Fishery Manager Paul Whelan reports from Fort William Estate today:

Water levels are in perfect order and  fish are certainly running the system. After our small rise in water levels another good run of fish went through but these fish are on a mission.
Clarity is at about 3ft with a peat stain colour.
Our Russian guest Sergi guided by Bob landed 7 fish for his week heaviest 9lbs.  John Brock landed a nice fish of 8lbs off the bishops beat on fly.

Paul Whelan
Fort William Estate

Go fishing…

Fort William - river BlackwaterFlowing 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