge. The weather has been a mixture of sunshine and showers but it has remained quite cold in easterly winds. The forecast for the coming days is westerly winds bringing heavy rain of Friday and unsettled conditions over the weekend.

Fergal Hanley with his fish from the Grazings on 23rd March. Photo courtesy J. Ciconte.

Fergal Hanley with his fish from the Grazings on 23rd March. Photo courtesy J. Ciconte.

Michael Kruse with his fish on a self tied yellow Allys from the Mill Pool yesterday. Photo courtesy M. Kruse.

Michael Kruse with his fish on a self tied yellow Allys from the Mill Pool yesterday. Photo courtesy M. Kruse.

Davy Gray with his fish from the Mill Pool on 27th March

Davy Gray with his fish from the Mill Pool on 27th March

Shane Gallagher
Drowes Salmon Fishery
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http://www.drowessalmonfishery.ie/reports/

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Eoin Mc Manus with his fish on fly from the Sea Pool on 23rd March. Photo courtesy E. Mc Manus.

Eoin Mc Manus with his fish on fly from the Sea Pool on 23rd March. Photo courtesy E. Mc Manus.

Easter on the Drowes

Easter on the Drowes

Tides for April

Tides for April


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