Shane Gallagher reports that water levels remain low on the Drowes despite recent heavy rain but some good salmon were taken nonetheless…

18/08: There was a small rise in water levels at the start of the month, peaking at 0.44 metres on the gauge at the Four Masters’ Bridge. Despite some heavy downpours water levels remain low, currently at 0.41 metres on the gauge, and fishing has remained slow. Fishing effort has been pretty light over the last few weeks as a change to more favourable conditions is awaited.

Today's conditions on the Drowes
Today's conditions on the Drowes courtesy of Farson Digital Water Cams. Click for the current image

There were some fish reported today. C. Sinclair, G. Matier and S. Morgan all had fish on prawn from Melly’s and the High Bank and B. Carty had a 14.5lbs fish on fly from the Sea Pool.

Brian Carty With His 14.5lbs Fish From The Sea Pool On Fly on Sunday Evening
Brian Carty With His 14.5lbs Fish From The Sea Pool On Fly on Sunday Evening

The weather outlook for the north west is for some showery rain through Tuesday and Wednesday but no sign yet of the 2 or 3 days of consistent rain needed to rise Melvin and get things moving again.

Shane Gallagher
Drowes Salmon Fishery
T: +353 (0) 71 98 41055
M: +353 (0) 87 8050806
http://www.drowessalmonfishery.ie/reports/

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Paddy O’ Malley’s Fish From Wednesday Week.
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