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Location: Ireland
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Fair Weather Anglers need help - Mastering Fly Fishing in Ireland

Started by Mairtin Cathbhar. Last reply by Paul Heaney Jan 31, 2012. 2 Replies

What ever it is about angling, I am an addict. And am hopeless at it.The practicalities of life mean I don't fish as much as I would like. I am self taught and still learning. I got hooked during a stag weekend and dabbled in "course" but found fly…Continue


Started by John Burton Jan 13, 2012. 0 Replies

Welcome to the Salmon Angler's forum. Post your discussion topics here or alternatively, let other's know your latest news by posting on the wall.Continue

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Salmon Fishing Reports from IFI

Munster Blackwater improves on last day, salmon to 15lb including fresh fish

The salmon season closed for another season on the Munster Blackwater on Sunday. The river had an extension (fly only, single barbless hook, catch and release) to 12 October and given the poor conditions endured for much of the summer there was a lot expectation that the fishing would have to improve if the rain would do its […]

Some good bags of sea trout from Currane as the season closes

Vincent Appleby gives the final report of the season for Lough Currane where the trout season closed yesterday… 09/10/14 Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville, takes all the headlines in the C&R department with 7 Trout to his rod. As always Donagh was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and for the […]

Anglers catching good bags of sea trout on Currane as season draws to a close

Vincent Appleby gives a round up of the fishing on Lough Currane where anglers can target seatrout until 12 October… 2/10/14 There was a strong SW wind blowing down the lake and very few boats ventured out. 3 to be precise and there was only one boat that manipulated their rod during the day with some […]

Water at last for the Blackwater, and a good finish expected

Ian Powell from the Blackwater Lodge reports that there was heavy rain in the upper Munster Blackwater catchment in the early hours of this morning. By 06.00, the showers were concentrated towards the lower catchment and there 14mm rain on the Lodge gauge by 06.30 this morning. This should help to flush the river out & bring fresh […]

Dry’n’dropper pulls one last fish as seson ends on Suir

Andrew Ryan of Clonanav reports that applying trout tactics to salmon fishing on the last day of the season saw a positive reaction from the intended quarry… I decided to fish the Carrick on Suir club waters for the last day.  Des, Con and I went down to give it one last go. For those of […]

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Comment by Ian Powell on March 14, 2012 at 10:27pm

At Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery, it has been an outstanding start to the 2012 season, with plenty of fish running the river. Five springers caught  up to the 14th., but none for the second half of the month.
This is the (joint) Best February Total since 2004 & the (joint) Second Best total since 1994.

The  five fish were caught for only 30 rod days for the 11 days from February 3rd.  to 14th.  The total rod days for the month were only 79.
There were plenty of reports of fish running in the first 2 weeks including one from Cappoquin of 22 seen going through in one day on the 6th. February. 
In the second half of the month fish were still being seen, but proved elusive to catch.

Ian Powell caught the very first fish off the entire river on Friday, February 3rd. with a 6.2 pounder on spinner on Lower Kilmurry, which would have been released
had it not been deeply hooked & bleeding.  He was the only rod out that day & only fished for an hour.
On Sunday, February 5th. , one four rod party caught two springers - again on Lower Kilmurry -  & saw at least a dozen moving through.
Paul Howard caught his very first springer on his first day ever fishing the Blackwater - it weighed 8.5lb.
Later in the day, Ger McCarthy also landed a 5 pounder. Both fell to spinner.
Michael Sheridan was top rod for February with two springers, both of which he released. The first was a 4 pounder on Lower Kilmurry on the 8th. & the second an 8 pounder from Kents on the 14th.

March started very well too. There was just one rod out each day on the first weekend (March 3/4) & each of them landed a springer. 
Two fish for two rod days is indeed a remarkable result at this time of year!
On Saturday 3rd. March, the Best Fish to be caught so far this season was taken. It was a very fresh fish of approx. It was also the first on the fly.

It was netted after being played for 20 mins. last Saturday (3rd.) by Shane Kinsella (Wicklow), It was Shane's first on fly & his personal best as well.
On Sunday 4th.  March., the Lodge's first fish from the upper river this year was caught. It was a very fresh 7 pounder on spinner for Tom Donovan
at the Junction Pool on Bridgetown Abbey.  There was also a reliable report of another fish taken on the beat above the day after.

Total for the season to date is now seven.
At the time of writing (March 13th.) the river is approaching summer level – perfect fly conditions.


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