The Munster Blackwater finally got its first salmon of the season. The fish was caught last week on the 4th March. Colin Lynam was the lucky angler. Fly fishing in high enough, but pretty clear, water he caught and released an 8 lbs salmon.
Water levels have risen again since then but a second fish was caught on spinner, despite the murkier conditions.
The last fall of rain brought the levels back to where they were early last week and the gauge at Careysville is reading 8 feet with more rain on the way.
Careysville Fishery offers some of the best salmon fly fishing in Ireland and includes 26 named pools. It is considered by many to be one of premier beats for salmon fishing in Ireland. Wading is excellent and among the numerous streams, pools and glides there is a great variety of fly fishing to suit both complete novice and challenge the most competent of fly casters.