Monday 3rd  to Sunday 9th September 2018.

Water levels were fair but fell over the week on the Drowes. On Monday the gauge read 0.51m and by Sunday this had fallen to 0.42m. The fishery was fairly quiet as is usual at this late stage in the season. There were a number of salmon recorded however and a run of late fresh grilse came into the fishery. These were around 3 to 3½lb and a number of anglers and fishery residents recorded catching the same along with larger coloured fish. Harry Lloyd recorded a 3lb grilse caught on fly from the Sea Pools. Richard Evans accounted for 2 such grilse also.

At the time of writing, there has been some decent rain and we would expect the Drowes to rise somewhat over the coming days.

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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.