Blackwater Lodge Newsletter - March 24, 2013

Spring Fishing prospects Hot Up!


A combination of conditions look set to provide some great sport in the coming weeks.

Springer Number Four is Caught.

On March 20th., there were only a couple of rods out on the river. Michael McCormack from Wexford
caught a sea-liced 8lb. fish  on the Island Stream on Lower Kilmurry


Another Big Flood
to help bring fish in.

Following 60mm rain in 1 days,
the river peaked @ 2.70m
on the Ballyduff gauge
during the evening of March 22nd.

Water temperature is 7C

The forecast is now dry
and cold right through until
the end of next week.


The flood peaks at 2.70m on March 22 @ 5.00pm.

Down to 1.10m at 10.30am today - March 24.
Clarity improving rapid
ly - now 1-2 feet.


Big Tides next week.

Tide heights will peak
at 3.9m at the end
of next week
which should also
encourage fish to run in
especially as the flood
will be fining off nicely
at that stage.


There was a  huge response to the announcement of the FREE Casting Workshop on Saturday, April 20th.
All of the places for the workshop & weekend were filled in just a couple of days, so we have decided
that we will run a second event a fortnight later for all the people who were not able to book for the first one.

Second FREE casting workshop open day on Saturday, May 4th.

which will include a FREE afternoon's fishing on Blackwater Lodges beats.

The event will commence at 9.30am - meeting at Blackwater Lodge.  The casting demos and workshop will be held at Kilmurry
by Glenda Powell (APGAI-Ireland Advanced Qualified Guide for Double Handed and Single Handed and former World Champion)
and Conor Arnold (APGAI-Ireland qualified instructor and Guide).

All casts for single and double handed rods will be covered including individual fault analysis.
Single, Double Spey Casting, Snake Rolls with short and long bellied lines, Underhand style casting using Shooting Heads.
Skagit systems, Snap T's and line building workshops will take place during the day.

We will also be showcasing the new Loop Cross S1 range for trial (,
showing off the Sonik Tackle range, and will also have a Tackle Sale including lines and ex-demo rods & reels. (Rod on sale starting from €50!!).

Want to make a weekend of it?

Participants of this event can also avail of the same deal for overnight accommodation on the Saturday for only €45 per person sharing
which will include a BBQ at the Lodge in the evening, and also fishing on the Sunday for €30 per person if required (normally €45).

Places will be limited, so please contact the Lodge to register for the Open Day or book for Saturday night or Sunday.

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For any further information, please contact:  Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery, Upper Ballyduff, County Waterford, Ireland

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Fishing the fly on the Island Stream on Lower Kilmurry - Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery Beat 6.
Salmon Fishing on Ireland's Cork Blackwater river

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