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Glenda Powell Guiding& Blackwater Salmon Fishery

A Season For a New Beginning

Shows & Fairs in February

How Much Does it Cost to go Salmon Fishing On the Blackwater

''There is a time for everything and a season for every activity...........''

Every year has new beginnings, and Robert Burns the Scottish poet wrote about this in his poem Auld Lang Syne which we traditionally use to bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new. 

Auld Lang Syne can be translated to ''days gone by'' or ''old times''.  We often look back to ''the good old times'' and on the Blackwater we hear stories from the older generation of the monster fish that used to run the river, and that they came in great numbers.

I feel blessed that we still have a good number of salmon running into the Blackwater and look forward to the coming season with hope and anticipation. 

For many of my friends the 1st February is the beginning of our new year as it is the opening day of our new season on the River Blackwater.  We have been waiting for this day for weeks, like a child waiting for Christmas. We are looking forward to meeting up with our fishing friends who we miss terribly during the closed season.

We look forward to trying out our new fishing gear or new technique that we have read about during the winter months.  We dream of catching the first salmon on our beloved river.

Many of us will meet at the hut on Kilmurry on the Opening day (1st February) to celebrate the beginning of the new season, to toast the river in the hope for safe fishing and many happy days together fishing this year.

We welcome you to the fishery on our new year, to put aside the old, and look forward to the new season ahead.

''For times gone by, my dear,

For times gone by,

We will take a cup of kindness yet,

For times gone by......''

Our new postal address is

Glenda Powell
Co Waterford
Ireland P51 X4H2

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Shows & Fairs in February

I am delighted to have been invited to attend 3 shows & fairs in February as a fly casting demonstrator and I look forward to meeting some of my old friends at these shows and also meeting some new ones.

Please come and say hello and I am happy to help with any casting or salmon/trout fishing questions that you may have.  I look forward to meeting you.

Salon Muret, Collectif Clubs Mouche 10-11 Fevrier 2018

2018 Ireland Angling Expo 17-18 February Swords Dublin

Die Hohe Jagd & Fischerei Salzburg 22-25 February 2018


How much does it cost to go Salmon Fishing on the River Blackwater?

''Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after.''  Henry Thoreau

The cost of fishing per day varies from month to month.  Our fishing season opens on 1st February and closes on 30th September.  In February the fishing costs €15 per day, and in August and September the fishing costs €80 per day which is our most expensive months. 

You will also require to purchase a State Salmon Fishing Licence which you can purchase from us when you arrive. The prices are below depending on which type you wish to buy.

The type of accommodation that you book depends on your own personal requirements and preferences.  Some people prefer the flexibility of self catering, others prefer a comfortable B&B or maybe a hotel or country house.

We can help you with booking the correct accommodation to suit you and your groups requirements.

The cost of self catering cottages range from €400-€650 per week.

The cost of a B&B is between €35-€55 per night.

The cost of a hotel or country house is between €60-€130 per night.

We also welcome anglers who wish to fish for the day or come on a short break.

The nearest airport is Cork which is 1 hour from Lismore and Dublin is 2.5 hours from Lismore.

If you wish to borrow our equipment then you are welcome to do so at no extra cost and we can provide tuition/guiding and packed lunches.

Here is a link to our price list for fishing and guiding/tuition

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding fishing, accommodation or other activities in the area.

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Salmon Licences are now available and can be purchased directly from Inland Fisheries Ireland or ourselves. We have them in stock now if anyone needs one for opening day.

almon Licence Fees

All Districts Annual €100

Juvenile (under the age of 18 years) All Districts Annual €10

One District, Annual €56

All Districts 21 Days €40

All Districts 1 Day €20

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.


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