Fishing the fly on the Island Stream on Lower Kilmurry - Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery Beat 6.
Salmon Fishing on Ireland's Cork Blackwater river

 

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Best Day of the Season so far - April 14!!
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 49F (9.5C) & the clarity about 5 feet.
Combine that with air temperatures today between 15 - 20C & you could be in heaven!

Joint Best Day - May 24!
We had four fish caught again today but for just 7 rod days.
Best fish was a 10lb for Conor Arnold, but 12 year old James O'Keeffe
did it again with a 9 pounder caught on one of his own flies!


Best Week so far!
For the week ending Friday, May 30, we have had 14 fish to 14lb. caught without a blank day
& for just 46 rod days. Average weight of the fish was 9.3lb. & the best was 14lb.

Best March since 2006!
March has started well with seven fish up to the 16th. 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.
 

Current Situation & Prospects

This report is usually updated every day during the season, so if you are interested
in a fishing trip, keep logging on to the site to be informed on the latest prospects.


12 year old James Byrne 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
Woodstream
14.3lb. on fly!
Second Best on Fly so far!

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

First!
July 1

First!
July 2

10lb.
July 5

First!
July 7

7lb.
July 20

13lb.
July 20

9lb.
July 22

4
lb.

Click on photos to go to 2014 Gallery pages for larger images
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Gauge Height & Water Temperature Graphs for Main River & Tributaries

Site River Location Height (Last) Temperature (Last
1. Owentaraglin Ahane Bridge Day Week 5 Weeks N/A N/A N/A
2. Blackwater Gortageen (Millstreet) Day Week 5 Weeks Day Week 5 Weeks
3. Glen Kanturk Day Week 5 Weeks Day Week 5 Weeks
4. Allow Kanturk Day Week 5 Weeks N/A N/A N/A
5. Blackwater Mallow Day Week 5 Weeks N/A N/A N/A
6. Blackwater Killavullen Day Week 5 Weeks Day Week 5 Weeks
7. Awbeg Castletownroche Weir Day Week 5 Weeks Day Week 5 Weeks
8. Funshion (Upper) Kildorrery Day Week 5 Weeks Day Week 5 Weeks
9. Funshion (Lower) Kilworth Day Week 5 Weeks Day Week 5 Weeks
10. Blackwater Ballyduff Day Week  5 Weeks Day Week 5 Weeks



 

1997 - 2012 Salmon Catch Statistics

Year Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. TOTAL
1997 1 13 8 24 184  140   138 326      834
1998 1 3 10 25 160  296   268 352   1,115
1999 3 15 17 41 129    79   173 266      723
2000 1 3 12 51 216  263   130 283      959
2001 2 Closed F&M 31 160  118   208 254      774
2002 2 4 6 9 132  137   197 282      769
2003 3 13 9 49   80  162     94 143      553
2004 14 8 22 23   49    86   353 524   1,079
2005 5 6 6 29   70  114   108 309      647
2006 1 17 38 39   50    61     47 407      660
2007 1 5 12 8   44   115   273 330      802

2008

5 4 14 22   21  17 422 421   1,025

2009

1 5 11 53   51  87 197 209      614

2010

- 4 2 11   24 169 106 336      652

2011

3 6 3 45   61    71  93 249      529

2012

5 4 8 40   77  153  96 138  8    522

2013

1 3 12 17   63    46 184 220 37    582
2014 2 8 11 21   51    24          117

 


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Current Situation & Prospects
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and will be posting the daily information to the Blog
so that it can also be seen historically. 


 
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2014 Salmon Catch by Lure

Method

Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Total
                Fly   3   7    9 16    7          42
        Spinner 2 5   4  10 23  12          56
           Worm         1   6             7
         Shrimp         1   6    5         12
            Total 2 8 11 21 51  24       117
      Released 2 3   2 10 14  12         43

