Blackwater salmon
A lovely Blackwater salmon for two delighted anglers fishing with Philip Maher, Fishhunt

Fort William Estate Fishery

21/09 Water levels are at a perfect height now after our recent spate. Clarity is at 3ft and peaty stained but not putting fish off from taking. 10 fish were landed off the fishery yesterday as all beats produced.  Mossy Brown and his son Evan had a fish each off the Bishops beat which were returned safely while brother Tony landed a nice fish of 7lbs. Maurice Cahill who was guiding his 2 French guests had a fish each off the Ellis beat also all returned. John Brock landed a nice fish of 8lbs off the Castle on spinner, Martin Mullane released a nice fish off the Castle and then landind a second  fine fish of 9lbs,Local angler Derek Dowd released another fine fish of 10lbs off the Weir pool on the Castle beat. George Hanley (party) released a fish of 5lbs off the Glenmore beat.

Prospects are looking real good for the last week as fish are moving in off every tide and the forecast is not to bad to upset water levels. 
Paul Whelan

Fort William Fishery
Fort William Estate, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)87 8292077

Blackwater Lodge

  • Sept. 17:  Thirteen fish including nine to 10b. on fly for two rods on the lower river.
  • Sept. 19:  No fish as river in flood, but hearing reports of fish caught upriver where one rod took 6 in the afternoon.
  • Sept. 18:  6 fish to 8.1lb. including 1 on fly.
  • Sept. 20:   Best Day & Best Fish of Season! Twenty-two fish to 16.3lb.
  • Sept. 21:  Fourteen fish to 14lb.

Methods: Spinning is the most successful, but it is now in fine fly order.

Prospects: Looking superb as the last flood fines off.
Ian & Glenda Powell
Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
Tel: 00 353 58 60235     From UK: 0871 474 0135  (10p/min any time!)
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Blackwater salmon
A fine example of a Blackwater salmon caught on fly yesterday

21/09 The Blackwater is really starting to fish now after the floods and we had some great fish on the fly this week.

Philip Maher
Touraneena, Ballinamult, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0)58 47524 Mob: + 353 (0)87 8399345
Web: Email: [email protected]