Water levels have never been so low all year as its only .20m on the gauge on 4 June. Fish are running but the angling effort was quiet over the weekend with only 1 fish picked up.
Fergus Crawford landed a cracking fish of 12lbs off the castle beat on spinner so this is a good start for Fergus as it was his first day out. Forecast for the coming week is very good so water temperatures too should rise.

Paul Whelan
Fort William Estate

Go fishing…

Flowing through Cork and Waterford, in the south east of Ireland, the river Blackwater is most famous for it’s salmon fishing. Fort William Fishery has 5 beats on the river, which include stretches particularly suited to flyfishing. Our beats offer a wide variety of water, suitable for both beginners and the more experienced fishermen. In summer we have also good numbers of sea trout. On the estate there is  two self-catering cottages and tackle/freezer room. Whether you like fishing for salmon or fly fishing for sea trout, Fort William will meet all your game angling requirements and much more.

Paul Whelan,
Fishery Manager,
Fort William Estate,
Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Web: www.fortwilliamfishing.ie
Tel: (00353) 87 8292077