The Blackwater River opened at the weekend. Conditions were pleasant but there was no report of a bar of silver to reward the anglers who made the effort to mark the day. There were more out on Sunday but again no reports of fresh fish met or caught. A few kelts got the pulses of some anglers going, but apart from the odd head and tailing fish that was taken to be running fish, that’s as close as it has come so far.

A big part of opening day on any fishery is the catching up of old friends and at least in this there was no short comings on the Blackwater.

So with reports of a few fresh fish showing, hopefully it won’t be long until we can report on the first fish of the year from the Blackwater this season.

In the meantime, it’s competition time at Blackwater Trout and Salmon Fishery. Guess the weight of the first salmon reported on the Blackwater and win a day’s fishing for two. Jason tells us that in the case of multiple correct answers, there will be a draw to pick the winner. Visit their Facebook page to make your guess. Tight lines.

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