Monday 16th  to Sunday 22nd April 2018.

There were nice water levels in the Drowes over the week. Rain towards the start of the week meant the river was rising up to Wednesday. The gauge read 0.50m on Monday and by Wednesday the gauge read 0.60m. The river then gradually fell over the rest of the week but was still reading a lovely level of 0.54m by the end of play on Sunday. The river was a little quieter this week with around 10 salmon caught although there were many salmon reported as hooked and lost and the first of the grilse started to appear. Given here are some of the catches.

Micahel Joyce with his salmon

On Monday, Jackie McErlean recorded a 7½lb salmon caught on fly from the Mill Pool.

Peter Wahli
Peter Wahli

On Tuesday, Michael Joyce reported a 6½lb fish caught on a Flying ‘C’ lure from Briney’s and Peter Wahli accounted for an 8½lb salmon caught on a spinner from the Blackwater.

Danial O’Hara

On Friday, Danial O’Hara recorded a 10lb salmon caught on a fly from Clancy’s Pool and Brian Collington accounted for a 10lb salmon caught on a fly from Briney’s.

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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.