The Munster Blackwater has a name for big May fish and it looks like there are a few in the river…

03 May: Doreen Page caught her first Atlantic salmon today fishing with Glenda Powell on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery. After a quick photo she sportingly released this special fish. A great result for a determined angler who worked hard over the last few days. Meanwhile at Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery, one fish of around 5lb was reported  from Ballincurrig Beat.


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Doreen with her long awaited first salmon. #CPRsavesfish

04 May: Glenda Powell of Blackwater Salmon Fishery reports that they had a 9 lb fish yesterday and today the little 6 year old girl from their family group hooked a large fish on spinner which ran down the opposite side of the island from the Jole on Lower Kilmurry. The drag was tight but there was no stopping this fish. What a wonderful experience for all the family to watch as the salmon showed her power.

A family fished with Glenda Powell

05 May: Brendan Doheny had a salmon of around 6lbs in the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery Ballygarret beat and lost another 2.

06 May: Matthew Fagan caught and released a fish of around 15lb this evening at the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon FisheryMatthew was using a brand new rod purchased from the fishery shop!

Glen Harmon with a super May fish caught and released on fly on our Upper Kilmurry beat.
Glen Harmon with a super May fish caught and released on fly on our Upper Kilmurry beat. #CPRsavesfish

08 May: Glen Harmon fishing Upper Kilmurry beat of Blackwater Salmon Fishery  had a super May spring fish on fly which he released.

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

Peace and quiet on the Blackwater.
Peace and quiet on the Blackwater.