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Munster Blackwater fishing well and prospects continue to be good

July 19th, 2017 | by

Some more good days reported on the Munster Blackwater in the last week…

15 July: Great sport on the Fortwilliam Fishery today with 12 fish landed. All beats produced very well as a large run of grilse went through.

Catch and Release salmon

Patrick Carroll about to release his salmon

17 July: Patrick and Wilawan Carroll with 2 grilse today at the Bridge on Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery releasing one in tough conditions. Meanwhile over at the Fortwilliam Fishery Jessica Iser who never picked up a fishing rod in her life landed her first ever salmon on fly. Guided by the fishery’s ghillie Chris Coady Jessica learned to fly fish and then struck silver. Well done to all. Pat O’Shea from Limerick landed another grilse on fly off the Glenmore Beat and Davie McCracken had a beauty off the Ellis on fly of 14.5lbs

salmo fishing

Jessica Iser with her salmon

18 July: Another 2 fish caught today at the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery  one by Connie and one by Ivor Pengelly both returned and both fish estimated around the 6lb mark.

19 July: There were 5 fish landed today on the the Fortwilliam Fishery and all on fly. Bernard Halfpenny and his party had four fish which is fantastic considering its their first time to Fortwilliam. Alan Nolan had a nice grilse of 6lbs.

Paul Whealan reports that the river now is starting to rise which is great so prospects are now looking very good.

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