Home Salmon fishing reports Decent water on the Drowes, salmon to 12lb caught and released

Decent water on the Drowes, salmon to 12lb caught and released


Monday 9th   to Sunday 15th March 2020.

The Drowes ran at nice levels at the start of the week reading 0.88m on the gauge. Heavy precipitation meant the river rose again to reach 0.92m on Tuesday. Thereafter the river began to gradually drop again and by the end of Sunday the gauge read 0.84m.

Angling attendance was lower this week no doubt due to the present Covid 19 emergency. Many people are not travelling in these somewhat worrying and uncertain times. There were salmon recorded however by those that did fish.

On Monday, Maurice Cullen recorded a 9½lb salmon caught on a Flying ‘C’ lure from Sand Hole.

On Thursday, John Gillan caught and released a 12lb salmon that took a Cascade tube fly in the Mill Pool.

There were 2 salmon caught on Saturday and we do not have the full details of these yet.

Forecasts give the weather warming towards the end of next week and winds slackening with high pressure predominating at the weekend. Prospects look rosy for those that choose to fish.

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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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