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    River Bandon

    Opening day on the Bandon
    Opening day on the Bandon


    Open for 2024

    Salmon & Sea-trout: 15th February – 30th September. Sea-trout and brown trout fishing below Innishannon Bridge closed until 17th March

    Salmon fishing

    This large river drains a catchment of 608 square kilometres, beginning in the Shehy Mountains of West Cork and ending up in Kinsale Harbour.

    The salmon fishing on this river extends from Innishannon up to Togher Castle. Fair run of fish dependent on water. All legal angling methods are allowed depending on the rules for the particular fisheries. Some stretches are fly-only.

    Sea Trout fishing

    Good run of fish, depending on water levels. All legal angling methods allowed subject to the rules of the particular fisheries. Some stretches are fly-only. The season runs from the 15th of February to the 30th of September, and the best periods are usually between June and September.

    Map of 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 are available from Tom Fehily Grocers in Bridge Street, Ballineen. Tel:  +353 23 47173