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Salmon to 15lb caught and released on Munster Blackwater, but not easy in bright conditions

June 8th, 2018 | by

Some great fishing has been reported on the Munster Blackwater in recent days as conditions improve for angling…


Ollie’s first salmon #CPRsavesfish

30 May: Fishing at Fortwilliam Fishery Sean Power had a 13lb fish off the Glenmore beat in the morning. Just before Lunch there was a beautiful first salmon for Ollie Flanaghan fishing the  Blackwater Salmon Fishery beats with Glenda Powell as the temperature hit 24C. Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery reported 2 fresh fish landed and released today and a very big fish lost on a small Cascade tube at Ballincurrig in the afternoon by Kealan O’Toole.

01 June: Harry Greene had a fantastic 12lb fish caught today at Cable Island on the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery.


Gary Burrell with his catch guided by Chris Coady

05 June: There were 2 fish landed on Glenmore at Fortwilliam Fishery and both released safely. One on fly of 12lbs and another on spinner of 8lbs. The Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery had 4 fish hooked and 1 landed and released today throughout the fishery. Water clarity is better after recent rise and coming days are looking promising.

Conor Arnold with this lovely fish he had yesterday at Cable Island, fish was returned safely.

Conor Arnold with this lovely fish he had yesterday at Cable Island, fish was returned safely. #CPRsavesfish

06 June: Fortwilliam Fishery reports that the water levels are dropping away nicely and clarity is improving. Gauge reading was .28m.  More silver caught and released today on the fly at Ballincurrig by our guest Patrick. The Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery  reports wore silver caught and released today on the fly at Ballincurrig by their guest Patrick.

Catch and release

#CPRsavesfish. A 15lb salmon is released by Patrick O’Leary…

07 June: Patrick O’Leary was back in action at Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery  with this cracking fly caught salmon of 15/16lbs in the morning at Cable Island. It’s great to see guys returning fish like this. The fishery reports that there are fish moving but they’re proving tough to catch due to the bright conditions. Meanwhile over on the  Blackwater Salmon Fishery beats, Declan Egan, coached by Glenda Powell, had his first salmon ever on his 10th cast. Not a bad ratio. And the second fish of the day for the same group which was also a first, caught and safely released by Tom O’Dwyer.

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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