Angling report from Monday 24th April  to Sunday 7th May 2017 (2 weeks).


The Drowes continued to run at extremely low levels and in fact fishery owner Shane Gallagher states that it is the lowest he has ever seen the river for the month of April! Over the past fortnight the low water allied to very bright summery conditions in the northwest have meant that very few rods having been fishing the Drowes and even many of the guests booked into the accommodations have been busying themselves with pike instead! There were only a small number of salmon recorded over the fortnight due in great part no doubt, to a lack of angling effort.

Mr Norman caught and released a 10lb salmon from the Mill Pool on a Cascade fly

Mr Norman recorded a 10lb salmon caught and released from the Mill Pool on a Cascade fly. On the 2nd there were 3 salmon recorded at the Sea Pools. The fishery needs some serious rain at this point!


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River Drowes

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
Tel: 071 9841055 (8am to 12 noon).
Mob: +353 (0) 87 8050806