Ian and Glenda Powel from Blackwater Lodge report:

Just 2 rods fished on Tuesday August 28th and although conditions weren’t ideal, Sigi Hummelsberger from Germany had 2 fish including this 12 pounder which he released alive.

Sigi Hummelsberger from Germany releasing fish
Sigi Hummelsberger from Germany releasing fish


Friday 31st August: Now the rain has stopped & the water level is falling, fish are being met more frequently. There were only 2 rods fishing yesterday & one 5 pounder was released on an upper beat.

Today, there were 4 rods fish & one pair had 3 fish of 5 (released), 6 & 9lb. all on spinner on our upper beats. Another fish was lost on an upper beat & a double figure fish lost on a lower beat.

Plenty of fish were seen on the upper river especially in the morning, & fish were starting to show on the lower river too.

Saturday September 1st: By 10.00, I had already heard of a couple of fish on fly on one of our upper beats. Size 14 Cascade on intermediate tip was working. I also heard of at least 3 other fish on fly from other private beats by then. 

With the good forecast & the river settling, prospects for sport in the coming week are awesome!

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!)
Mobile: 00 353 87 235 21 20
E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.ireland-salmon-fishing.net