Monday 9th  to Sunday 15th April 2018

The river ran at fairly low levels over the week. The gauge read 0.56m on Monday and the river gradually dropped and by the end of play on Sunday the gauge was reading 0.52m. The fishery was a little quieter but there were still good numbers of salmon reported.

On Monday, Chris Doherty recorded an 8lb salmon caught on a fly from the Perch Pool and Joe Broderick caught and released another salmon.

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Paul McCausland’s salmon is released #CPRsavesfish


On Thursday, Paul McCausland caught and released a salmon of around 10lb on a spinner from Lennox’s.

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Peter Zahnd’s salmon from the Boat House

On Friday, Peter Zahnd reported an 8½lb salmon caught on a Rapala lure from Boat House.

On Saturday, John Graham accounted for a 9lb salmon caught and released again on prawn from Money Hole.

At present, the river is still gradually rising after the heavy rains of Monday night and prospects remain good. Swallows, Martins and Willow Warblers have made an appearance and there is a real feel of spring in the air.

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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.