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Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery News - December 10, 2014 by Ian Powell (12/12/2014)
[b][u]Prices Unchanged for 2015.[/u][/b] We dropped our prices significantly two years ago to combat the economic climate and to encourage more anglers to come to the Blackwater. We are keeping the prices the same for 2015.
One Fish Two Firsts! by Ian Powell (3/06/2013)
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.
Great Spring Salmon Fishing by Ian Powell (4/16/2012)
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.
The Second Salmon of the Season is caught on Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery by Ian Powell (2/27/2011)
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.
First Salmon of 2011! by Ian Powell (2/05/2011)
The First Spring Salmon is Landed on February 3rd.!
2010 Salmon Season Report from Blackwater Lodge by Ian Powell (11/22/2010)
Finally, I have completed a report on the 2010 Season on Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery. This can be found on:
Salmon Fishing Reports from Ireland's Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery) by Ian Powell (8/04/2010)
The Best Ever July Catch in terms of Fish Caught per Rod Day
Catch report from Blackwater Lodge by Ian Powell (6/14/2010)
Flood moves fish from tidal water! This is the water level situation at Ballyduff in the last few days.
Atlantic Salmon Fishing Reports from Ireland's Cork Blackwater river by Ian Powell (4/12/2010)
Fishing the Fly at Last! The Cork Blackwater river in Ireland finally comes into order.
Third Fish of the Season by Ian Powell (3/16/2010)
Third Springer is caught on the Blackwater Lodge beats
Second Spring Salmon is Caught on Ireland's Blackwater Lodge beats. by Ian Powell (3/16/2010)
The Second Springer is Caught on the Blackwater Lodge beats
The First Springer is Caught on the Blackwater Lodge beats by Ian Powell (3/09/2010)
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.
2009 Season Report for Ireland's Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery by Ian Powell (11/29/2009)
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Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery (Ireland). May/June Report by Ian Powell (7/03/2009)
Report on the salmon fishing for the month of May & June
Superb Spring Salmon Fishing in Ireland by Ian Powell (4/05/2009)
Spring Atlantic Salmon Fishing on Ireland's Cork Blackwater.
First Salmon of the Season on Fly! by Ian Powell (3/27/2009)
On March 25th., the first salmon to be caught on the fly on the Blackwater Lodge Fishery this season was taken.
The First Spring Salmon of 2009 is Caught! by Ian Powell (2/22/2009)
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.
Count-down to Salmon Opening Day on February 1st on the Cork Blackwater by Ian Powell (1/31/2009)
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.
2008 Season. Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery Ireland by Ian Powell (11/14/2008)
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.
The 2007 Salmon Season on the Cork Blackwater by Ian Powell (11/21/2007)
Blackwater Lodge Fishery - The Net Result The Drift Nets are Gone! Larger Grilse & Summer Salmon finally return!