Salmon reports are picking up on the Munster Blackwater…

Fort William Fishery

Icelandic Fisherman enjoying the fishing at Fortwilliam
Icelandic Fisherman enjoying the fishing at Fortwilliam

12/06 Nice fish landed today by our Icelandic fishing guests.! These boys certainly know how to use the “Francis”
Fine fish of 8lbs. Water level was reading .20m on gauge.

08/06 The river is in cracking order and a nice few fish seem to be moving through the beats. Eddie O’Connell who is a syndicate member here in Fort William for a number of years had his first of he season on fly off the Castle beat. Eddie’s fish was 5lbs sea-liced. While yesterday Aidan McCarthy from Cork landed a nice grilse off the Glenmore beat also on fly. Aidan’s fish was 4.5lbs. Water level was reading .20m.

Paul Whelan
Fortwilliam Fishery

Go fishing…

Fortwilliam Fishery & Self-Catering Cottages
Fortwilliam Fishery, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Web: Email: [email protected]
Tel: (00353) 87 8292077 or 058 75299

Blackwater Lodge

17/06  It was a warm overcast day today, but with an occasional chill wind. The forecast remains dry for the coming days. The upper river at Millstreet & Killavullen is almost steady. Killavullen gaugeis at 1.21m. Clarity on the upper river is 6-7 feet. The lower river at Ballyduff is down to 0.30m at 23.00. Clarity is about 6-7 feet.  Water temperature at Ballyduff: 10.6ºC / 51.8ºF.

14lb salmon
Cyril Killeen (Limerick) with his 14lb salmon

Catches:   30 for the month to date, and 62 for the season so far.
17/06: A couple of fish to 10.7lb today. A dozen fish were showing on one of the upper beats.
 Very few rods out yesterday, but a couple of fish met & of ~6lb lost as the angler didn’t have his net with him in a spot you couldn’t beach a fish! A number of grilse were seen moving through the lower beats.
12/06: Very few rods out, but 4 fish met & one sea-liced 3½lb. grilse landed.
09/06: Cyril Killeen (Limerick) had a 14lb salmon on the Lug Pool on Lower Kilmurry on spinner by . It would have been released, but it was hooked much too deeply.

Prospects: Both the upper & lower river continue to be in cracking fly order. Tides are peaking at 3.9m tomorrow (Thursday) which should encourage more fish to run.

Availability: No problem for rods & accommodation at the moment.

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:

Ballyduff Bridge

16/06: Quite a few grilse seen running through yesterday. B. Finlay from Tyrone had one take on fly but unfortunately it didn’t stick.

11/06: Reports of a reasonable run of fish in the lower river yesterday. Maurice reports one fish landed on Ballyduff Bridge already this morning.  The fish was caught on fly by Brendan Peppard weighing 8.5lbs.

The salmon was caught on fly by Brendan Peppard weighing 8.5lbs.

Make a booking…

The Ballyduff Bridge fishing beat is almost a mile long offering a huge variety of water and is particularly suited to fly fishing. The fishery caters for beginners and experienced anglers alike; it has something to offer every angler – exceptionally good fly runs, very good spinning areas and some deep pools for occasional bait fishing.

Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery

More about the Blackwater

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