Ian Powell of the Blackwater Lodge reports:

Sunday 26th August: The river had dropped off & started to fine down on Friday 24th., which was the joint third Best Day of the Season with 10 fish to 13.4lb. caught.

Monday 27th August: There was just one fish caught yesterday which was an extremely fresh 5 pounder from our very top beat 28 miles upriver which was a bit surprising as most of the fish seem moving in the last 2 days didn’t look very fresh.

Tuesday 28th August: There were no fish caught yesterday as the water was heavy & coloured. The upper river is dropping steadily & clarity is close to  2 feet on the upper beats.

The lower river peaked late last night @ 1.30m & is back to 1.00m at 11.00 this morning. Clarity is similar.

Although conditions were not ideal, Sigi Hummelsberger from Germany had 2 fish including this 12 pounder which he released alive.

The catch total for August is 92 fish to 13.9lb. for 130 rod days to the 29th. The season total is now 379.

The is some more rain forecast for tonight & then it is summer right through to early next week! Prospects for the weekend could be brilliant!

Fermoy 29th August 2012
Fermoy 29th August 2012

New webcam at Fermoy

Salmon anglers will be delighted to see that Farson Digital Water cams has installed on the Munster Blackwater at Fermoy – you can check out the live feed here:


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