Fishery manager Shane Gallagher reports from the Drowes yesterday:
This afternoon Eoin Mc Manus caught and released the second fish of the season from the river. The fish estimated at 8lbs was taken on a 15g yellow Mepps flying c from the corner of the Blackwater. As this is the first caught and released salmon of the year from the river and indeed in the country, Eoin has claimed the prize of the GoPro camera. Water levels have risen to 0.775 metres on the gauge following heavy rain overnight.
Well done to Eoin on the release and thanks to Joe Broderick for the photo.
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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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