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The First Spring Salmon is Landed on February 3rd.!

Glenda Powell
February 5, 2011
Cork Blackwater River - Freshwater Fishing Report

The First Spring Salmon is Landed on February 3rd.!

Derek O'Keeffe, from Thomastown, Kilkenny came to the Lodge for a casting lesson
with Glenda on Thursday afternoon.
After the lesson, Glenda invited him to fish on for the rest of the afternoon on Upper Kilmurry.
He hooked and landed a lovely fresh fish of about 8lb. on a fly he tied himself.
It was a colour variation of the PoshTosh as seen in "Trout and Salmon", February 2010.
The fish was hooked at the head of the Hut Pool on Upper Kilmurry and took about 15 mins
to land, having jumped half a dozen times.
Derek - a firm believer in catch and release - carefully returned the fish alive.
Not wanting to harm the fish in any way, it was quickly released without even taking a photo
as he was fishing on his own - the only rod out on the fishery in fact today.

Current Situation

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This was the river below the Lodge today.

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This is the rain fall and river height for the last month.

On the 3rd., the river was at a perfect height and clarity for the fly.
On the 4th., the lower river was up approximately half a metre but peaked late evening.
There was very little fishing effort and gales, but a couple of fresh silver fish were seen jumping amongst the kelts.
Certainly spinnable for the 5th. Fly is doubtful.

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Salmon fishing tuition in a practical situation on private beats on the world-famous Cork Blackwater river at Blackwater Lodge. Lodge proprietress Glenda Powell is now the highest qualified female fly-casting instructor outside the USA having achieved both the APGAI-Ireland Salmon & Trout certification. In September 2006, she was crowned Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance champion. Glenda first qualified as an instructor in Scotland when she was only 19. She fished in the Scottish Lad

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