Beautiful fresh Blackwater salmon weighing 11.4lb on the fly for the French charmers
September 21st, 2012 | by Nancy Hearne
Ian Powel reports from the Munster Blackwater:
On some beats, anglers are seeing huge numbers of fish – both rather coloured residents but also fresh fish running. They had however been remarkably difficult to catch.
Yesterday, things picked up with 4 fish to 11.4lbs. 2 French anglers had 3 fish to 11.4lb – 2 on the fly.
Jean-Francois Le Meur (right) from Britanny caught the first autumn fish I have seen this month on the fly at the Hut Pool on Upper Kilmurry. It was absolutely fresh & weighed 11.4lb. He released another fish of 5lb.
His brother Andre (left) had a fresh 8 pounder from the same pool also on fly.
It looks as if fish are starting to come on the take finally. Fly is by far the most successful method so far for September. It’s looking very promising indeed for the extension to October 12th.
I have already had 3 fish reported so far by 11.00am – all on the fly.
This lovely 10 pounder was taken by John Lambourn from the UK on fly on the Hut Pool on Upper Kilmurry on September 13.
Ian & Glenda Powell
Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
Tel: 00 353 58 60235 From UK: 0871 474 0135 (10p/min any time!)
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