Fishing Reports by Guide Ian Powell
About The Author:
Company: Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Area Reporting: Cork Blackwater river in Southern Ireland
Bio: Ian is proprietor of Ireland's premier salmon fishing lodge with his wife Glenda (APGAI-IRL Salmon & Trout) – Europe’s highest qualified female fly-casting instructor & Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance champion.
[Blackwater River,CW] The First Spring Salmon is caught. The First Fish of the Season was caught on the Lodge beats yesterday. It was taken by Gary Byrne from Dungarvan on spinner, weighed 9.65lb & was sea-liced. It was his First Ever Salmon and his first visit to the Lodge.
[Blackwater River,CW] The Great Spring Fishing continues......! Despite the fact that there have not been many anglers out fishing and the water has been very low for much of the spring, we have had remarkable success.
[Blackwater River,CW] Only 2 rods out on the river yesterday. Tony O'Keeffe from Mallow was fishing at Kilmurry with his father Dan and caught this 6.6lb. fish on Flying C on the Island Stream on Lower Kilmurry. Sea-lice can be seen in the picture - two on the top of the tail and one below the adipose. There were more on the back & the head of the fish. They also caught a few kelts.
[Blackwater River,CW] The First Spring Salmon is Landed on February 3rd.!
[Blackwater River,CW] Finally, I have completed a report on the 2010 Season on Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery. This can be found on:
[Blackwater River,CW] The Best Ever July Catch in terms of Fish Caught per Rod Day
[Blackwater River,CW] Flood moves fish from tidal water! This is the water level situation at Ballyduff in the last few days.
[Blackwater River,CW] Fishing the Fly at Last! The Cork Blackwater river in Ireland finally comes into order.
[Blackwater River,CW] Third Springer is caught on the Blackwater Lodge beats
[Blackwater River,CW] The Second Springer is Caught on the Blackwater Lodge beats
[Blackwater River,CW] Lodge regular Gavin Wishart from Newcastle, Co. Down came down to celebrate his 40th. birthday this weekend & scooped the First Salmon of the 2010 season to be caught on the Lodge Fishery.
[Blackwater River,CW] If you would like to see this post with graphics displayed, it can also be found on our website at http://www.ireland-salmon-fishing.net/News/sizematters-nov09/salmon_season_2009.htm
[Blackwater River,CW] Report on the salmon fishing for the month of May & June
[Blackwater River,CW] Spring Atlantic Salmon Fishing on Ireland's Cork Blackwater.
[Blackwater River,CW] On March 25th., the first salmon to be caught on the fly on the Blackwater Lodge Fishery this season was taken.
[Blackwater River,CW] At 17.30pm on the 19th. February, local angler Bill McNamara caught this superb fresh-run salmon - the first springer of the season on the Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery.
[Blackwater River,CW] The Cork Blackwater river was running very low for the time of year up until the 11th. January, when the first rain came. Since then the weather has been very wet & the level has stayed very high.
[Blackwater River,CW] Adapting a line from George Gershwin’s famous song, Lodge proprietor Ian Powell looks at the catch statistics and explains how changing tactics helped to ensure great catches.
[Blackwater River,CW] Blackwater Lodge Fishery - The Net Result The Drift Nets are Gone! Larger Grilse & Summer Salmon finally return!