Jason Nash from the Bandon Angling Association reports…
28/02 The Bandon really is capable if throwing up some amazing fish on an annual basis, be it specimen sized salmon or trout. Check out this fantastic trout caught by club member Dariusz Kaminski, which measured 67cm. Taking condition into consideration, this length would equate to a weight of around 7lb, making it a specimen sized trout for a river. The fish was caught on lure while fishing for salmon and was released again as is the club rule for any trout caught on any method besides fly. Well done Dariusz, that is the fish of a life time!!
Conditions at present are perfect for salmon fishing with fly or spinner. As of yet, there has been no reports of any springers caught.
WaterLevel: 0.6m Curranure
Water Temp: 11.5 degrees Celsius.
Bandon Angling Association have set up a guiding service 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. Day tickets and club membership are also available.
Kilcoleman Fishery, Enniskeane, is renowned for its hospitality. The owners David and Patricia Lamb make a particular effort to make their guests feel at home. Past visitors have described the atmosphere as ‘laid back’ and the accommodations as ‘cosy’. Kilcoleman is “fly only” throughout the entire season. However, in certain water conditions, spinning is permitted for salmon. Trout angling is “fly only” at all times.