River Bandon (Game)

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South Western Regional Fisheries Board, Sunnyside House, Macroom, Cork, Republic of Ireland

The Bandon River rises in the mountains north-west of Dunmanway, and reaches the sea at the estuary near Kinsale, County Cork. The river provides good fishing for Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout.

Much of the Salmon angling on the Bandon River is privately owned or controlled by groups of keen angling interests. Day permits are however available and local enquiries will provide up to date details.

The Bandon River is also known as a Sea Trout fishery. Good runs of Sea Trout are usually found in the July and August periods. The Sea Trout angling is confined to the area from Innishannon upstream as far as Bandon.

Brown Trout angling is available throughout the Bandon River system but average fish size is generally small. The best of the Brown Trout fishing is usually in the Bandon area.