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Hot and bright but salmon daily on the Munster Blackwater

June 28th, 2018 | by

It’s been a hot, bright and challenging time on most rivers recently. The Munster Blackwater has been no different, but some lovely fresh fish were still coming up the river last week…

20 June: Glenda Powell reports that some great fish have being caught over the past few days on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery with a 12lb fish caught this morning. Glenda’s French client Jean-Pierre had his first Blackwater salmon on Monday and Denis O’Donnell also had a fine salmon from Kents. Her Italian clients are also off the mark with a grilse.


Oli about to release his 14lb salmon from the Ballyduff Bridge fishery. #CPRsavesfish

22 June: At  Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery Oli had a beautiful 14lb fish which he caught on the fly at Cable Island and then released.

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#CPRsavesfish on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery

23 June: There were 3 fish reported from Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery. The best was a nice fish of 10lbs at Ballygarret by Noel Crowley and there were 2 grilse caught by Paul Veale at Ballincurrig; all on the fly and all fish returned.  The Blackwater Salmon Fishery also reported some lovely fresh fish caught today. Bright sunshine and the Blackwater is still producing fish. Glenda advises that stripping micro flies is working well today.

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24 June: Four more fish caught on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery in bright sunshine. At Fortwilliam Fishery John Murphy had his first this year. Paul Whelan reports that they are still pulling fish on a daily basis even in this glorious weather.

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27 June: What a beautiful fish for Pete late in the evening at the  Blackwater Salmon Fishery. Safely returned and on his favourite fly the Willie Gunn. Fortwilliam Fishery reports that water levels are ideal on their beats. Early morning and late evening fishing is most productive and fish are being hooked every day.

Go Fishing…

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

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

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

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