Monday 2nd  to Sunday 8th April 2018

Water levels were good overall this week. The gauge read 0.48m on Monday but fell to 0.47m on Tuesday but then rain showers meant the river rose steadily from Wednesday on and the gauge read 0.57m by the end of play on Sunday. The river fished well once again with salmon caught on most days.

spring salmon
E. Chamussy with a good looking fish from the Drowes

There were 5 caught on Saturday on spinner and worm and 4 on Sunday on prawn.

On Thursday, John Stevens recorded a 7lb salmon caught and released on fly from the Crooked Hole.

On Saturday, visiting French Angler Eduord Chamussy caught his 1st ever salmon from Briney’s.

Prospects for the coming week look very good once again

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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


For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison.Tel. (048) 686 58194

Lough Melvin, Rossinver Fishery: For info/Guides/boat hire/bookings etc. contact Sean Carty. Tel: 083 1197428.