Over a hundred salmon up to 17 lb. recorded for the week for anglers fishing on the river Drowes.
June 21st, 2012 | by Nancy Hearne
Lindsey Clarke reports:
RIVER DROWES – Monday 11th to Sunday 17th June 2012.
There were good water levels all week on the Drowes and allied to the great run of salmon, this was a very good week on the river with around 100 salmon caught over the week. The fishery was well attended with good numbers of rods fishing throughout the week and fish were reported being caught every day from all sections of the river. Catch reports were too numerous to list all them so given here are a selection of catches taken from the register. On Monday, John O’Conner recorded a 5lb grilse caught on a fly from the Trout Pool. On Tuesday, Walter Huldi logged an 8lb salmon caught on a fly the Mill Pool & Andy Lattimer registered a 5lb grilse caught on a fly from the Upper Mill Pool. On Wednesday, John O’Neill had a good day recording 3 grilse caught on the fly.
The fish weighed 4, 5 & 6 lb and were caught from Briney’s & Lennox’s. Darren Haire had a good day landing a 17lb salmon on prawn from the Sea Pools.
On Friday, Declan McNerny accounted for an 8lb salmon caught on a spinner from Lennox’s Bridge Pool. On Saturday, Tony Parker had a good day recording 4 grilse caught with 3 of these released again. The fish weighed from 4 to 5 lb and were caught on a Rapala from the Mill Pool. William Rainy also had a great day recording 6 grilse caught with 5 of these released. The fish weighed from 4 to 5lb and were caught on worm from the Mill Pool & Upper Mill Pool.
All in all a very good week! Prospects remain good for the coming week with good water levels and a continuing good run of salmon.
For info/bookings etc on the Drowes Fishery & Lough Melvin see http://www.drowessalmonfishery.com/ or Tel: 071 9841055 (8am to 12 noon).
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