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Salmon Fishing Report for July, 2010

Glenda Powell
August 4, 2010
Cork Blackwater River - Freshwater Fishing Report

The Best Ever July Catch
in terms of Fish Caught per Rod Day

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On Sunday, July 25th., Mossy McElligott (Tralee) caught the Best Fish of the Season
with a 12.4lb on fly on Ballinaroone & his fishing partner Tim Quinlivan also had two on fly of 11.9 & 9.1lb.
Tim's largest was also the second heaviest weighed fish this year.

The month of July produced 169 salmon for a total of only 183 rod days.
This is the sixth best total for the month since I took over the Lodge at the beginning of 1986.
It is the best catch for the month since the year 2000, when 263 were caught for 750 rod days.
It also includes the two Best Fish of the Season which were both caught on fly on the same day
on Beat 3 - Ballinaroone by Mossy McElligott (12.4lb) & Tim Quinlivan (11.9lb).
There have also been at least four very large fish lost in the second half of the month.

The table below shows the figures for the six best months of July.
Only the all-time record year of 1992 (when 1511 fish were taken) has a comparable catch per rod day!

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Total catch for the season to date is 219.

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Take me home, Mum! Our seven year old son Ian heads away
after an afternoon on the river with his famous mum Glenda on July 18!

Current Situation
The river is still fining off slowly from the small floods on July 19 & 23.
It is now @ 0.18m on the gauge with ~5 feet clarity.

Once again there is a huge buildup of fresh fish in the tidal reaches & a good number are running into the main river.
Some of the lower beat - in particular Kents & Lower Kilmurry - are hold a good head of fish.

With predominantly dry weather for the coming week, the river remain at summer level.
There are plenty of fish running - both hefty grilse & larger summer salmon.

For all the very latest information please see the Blackwater Lodge Fishing Report page on :

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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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Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff, County Waterford,
Phone: 00 353 58 60235
Alt. Phone: 00 353 87 235212
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