David Forde was out last night on the Bandon. He went out at 7 pm after work and hooked this fish on his first angling trip of the season when trying out a new rod with a copper tube fly on a sink tip line. The salmon put up a 20 minute fight before submitting to landing. David saw another big fish – all in Bandon. He reports that it was a very pleasant evening as temperatures rose to about 10 C.
The river Bandon is starting to fish after the very prolonged cold snap. A 12lb springer was taken last weekend on spinner and another angler lost 2 fish. A 4.5 lb sea trout was taken at Desert Bridge last weekend on spinner and there is some good brown trout fishing on the system at the moment.