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Hopes of a springer on Munster Blackwater rise as river falls

February 5th, 2018 | by

The Munster Blackwater opened on February 1st last week and although the conditions were looking good coming up to opening day, heavy rain in the upper catchment the night before brought up the water levels and water clarity was greatly reduced.  With poor water clarity and a jump from 1.81m to 2.34m on the gauge (at Fermoy Mill), fishing on the day was never going to be productive but there were plenty of anglers out on the river.

Salmon fishing on the Munster Blackwater

Ballyduff Bridge fishery

Over the weekend the conditions improved as the colour came out of the water and the water fell back to 1.60m but so far only kelts have been reported by anglers fishing at Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fisheries, Fortwilliam Fishery and at Glenda Powell’s Blackwater Salmon Fishery.

Munster Blackwater

Some of the Blackwater Salmon Fishery water on February 02

The water level is continuing to fall slowly (1.5m at Fermoy Mill at time of going to print) and with this fall hopes of connecting with a Blackwater springer will rise.

Go Fishing…

Fortwilliam Fishery & Self-Catering Cottages

The Fortwilliam Fishery offers three and a half miles of double bank salmon and trout fishing on the Blackwater river and includes the infamous Lismore Castle beat.
Our salmon include – Springers, May Salmon, Grilse, Back End Salmon, and in Summer sea trout.
Our beats provide a wide variety of water, suitable for both beginners and the more experienced fishermen.
Fortwilliam Fishery, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Web: www.fortwilliamfishing.ie Email: info@fortwilliamfishing.ie
Tel: (00353) 87 8292077 or 058 75299

Blackwater Salmon Fishery

Blackwater Salmon Fishery has 3 beats downstream of the weir and 2 upstream of the weir. Blackwater Salmon Fishery offers fishing on approximately 5 miles of the river Blackwater. The fishing is spread throughout the middle section of the river to offer good sport throughout the fishing season. Due to the location of the beats, fishing can still usually be offered in low or high water.
Contact Glenda Powell: Lismore, Co Waterford,
Email: info@blackwatersalmonfishery.com
Mobile: +353 (0) 872351260 Telephone: +353 (0) 5853929
Web: www.blackwatersalmonfishery.com

Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery
Ballyduff Bridge fisheries control a number of beats of the Munster Blackwater. The Ballyduff Bridge beat is almost a mile long offering a huge variety of water and is particularly suited to fly fishing. Upstream near the village of Ballyhooley (a few miles outside the town of Fermoy, Cork) we have two beats. The Ballincurrig Beat is one of the most beautiful locations along the river and has an excellent piece of fly water flowing into a deep pool. Just downstream on the opposite bank we have a short but productive beat, called Magners. This beat fishes also well in high water.

Contact  Conie Corcoran:
Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.

Tel: +353 (0)586 0146
Mobile: +353 (0)87 720 5690

The Munster Blackwater…

For more information about salmon fishing on the Munster Blackwater please see the following page with a list of all the fisheries

This post is in: Munster Blackwater, Salmon fishing reports