The First Springer is Caught on the Blackwater Lodge beats

He was fishing on March 6th. with gillie Connie Corcoran on Ballinlovane and took the fish on Flying C at Cloonbeg.

The fish would have been released, but was bleeding from the gills so had to be kept.

The cast before he lost what they both believe was another springer, so there were definitely a few about.

It was hardly surprising that it took us until now to catch a fish as there were only 64 rod days

for the whole month of February. There would certainly be more springers caught if there were

more rods out on the river each day.


There are more fresh fish being seen in the river in the last few days.

The river is in absolutely cracking order at the moment - even for the fly.

0.44m on the gauge so perfect fly height & clarity a good 4 feet.

The weather forecast (Metcheck) looks dry for the next 2 weeks apart from about 6mm on the 15th.

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Gavin Wishart's fish
Gavin Wishart's fish

Current river conditions
Current river conditions

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About The Author: Ian Powell

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.

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