Blackwater Lodge Newsletter - June 12, 2011

Third Best Day & Fourth Best Fish - June 11th.

Yesterday, we recorded the joint Third Best Day of the Season so far. Four fish were taken for just 10 rod days. 

Three very fresh fish came from the upper river despite low water - the Ballyduff gauge went from 0.31m in the morning down to 0.28m by evening. There was one sea-liced fish from the lower river.

We have now taken 13 so far for June & 70 in total for the season.

                      Paul Veale took this sparkling                            Willie Kett caught this fine 13 pounder from
                            7 pounder from Beat 9                                   the Lodge's very top beat (No.14) which is  
Fourth best of the Season to date

                               Our daughter Anna caught this  lovely grilse 
                                 on worms (ably gillied by mother Glenda) 
                                      from Beat 10 over 20 miles upstream.

                             Donie Curtin took this sea-liced fish on spinner 
                            on Beat 2 on the lower river close to the Lodge.

                      Mike Whelan was fly-fishing with Paul and    Too much time was spent playing the fish for the 
                      hooked a fine double-figure fish on Beat 9.                                     camera - it was just about to be landed & fell off! 


The widespread band of rain that went right across the catchment this morning 

didn't produce the very heavy rain that was expected.
It appears to have been heavier in the lower catchment. We had 16mm by nightfall since early this morning.
The upper river has only risen 20cm & has already peaked by 19.00.
Hopefully this will produce a (small) fresh without imparting too much colour or peatiness.
There were only a few rods out today. 
A very fresh 10.8 pounder was caught on worms on the upper river on Beat 10 by Mossie McElligott 
from Tralee and a grilse was taken on fly on the same beat in the evening for Conor Arnold.
Grilse were seeing running the river in the Killavullen area this afternoon.
A fine double-figure fish was lost on spinner on Beat 2 on the lower river.

The river should be in perfect order for the rest of the week, as there is 
little or no rain forecast and the rise is only small & clear.

Latest News
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Rods & accommodation are available for the coming weeks.

Bookings for 2011
Now is the time to ensure your place for this season. Prime weeks (especially in the backend) are now filling up.

Where to meet Us
Glenda will be demonstrating & giving free tuition & we will have a stand at the following Irish fairs this year.

Irish Game Fair & Country Lifestyle Festival:
      Shanes Castle, Co. Antrim       June 25 & 26.  

                                 Irish Game & Country Fair:      Birr Castle, Co. Offaly               August 27 & 28.

                                                           Irish Fly Fair:      Galway                                    November 19 & 20

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Best Regards 
Ian &  Glenda
Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff
County Waterford

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