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The Bandon River rises in the Shehy Mountains in west Cork and flows east through Dunmanway, Ballineen, Enniskeane, Bandon and Innishannon to Kinsale Harbour. This is primarily a salmon and sea trout river but there are also plenty of brown trout on all stretches of the river system.

The grilse run occurs at the end of June and water levels can be critical for good fishing. There is also a very good run of big fresh fish in August and September, and this is again dependent on good water. The most popular local salmon flies are the Hairy Mary, Silver Wilkinson, Silver and Blue and Garry Dog.

The river gets an excellent run of Sea Trout commencing in May and lasting through August. A large number of sea trout are taken on the free waters of the estuary right up to Innishannon Bridge and Bandon Town. The usual sea trout flies are the most effective - Peter Ross, Teal Blue Silver and Bloody Butcher.

The fishing rights on the Bandon River is owned and controlled by a mixture of private land owners, syndicates and various angling clubs. Dunmanway Trout & Salmon Anglers, Ballineen/Enniskeane Anglers, Kilcoleman Fishery and Bandon Angling Association.

  Brown Trout Sea Trout  
  Atlantic Salmon Rainbow Trout Lake Fishing  

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Fly rods, equipment and tuition provided! River fishing for Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Atlantic Salmon. Half days and full days available. Experienced or beginner fly fishers are welcome.

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