An update from Ian Powell of the Blackwater Lodge :

On Sunday – June 21 – we recorded the Second Best Day of the Season. Eight fish (five salmon 7-10lb. plus 3 grilse) were caught for just 5 rod days. One 3 rod party landed 5 on our top beat. A good number of fish – both salmon & very fresh grilse – were showing on both the upper & lower beats.  We now have 41 fish for the month to date, & 73 for the season so far. For the first week of June (to Sunday 7th.) we caught 19 fish to 12½lb for 55 rod days. For the second week,  we caught 8 fish to 14lb for just 23 rod days. For this third week, we caught 14 fish to 10¾lb for 33 rod days.

 June 17   Martin Eastment (UK) - 10.7lb.
June 17 Martin Eastment (UK) – 10.7lb.
June 20  Louis Cadiou & Jacques Moreau (France) - 9.6 & 10.2 lb.
June 20 Louis Cadiou & Jacques Moreau (France) – 9.6 & 10.2 lb.
 June 21  Jacques Moreau & Gerard Bonnet (France) - 8.8, 7.8 & 9.7lb.
June 21 Jacques Moreau & Gerard Bonnet (France) – 8.8, 7.8 & 9.7lb.

Prospects

Looking very good for the coming week as fish are now moving in in much better numbers.

The river today Monday June 22nd at 12.30 with the Ballyduff gauge on 0.28m.
The river today Monday June 22nd at 12.30 with the Ballyduff gauge on 0.28m.

Availability

There is no problem for fishing & accommodation availability in the coming weeks at the moment. Now is also the time to think about booking your fishing break for the prime times in the coming season before it’s too late. With the €uro being so weak, exchange rates against the £ sterling, US $ Dollar & other currencies, make a trip to Ireland extremely good value for money at the moment! Need to brush up on your fly-casting? Contact Glenda on glenda @ ireland-salmon-fishing.net  to book some tuition as well.
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: www.ireland-salmon-fishing.net

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