As the season ends we check in with the guides on the Munster Blackwater….


Paul Whelan of Fort William reports: Another end to a fantastic season here on Fortwilliam Fishery. The catches were double on last years and some cracking fish caught. The heaviest of 25lbs was caught by John Brock from the U.K.
Some memorable catches this season and thanks to all who supported us on Fortwilliam Fishery.

Paul Whelan releasing fish
Paul Whelan releasing fish


Glenda Powell of the Blackwater Salmon Fishery had a good year and spent the weekend giving a presentation at The Fly Fest Penrith.  They reported a busy September with some fine fish in their spawning colours.



Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery congrats young angler Aaron Cahill who had his first ever salmon on the last day of the season at Ballincurrig.   Billy Fagan also caught and released a fish of around 6lbs. While earlier in the week Patrick Carroll, Michael and Marc from Belgium caught fish around 12lbs, 3lbs and 6lbs at Ballyduff Bridge, all returned safely.

Caught and released on September 26th
Caught and released on September 26th

Go Fishing…

Fortwilliam Fishery & Self-Catering Cottages

Fortwilliam Fishery, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Web: Email: [email protected]
Tel: (00353) 87 8292077 or 058 75299

Blackwater Salmon Fishery

Blackwater Salmon Fishery has 3 beats downstream of the weir and 2 upstream of the weir. Blackwater Salmon Fishery offers fishing on approximately 5 miles of the river Blackwater. The fishing is spread throughout the middle section of the river to offer good sport throughout the fishing season. Due to the location of the beats, fishing can still usually be offered in low or high water.
Contact Glenda Powell: Lismore, Co Waterford,
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +353 (0) 872351260 Telephone: +353 (0) 5853929

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.

Tel: +353 (0)586 0146
Mobile: +353 (0)87 720 5690

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