Blackwater Lodge Newsletter - October 6th., 2013
A Fantastic Day on Saturday, October 5th. as the River fines off....................
October 5

Conor Arnold 13lb.

October 6

Gauge Height @ Ballyduff:  0.33m @ 14.00
Clarity 2-3 feet.

October 5
Tim Harty 15Żlb.

Conor Arnold 12lb.

Conor Arnold 15lb.

Tim's fish being released.
Yesterday the river was fining off nicely having dropped to fly height. Clarity 2 feet or so & peaty.

The Total Catch for yesterday (5th.) was nine fish.
The Best Fish of the Day was Tim Harty's 15Żlb (2 pics above) which was a very clean fish.
This was the only fish taken on the lower beats, but there were 8 fish lost after being briefly hooked.
Fish were taking short as the clarity on the lower river was worse than on the upper river at barely 2 feet.

On the upper beats where clarity was rather better
at 2-2Ż feet, fish were taking well.
Guide Conor Arnold had a Red Letter Day with 3 fish of 12, 13 & 15lb (see pics above).
The 13 pounder was a clean fish especially from on of our very top beats.
Dave Walsh also had a 5 pounder from the same beat.

There were other fish of 5, 6, 7 & 9lb from other upper beats and teenage angler Jack McNally
landed two from the very top beat. To prove this was no fluke he has already reported another two fish
for today by 12.00 from a lower beat one of which was a clean 12 pounder - Good Lad Jack!
There are also a couple of 6 pounders already reported from another upstream beat as well.


There is just some light rain forecast for Monday & we will have a dry spell up to Friday.
Sport is excellent in spite of the fact that all the fish in the estuary don't appear to have run into the main river as yet.
If the do - all hell will break loose!

Time marches on and there are now just 6 days of the season remaining, now is the time to get fishing.
As last year, the 6 remaining days in October will be Fly Only and Catch & Release.

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,