Paul Whelan from Fortwilliam Fishery and Connie Corcoran from Ballyduff Bridge  report that there are still good numbers of salmon on the Munster Blackwater…

03 June: Well done to Jason this evening who caught and released a lovely fish of around 11bs on a size 12 Thunder Stoat. –Ballyduff Bridge

Tony O'Riordan about to release his salmon
Tony O’Riordan about to release his salmon

04 June:  Well done to Tony O Riordan today who caught a lovely sea-liced Salmon of about 9lbs and also to Jason who caught a fish of about 8lbs both fish safely released. – Ballyduff Bridge

05 June: Well done to our guest today Joe Newman with a lovely fish of 9lbs a nice reward after a hard days fishing well done Joe. – Ballyduff Bridge

Martin Cronin and connie Crocoran on the Munster Blackwater
Martin Cronin and Connie Crocoran on the Munster Blackwater. Martin released 3 other salmon on Monday morning.

06 June: Well done to Martin Cronin who caught 4 fish this morning at Ballyduff Bridge keeping one and releasing 3, the early bird does catch the worm. Great start to the day. – Ballyduff Bridge

A great weekend sport was had on the Fortwilliam Fishery with a nice few fish landed. John Cooper had a fish on fly off the Castle beat, Kevin O’Connell had a fish of 9lbs Castle beat, Fergus Crawford also had a grilse of 5lbs on the Castle beat. Bob Woodside had a fish off 6lbs on fly off the Ellis beat, Sir Martyn Evans-Bevan had a 12lber off the Ellis beat. Damien O’Brien had a grilse of 5lbs returned safely off Glenmore beat. – Fortwilliam Fishery

Go Fishing…

Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery

Ballyduff Bridge fisheries control a number of beats of the Munster Blackwater. The Ballyduff Bridge beat is almost a mile long offering a huge variety of water and is particularly suited to fly fishing. Upstream near the village of Ballyhooley (a few miles outside the town of Fermoy, Cork) we have two beats. The Ballincurrig Beat is one of the most beautiful locations along the river and has an excellent piece of fly water flowing into a deep pool. Just downstream on the opposite bank we have a short but productive beat, called Magners. This beat fishes also well in high water.

Contact  Conie Corcoran:
Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.

Mobile: +353 (0)87 6918230.

Fortwilliam Fishery & Self-Catering Cottages

Fortwilliam Fishery is 3 miles from tidal water and has 5 beats on the river, which include stretches particularly suited to fly fishing. Offering a  total of 3.5 miles of double bank fishing, our beats provide a wide variety of water, suitable for both beginners and the more experienced fishermen. All beats are interlinked and enjoy vehicular access and huts.

Contact Paul Whelan:
Fortwilliam Fishery, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Web: Email: [email protected]
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