After a long wait there are a few reports in of salmon from the Munster Blackwater. Glenda Powell tells us that Blackwater Salmon Fishery had its first of the season on 23 March. The silver springer, which was released was caught on the Upper Kilmurry beat.

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Over on the Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery, Jason Corcoran caught and released another lovely looking fishing on March 26. The fish was taken on a 3/4 inch Willie Gunn at Churchill’s stream. The following day saw quite a bit of action and Connie Corcoran caught and released a  sea-liced fish estimated at 10lbs in the morning at Ballincurrig. Jason lost one on the fly and Connie met two more fish.

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Connie’s salmon about to be released #CPRsavesfish

Eileen Murphy in the MAcroom office says that prospects are good for the week ahead as there is good water clarity and temperatures are to rise midweek 11 to 14 degrees being predicted and to remain dry so fishing should be good.

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