19 July: The Drowes maintained a steady level over the week of around 0.45 metres. A little on the low side but we received good rain at the weekend and levels are starting to rise again. The river was not particularly busy but those rods that fished did fairly well and there were some 20 salmon caught for the week.

On Tuesday, Michael McLaughlin recorded a 6lb grilse on a fly from the Island Pool and Stanley Kingham accounted for a 4lb grilse caught on prawn from the Sea Pools. On Thursday, Billy Grimes reported a 4lb grilse caught on a fly from the Sea Pools. Over Friday and Saturday, Patrick O’Malley reported 5 grilse caught and released. These weighed from 1½ to 3lb and were caught on flies and shrimp from the Mill Pool and the Black Hole. On Sunday, P.J. Bailey recorded a 4½lb grilse caught on worm from the Black Hole.

The water is starting to rise again and this bodes well for angling for the coming week.

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Shane Gallagher
Drowes Salmon Fishery
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