Some great fishing has been reported on the Munster Blackwater in recent days as conditions improve for angling…

This is the very beautiful Ballincurrig Beat with the famous Churchill's pool at the end.
This is the very beautiful Ballincurrig Beat (Ballyduff Bridge) with the famous Churchill’s pool at the end.

23 May: Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery reports that the river is dropping and clearing nicely, the coming days are looking good.

24 May: The Fortwilliam Fishery is seeing a good head of fresh fish running the system. There were two fish lost today. Water clarity has greatly improved and height is just right. Staff at the fishery expect the grilse run to start  in the next week or two so.

25 May: A lovely 11lb sea liced salmon caught today on Kents, part of the Blackwater Salmon Fishery

Jason salmon about to go back #CPRsaves fish. Courtesy of James Barry
Cian had a beauty and was happy to see it swim away again. Jame Barry was on camera duty again.

26 May: Two beautiful fresh fish caught and released today on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery, this time at Kilmurry. The lucky anglers were Jason Nash, James Barry and Cian O’Halloran. They avoided the siren call of pub life and started earl – before six. There is no doubt this paid off! Meanwhile well known mentalist and angler Keith Barry had a lovely fish this morning at the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery  Cable Island Beat.

Mike Dunbar releasing his lovely fish estimated to be around 10lbs yesterday
Mike Dunbar releasing his lovely fish estimated to be around 10lbs #CPRsavesfish

27 May: Fishing at the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery  Mike Dunbar caught and released a lovely salmon, estimated to be around 10lbs. There was a total of 6 fish hooked but only the one making it into the landing net. One of the anglers on Fortwilliam Fishery hooked and lost a good salmon on Friday but Mossy Brown had better luck today and landed two silver salmon, a 9lb on the Glenmore Beat and a 12lb on the Lismore Castle Beat both on the fly and safely released. And once again two salmon were caught on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery

Mossy about to release his salmon at Fortwilliam #CPRsavesfish

28 May: Noel Crowley landed and released a lovely fish of around 12lbs this evening at Ballygarret ( Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery ). A lot of fresh fish are being reported high up in the system with all the recent water. Fishing at the Fortwilliam Fishery Kevin O’Connell landed an 8lb fish on the Lismore Castle Beat.

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