16 Jul 2011
Bandon, Ilen, Argideen 8
Argideen sea-trout can run large, and every season fish of 4lb. and heavier (sometimes, much heavier) run the river. Our catches were far more modest, and came after dark on standard artificials (Teal, Blue and Silver or Kingfisher Butcher or small doubles). Local angler Peter Wolstenholme swears by gold-head variants of standard patterns, though stressed to me that small doubles and Surface Lures may also be worth a try depending on the mood and activity of the fish.