There were no salmon reported last week. There were a number of fish lost with anglers trying fly, spinning and shrimp.

The river was low last week and although we had a small rise in water it wasn’t enough to freshen up the river. There was a big flood on Sunday and though this dropped away over a couple of days the river is right back up again, peaking at 1.24m at the Dunmanway Bridge gauge yesterday at tea time and currently reading 0.78m.

There’s more rain forcast for Sunday so prospects are bright for the week ahead.

Go 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.