16 Jul 2011
Bandon, Ilen, Argideen 7
The Argideen runs into its estuary at Timoleague, and fly-fishing is available from the local club, who offer tickets (the clubhouse is located at Inchy Bridge, and you should turn up there at the stipulated time to buy your ticket). All anglers must be in possession of a valid Irish salmon licence. Most of the fishing, in normal flows, occurs after dark, and the Argideen is something of a sea-trout specialist's river . It's also small, intimate and challenging. I loved it.
The image shows Inchy Bridge, at the top of the tidal water.