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 Blackwater River Fishing 

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 artificial 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.

Blackwater Lodge Hotel
Fort William Estate
Blackwater salmon fishing
Cappoquin Salmon & Trout Association
Gairha salmon fishery
Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery
Careysville Fishery
Ballyrafter House Hotel
Ballyhooley Castle Fishery
Ballyvolane Fishery
Carrigoon Cottage
Longueville House Fishery
Carrigacunna Castle Fishing
Ballymaquirke Fishery & Lodge

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