Blackwater Lodge Newsletter - January 15, 2013.

         The Countdown continues 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 .......
                 Opening Day is February 1st., 2013

               Dawn breaking this morning at the Hut Pool on Upper Kilmurry (Glenda's Office!)

Dining in!
In 2006 we decided to stop serving dinners at the Lodge as we found more & more guests
were using the local eateries in the evening. The wheel turns full circle, and we now have a
perceived need on the part of our guests to be able to eat in-house once again.
A more limited choice of local restaurants plus drink/driving laws are the main contributing factors.
In order to cater in the best way possible for our guests requirements, for the coming season
we will offer a Table d'H
te menu daily. This will be a typical fishing lodge style dinner
served at one communal table (optional) at 8.00pm each evening. Our aim is to provide good wholesome
traditional food with a set 4 course menu (starter, main, dessert & tea/coffee) each evening
(please advise in advance of any special dietary requirements) which changes daily throughout the week.
You are welcome to bring your own drink for consumption in the Lodge.


Water Temperature:  8.5C  47.3F  
Killavullen gauge figures are not available since Jan.12.

The river below the Lodge at 15.15 on Jan. 14th.
Gauge height 0.83m.   Clarity: 2-2 feet.

Protest against Salmon Superfarms

The Salmon Farm Protest marches on....................................................
There was a very constructive meeting held on January 13th. today in Galway to plan the next stage of the campaign.
This will be another protest march (following the very successful one in Carrigaline on December 15 last).

It is of paramount importance that all genuine game anglers show their support for this campaign and come along to this protest.
When 5,000 people turned out for the Stop Salmon Drift Nets Now Protest March in Killarney to gather outside Fianna Fil's Ard Fheis
the Government quickly realised the voting lobby that was in support of that campaign. We need to send out the same signals this time.
We urge as many of you as possible to attend and if you can come by boat so much the better.

Date & Place: Saturday, March 2, 2013 convening for 12.00 midday at Eyre Square in Galway City.
March through the town to the Claddagh where we will meet the boatmen with their boats
and then on to the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. The hotel is the venue for the Skipper Expo and BIM will also be present at the show
which may possibly be attended by Minister Simon Coveney or another minister.

The groups that were present at Sunday's meeting and who will be co-operating jointly for this protest are as follows:-
NSFAS No Salmon Farms at Sea.
FISSTA Federation of Irish Salmon & Seatrout Anglers.
NARA National Anglers Representative Association.
TAFI Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland.
Save Bantry Bay.
Salmon Watch Ireland. (formerly Stop Salmon drift nets Now).

There were also a good number of Angling clubs present:-
Tuam Anglers Ass.
Cregmore/Athenry Anglers Ass.
St. Colman's Anglers Ass.
Milltown Anglers Ass.
Corofin Anglers Ass.
Galway City Salmon Anglers.
IFI also was represented.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as can possibly make it there on March 2nd.

See also Eoin Trill's GAFF page  for more information.

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For any further information, please contact:

Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff
County Waterford


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