Well done to Noel’s father Seamus Fitzmaurice was fishing on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery‘s  Ballyhooly Beat on Sunday. Seamus caught and released a lovely spring salmon from the castle flat on what was a pleasant Spring day.

Spring salmon
Seamus releases his salmon #CPRavesfish

On Thursday last week, 22 March, an 8lbs salmon was landed and released on the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery, and another one lost after 10 minute battle. This fish was never seen.

Up coming events

Fortwilliam in conjunction with Clonanav Fly Fishing and Andrew Ryan has announced that Saturday May 12th is the date for their first group 2018 Casting Course. This day long course will take place at Fortwilliam on the infamous Lismore Castle Beat and will include all aspects of casting. Suitable for the beginner through to the those whom may wish to improve their casting techniques the course comes with a guaranteed to enhance your skills.
Fort William also offers individual casting tuition throughout the season with their senior house ghillie.
Contact Paul Whelan our Fishery Manager or email [email protected]

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