Blackwater Lodge Newsletter - October 1st., 2013
The Season Extension starts with a Bang.
And the Rains Finally Came!
This was Andre Rivière (France) fishing Lower Kilmurry in the rain today.

He caught this comparatively clean fish on the Island Stream ~6lb.

His companion Arnaud Richard also landed two cock fish.

This was the Island Stream later in the day. Still low - but looking very fishy!

This was the rainfall radar picture at 12.00 today. Rain extending well across the catchment.

The rain produced a very sharp rise at Millstreet some 20 miles above Mallow.
The river rose 1.25 metres peaking at 13.00. By 19.00 this evening it had peaked at Mallow - up 1.12m.
The upper river is very dirty this evening.

An inch (24mm) of rain has fallen in Ballyduff in the last day or so, & more in the upper catchment.
The Ballyduff gauge had risen 28cm to 0.38m by 20.00 this evening.
Air temperature is a balmy 15-18ºC during the day, & the water temp. on the lower river is 13ºC.

A Better September
September prove to be much better than last year with 220 fish to 15lb. caught for 446 rod days.
August was also far better than it was in 2012.
This was a remarkable achievement with the river at an all-time record low.
200 fish were taken in the 19 days to September 27th. for just 402 rod days.
Many regular parties to the Lodge reported that they caught more fish during their week this year
than they have ever caught before - & some have been coming here for 30 years.


There is more rain forecast for Wednesday & Thursday & then it looks as if we will have a longer dry spell.
Already today, large numbers of fish were running through our upper beats.
This latest flood should bring in the large numbers of fish which are reported to be waiting in the tidal reaches
all the way down to Youghal. Expect superb runs & sport if/when it happens.

Time marches on and there are now just 11 days of the season remaining, now is the time to get fishing.
As last year, the 12 days in October will be Fly Only and Catch & Release.

Great Value Fishing!
Fishing is just €80/day for the remainder of the season.  B&B is also only €35/person sharing.

Availability of both fishing & accommodation is limited for September & better for October.

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Irish Fly Fair and International Angling Show 2013

This Show will feature the largest host of fly tyers and game angling stands under one roof in Ireland ever at an angling show.
A host of the greatest fly tyers, fly casters and angling celebrities from all over the globe
will once again gather at the Galway Bay Hotel, in Salthill to participate in the
4th Irish Fly Fair and International Angling show on the 9thand 10th of November.
Visitors come from all over the world to this celebrated event and will have the opportunity
to see some of the finest fly dressers from around the world practice their art ,
while champion fly casters will be available to demonstrate and advise on fly casting techniques and fishing tactics.

Last year's Irish Fly Fair saw some of the greatest fly casters and fly tyers in the world descend on The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill,
the show was a fantastic success with many of the fly dressers, demonstrators, exhibitors and tackle trade rebooked for this year’s event.
With thousands of visitors to the show the feedback was exceptionally positive, with many saying it was the best angling show they have ever been to!

The tackle trade will be very well represented at this year’s event with a huge quality trade stands
in form of tackle, outdoor clothing, and fly tying gear and many others, so something for everyone!
The event organizer Stevie Munn would like to welcome back angling celebrities, Hywel Morgan, Glenda Powell, and Peter O’Reilly
who will be demonstrating and advising on all aspects of fly fishing!
We also would like to welcome our new guests including, fishing legend Charles Jardine.
We also have tuition from qualified angling instructors APGAI who will give free casting and fly tying lessons during the two day exhibition.
Experts from the Inland Fisheries Ireland, Dr Ken Whelan, FISSTA and many more will be hosting talks and seminar on various angling related topics.
Also the "Youth Fly Tying Competition” giving the kids a chance to show the “Pro Fly Dressers” what they can do.
The Irish Fly Fair has already been hailed as one of the finest shows of its kind in Europe,
a great weekend to meet up with old friends and make new ones! This show is a must for all Angling enthusiasts.

A Big Thank you to all that support the show. Including our sponsors Veniard, Partridge & Emerger Tackle .

This is the undisputed best Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Show in all of Ireland, and one not to be missed.
In one of Galway’s best Hotels, many visitors come for the weekend and experience the whole atmosphere of the show.

Please come along and give it your support angling needs feel good events like this. For more details see web. or contact Stevie Munn. Email,