Ian Powell reports that springer no. 14 was landed (on the fly) yesterday following the 45cm flood on the upper river on Sunday…

The first fish since the three we caught last weekend was caught on monday. It’s our second so far on the fly and was caught by Gavin O’Shea (Cork) with his variant of a Posh Tosh on Woodstream on the upper river.

Blackwater Lodge’s second fish on fly & 14th. springer to date. Taken on the upper river.

Conditions. It was a dry mixed sunny/overcast day here on Monday. There is no more rain forecast for the next 8 days with high pressure building again from mid-week on. Air temperature was 14ºC at 17.00 this evening.
The Millstreet gauge has fallen 35cm since peaking at 16.00 yesterday afternoon. Clarity at Mallow early this morning was about 2 feet, but improved as the day went on.
The Killavullen gauge rose 25cm – peaking at 1.61m at 01.00 this morning. It is already back to 1.42 by 18.00 today.
The lower river at Ballyduff peaked at 0.63m at 09.00. It is back down to 0.54m at 18.00. Clarity about 4+ feet.
Water temperature at Ballyduff: 9.2ºC / 48.6ºF @ 18.00 today.
Water temperature at Killavullen: 9.1 – 10.1 ºC / 48.4 – 50.2ºF @ 18.00.

The Munster Blackwater at Blackwater lodge yesterday evening



Conditions were challenging over the last week due to very bright sunshine & clear water. The 45cm flood on the upper river yesterday together with quite cloudy weather has improved the situation.

Ian Powell
Blackwater Lodge

Go fishing…

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Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
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For more information about salmon fishing on the Munster Blackwater please see the following page with a list of all the fisheries