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!


Our Season closed on September 30

The Total Catch for the season was 493.

September 30

Ian Powell - 14lb. released.
It was caught at Carrahulta
on Carrig on the upper river.



The river was in absolutely perfect order
for the last few two days of the season
falling from it's peak of 2.58m
on September 15 to 0.37m on the 30th.
with superb clarity.

September 28

Gary Lamont - 15lb. released.
It was also caught at Carrahulta
on Carrig on the upper river.

Best Day for 2015 - August 8th.!

Eighteen fish caught for just 19 rod days in total.

Best Catch per Rod Day ever recorded for both June & July!

Both months recorded 0.6 fish/rod day!

Best Fish on Fly - August 11!

A 13 pounder released by Dan Hawker at the Hut on Kents on the lower river.

Best June Total since 2002!

88 salmon & grilse to 14lb. caught for just 180 rod days.

Best Fish for 2015!

A French angler landed a 17 pounder at the Wood Pool on Ballyhooly on September 18.

2015 Fish

Second Best
So Far!
September 28

Best on Fly!
August 11

August 9

August 11

August 14

First Ever!
August 30

September 2

September 13

First on
September 13

First Ever!
September 28

September 30


Click on photos to go to 2015 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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