Some good catches have been enjoyed across west Cork in the week ending 13 September.

The Ilen River is fishing well with 30 salmon reported. The best was a 10lb fish by one of the  club anglers on flying C.

On the Comholla anglers reported 10 Salmon, Ouvane had 12 Salmon and the Mealagh 8 Salmon.

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.