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The Second Salmon of the Season is caught on Blackwater Lodge Sa

Glenda Powell
February 27, 2011
Cork Blackwater River - Freshwater Fishing Report

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Only 2 rods out on the river yesterday.
Tony O'Keeffe from Mallow was fishing at Kilmurry with his father Dan
and caught this 6.6lb. fish on Flying C on the Island Stream on Lower Kilmurry.
Sea-lice can be seen in the picture - two on the top of the tail and one below the adipose.
There were more on the back & the head of the fish. They also caught a few kelts.

There was a couple of rods out on Friday that also caught a few kelts,
but also saw a fresh springer show that they estimated at 15-20lb. - also on Lower Kilmurry.

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The upper river had a slight (5cm) rise yesterday.
Occasional light rain in the upper catchment had been responsible,
and this has meant that the lower river has held it's level at 0.85m.

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The level is currently too high for good flyfishing,
needing to be below about 0.6m to be able to wade and fish comfortably.
The weather forecast now looks as if we can expect a dry spell of at least a week.
This should ensure that the level will come down to fly order.
When it will be very interesting to see how the upper beats from Ballyhooly to Mallow will fish.

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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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