Paul Whelan from Fortwilliam Fishery reports that a cracking days sport was had on July 09. Brian Howard from Dublin was on the Glenmore beat where he met 9 fish, landed 3 and released them. All the fish were handy grilse of 4 to 5lbs. Marcus Bale landed a nice grilse on spinner of 4lbs off the Ellis beat.

Brian Hennessy releases a 9lb salmon at Fortwilliam Fishery
Brian Hennessy releases a 9lb salmon at Fortwilliam Fishery

On Saturday 4 fish were landed. Brian Hennessy had 2 fish of these, the bigger of which was a cracking salmon of 9lbs, released, off the Glenmore beat.

At Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery on Saturday 2 salmon were lost on fly and Conie Corcoran landed a sea liced 11lb salmon. On Sunday there was 1 grilse for Mark from Cork off Balincurrig.

Ian Powell of Blackwater Lodge reports anglers on his beats landed 13 salmon on July 08.  Of these 10 were on fly and 3 on spinner. The next day day 3 more salmon were reported followed by another 4 on Friday. Over the weekend the fishing continued to be productive with 8 grilse taken on Saturday of which seven fell to fly. This week there were 6 grilse landed on Monday and 4 more on Tuesday. Three very fresh grilse caught on Wednesday, 16 July, on the upper river. This brings their total for July to 63 so far for just 114 rod days, which is the best July total since 2012. As of this morning the upper river at Millstreet is falling steadily after peaking at 06.00 yesterday. Killavullen peaked at 17.00 yesterday at 1.24m – up 8cm. It’s back down to 1.19m this morning. Clarity is 3-4 feet and prospects are quite good in the coming days as there is a good run of grilse coming up.

Go fishing…

Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
Tel: 00 353 58 60235     From UK: 0871 474 0135  (10p/min any time!)
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Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery

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

The Munster Blackwater…

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