Sunday 28th February 2020.

The Drowes still has very good water levels and there seems to be a good run of fresh salmon.

With the country still under level 5 lockdown and the 5km restriction, there has been little angling as compared to a normal season. Only the nearest locals can fish the river.

Despite this there have been good numbers of salmon caught weighing from 7½ lb to over 20lb!

The big salmon was caught by local angler Seamus O’Neill on a Black Flying ‘C’ on the 22nd February and weighed just over 20lb.

The first fish on the fly was caught by John O’Neill on the 26th February. It weighed 7½lb and was caught on a banana yellow Cascade fly.

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