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#91 Ian Powell - Blackwater Lodge

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:41 AM

Countdown to the Opening Day this Saturday, February 1st.

We're just looking for one small weather miracle please.

 

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This was the river below the Lodge today January 29th. at 10.45am.

The Ballyduff gauge height was 2.06m. It has fallen a further 25 cm by 20.00

 

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This was Millstreet gauge above Mallow for the last week showing that

it is dropping slowly at 19.00 this evening.

 

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This was the Ballyduff gauge for the last month showing the abnormally high levels

we have been seeing (since mid-December). it is dropping quickly at 19.00 this evening,

and is down to 1.83m by 19.30 this evening.

 

OK - so this is where we need one small miracle please!

The season will open this coming Saturday, February 1st., 2014.

if current conditions continued, the river could be in moderately good order as it is beginning

to clear & the level is starting to fall more quickly.

However, the ground has been completely saturated for weeks, so little rain is needed

to bring the level up again. Unfortunately, it looks as if the weather could be against us

as yet another depression is heading towards us from across the Atlantic.

 

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This is the   Magic SeaWeed forecast for 12.00 Friday with the rain sweeping in.

 

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his is the   Met Eireann Forecast for 12.00 Friday which gives a similar picture.

 

Prospects

If we do get the amount of rain which looks to be forecast, then we will probably

be flooded off the river for Saturday's Opening.

At best, the river will probably only be in heavy spinning order, unless of course

our request for just one small miracle is granted............................................................


Proprietor of Blackwater Lodge - Ireland's premier salmon fishing lodge - with his wife Glenda. The Lodge is situated 35 miles from Cork in a beautiful location overlooking the Blackwater river. 15 miles of private fishing. B&B/cottage accommodation, smokery, guides. Fly-casting & Fishing Tuition with Glenda (APGAI-IRL Salmon & Trout) – Europe’s highest qualified female fly-casting instructor & Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance Casting Champion.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

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We have had higher dirtier water once again for the last week or more, but the later part

of this week has seen some more dry weather & the river is once again settling down.

The picture above is below the Lodge this morning with the Ballyduff gauge on 0.97m.

Clarity has improved again also to 2 - 2½ feet. The conditions are ideal for spinning,

but still rather too high for fly fishing just yet.

The forecast has improved for the weekend with probably just some light rain

Saturday & Tuesday - otherwise mainly dry.

 

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The March total so far is seven springers, which is the best total since 2006.

This is a remarkable achievement considering the poor conditions & low angling effort.

 

Prospects should be very good in the coming days.


Proprietor of Blackwater Lodge - Ireland's premier salmon fishing lodge - with his wife Glenda. The Lodge is situated 35 miles from Cork in a beautiful location overlooking the Blackwater river. 15 miles of private fishing. B&B/cottage accommodation, smokery, guides. Fly-casting & Fishing Tuition with Glenda (APGAI-IRL Salmon & Trout) – Europe’s highest qualified female fly-casting instructor & Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance Casting Champion.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:44 PM

Torrential localised showers give a small flood........

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Please see my latest Blog-post on
Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery
with the latest information from today

 


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:22 PM

A small rise, a couple of fish & more rain to come..........

Upper river rose 8cm & 2 rods landed 2 fish to 10lb. today.
Lower river rose 12cm but clarity not great.

Please see my latest Blogpost:

http://ireland-salmo...ng.blogspot.ie/


Proprietor of Blackwater Lodge - Ireland's premier salmon fishing lodge - with his wife Glenda. The Lodge is situated 35 miles from Cork in a beautiful location overlooking the Blackwater river. 15 miles of private fishing. B&B/cottage accommodation, smokery, guides. Fly-casting & Fishing Tuition with Glenda (APGAI-IRL Salmon & Trout) – Europe’s highest qualified female fly-casting instructor & Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance Casting Champion.

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:11 PM

Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery News - December 10, 2014

Prices Unchanged for 2015.
We dropped our prices significantly two years ago to combat the economic climate
and to encourage more anglers to come to the Blackwater.

We are keeping the prices the same for 2015.

Salmon fishing on the renowned Cork Blackwater for between €15 - €80 per day
depending on the season.

Please see our website for details:
Angling for Salmon on Ireland's Cork Blackwater at Blackwater Lodge and Salmon Fishery
and don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or would like to make a reservation for the coming season.

