First salmon of 2014 caught on the Drowes yesterday

January 8th, 2014

The first salmon of 2014 was landed this yesterday afternoon (07 January 2014) from the River Drowes Bridge Pool at Lennox’s Bridge by Ballyshannon angler Eoin McManus. The salmon was straight from the sea – a bar of silver complete with long tailed sea lice. The almost 8lbs fish was taken on a Rapalla at 2.30pm.


Congratulations to Eoin McManus on the first salmon for 2014. Here's to another great fishing season! Image courtesy of Fishing Ireland.IFI.



River Mulcair

The River Mulcair rises in the Slieve Felim Mountain, close to Cappamore. The river flows south for a couple of miles before swinging up to the North West, past the Dromkeen, Abington, Millbank, Ballyclough and Anncotty, to join up with the River Shannon about a mile or so upstream of the University of Limerick. The famous Castleconnell fishery on the Shannon is only 2 miles upstream form the confluence.

The Mulcair gets spring fish and its reputation is as a first classs Grilse fishery. The springers run from mid-March ubtil May. The Grilse run starts around the end of May and runs right up to September.