Jason NAsh gives an end of season round up for the River Bandon…

Another season on the Bandon has drawn to a close. The final week was relatively quiet with low water prevailing but overall, runs this year have been excellent right from early spring.

Spring salmon were caught from March with really good numbers of fish running in April and May. A wetter spring would have seen more caught on rod and line!

Cue June and the run of fish only got better and better. It was a pleasure to see many big fish running and being caught, especially when a decent flood arrived in July and most anglers enjoyed excellent sport. Indeed, at least 2 fish over 20lb were caught and released this season along the river.

August and September will be remembered for persistent low water to the point where members were asked to stop fishing and visitor permits were no longer available. Thank you to all anglers for acknowledging that particularly difficult time and respecting our quarry.

It was great that we got at least one good flood before the season ended and big numbers of fish were caught yet again with most of them returned due to their colour as no backend run of fresh salmon materialised.

As per usual, we would like to take this opportunity to remind all anglers to return their logbooks and unused tags to Inland Fisheries Ireland by October 19th.

Bring on season 2023!

River Bandon

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River Bandon

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.
Web: https://bandonangling.com/

Dunmanway Salmon & Trout Anglers Association have 10 miles of fishing between Togher Castle and Manch Bridge (Fly Only). Day / Season tickets from Dunmanway Salmon & Trout Anglers Association +353 (0)23-8855196

Ballineen and Enniskeane Anglers have 4 miles of fishing and day tickets are available for visiting anglers. Day tickets available from Tom Fehily grocers in Bridge Street, Ballineen. Tel:  +353 23 47173