Lodge Blog

 Highlights
 
 Feb. 19:  The first day the river was fishable & 2 springers landed!  Both on spinner
                - one from Lower Kilmurry & the other from Ballyhooly (15 miles upriver).
March 15: 
The First on the Fly!  Taken by Conor Arnold on the upper river on a Monkey.
March 29:  Best of Season on Fly so far!  12lb. caught by 12 year old James Byrne.
April 14: 
BEST DAY of SEASON!  4 fish to 14lb. - three on fly!
April 20:  One fish ~7.6lb. on fly on Bridgetown.
April 21:  Two fish to 9lb. - one on fly. One each from upper & lower river.
April 22:  One fish ~7.6lb. on fly on Bridgetown.
April 30:  Extremely fresh 10lb. fish released on spinner on the upper river.
May 1: 
Two very fresh fish released on fly on the upper river on May 1st. 5 fish lost.
May 2:  One fish 12.2lb with long-tailed sea-lice taken on fly in the evening on the lower river.
May 8:  One fish on spinner from the upper river.
May 14:  Two fish 8 & 10lb. released on fly from the upper river.
May 18:  One 9lb. released on prawn on the upper river.
May 24:  JOINT BEST DAY of SEASON. 4 fish to 10lb. from the upper river.
May 25: One fish 10lb. on fly upper river.
May 26: Two fish to 14lb. on spinner on upper river.
May 27: One fish 9
lb, on spinner on upper river.
May 28: Three fish to 10lb. One from the lower river.
May 29: Two fish from one upper beat to 11lb. on spinner.
May 30: One fish on fly on upper river.
June 1:  Three fish to 11lb. on fly - one from the lower river.
June 2: One fish of 11lb. on fly on lower river.
June 3:  Three fish to 10
lb. - one on fly from the upper & 2 on spinner from the lower river,
              both of which were First Ever Salmon.
June 4: 
Second Best Fish of Season! Donie Curtin - 14.6lb fish on spinner - upper river.
June 6: 
Monster Lost! Donie Curtin - 11lb. on spinner. on the same upper beat.
              He lost a fish of about 30lb. as well after playing it for quite a long time!
June 8: One fish of 12.3lb. on spinner on lower river by Damien Maher - his Second Ever!
June 10:  Gerard Bonnet (France) 12.6lb on worms on the upper river.
June 11:  Gerard Bonnet (France) 11.2lb on spinner on the upper river.
June 12:  JOINT BEST DAY of SEASON. 4 fish to 11.8lb. from the upper river.
                BEST CATCH FOR ONE ROD 2014. 3 fish to 10.4lb for Gerard Bonnet (France).
June 13:  3 fish to 10lb. caught on the upper river.

               One of ~20lb. lost on fly whilst being beached.

June 14:  3 fish to 13lb. - all on fly on the upper river. 12 year old James Byrne did it again!
               He took the sea-liced 13 pounder on one of his own flies on Ballyhooly.
June 15:  1 grilse on fly on the lower river.
June 16:  3 fish to 13lb. (the best a very silver fish). 2 from the lower river & 1 from the upper.
June 17:  3 fish to 10lb. all from the upper river.
June 18:  1 sea-liced 10lb. on fly for Daniel Kolmanski on Lower Kilmurry,
June 19:  2 fish to 7.3lb. from the upper river.
June 20:  JOINT BEST DAY of SEASON. 4 fish to 9lb. Fish ~20lb. lost!
                BEST CATCH FOR ONE ROD 2014 - 3 to one rod on the upper river.
June 21:  2 fish to 9.4lb. from the upper river.
June 22:  Fish of ~15lb lost on spinner at 10.00 on one of the very top beats.
June 23:  Just 2 rods fishing who got one lovely sea-liced grilse of 5lb. on spinner upstream.
June 25:  A First Ever Salmon for Renato Batista (Italy). A 2lb. grilse on spinner - lower river.
June 27: One sea-liced grilse released on fly on lower river.
June 28:  NEW BEST DAY OF SEASON. Six fish between 8 & 11lb. caught for just 8 rod days.
June 29:  One grilse on fly on the upper river.
June 30:  Two fish to 9lb.
July 1:  Four fish to 7.5lb. including A First & Second Ever Salmon for Michael Murray (Dublin) &
            also a First Ever for his son Nathan. All 3 were sea-liced grilse on spinner!
July 2:  One fish of 9.8lb. on fly on the lower river.
July 3  Two grilse including a First Ever Salmon for Raymond Tanghe (Belgium).
July 4:  One 5lb grilse on fly released by Carsten Nylander (Denmark).
July 5:  A First Ever Salmon for Richard Toulmin (UK) with a 5lb. grilse released.
July 6:  A sea-liced 7lb. on fly for Thomas O'Keeffe from the lower river.
July 7:  A sea-liced 7lb. on fly for Ian Powell from the lower river.
July 8:  A sea-liced grilse on fly for Dave Walsh from the lower river.
July 12:  A sea-liced grilse on spinner for Damien Maher from the lower river.
July 13:  A sea-liced grilse on spinner for Glenda Powell from the lower river.
July 16:  Two 6 pounders on prawn for Dan O'keeffe from the lower river.
July 18:  A sea-liced grilse on fly for Kieran Conlon from the lower river.
July 20:  BEST CATCH FOR ONE ROD 2014 - Conor Arnold caught 4 fish to 13lb. - all after 7pm.
        on spinner on the upper river - 2, 3, 9 & 13lb. One 5lb. sea-liced on spinner on lower river.
July 21:  A 4lb. grilse on spinner for Georgina Green from the lower river.
July 22:  Two fish to 6lb. including a First Ever Salmon for Philippe Manent (France) on fly.

