Wednesday June 27th: We have already recorded the Best June Total for the last seven years. 65 fish to 13lb. have been caught for a mere 94 rod days to yesterday which is remarkable. Of these, 12 were double figure fish & 34 were over 7lb., a far cry from the small grilse  that we always used to catch in June before the drift nets were banned.
There were 70 fish caught in 2005, but this total is set to be broken very soon.

There is already one fish of 9lb. reported this morning on fly from the upper river. It was taken on Curry’s Red on floating line as the water temp is. 14C this morning.

Thursday June 28th: Below is the Blackwater @  07.30 in the morning at Ballyduff Bridge. Better call it the Brownwater! Chocolate, full of debris & rising fast.

Blackwater flood at 7.30am on 28.06.12
Blackwater flood at 7.30am on 28.06.12

This is the scene most of you will be familiar with from my Fishing Report page, but we don’t see it like this very often in June!  1.70m and rising fast.

The river at Killavullen is rising at one foot per hour at 08.00. It’s already up 1.7 metres.

Ian & Glenda Powell
Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
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