Waterlevels on the Munster Blackwater were slowly falling last week. the river jumped about 45cm with yesterday’s rain but is dropping back again already…

13lb salmon being released
13lb salmon being released #CPRsavesfish

15 May: Glenda Powell of Blackwater Salmon Fishery reports that a 13 lb salmon was caught and released on the  the fishery this morning by Svere from Denmark. Later in the Pete Davis lost a very large fish also after a long play but managed to landed a fine fish after this. One other fish lost by another angler at the bank due to leaving the net 100 meters away.
17 May: A lovely sea liced 7 pound fish was caught and released this evening on Blackwater Salmon Fishery.
releasing a salmon
#CPRsavesfish at the Blackwater Salmon Fishery

18 May: Connie Corcoran had a lovely fish this afternoon at Cable Island on the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery.  Unfortunately the fish was badly net marked.
salmon release
Jason Corcoran releases Connies fish #CPRsavesfish

19 May: Tony Murtagh landed a salmon of around 10lbs  today at Ballincurrig on the  Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery.
Fishery Manager, Paul Whelan releasing a salmon on Sunday morning #CPRsavesfish

21 May: Dropping water levels ( currently at 0.39m) and “gin clear” clarity have resulted in a good show of fish on the Fortwilliam Beats. Water levels are continuing to drop and weather forecast prospects are good for the week. There were three salmon hooked and lost over the weekend. Sinead from the fishery tells us there are rods available this week so if anyone is interested, please contact the office on 058 54251 or the Fishing Manager Mr Paul Whelan. To find out more about the Fort William Fishery including information on booking see www.fortwilliamfishing.ie. Fort William are also running a mid week offer Monday to Thursday until May 31st. Enjoy a full day’s tuition and guiding with our senior house ghillie , a day’s fishing on the Lismore Castle Beat and overnight accommodation for 250.00 euro per rod. A great early Father’s Day gift.

Go Fishing…

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
Web: www.blackwatersalmonfishery.com

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

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: www.fortwilliamfishing.ie 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