There were a few anglers out to mark the opening of the Bandon last month, but condition were not great on the day, and continued to be poor enough for the rest of February. High water and floods have made fishing difficult. March has seen an improvement thouth and the river was in good order for all methods last week. But there is still no sign of the first fish of the season.
There are still a lot of well mended kelts in the river and we would ask that these be handled with care and released while still in the water.
The works on the river below Bandon town are now complete and the river is open once again for fishing.
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.