Winter spawning
There is an excellent stock of spawning fish on the upper Blackwater according to Fisheries officers.
Interestingly, their behaviour this year is unusual in that they are running to the spawning grounds & spawning immediately
which is rather early especially as we have had a mild winter so far. Perhaps they know more about the coming weather than we do!

2015 Fishing Season
There are no changes in the fishing regulations for the coming season,
apart from the fact that the season will revert to closing on September 30th.*
For the last 3 years, the Blackwater benefited from an extension to the salmon season to October 12.
The Minister has decided not to continue this in 2015.
The quota for the river is 5,752 which is the second highest in the country next to the Moy.
For anyone who would like to see the full Draft regulations for the coming season, please go to:*** http://goo.gl/j2JHEL

Opening of the 2015 Season
The season will open as usual on February 1st., 2015

Book Early for 2015!:  It's always advisable to book early to ensure your place - especially for the prime weeks.

Early Payment Discount:  Book and pay in full now & benefit from a 1% per month discount.

2015 Prices:  These are now available on our website:* * Angling for Salmon on Ireland's Cork Blackwater at Blackwater Lodge and Salmon Fishery

Christmas Gift Vouchers
Stuck for that last minute present? If you'd like to give or receive a special gift, now is the time to get a Gift Voucher from us - for anything from fly-casting tuition to fishing, accommodation or tackle.
Very prompt service with vouchers created to order & delivered to you by return by email.
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Pre-Season Preparation
As always, Glenda is available for tuition as the new season approaches,
so if you'd like to hone your skills before Opening Day then get in touch with her.

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For any further information, please contact:

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Proprietor of Blackwater Lodge - Ireland's premier salmon fishing lodge - with his wife Glenda. The Lodge is situated 35 miles from Cork in a beautiful location overlooking the Blackwater river. 15 miles of private fishing. B&B/cottage accommodation, smokery, guides. Fly-casting & Fishing Tuition with Glenda (APGAI-IRL Salmon & Trout) – Europe’s highest qualified female fly-casting instructor & Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance Casting Champion.

Blackwater Lodge Fishing Report page: http://www.ireland-s...shingreport.htm

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 11:13 AM

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And what better way to make your own Christmas than to book a
few days fishing at Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery for 2015!
Only 38 Days left until Opening Day on February 1st.


Proprietor of Blackwater Lodge - Ireland's premier salmon fishing lodge - with his wife Glenda. The Lodge is situated 35 miles from Cork in a beautiful location overlooking the Blackwater river. 15 miles of private fishing. B&B/cottage accommodation, smokery, guides. Fly-casting & Fishing Tuition with Glenda (APGAI-IRL Salmon & Trout) – Europe’s highest qualified female fly-casting instructor & Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance Casting Champion.

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 11:35 PM

New Best Day of the Season – 18 fish caught!

Yesterday’s Best Day of the Season record of 15 fish caught lasted only 24 hours!
Today, 18 fish were landed for 19 rod days. 9 fell to the fly & 7 to spinner.


Conditions.

There was no rain in the catchment for the last 24 hours. The forecast is now dry right through until the end of next week.

The upper river at Millstreet is falling steadily. The clarity is about 3 feet.

At Killavullen the river is down to 1.28 this evening. Excellent fly height & clarity which is ~3 feet & slightly peaty.

The Ballyduff gauge is down to 0.40 by nightfall. Again excellent fly height & clarity which is ~3 feet & slightly peaty.

 Water temperature at Ballyduff: 12.6ºC / 54.6ºF.

 

Catches.

Today recorded the New Best Day of the Season. Eighteen fish to 8lb. were caught. Seven fell to spinner & nine to the fly as the water is fining off to superb order.


Prospects.

Absolutely superb as the river is fining off & there is an excellent run of grilse & a number of double figure fish are being seen as well. Almost all the fish caught (even on the topmost beats) on our waters were extremely fresh. 


Proprietor of Blackwater Lodge - Ireland's premier salmon fishing lodge - with his wife Glenda. The Lodge is situated 35 miles from Cork in a beautiful location overlooking the Blackwater river. 15 miles of private fishing. B&B/cottage accommodation, smokery, guides. Fly-casting & Fishing Tuition with Glenda (APGAI-IRL Salmon & Trout) – Europe’s highest qualified female fly-casting instructor & Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance Casting Champion.

Blackwater Lodge Fishing Report page: http://www.ireland-s...shingreport.htm