Shane Gallagher reports from a very productive River Drowes:

Water levels have dropped to 0.575 metres on the gauge at the Four Masters’ Bridge. There were a further 4 fish reported last Friday, 3 on fly, 1 on spinner and another 3 on Saturday, 2 on spinner and one on prawn. Despite plenty of rods out no fish were reported on Sunday. On Monday Stephen Mc Gimpsey caught and released a fish estimated at 7 to 8lbs on flying c just above the New Bridge. Yesterday, Wednesday Sean Brophy had a nice 9lbs fish on worm from the Mill Pool.

Water levels have been steadily dropping but fishing has been affected by the very bright conditions and cold east winds.
Tides are starting to build gain ahead of next Wednesday’s full moon. Water temperature is 8 degrees Celsius.
Water Level

Shane Gallagher
Drowes Salmon Fishery

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The Drowes Fishery is one of Ireland’s premier spring salmon and grilse fisheries. The Drowes is among the earliest opening salmon fisheries in the country and regularly claims the honour of producing Ireland’s first salmon of the season on opening day, January 1st. The river is some 5 miles in length, with over 70 named pools, flowing from Lough Melvin at Lareen Bay and entering the sea at Tullaghan, just outside Bundoran. The Drowes has a wide variety of water suitable for all fishing methods, including several miles of good fly water and deeper slower moving pools suitable for spinning and bait fishing.

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