Blackwater Lodge News - April 6th., 2015
Best March Total since 2006
fluctuating water levels, we recorded the best March total since
Nine fish to 10lb. were caught for the month - four from the
lower river & five from the upper.
The average height on the Ballyduff gauge for the month was
This was significantly lower than 2014, when the average for the
month was 1.17m.
All of the fish for the month were caught on spinner as the
barely dropped to fly height at all for the entire month.
On St Patrick's Day (March 17), we recorded both the Best Day of
the Season so far
and also the first day that one angler landed two fish in a day.
Colm Dooley from Mallow was the lucky angler landing two
identical springers in 3 casts
from the same lie on Carrig - our top but one beat just a couple
of miles below Mallow.
April up to the 6th.
Whilst we are not seeing many fish showing,
springers are present in the river to well
into the upper reaches above Mallow.
Our first fly-caught springer was landed last
It was taken at Bridgetown Priory by David Walsh
& fell to a cone-head Cascade tube
fished on a super-fast sinking tip.
water temperature at Ballyduff
is steady at 9.0ºC / 48.2ºF.
On the upper reaches temperatures fluctuate more due to the
being more rapidly affected by the ambient temperature &
The water temperature at Killavullen is varying daily this
week between 9 - 11ºC / ~48 – 52ºF.
This is the river height below the Lodge
for the last 4 weeks up to today (April 6th.)
Conditions are stabilising compared to March.
Ballyduff gauge height 0.52m with clarity 4+ feet.
With a low rod effort, fishing is now becoming
more consistent with a fish/day for 3 out of the
last 4 days.
Bank Maintenance Programme.
We have been busy recently to make your fishing experience
at the Lodge even better.
to see what's been happening!
The river is in excellent fly order throughout today. With the dry weather
continuing until the end of the week,
the river will continue to improve steadily as it fines off
after the last fresh last Friday night.
Fishing Report Page.
You may have seen some change to the Fishing Report page.
All of the daily detail is now recorded in my
rather than on the page itself.
This means that you now can view the daily reports historically.
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