Flood on Bandon over weekend, better conditions to come
March 6th, 2017 | by Myles Kelly
Jason Nash from the Bandon Angling Association reports on the fishing conditions…
February passed by without any spring salmon being caught on the Bandon following the recent years’ trend. March is the month where most anglers begin to put in their initial efforts and we should see the first fish landed shortly.
River conditions heading into the weekend were perfect for fishing. The rain had ensured that the Bandon remained at a steady level and fishable. But then the rain really fell and the river went into flood, rising by about 4 feet and making fishing an impossibility for most of the weekend. Unsurprisingly, there were no reports of salmon landed or lost. The only thing lost on the river recently was a landing net found by one of the club members on Thursday – if it’s yours get in touch with the club sec
The water level is about .60m and falling and water temperature has dropped following all the cold rain and hail.
The forecast coming days is for milder, drier weather which will make it easier for anglers to stand on the bank of the river!
For those who use it as a reference point for water levels, the Bandon Flood Warning website (http://www.bandonfloodwarning.ie)is back up and running.
For the new year, Bandon Angling Association have set up a new website which you can view here. A new guiding service has been launched in conjunction with Jason Nash, Peter Aspinwall and Phil Dewey. Details of the guiding service are provided on the website and they are looking forward to making memories and enhancing people’s fishing experiences on the river Bandon.