The late season has seen a huge improvement in catches on the Munster Blackwater…

19 September

Fortwilliam Fishery: Tim Luddy landed and released safely a beautiful fish est 12lbs and 2 more of 5lbs off the Glenmore beat. Terry McDermott and the lads landed 4 fish so far off the Castle beat while Mark Dempsey and Sean Power landed 2 each of the Ellis beat. Chris Coady just reported in a cracking fish of 14lbs released. 12 in total and all released safely. Super day

20 September

Ballyduff Bridge: 9 fish hooked and 4 landed today. Jason Corcoran landed 2 this morning on a red shrimp at Cable Island 4lb and 8lb respectable. Gavin Wishart landing another one also on Cable Island 6lbs but along comes Kealan O’Toole after a cracking battle landing a fish estimated 15lbs at the Bridge Beat on a bann shrimp tied by Owen Thrill from Galway.

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Christian returns his salmon

Blackwater Salmon Fishery: 9 salmon caught today. Christian from Austria with his first Atlantic Salmon caught this morning and another two offers. Some coloured and fresh fish caught over the past couple of days. It is pouring down with rain so looking forward to a good ending after a very dry year.

22 September

Catch and Release
A salmon is released on the Ballyduff Bridge Fishery #CPRsavesfish

Ballyduff Bridge: After another rise in the water this morning with a bit more colour. We had 7 fish hooked with 3 making it to the bank. Leonora Carney on of the best female anglers to grace our river banks landed 2 at Ballyduff today guided by Connie. Gavin Wishart brought a nice grilse to the picturesk banks of Ballincurrig on the fly. All fish released to carry on.

23 September

Catch and Release
Gary releases his big salmon – estimated at 21lb #CPRsavesfish. This fine fish wins Gary Catch of the Week.

Blackwater Salmon Fishery: Well done to young Liam Davis with his fish and to Gary Lamont with his 21.5 lb fish today followed by a 4lber. Day finished with 8 salmon caught and released.

Ballyduff Bridge: Another good today at the fishery with 8 fish hooked and 5 landed. Gavin Wishart with 2 fish of 4lb and 13lb estimated from the bridge. Leonora Carney with 2 fish biggest 7lbs from Cable Island and Andrew o Reilly with a cracking fish estimated 15lbs from the bridge also, all fish returned.

24 September

Ballyduff Bridge: Another 7 fish landed today with 2 lost. All beats produced activity today. Most fish averaging 5/6lbs but the best catch of the day goes to Jason and Valerie Corcoran with a 7lb healthy SON born today 12.07pm congratulations and we welcome a new angler to the Blackwater.

Catch and Release
A quick photo and back she goes #CPRsavesfish

Fortwilliam Fishery: Best day of the season so far with 20 fish landed on the fishery. After the recent rise in water levels a lot of fish are on the move. Everyone had action on the beat so well done to all. Tony Hines landed 5 fish and kept one. Pete Woodley landed 4 all released. Chis Coady landed 2 and released safely.
Noel Power landed 4 fish and 3 released, Kevin O’Connell and Charlie Dolan had a fish each. Ciaran O’Driscoll landed 2 fish and released 1 safely. Mossy Browne landed and released and nice fish of 6lbs.

25 September

Stuart with his first Blackwater salmon
Stuart with his first Blackwater salmon #CPRsavesfish

Blackwater Salmon Fishery: 24 fish landed today. Well done to Rob Green who caught 9 salmon.
There were 2 first ever salmon for Ross and Conor and a second salmon for Stuart.

Fortwilliam Fishery: Another good day on the water yesterday with 12 fish landed and all but one released. That makes for 32 fish in the last 48 hours. 5 days left in our 2018 season and counting.
Limited availability between now and Sunday.

Go Fishing…

Fortwilliam Fishery & Self-Catering Cottages

Fortwilliam Fishery offers two miles of double bank salmon and trout fishing over five beats on the river Blackwater.
Our salmon include – Springers, May Salmon, Grilse, Back End Salmon, and in Summer sea trout.
Our beats provide a wide variety of water, suitable for both beginners and the more experienced fishermen.
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