Recent rains made a bit of dirty flood on the Munster Blackwater but as visibility improved salmon started to be caught again…

09 June: Ger Fogerty had a lovely fish from Kents on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery yesterday and Pete had another this morning. Glenda Powell reports that there are a lot of great fish about at the moment.

First salmon for Erica Gerber

12 June: Erica Gerber from Switzerland who is 77 years young landed her first ever salmon off the Fortwilliam Fishery Glenmore beat this morning. Gary O’Shea fishing fishing the Blackwater Salmon Fishery had a good salmon off Kents today and another was lost for Geoff Mead on Kilmurry. The water is clearing nicely now and anglers are seeing fish jumping.

Ferdi Rodregas – #CPRsavesfish -wins Catch of the Week

13 June: Fishing on  Mr Ferdi Rodregas met two fish and landing this Beautiful long tailed sea liced fish estimated 9/10lbs at Cable Island beat. The fish was returned to carry on his journey. Conditions on the Munster Blackwater are described as ideal on the Fortwilliam Fishery. Yesterday’s catches included Tim Luddy 7lb fish and Claude Penning 12lb fish on fly guided by Chris Coady. They also met their first grilse , a 3lb fish for Alwyn Moss off the Ellis Beat safely released. Pete Davis was back in action on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery and had  another fine fish this evening. There was one lost also on Kents.

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

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: 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