The first salmon of the year may not have been caught in Co Leitrim - the honour instead went to Killarney, Co Kerry - but the first salmon on The Drowes was caught on Tuesday, January 27.
Angler Brian McClintock, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, landed the fish, weighing in at 7.5 lbs at the Cascades Pool on the River.
A photo of the lucky angler and his catch will be published in the Leitrim Observer next week.
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