The recent good fishing continued into last week on the Bandon with over 50 salmon reported on the association waters alone. Many of these were grilse but there were also some bigger fish to 12lb. The water was high and in excellent condition for fly fishing all week. The river is in good order for all methods for the week ahead.
Good progress has been made from the Bandon weir down by the contractor in reinstating the pools and this work is due to be complete by Sept 30th. This will be welcome news to anglers as this stretch from the town downstream has been off limits to angling for a few years due to the flood relief scheme and could be open to fishing by the start of next season.
Bandon Anglers Association reprots on a great project which the Bandon Rivers Trust is involved in on the River Caha in Dunmanway. From a salmonid perspective, it will greatly improve factors such as habitat, water quality and it will reduce siltation of spawning gravels.
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.