Salmon angling on the Munster Blackwater has improved following the recent rains and although there are lots of resident fish in the system now some fresh fish have been caught and released.

Ballyduff Bridge, Blackwater Salmon Fisheries and Fort William are all reporting fish at the moment.

Reporting for Fort William Fishery, Paul Whelan tells us that the fishing has certainly picked up over the weekend with good reports in.

Alan Dempsey landed 3 fish on fly all released. Joe Hegerty landed 2 fish on fly also released. Sean Power landed and released a fish on spinner as did Mark Dempsey. Eddie O’Brien landed and released a fine fish of 7lbs off the Glenmore beat. Jeff Bennett from the US had a nice fish of 5lbs off the Bishops beat.

#CPRsavesfish salmon goes back

Paul Lawton landed a released this fish this morning (11 September) off the Castle beat. Fish was in a bit of a hurry to get back! Paul finished his day with 3 fish 4 to 5lbs all returned, and his friend had 1 4lb returned as well.

Well done to all!

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