RIVER DROWES – Monday 11th  to Sunday 17th January 2019.


There were nice water levels on the Drowes all week. On Monday the Gauge at the Four Masters Bridge read 0.86m. The river fell steadily over the week due to the mainly dry and mild, spring weather. By the end of Sunday the gauge had dropped to 0.68m. The salmon run is now definitely underway and there were 4 salmon recorded over the week. On Thursday, Ritchie Evans reported an 8½ lb salmon caught on a Flying ‘C’ lure from the Blackwater and 2 further salmon were caught and released of which we are awaiting the exact details. On Saturday, Ian Lowthe accounted for a 6lb salmon caught on a Cascade Variant fly from the Eel Weir. There was a couple of other fresh salmon hooked and lost over the week.


For info/bookings etc. on the Drowes Fishery & Lough Melvin see http://www.drowessalmonfishery.com/ or Tel: 071 9841055 (8am to 12 noon).




LOUGH MELVIN – Monday 11th  to Sunday 17th January 2019.


Lough Melvin has been fairly quiet since the Salmon opening day (1st February) but on Saturday the first Melvin salmon of the season was caught once again by local angler John Flanagan. This weighed 8lb 10oz and was caught trolling in Flanagan’s Bay. There were also a number of reports of salmon showing elsewhere on the lough.




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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
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Lough Melvin

For info/boat hire/bookings etc. on Lough Melvin see http://www.drowessalmonfishery.com/ or Tel: 071 9841055.

For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver Fishery: For info/Guides/boat hire/bookings etc. contact Sean Carty. Tel: +353 (86) 390 3655.