Paul Whelan Fort William Estate reports that fishing has certainly picked up in the last few days as 5 salmon have been landed. Yesterday, Monday 27 May,  Craig Bale landed his first springer off the Glenmore beat of 8lbs.

A good salmon caught on Sunday
A good salmon caught on Sunday

John Brock from the U.K. has had a great weeks fishing by landing 3 fine fish. Heaviest fish for John was 12lbs which was caught on Sunday. He also had a 9lb and 8lb fish. Martin Evan-Bevan who is 81 years young also had a fish of 8lbs.

Water levels are in perfect order and forecast is for showers.

Spey day

Getting to grips with spey casting
Getting to grips with spey casting

Fort William Spey casting course on Sunday was a huge success as everybody worked really hard on the day and went away with the art of fly fishing. Weather was just perfect for casting so all the guest learned a lot from Andrew Ryan.

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: (00353) 87 8292077

Comparing notes after a day on the river
Comparing notes after a day on the river