River Drowes

Water levels continued to rise on the Drowes and at present there are good water levels with the gauge reading 0.85 metres. Rods reported seeing fresh fish running and there were 7 salmon caught for the week.

Joe Broderick had a 10½lb salmon on a Black Flying ‘C’ lure
Joe Broderick had a 10½lb salmon on a Black Flying ‘C’ lure

On Monday, Marty O’Harra recorded a 10lb salmon caught from the Mill Pool on a Yellow Belly Devon Minnow. On Wednesday, Conor Healy reported a 10lb salmon caught on a Flying ‘C’ lure from the Mill Pool. On Thursday, Simon Harris logged a 9½lb salmon caught on a Devon Minnow from the Perch Pool and there were 2 further salmon caught of which, we are awaiting details. On Friday, Marty O’Harra recorded a 9lb salmon caught from the Mill Pool on a Yellow Belly Devon Minnow once again. On Saturday, Joe Broderick accounted for a 10½lb salmon caught on a Black Flying ‘C’ lure from Stoppage.

With the good water levels and increasing run of spring salmon, prospects look rosy for the coming week.

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The Drowes Fishery is one of Ireland’s premier spring salmon and grilse fisheries. 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.

For information and bookings on the Drowes Fishery & Lough Melvin see http://www.drowessalmonfishery.com
Tel: 071 9841055 (8am to 12 noon).
Mob: +353 (0) 87 8050806

Lough Melvin

Lough Melvin was very quiet over the fortnight due in great part to unfavourable weather conditions but also maybe, due to a lack of fish reported from the Drowes. As such, we have no reports of the first salmon of the season caught on Lough Melvin. When news filters down of the salmon caught on the Drowes, I think we will see a few boats venturing out this coming week (weather permitting!).

Go fishing…

  • For info/boat hire/bookings etc on Lough Melvin seehttp://www.drowessalmonfishery.com/ or Tel: 071 9841055.
  • For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison. Tel: 0044 7871443304
  • For bookings/guides etc on the Rossinver Fishery contact Bill McNeary, Tel: 071 9854930 or Jim Hoye, Tel: 0831197428
    For info see http://www.rossinverfishery.com/