There was a couple of rods out on Friday that also caught a few kelts,

but also saw a fresh springer show that they estimated at 15-20lb. - also on Lower Kilmurry.

The upper river had a slight (5cm) rise yesterday.

Occasional light rain in the upper catchment had been responsible,

and this has meant that the lower river has held it's level at 0.85m.

The level is currently too high for good flyfishing,

needing to be below about 0.6m to be able to wade and fish comfortably.

The weather forecast now looks as if we can expect a dry spell of at least a week.

This should ensure that the level will come down to fly order.

When it will be very interesting to see how the upper beats from Ballyhooly to Mallow will fish.

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Area Reporting: Cork Blackwater river in Southern Ireland

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