Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery tell us on Sunday Stephen pictured below caught his first fish on the fly at Ballincurrig and lost 3 others, the fish was released safely. It was one of those days at the fishery with a total of 9 fish being lost on all beats, they are taking the fly short.

Stephen releasing fish
Stephen releasing fish

On Tuesday a young angler called Jason caught his first ever Salmon on a spinner at Ballyduff Bridge.  The fish was safely returned.   There are a lot of fish running through the fishery at present.  Great to see.
Well done Jason !
Well done Jason !

Blackwater Salmon fishery

Glenda Powell reports on Friday that Greg (pictured)had never been fishing at all before today. Not even worm fishing as a kid or crab fishing. After one hour today he landed and returned this grilse on the fly. Others take years to do this….and Ted and Denis lost one each also on the fly.
Glenda Powell - Greg
Sunday wasn’t as good with a lot of fish moving but only 1 caught and 6 lost on fly but Tuesday saw a good improvement with 4 fish caught and 3 lost.

Glenda shows how it's done !
Glenda shows how it’s done !

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.

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

Fort William Estate

Flowing through Cork and Waterford, in the south east of Ireland, the river Blackwater is most famous for it’s salmon fishing. Fort William Fishery has 5 beats on the river, which include stretches particularly suited to flyfishing. Our beats offer a wide variety of water, suitable for both beginners and the more experienced fishermen. In summer we have also good numbers of sea trout. On the estate there is  two self-catering cottages and tackle/freezer room. Whether you like fishing for salmon or fly fishing for sea trout, Fort William will meet all your game angling requirements and much more.
Paul Whelan,
Fishery Manager,
Fort William Estate,
Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Tel: (00353) 87 8292077

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