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[ May 2009 ]

Ballyvolane House & Blackwater Salmon Fishery

Justin Green reports that during the first two weeks of May brought sporadic showers but this neither effected the river height nor water quality that much. Persistent heavy rain fell during most of the week ending May 17, causing a big flood which was unusually slow to drop and clear despite the last week of May being dry, hot and sunny.
A decent run of fish were seen entering the system following the flood however none of these were caught. Some anglers from the house had no luck despite seeing some fish running while others retired early due to the flood.

With bookings being quieter than usual to date due to the global economic situation and we have reduced our accommodation and fishing rates by 20% for the remainder of the season. It has never been better value to visit and stay in the sunny south west of Ireland and savings should help offset any differences in the the sterling to euro exchange rates.

Ballyvolane House Fishing School is now taking bookings for the three-day fishing course at Ballyvolane House with qualified instructor Norman Gillet. Courses are scheduled in June, July and August. To book or for more information, please visit

For bookings and further information, please visit:
» Ballyvolane House & Blackwater Salmon Fishery member page.