Eileen Carroll Murphy IFI reports on WEst Cork’s rivers for the week ended Sunday 30th April 2017:

ILEN RIVER

No report of catches.

MEALAGH RIVER

1 salmon of 6.5lbs landed on worms by local angler Jim Goggin, at Donemark Falls.

OUVANE RIVER

No report

COOMHOLA RIVER

No report.

Go fishing…

The River Ilen is a medium size spate river that fishes best on a dropping flood for both salmon and sea trout. Spinning, worm and fly fishing are the methods used and allowed on club water.

The river is beautiful and a joy to fish, pools along club waters are easily accessible with seats, steps and stiles put in place for the anglers comfort. With selective tree pruning done along the river in recent years fly fishing has become a more available option especially on the lower river with numerous pools opened up to suit fly fishermen, night time fly fishing for sea trout is a pleasure with great stocks of trout entering the river from April.

Website: www.riverilenanglersclub.ie