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Some lovely salmon from the Munster Blackwater in the last few days

May 18th, 2017 | by

Rain improved the fishing on the Munster Blackwater last week…

salmon catch and release

Brian about to release his salmon

12 May: This beauty was caught and released safely on fly this evening off the Glenmore beat at Fortwilliam Fishery by Brian Hennessey.

13 May: Cliff Tobin had a lovely salmon fishing with Glenda Powell at the Blackwater Salmon Fishery.

14 May: It was Bernard Seal’s turn today at the Blackwater Salmon FisheryHe had two salmon to over 10lb on the fly.

15 May: It was Beginners Luck  for Stephen Hardgrave at Blackwater Salmon Fishery this afternoon. Stephen was fishing with his wife Corrina and Brian McGinn from Chefs Table. It was not just his first day, Stephen caught his first salmon on the fly on his very first cast. Glenda’s anglers have caught 5 salmon in 4 days.

Connie releasing his salmon

Connie releasing his salmon

17 May: Connie Corcoran caught and released a lovely salmon this evening the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery.


Second fish of the day at the Blackwater Salmon Fishery. Robert Scoffin’s sea liced 10 lber on fly: released.

Meanwhile a couple of fish were caught at the  Blackwater Salmon Fishery by Keith Barry and Robert Scoffin (another first salmon).

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