 

 

The Top Five Best Days of 2014

  Date Number
Caught
No. Rods Biggest
Fish
Number caught with:
Fly Spin Worm Prawn
                 
1. June 28 6 13 11 2 1 2 1
2. July 20 5 4 13 - 5 - -
3. April 14 4 12   14.3 3 1 - -
May 24 7   10 1 3 - -
June 12 6   11.2 - 4 - -
June 20 4     9.5 - 4 - -
July 1 18 7.5 - 3 - 1
4. May 28 3 7 10 1 1 1 -
June 1 6 11 3 - - -
June 13 15 10 1 1 1 -
June 14 9 13 3 - - -
June 16 5 13 - 2 1 -
June 17 6 10 - 1 1 1
June 30 11 9 1 - - 2
 5. February 19 2 2 15 - 2 - -
March 8 2  6 - 2 - -
April 21 15     9.5 1 1 - -
May 1 5 10 2 - - -
May 14 9 10 2 - - -
May 26 7 14 - 2 - -
May 29 6 11 - 2 - -
June 3 7   10.5 2 2 - -
June 19 6     7.3 - 2 - -
June 21 3     9.4 - - - 2
                 

 

The Top Ten Fish of 2014

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
           
  1.  February 19  Mark Gledhill  Ballyhooly S 15
  2.        June   4 Donie Curtin  Ballyhooly S    14.6
  3.        April 14  Billy Moylan  Woodstream Fly    14.3
  4.         May 26  Mick Kennedy  Killavullen Fly 14
  5.        June 14  James Byrne  Ballyhooly Fly    13.0
       June 16  Dave McKinley  Ballinaroone S
         July 20  Conot Arnold  Kilcanwy S
  6.        June 10  Gerard Bonnet  Killavullen W    12.6
  7.        June   8  Damien Maher  Kents S    12.3
  8.         May   2  Ed Ledesma  Kents Fly    12.2
  9.      March 29  James Byrne  Upper Kilmurry Fly 12
       April 14  Declan Burke  Woodstream Fly
10.        June 12  Colm Dooly  Kilcanway S    11.8


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Weather Forecast
If you are thinking of visiting and fishing with us, & wish to check on the current weather situation, we have established the following links which you will find useful:-

Met Eireann - Latest Rainfall: Radar


   MagicSeaWeed.com


YR.no
Windguru

Met Office UK
BBC.co.uk 

                                        Metcheck.com
                                  AccuWeather.com
Weather Channel
Munster Forecast from Breaking News.ie 
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      Online Weather - Ireland Overview
 OnlineWeather - Cork direct 
Yahoo Weather - Cork
                                    Infosite Weather
                 
CNN Europe Forecast Map

       CNN Cork Ireland 4 day Forecast
     
     bbc.co.uk - Cork 5 day Forecast

Click on VIEW THIS MAP AS AN ANIMATION
to get the rainfall radar for the last 3 hours.

   Actually a Surfing site, but the forecasts look brilliant. The Pressure one gives rainfall as well,
& both the Wind and Swell forecasts help to build a very good picture of what's to come. 


Superb forecast for Ballyduff
Site for surfers so has forecast for coastal locations. Supposed to be very good.

Radar sequence for British Isles for previous 6 hours.
Superb 5 day forward simulation.
2 & 7 day forecast. Type in location as CORK & select forecast.
Link direct to their Fermoy page.
5 & 10 Day forecasts.  Direct Links for    Cork          Killarney         Mallow            Fermoy         
Covers the Blackwater catchment (Cork & Kerry).
The Irish Meteorological Service forecast for Munster.
Yesterdays Weather .
Excellent forecast by region or by city. Works for Fermoy, Mallow, Cork
Absolutely superb 4 day forecast for the Cork area- very concise.

Satellite pictures and 4 day summary for Dublin.

Sunrise & Sunset Times (Dublin)

Very useful for seeing how long the fishing day can be. We have no time restrictions on fishing.

             

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