River report 17 August- 23 August

There Drowes had lovely water levels all week again. The gauge at the Four Masters Bridge read 0.59m on Monday. The river then steadily fell and by Sunday morning the gauge was reading 0.55m. However, rain all day on Sunday meant that the river rose rapidly and by the end of Sunday the gauge was reading 0.61m and still climbing!

water levels
The River Drowes at Kinlough – 25/08/15 – Courtesy of Farson Digital Watercams


The river was fairly quiet over the week with a few more rods fishing at the weekend. There were a number of salmon recorded over the week however. Nash McDaid recorded 2 grilse weighing from 3 to 4lb caught on a Flying ‘C’ lure from the Mill Pool and below Lennox’s Bridge and Nigel Abraham reported 4 grilse weighing from 3 to 5lb caught on a spinner with 3 of these released again.

With good water levels assured, prospects look good for the coming week.

Lough Melvin

Darren Maguire had a good day’s fly fishing at the weekend catching a 6lb 4oz trout, a grilse and hooking and losing another grilse.

Make a booking

For info/bookings etc on the Drowes Fishery & Lough Melvin see http://www.drowessalmonfishery.com/ or Tel: 071 9841055 (8am to 12 noon).
Shane Gallagher
Drowes Salmon Fishery
T: +353 (0) 71 98 41055
M: +353 (0) 87 8050806

More boat hire

  • For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison.
  • For bookings/guides etc on the Rossinver Fishery contact Bill McNeary, Tel: 071 9854930