Twenty-five Years Gone - and Twenty-five more to Come!
Earlier this year, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of me taking over the
Blackwater Lodge in 1986.
It was an opportunity to reflect on the great times had in the Lodge over that
But it was also a timely opportunity to look to the future. In that respect, we
have come to the decision
that it's in the Lodge's best interests and the interests of our guests that
after 25 years at the helm,
I now take a back-seat and let Glenda take over the management of the Lodge into
of you who know her, know the passion and honesty she brings to anything to do
with salmon fishing.
She's young, skilled and highly-respected, with a modern vision of what's
required and expected in a leading salmon lodge.
I have every confidence that she will bring the Lodge in only one direction -
forward, to better times, in these, the worst of times.
from next season onwards, you'll notice Glenda's positive and insightful
influence on every aspect of Lodge activities.
There'll be some very welcome changes, some of which she has already been
Prices for 2011
In order to counteract the sweeping effects of the current recession, we will be
reducing prices for 2011
to ensure that we provide affordable fishing.
Our new 2011 Price List is now available on the website (click link).
B&B rates have been slashed by 20%, and fishing rates by between 15 & 50%
depending on the month.
We initiated a very limited syndicate scheme in
2010. This will be extended further for 2011
with membership for either the full season or just the first
This will provide an enticing opportunity for those
who are able to fish the Blackwater more often.
More details on this can be found on this link - Syndication
To better serve the needs of fly anglers, all
beats will have certain sections to
be Fly Only at river heights below a designated level.
More information on this is available on the
Fishing Page on the Lodge website.
Season Report for 2010
No - this hasn't been forgotten! I hope to have a full report done in the next
week or so.
Meanwhile, you can see the catch details by month
for 2010 on this link
Accommodation at the Lodge in 2011
Based on demand in recent times and with a view to refurbishment, we will now
Self-catering accommodation in the Lodge bungalows - All season.
B&B accommodation in the main Lodge ensuite rooms - From July 16 to September
Where to meet Us
The Irish Fly Fair. November 13-14 at the Galway Bay Hotel, Galway.
Glenda will be demonstrating & giving free tuition & we will have a stand.
For more information, please see
Tuition during the Close Season
As always, Glenda will continue to offer tuition throughout the winter months,
so if you'd like to hone your skills before the new season then get in touch
Not socks, underwear or Old Spice again! If you'd like to give
a special gift
why not get a Gift Voucher from us - for anything from tuition to fishing or