Sunday, 12 February 2012

Bandon River Opening Day

Bandon Angling Association are pleased to announce to members that the traditional get together for soup and sandwiches at the Welcome Inn Bar on Wed 15th Feb opening day is going ahead.

Time, 5pm. In recent years turnout has proved to be fairly quiet, so members are being urged to make an effort on the day to get on the river, enjoy the fishing, and the chat and food later.

See you there.. Visit:

Monday, 6 February 2012

Blackwater Lodge and Salmon Fishery

First Spring Salmon on the Blackwater River 2012

The honour of catching the first springer on the river Blackwater fell this year to Lodge proprietor Ian Powell pictured below who caught this very fresh 6.2 pound Salmon at the Jole on Lower Kilmurry at 13.40 on February 3rd.

This was followed quickly by Paul Howard with his first ever springer of 8.5lb on February 5th, again on Lower Kilmurry.

His pal Ger McCarthy also caught a sea-liced 5 pounder on the same beat the same afternoon and they saw about a dozen fresh springers during the course of the day.