The latest news from Ian Powell of Blackwater Lodge is that the river at Ballyduff  is high  and dirty. Though the upper river is currently unfishable there had been a good run of fresh fish over the weekend with the 2 sea-liced salmon reported from Killavullen on Saturday. One of these salmon weighed in at 14lb and looked like an early May fish.

Levels are starting to fall now upriver and hopefully there will be no more rain after Wednesday as forecast. Once the water settles anglers should be in for some superb sport.

The Munster Blackwater at Ballyduff this morning
The Munster Blackwater at Ballyduff this morning

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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