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Rain brings the fish on the take on many SW fisheries

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A well coloured September salmon being carefully released on the Bandon

Eileen Carroll reports on the fishing in the south western fisheries last week:

RIVER BANDON, CORK

The long awaited rain arrived last week, and the river rose by over a metre. There were over 80 salmon reported, and the vast majority of these were released. Many of these were coloured fish, as expected, but there were a few fish that were only in the river a few weeks.  Fly and spinner were the most effective baits. The river is still in very good order at the time of writing.

WEST CORK RIVERS

Ilen River 37 salmon best 9lb syndicate angler on flying c.
Comholla 15 salmon best 7lb club angler on worm.
Mealagh 8 salmon best 7lb local angler on worm.
Ouvane 6 salmon best 7lb on worm local angler.
Glengarriff 10 salmon best 6lb on flying c.

KENMARE/WATERVILLE RIVERS/LAKES & RIVER FLESK 

Good fishing last week on floods all over. Finally got rain.

RIVER LAUNE/KILLARNEY LAKES

No reports of fish caught on the Laune or Killarney Lakes. There has been a lot of fishing effort for salmon, spinning with worm. Anglers have been seeing plenty of fish, but none being caught. Fly fishing for trout increased on the Lakes and Laune towards the end of the week when water levels dropped.