Eileen Carroll Murphy IFI reports from the River Bandon for the week ended Sunday 17th July 2016:
Salmon fishing improved greatly last week after a small flood on Sunday 10th. There were about 20 fish landed on the Monday alone with many more lost. One angler reported having hooked 5 fish on the fly. Many of these fish were very sportingly released. Most of the fish were grilse but there were a few salmon reported as well. The flood tapered off very quickly but there are still good numbers of salmon about.
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The Bandon Angling Association are delighted with the beautiful summer they are currently enjoying in West Cork!! Yesterday saw temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius and as a result the river has dropped back to a very low summer level. However, this has not deterred the salmon and they still continue to run. Most fish caught are grilse in the 3-6lb range but big MSW salmon continue to make an appearance as an 18lb fish was caught and released during the week by an angler spinning. Methods producing best results at the moment are shrimp and worm.
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.