The Bandon Angling Association reports on the news from the River Bandon…

Baxters Bridge looking downstream.
Baxters Bridge looking downstream.

11 April:  Well what a weekend that was, with rain, hail, sleet and snow falling at different times on Saturday evening and Sunday! The river rose by a few feet but is now dropping again. Before the weather broke, another fish, estimated to weigh 8lb, was caught and released on the fly. Prospects for the week are excellent.

Water Level: 0.86m.
Water Temp: 9.5 degrees Celsius.

Anthony Buckley
Anthony Buckley was delighted with his fish

12 April: Anthony Buckley is on a roll! Here he is with a magnificent salmon of 11lbs, caught whilst spinning. Great sport was experienced as the fish came to the spinner 3 times and sped downriver on an initial 50 yard run. Well done Anthony!!

Casting Day

Glenda Powell on the River Bandon
Glenda Powell on the River Bandon

We are delighted to announce the return of renowned Fly Fishing Instructor and Casting Champion Glenda Powell for our annual fly fishing open day. Glenda will be starting the day off with an indoor workshop on the basics of fly fishing. You will be educated and mesmerised by her simplistic and professional approach to the magic of fishing.

In the afternoon, we will have a seniors session to help improve on your single handed and double handed casting. If you’ve never done any of it before, great! It will be worth the trip.

Footbridge Bandon
Juniors – 10am to 12:30pm.
Seniors – 2pm to 5pm.

Contact us @:
Mob: 0863724358
Email: [email protected]

This event is free of charge.

Go Fishing…

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.