Over the past couple of years I have seen spawning commencing earlier for both trout and salmon on the river Bandon. The first trout redds I witnessed this year were on the 12th of October and yesterday I observed a pair of grilse resting beside a freshly cut redd which is the earliest I have seen for salmon. The location of these is on the main channel in the lower to middle river but I haven't checked the upper reaches properly yet. Back in 2009/2010, peak spawning activity was late December/early January with freshly cut redds still evident in February. How times change! And it really is mirroring the run times of salmon into the river; earlier runs earlier spawning. Have other rivers seen spawning occurring earlier over the past couple of years?