Salmon angling on the Blackwater picked up earlier this month on fisheries from Ballyduff, Co. Waterford to Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. Unfortunately, despite plenty of reports of large shoals of Salmon seen along many sections of the river other fisheries have not done as well. In the last few days the grilse run has hit the river and anglers in the lower half are again doing very well.

On 6th July, Fortwilliam’s anglers had great sport with 4 fish landed. Nick Ro landed 3 fish on fly on the Glenmore beat releasing 2 safely and hooking into the same amount with long distance C&R.

The Blackwater Salmon and Trout Fishery saw a 30cm rise in water levels on Wednesday 07 July. By 2pm they had 7 fish hooked and 4 landed on the Cable Island beat alone.

On the 8th they had another fantastic day on the fishery with a total of 11 fish hooked and 6 making it to the net. Angler of the day was Robert who landed 4 fish on the fly at Cable Island. Water was dropping slowly and the fish were running hard.

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Fortwilliam salmon

On Saturday all beats at Fortwilliam produced fish as there was another nice run of grilse. Anglers reported it was great the see fish entering the fishery even to watch them running by. Father and son team Paddy and Luke Mullins had a good day out landing 3 on fly and all released.

Blackwater Salmon and Trout fishery also had a great day on Saturday. Between Friday and Saturday they had 32 fish hooked with 19 making it to the net. There was fantastic fishing around and all beats produced fish. Most salmon were taken on light gear and small flies providing great fun for the anglers.

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Glenda Powell was fishing her beats on Sunday and had lovely grilse, pictured here

Fish were also reported from Blackwater Salmon Fishery and Careysville on Sunday (yesterday). Although there are a lot of grilse running some bigger fish are also on the move. At Careysville one lucky angler had a right lump of a fish. One of the largest salmon on the fishery this season so far.

Sunday’s rain should see continued sport into this week.

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

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

Blackwater Salmon and Trout Fishery

Blackwater Salmon and Trout Fishery 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  Jason Corcoran:
Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.

Tel: +353 (0)586 0146
Mobile: +353 (0)87 720 5690

Careysville Fishery

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.

Careysville, Clondulane, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland
Email:  [email protected] Mobile: +353 (0)86 2378788

Lismore Castle Fishery

At Lismore Castle & Golf Course Fishery, we offer nearly two miles of two inter-linked beats, the Castle Beat & the Golf Course Beat.

The legendary Castle Beat consistently ranks as one of the top Salmon beats on the River Blackwater, for the number of Atlantic Salmon caught per rod. The Golf Course Beat offers about 1.5 miles of fishable water through meandering majestic countryside. The Golf Course beat offers a number of bewildering pools suitable for unmatched spinning and bait fishing.

For bookings contact Joe Willoughby on Mobile no. 00353 87 8295449 or Email: [email protected]


Blackwater Salmon Anglers, Mallow

We provide Day Tickets for some prime Salmon fishing in Mallow Co. Cork. We have excellent fly water, shrimping worming and spinning also. We also have very competitive Day rates and we have very recently upgraded our fishing.

Tickets available from “The Bridge House” and “Vincent Downes Menswear” Mallow.

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Upper Bridgetown Salmon Fishery

Located on the Munster Blackwater in the south of Ireland. Situated mid river between the towns of Fermoy and Mallow. A productive left bank beat in stunning surroundings.

For bookings contact Conor Arnold: +353 87 755 4682

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Loungueville House Salmon Fishery

For details on availability and conditions of fishing for salmon and trout on the Longueville House waters please contact them at
Contact : Longueville House Hotel, William O’Callaghan
Address : Mallow, Co. Cork.
Telephone : 00 353 22 47156
Email: [email protected]