Guided Fly Fishing
- Easy to book online
- Fly rods, equipment, waders provided if needed.
- Friendly and knowledgeable local fishing guides available
- We guide Half day and Full day excursions
- 20 minutes from: Cork City, Cork Airport, Kinsale
- The river holds Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout
About the Bandon River
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 resident brown trout on all stretches of the river system.
The grilse run occurs at the start 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 again dependent on water levels. The most popular local salmon flies are the Hairy Mary, Silver Wilkinson, Black & Silver 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 are owned and controlled by a mixture of private land owners, syndicates and angling clubs.
Enjoy fly fishing on the Bandon River in a relaxed and scenic setting in beautiful West Cork