Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd March 2020.
The Drowes ran at nicer levels this week. On Monday the gauge read 0.84m and dropped over the following day but rose again to read 0.85m on Wednesday. Thereafter the river dropped nicely and read 0.7.m by the end of Sunday. At the present time of writing the gauge is just under 0.7 which is a perfect level.
Angling attendance was lower than normal for this time of the season due to the Covid 19 situation meaning many folks are not travelling. There were good numbers of salmon caught with 7 recorded to date in the catch register at the Fishery Office.
On Monday, Joe Newman recorded a 7lb salmon caught from the Mill Pool on a Flying ‘C’ lure and Eoin McManus accounted for a 12lb salmon caught from The Wahstones on a Rapala lure.
On Tuesday, Gareth McAllister reported an 8½lb salmon caught worm from Boat House.
On Saturday, Stuart Blair recorded a 7lb salmon caught on fly from the Sea Pools.
On Sunday, Billy Grimes reported an 8¾lb salmon caught on prawn from The Point of The Meadow and Michael McKeever accounted for a 7½lb salmon caught on prawn from The Wee Drain.
The forecast for the coming week is for lighter amounts of rain but remaining somewhat cold and prospects look very good for those that fish.
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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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