Salmon Fishing on Ireland's Cork Blackwater river

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Ireland's Premier
Salmon Fishing Lodge

Stay in a specialised fishing lodge dedicated to salmon angling.

Fish for wild Atlantic Salmon 
in the heart of the
South of Ireland
on exclusive private beats 
on the world-renowned
Cork Blackwater,

Ireland's most prolific
salmon river.

Located in beautiful country!
Your one-stop shop for
Irish salmon fishing.

Everything in the one centre 
- Guesthouse & self-catering accommodation, tackle shop, smokery & guides plus
superb beat information 

And above all -
numerous beats providing
private, exclusive &
uncrowded fishing rights 
on the most prolific
sections of the river!

Take me home, Mum!
Ian Jnr. after a good day
on the river!

Best Day of the Season so far!!
We have 4 fish reported today from three of the upper beats.
Syndicate rod Billy Moylan from Portlaoise caught a stonking 14/15 pounder on fly on Woodstream.
Declan Burke took his First Ever springer - a 12 pounder on fly also from Woodstream.
Two other syndicate rods also got into their first fish of the season.
Ronan Brennan had his first a fly he had tied himself with a 6 pounder from Bridgetown
& Daniel Kolomanski had a 6 pounder from Killavullen on spinner.
Conditions are perfect with the height now good for fly on almost all beats
the water temperature at 49ºF (9.5ºC) & the clarity about 5 feet.
Combine that with air temperatures today between 15 - 20ºC & you could be in heaven!

Best March since 2006!
March has started well with eight fish up to the 29th. including the first ones on the fly.
It's already it's the Best March Total for 8 years - since 2006 when 15 were caught.

12 year old James O'Keeffe landed this 12lb. beauty on the
afternoon of Saturday, March 28 on the Inches
on Upper Kilmurry on the lower river.
He caught it on a Cascade #10 which he had tied himself.
The fish took him 40 minutes to land.

Geraldine Gaffney released this 10 pounder which she took
on spinner on Woodstream on the upper river on April 21..


2014 Fish

Second Best
so far!

Billy Moylan
14.3lb. on fly!
Second Best on Fly so far!

James Byrne
(12 yrs old!)
Upper Kilmurry
July 1

July 2

July 5

July 7

July 20

July 20

July 22

July 27

Personal Best!

Click on photos to go to 2014 Gallery pages for larger images
Click Here to go to the Galleries Page (Monthly Photo Galleries for previous years)


Superb water for fly fishing.  Learn flycasting with our instructors - from beginner to advanced spey casting. 
Fly-only anglers don't share beats with spin/bait anglers. 
No beat over-crowding.  Normal limit: Two fly anglers per beat.

Spin / Bait fishing.

Superb water for spinning or bait fishing. 
Shrimp & worm also allowed. 
Tuition in all methods of fishing available. 
Normal limit: Four anglers per beat.

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Salmon Fly-casting Tuition

With Glenda Powell (APGAI-Ireland:   both Single & Double hand).
Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance Champion.

 Glenda is the Lodge proprietress & resident instructor. 
She is one of the highest qualified female salmon instructors 
in the world, & teaches all levels from beginner to the 
most advanced forms of spey-casting.

The Lodge is situated in a superb location looking down on to the river
(as seen in the photo to the right).

Over the years, many hundreds of anglers from all over the world have had that rare privilege of catching their First Ever salmon with us on the Blackwater.
"Just wanted to say thank you very much
for a hugely enjoyable day yesterday.
Everything about it was run so professionally
and to such a high standard that
I couldn't recommend it highly enough. 
And, Glenda, my thanks to you for
decoding what seemed to me to be a
complicated and mystical process
into something that I have
understanding and confidence in.
I can't wait now to get back out
onto the river to start catching fish!"   

Daire Whelan - February, 2008


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