Water levels over the past week have remained very steady due to periods of rain and overcast conditions. A nice few fish were caught and released on fly and spinner but most had been in the system a while. The high tides saw a small upturn in the amount of fresh fish running but they still arrived in small numbers. Dredging of the Bandon Bridge area commenced yesterday as gravel is being removed 15m above the bridge and 25m below. Further to this, Wills Bros. have commenced trial excavations upstream of O'Driscoll's footbridge. Anglers are reminded that these works will result in discolouration of the river downstream. Finally, members are requested to securely close gates and be mindful of landowners property, such as fencing, along the river. If you open a gate, please close it correctly. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Heavy rain over the last few days has seen the Bandon flowing at an excellent level for fishing. Good numbers of salmon were caught during the week on both fly and spinner. Some fresh bars of silver up to 14lb were reported on Sunday and Monday but they are not easy to find! Very good water levels should remain for the next few days at least.
Nice water levels this week have resulted in good numbers of salmon being caught once again. Fly anglers enjoyed most of the sport however most fish were stale and in the river quite a while. Some fresh salmon are running and have been seen the last couple of days again but in very low numbers. Rain promised over the weekend will see very good water levels continuing into next week.
Had the pleasure of rolling off some spey casts in front of the lens of Ebor Benson this evening. Check out his page:
It's not all about the salmon...just take a look at this magnificent brown trout of over 4lbs recently caught by club member Evan Craig!! An absolute stonker of a fish which fell to the fly. Well done Evan, the smile says it all!!
Another Week Down
Another week down and some excellent catches were made, particularly by visitors on day tickets. One gentleman and his friend had 5 fish between them to 17lbs and another visitor, Seamus Pyke, reported excellent sport with 5 fish landed. Seamus kindly sent us the attached video. Most fish encountered during the week were stale and returned to the river, with shrimp proving to be the most effective method. A few fresh fish up to 12lbs were also caught and seen running (including big MSW fish) so hopefully a more consistent run of autumn salmon is just around the corner. Finally, we would like to remind all BAA members that September is fly and spinner only on club waters.