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.
Surprisingly this week, there were 2 big trout caught at the bottom of the river of around 6 & 7lb that look to be Ferox kelts. This is the first time we have seen spent Ferox in the river. They spawn at the top end of Melvin and it’s a bit of a mystery why they would descend the river. We certainly do not know all we can about these spectacular trout!
Forecasts give the weather warming towards the end of next week and winds slackening with high pressure predominating at the weekend.
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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
Tel: 071 9841055 (8am to 12 noon).
Mob: +353 (0) 87 8050806