Paul Whelan Fort William Estate reports that the salmon fishing on the Munster Blacwater …

Over the last few days the fishery had some great catches. George Handley had 3 fish one 8lbs, 6lbs and he returned a beautiful hen fish of about 12lbs which was slightly coloured. Davey Mc Guiness had 3 fish all released and all on fly. Fergus Crawford from Dublin had a nice grilse of 5lbs. Ian Dolley from the U.K. had some nice fishing with with his son John Joe who is 12 years old. For their weeks fishing they landed 10 fish and released 6 safely.

John Joe with his fish from the powdering tub on the castle beat
John Joe with his fish from the powdering tub on the castle beat

Plenty of fish seem to be in the system so prospects are looking good for the coming week.

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

Tel: +353 (0)87 8292077