Ian Powell of the Blackwater Lodge  gives us a summary of how the Munster Blackwater is going:


It was a glorious sunny day here. High pressure will prevail right through the coming week. A depression & no rain is forecast for the next 8 days. The upper river at Millstreet & Killavullen is almost steady. It is at 1.29m at 20.00 at Killavullen. Clarity on the upper river is 5-6 feet.

Ian Powell - Munster Blackwater June 2015The lower river at Ballyduff is falling very slowly. It is at 0.37m at 20.00. Clarity is about 4-5 feet by evening.

Water temperature at Ballyduff: 10.4ºC / 50.7ºF.


Dan O’Keefe (Cork)
Dan O’Keefe (Cork) with 14lb salmon

The Biggest Fish of the Season was caught today. It was taken by Dan O’Keefe (Cork) on prawn on the Lug Pool on Lower Kilmurry.

The total catch for June so far is 20 fish for less than 60 rod days which is an excellent average

I also heard reports from the upper river of over a dozen fresh salmon (10-12lb.) caught in the Lombardstown/Millstreet area in the last couple of days, so they are still running hard.


Both the upper & lower river continue to be in cracking fly order.


No problem for rods & accommodation at the moment.

Ian Powell
Blackwater Lodge

Go fishing…

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