LINDSEY CLARKE REPORTS ON THE RIVER DROWES – Monday 18th to Sunday 24th June 2012.
The Drowes continued to fish well this week with some 50 salmon being caught. Water levels remained good all week dropping from around 0.68 to 0.6 metres by Sunday. The fishery was well attended and this is reflected in the catch register. Given here is a selection of the catches. On Monday, Paul McCausland recorded 3 salmon weighing 4, 5 & 5lb caught on a spinner returning 2 of these. Seanie Carty logged 2 grilse weighing 5lb each caught on a spinner. On Wednesday, John Roy reported a 10lb salmon caught on a fly from the Crooked Hole. On Thursday, Mark Sandford registered a 6lb grilse caught on a fly from the Corry. Mervin Bell recorded a 5lb grilse caught on a fly from the Crooked Hole and Adrian McGrane accounted for 2 salmon caught on a fly.
On Saturday, Sean McCloskey logged 2 grilse weighing 5 & 6lb caught on a fly from the Mill Pool. Kieran Connors reported a 10lb salmon caught on a fly from Scot’s Corner. John Fox & Gerard Lopez Betencourt both registered a 4lb grilse caught and Eamon Little accounted for a 6lb grilse caught on a fly from the Washstones.
On Sunday, Jim Atkinson recorded grilse of 3½ & 5lb caught on a fly from Briney’s. Stuart Morgan logged a 4lb grilse caught on prawn from Lennox’s. Marty King reported 3 salmon weighing 8, 4½ & 5½lb caught on prawn from The Grazings & the Money Hole. Stephen Hoper registered a 5lb grilse caught on prawn from the Money Hole and John Walters Phil Fuller recorded 9 salmon caught between them on prawn (with 5 released) weighing from 4 to 8lb on prawn from The Island Pool & the Blackwater.
There is rain forecast for the coming week and with good run of grilse at present, prospects look very good for the coming week.
Compliments of: Lindsey Clarke IFI
Drowes Salmon Fishery
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