River Drowes yields first salmon

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Leitrim’s River Drowes maintained its record as the first salmon of 2014 was caught on January 7, at 2.30pm on the River Drowes by Ballyshannon angler Eoin McManus on the Leitrim side of the river.

Eoin is pictured with his catch, weighing 3.6kg (8lb) , at the Mill Pool on the river with the Four Masters’ Bridge at Mullinaleck, Kinlough in the background. It took seven days for the first salmon to be caught but Drowes Salmon Fisheries owner Shane Gallagher was not surprised - “To be honest I never expected a fish to be caught on opening day last Wednesday because of exceptionally high water levels and I’m still surprised we managed one today.”


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