Water levels were constant over the week on the Drowes with the gauge reading a nice level of around 0.51 metres. The week brought some lovely sunny spring days and the fishery was a little busier. To date 3 salmon have been recorded along with 3 fresh salmon hooked and lost at the weekend.

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Marty King had an 8lb salmon on prawn at the Wash Stones

On Wednesday, Marty King recorded an 8lb salmon caught on prawn from The Wash Stones.

On Saturday, Brett McKee reported a 9lb salmon caught on worm from the Mill Pool and Joe Broderick accounted for a 6lb salmon caught on prawn from The Meadow.

With the increasing salmon run, prospects look good for the coming week.

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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 http://www.drowessalmonfishery.com
Tel: 071 9841055 (8am to 12 noon).
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