"A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it." Arnold Gingrich

Fly Fishing for Brown Trout

Fly Fishing for Brown Trout

Brown Trout Fishing on the Bandon River

The river holds a healthy population of native brown trout. The average weight of a typical Bandon River brown trout is between a half pound to a pound with bigger ones amongst these. Brownies of up to five pounds in weight have been caught.

The best fishing months are April, May, early June and September. The river gets good hatches of olives, sedges, black gnat, blue winged olives and stoneflies, in season, as well as falls of hawthorn and woodfly.

Favourite wet-fly patterns are Greenswell's Glory (with bright green body) Light and Dark Olives, Snipe and Purple, Partridge and Orange, Orange Grouse, Wickham's Fancy, Hare's Ear, Black Zulu, Bracken Clock and Blue Dun.

 


 

 

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Fly Fishing for Brown Trout

A beautiful 5pound Bandon River Brown Trout caught by Colm Dooly on the fly. Catch, Photo & Released.

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