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Angling & Fishing In County Waterford
Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
16 beat - 14 miles of private salmon fishing on River Blackwater. Guesthouse and Self-Catering accommodation. Tackle shop, gillies & instruction with Glenda Powell (APGAI-Ireland Salmon & Trout).
Address: Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
Open: February to September
Contact: Ian & Glenda Powell
Tel: 00 353 (0)58 60235
Mobile: 00 353 (0)87 2352120
Titelines Fishing Tackle
All the fishing tackle you wil need. Game and coarse permits available for three miles of double-bank fishing on the Blackwater at Cappoquin.
Address: Main Street, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
Open: Mon to Sat 9am-5.30pm except 1-2pm
Contact: John Murphy
Tel: 00 353 (0)58 54152
Fax: 00 353 (0)58 54152
Fortwilliam Fishery & Holiday Cottages
Fortwilliam is located 2 miles from the heritage town of Lismore in the beautiful Blackwater Valley. The well known Fortwilliam Fishery enjoys the private and tranquil surroundings of the the estate which is farmed in hand and extends to 400 acres. This provides a beautiful environment for the enjoyment of those wishing to fish and offers an inspirational and unique setting for others to relax and enjoy this glorious part of County Waterford. Fortwilliam also offers 3 charming holiday cottages. Guests have access to the walled garden and woodland areas along with the riverbank to enjoy during their stay.
Address: Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford
Open: All year
Contact: Paul Whelan
Tel: 00 353 (0)87 8292077
Dunmore East Angling Charters
Offshore bottom, wreck and shark angling, diving and scenic trips.
Address: Pelorus, Fairy Bush, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
Open: All Year
Contact: John O'Connor
Tel: 00 353 (0)51 383397
Fax: 00 353 (0)58 383397
The River Blackwater, which flows through West Waterford before entering the sea at Youghal, is a noted salmon river offering spring, summer and autumn fishing. The salmon angling season opens on February 1st and ends on September 30th. Tourist offices will have details of permits for fishing and angling. The River Blackwater also has stocks of sea trout and brown trout. Coarse anglers also find the river rewarding for roach, dace rudd and tench. Cappoquin, Ballyduff and Lismore are the major angling centres for the river. The River Tar and River Nire are both renowned game angling rivers, where the villages of Ballymacarbry and Newcastle service the angler. The River Suir is another of Waterford's great game angling rivers served by Waterford City, Portlaw, as well as the Co. Tipperary towns of Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel. The lakes around Tramore hold stocks of brown trout as indeed do the River Colligan, River Finisk and River Brickey near Dungarvan.
There are Deep Sea Angling Boats for hire at Dunmore East and Dungarvan where Avoca - Diving and Angling Charter have a Sea Angling Charter Boat available for wreck, reef and shark fishing. Rods and tackle for hire. Shore Anglers will find the great variety of species very satisfying near Cheekpoint and Passage East in the east, near Dungarvan and Ardmore in the west, and, indeed all along the magnificent coastline.
Game Angling Centres & Contacts
- Ballymacarbry/ Nire Valley: Clonanav Fly Fishing School & Angling, contact Andrew Ryan on +353 (0)52 36141
- Ballyshunnock Resevoir: contact Carrolls Cross Inn on +353 (0)51 294328
- Blackwater River: contact the Blackwater Lodge, Ballyduff on +353 (0)58 60235
- Cappoquin: Offers both coarse and game angling on the Blackwater. Contact Tight Lines Tackle shop on +353 (0)58 54142
- Lismore: contact Fortwilliam Fisheries on +353 (0)87 8292077