Ian Powell of Blackwater Lodge reports:

We have had six floods since the beginning of August and the average Ballyduff gauge height to date is 1.28m. The average height for August for the previous 8 years is 0.47m (varying from 0.10 to 0.98m).  The highest level during this month was 2.90m on August 16th.

Between the numerous floods, the river comes back into order quite quickly is fishing improves during these windows. Yesterday – 5 fish were caught – four by women, two of which were First Ever Salmon. The August total to the 21st is 73 salmon to 13.9lb for 93 rod days. The season total to date is 360.

Ian 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

Water level at Fermoy
The water level at Fermoy as of 13:00 22/08/12. Courtesy of farsondigitalwatercams.com