The Blackwater Lodge is already looking forward to the next salmon season and what 2015 might bring…

We dropped our prices significantly two years ago to combat the economic climate and encourage more anglers to come to the Blackwater.  We are keeping the prices the same for 2015. Salmon fishing on the renowned Cork Blackwater for between €15 – €80 per day depending on the season.
Please see our website for details: and don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or would like to make a reservation for the coming season.

Something Special for Christmas
Something Special for Christmas

Winter spawning

There is an excellent stock of spawning fish on the upper Blackwater according to Fisheries officers.
Interestingly, their behavior this year is unusual in that they are running to the spawning grounds & spawning immediately which is rather early especially as we have had a mild winter so far.
Perhaps they know more about the coming weather than we do!

2015 Fishing Season

There are no changes in the fishing regulations for the coming season. The quota for the river is 5,752 which is the second highest in the country next to the Moy.

For anyone who would like to see the full Draft regulations for the coming season, please go to:

For the last 3 years, the Blackwater has benefited from an extension to the salmon season to October 12. The Minister has not yet taken a decision as to whether this will continue in 2015.

Ian Powell
Blackwater Lodge

Go fishing…

Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
Tel: 00 353 58 60235     From UK: 0871 474 0135  (10p/min any time!)
Mobile: 00 353 87 235 21 20
E-mail: [email protected] Website:

For more information about salmon fishing on the Munster Blackwater please see the following page with a list of all the fisheries