Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Chris McCully fishes the Bandon, Argideen and Ilen Rivers

Last month I had the pleasure of fishing with Chris McCully, fly fisher, author and writer. Chris has written several books and has published many interesting articles for Trout & Salmon magazine over the years. When Chris first made contact with me he mentioned he was in the process of writing a new book on Sea Trout called "Nomads of the Tides" and asked if I would show him along the Bandon and Argideen rivers. Chris loved the sea trout fishing in the estuary pools and up stream beats. The new book will examine Irish sea-trout fishing past and present.


Low Water Conditions on the Bandon River

I fished the Bandon River this morning for salmon with no luck. Water levels are very low on the river due to one of our driest summers on record. The river is down to its bones now and badly needs some rain. The weekend forecast is set for heavy rain. With only a month left before the season closes everyone is hoping for more rain to encourage the salmon into a taking mood!