Salmon anglers are getting a few fish on the Blackwater it’s not been easy, but the river is in great order now…

Robert Kamleitner
Robert Kamleitner

04 May: Robert Kamleitner had a super spring salmon on the fly from Blackwater Salmon Fishery Kents beat.

Radoslw’s salmon about to swim off… #CPRsavesfish

06 May: The Glenmore beat produced Fortwilliam Fishery’s first fish on fly during the morning. The salmon was estimated at 10lbs. Meanwhile over on Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery caught and released a lovely salmon at Ballincurrig. His first Blackwater Salmon. The fishery reports that they also had a few hooked and lost throughout their other beats on the day.

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A great fight, but the fish was lost at the net

08 May: What a battle this morning for Ciaran Buckley on his first day out with his new fly rod. Ciaran was out on the Fortwilliam Fishery. Never before had he hooked a fish on fly and it wasn’t long before he was in a good fish. Unfortunately after a good 10 minutes it was all over. Fish went off to fight another day as lost at the net. As Paul Whealan told him, that’s fishing for you.

A lovely fresh fish caught and released by Noel Crowley this evening
A lovely fresh fish caught and released by Noel Crowley this evening

10 May: Noel Crowley caught a super looking fishing at Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery during the later part of the day. The fish was quickly released.

Brian Hennessy releases his salmon
Brian Hennessy releases his salmon

13 May:  Fortwilliam Fishery was busy this evening with 2 cracking fish landed and released safely. Mossy Browne had a fish of approximately 10lbs on fly off the Glenmore Stream. Then his buddy Brian Hennessy landed a cracking fish of about 12lbs also on fly off the Glenmore Stream.

Mossy Brown releasing his fish #CPRsavesfsih

The method that worked for them was a floating line with 3.9ips tip with a size 12 fly. Conditions are perfect with .20m on the gauge.

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