Reports of 2 Salmon caught in Ballyhooley/Killavullen area this week. One of these was caught on March 7th. Noel Crowley tells us it was a fresh fish of about 9lb. Water clarity was good at the time, and the level was reading 1.56m at Killavullen Bridge with a water temperature of 6ºC.

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Noel Crowley releases his salmon #CPRsavesfish

Further downstream there were 3 Salmon caught & released in Careysville. One of these was caught by Glenda Powel who was on site in working on the April edition of her new newsletter Fish-Live Learn.

Glenda plays a fish while Patrick Devennie waits to land it at Careysville

In addition to these fish salmon have also been caught on Glenda’s own fishery. Glenda tells us that the water is still high but lovely and clear and that she and Noel have started to catch fish in the past week.  Beautiful spring fish around 7-10lb in weight and all have been returned so far.

Noel releases a salmon at Blackwater Salmon Fishery

It’s great to see a few fish coming through as most of February was unfishable (some of the biggest floods in the last 5 years). Indications are that there has been more Salmon seen so far this year than for same period last year.

Fish-Live-Learn Newsletter

Glenda Powel of Blackwater Salmon Fishery has launched an inovative new service to her business the Fish-Live-Learn newsletter.

This Newsletter will include articles and videos on topics such as; On the Water, The Journey to the water & Local Gems, Fly-fishing tuition with tips to improve casting/fishing techniques/water craft, Equipment, Interviews, Cooking and Wellness.

The first newsletter which will be delivered on 1st March will include an interview with one of the most respected teachers and gentlemen in the fly fishing/Spey casting industry today and World Champion Ian Gordon.

Glenda will be writing about the benefits of using Skagit Lines with the Double Handed Rod from the bank in high water, including which casts are most suitable to use in these conditions. On the water this month she will be highlighting her own fishery on the River Blackwater in Ireland. Glenda will be displaying her most used piece of fly fishing equipment that she have worn for over 20 years, making a visit to Ballyvolane House to talk to Justin Green about the passion behind Bertha’s Revenge Gin production, and cooking something nice that you may wish to try for St Patrick’s Day.

Each year Glenda willl I will host four Zoom meetings for her community of subscribers, where she will present a fly-fishing topic, and host a question and answer session. This is is sure to be a great way to get to know each like minded anglers, learn something new, and make friends/contacts from all over the world.

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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

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  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

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]