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Loungueville House

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The Fishery: From the Notes of Peter O'Reilly

The Longueville House fishery extends for over two miles on the Munster Blackwater, one of Ireland’s finest salmon rivers.  It is located four miles west of Mallow on the N72.  The river gets a run of spring salmon in February/March; grilse in July and autumn fish in August and September.  The river also holds an excellent stock of brown trout and has prolific seasonal fly hatches.  The house also has access to a number of other beats on the river.

In cold spring weather and high water, spinning is the most popular method.  Later, fly fishing with a 14’ or 15’ rod comes into its own, and an intermediate or sinking tip line is the preferred option except in low water.  In summer, brown trout fishing with a 9’, 5 wt. rod and line can be very rewarding.

Wading is the accepted practice for fishing the river.  There is fishing tackle for hire and experienced guides who have extensive knowledge of the river.  They should be booked in advance.

The House:

Longueville House is a magnificent Georgian Manor House Hotel overlooking Cork's Blackwater Valley where guests can enjoy superior accommodation as well as superb fishing, golfing and horse riding. The Longueville House Fishery is over a two mile stretch on one of Ireland's finest Salmon Rivers, the Munster Blackwater, and is comprised of seven salmon fly fishing beats.

Longueville House is a fine Georgian mansion overlooking Cork's Blackwater Valley. The house was built in 1720 and stands at the centre of a 500-acre, wooded estate. The renowned kitchen is supervised by William O’Callaghan, who obtains his produce from the estate’s working farm, its large walled garden and its game shoot – with salmon from the river.