The River Drowes

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nice water

Fine fish..here's hoping it's the start of a good season

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Water still about 6 and nice for fly although very bright today. A few fish caught at weekend and at least one today so all positive so far.Hope for more rain next week to keep topped up.Such a great wee river for a day out and lovely people with the chance of a fish.
 

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I might get a chance to fish here this Saturday for a few hours. I see it’s high and there is some more rain to come. What water height (on what gauge) should I be looking for? And can I spin?
 

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If you look up waterlevel.ie River Drowes Four Masters Bridge (ref:35029 ) you can see the river height. It is currently at 0.885 which is very high. I like it around 0.6 to 0.7 this time of year. However if there isnt too much more rain it should have dropped to a more reasonable level by the weekend. The Drowes has an advantage in that it does not tend to colour up much even in high water, although you can sometimes get a stain in the lower river from fields draining after heavy rain. All methods are allowed on the river so you can certainly spin.
 

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I might get a chance to fish here this Saturday for a few hours. I see it’s high and there is some more rain to come. What water height (on what gauge) should I be looking for? And can I spin?
You should fish and try your luck ! Even in very high water there is always a chance to catch a fish in the Drowes in March. :thumb:
 

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Anyone heading up on Wednesday would it be busy on the river for the 1st was half thinking of heading up that far but never fished d river before
 

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The river is in good order for the opening day ..best of luck to all who cast a line ...the opening day on the drowes is a nice reminder to the rest of us that the new season is not to far off ......really looking forward to the 2020 fishing season ...
 

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Good luck to all, with mild weather and little rain predicted over the next ten days, the first fish of the year has to be a banker id think.

Tightlines.
 
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Didn't hear of any fresh one's caught today. Still it was lovely to get out in decent weather and blow the cobwebs off. Won't be to long in them conditions before a springer is caught.


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Shows you how dire things have got when Ireland's Premiere Spring Salmon fishery fails to produce a fish until the middle of February, where fish in January used to be a commonality
 

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News from Drowes ...A fish of just under 11lbs was reported from the Old Sea Pool this afternoon. The fish took a black flying c with silver blade. Water remains high at just over 1 metre on the gauge but is dropping well.Tuesday 3/3/20.
 
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