Towards the end of last week there was a bit of action on the Munster Blackwater, but since then the fishing has slowed again as levels dropped away…

Ferdinand had great fishing on June 14th catching salmon and sea trout. All released #CPRsavesfish

Jason Corcoran from Ballyduff Bridge reports that the total catch for June at the fishery to date is 15 salmon. There has been an increasing number of fish being seen running, and a significant number of fish has been lost including a number of double-figure fish. Most of the better fishing was enjoyed last week.

Since then it has been dry, and the level has fallen steadily. With few rods out, only three salmon have been landed since the 14th, but again a fair number met and lost, and running fish continuing to be seen. The level is currently around 0.13m at Ballyduff.

Over on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery it was a similar story with 3 salmon caught on June 14th. One of these was caught by junior angler Liam, who persevered with the fly rod and eventually met a fine salmon which gave him the thrill of his life. The fish was released after a quick photo. A great example to anglers young and old.

It’s going to a busy day tomorrow on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery as more junior anglers will descend on the river to learn about fly fishing, river biodiversity, conservation catch and release, and hopefully catch a fish or two. It’s all part of Glenda Powell’s commitment to International Year of the Salmon.

The Met Eireann 7 day forecast is showing plenty of rain for southern Ireland on Saturday 22nd June and Sunday 23rd – not clear yet how much might fall on the Blackwater catchment. – we all live in hope.

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