Blackwater River Cork
Open Season: Salmon & Sea-trout : 1st February – 12th October (C & R from 1st Oct to 12th Oct also fly only)
Brown trout: 15 February to 30 September.
The River Blackwater season is extended from 1st -12th October on a catch and release basis using artifical fly only (bye-law no. CS 314, 2013).
This large and broad river has a lot of fine salmon fishing spread among many private and club fisheries which are all easily accessible. Spring run improving in recent years. The best grilse fishing is towards the end of the season.
The Munster Blackwater rises in Co. Kerry and flows for over 100 miles through Cos. Cork and Waterford to the tide at Cappoquin. It is Ireland’s fourth-longest river and is noted for its big run of salmon. The average size of the brown trout is rather small. Spinning and fly fishing for salmon are the methods allowed on all fisheries, but on some fisheries the use of a worm or shrimp is allowed.
There is a statutory size limit of 7 inches for salmon and trout, and gaffs are not permitted. No fishing is allowed from the Mill Dam at Clondulane or for 30 yards below it.
|Blackwater salmon fishing||Tel:+353 (0)86 3197790|
|Fort William Estate||Glencairn, Lismore, County Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)87 8292077
|Careysville Fishery||Estate Office, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Co.Waterford
Tel. +353 (0)58 54424
|Cappoquin Salmon & Trout Asociation||Cappoquin Waterford|
|Gairha salmon fishery||Ballyduff, County Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)87 255 3001
|Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery||Upper Ballyduff, County Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)586 0897
|Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery||Upper Ballyduff, County Waterford.Tel: +353 (0) 58 60235
|Ballyrafter House Hotel||Lismore, County Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)58 54002
|Ballyhooley Castle Fishery||Roxton Bailey Robinson Worldwide, 25 High St Hungerford|
|Ballyvolane Fishery||Jeremy Green, Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Co. Cork.
Tel: +353 (0)25 36349
|Fox’s Fishery at Killavullen||Dan O’Donovan, Craigside, Blackrock, Cork.
Tel: +353 (0)21 4358218
|Carrigoon Cottage||Mallow Co. Cork.
|Longueville House Fishery||Mallow, Co. Cork.
Tel: +353 (0)22 47156
|Carrigacunna Castle Fishing||Killavullen, Co Cork
Tel+353 (0)87 681 8562
|Ballymaquirke Fishery & Lodge||James Murphy-O’Connor, Greybrook House, Waterfall, Co.Cork.
Tel: +353 (0)21 4502555