Blackwater Fly Fishing & Ghillie Cottage
Atlantic Salmon Fishing Season Opens 1st February & Closes 30th September
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39 fish ran through the counter last week. Our guests Eric Dyson and Martin Tinald took grilse last week on Kilbarry Summer Shrimp patterns.
2,159 Salmon and Grilse ran through the counter at Clondulane in the month of June and 831 in July. Having the Draft nets bought off on the set aside scheme proved very productive.
Tight lines ~ Doug
River Conditions for Fly Fishing on Saturday, 16 September 2000
Very Good Good Moderate Challenging Go to the pub!!!
Height :- Very Low Summer Level High Flood Over the Banks
Status:- Stable Dropping Rising
Colour :- Clear Very Light Peat Stain Heavy Peat Stain Coloured
I have found over the years, that Salmon take much better when the river is clear or has a light peat stain, then it is less acidic from the peat run off.
|░ F||░ C||Fly Size|
|45 ~ 50||7.2 ~ 10||2 ~ 6|
|50 ~ 55||10 ~ 12.7||6 ~ 8|
|55 ~ 60||12.7 ~ 15.6||8 ~ 10|
|60 ~ 65||15.6 ~ 18.3||10 ~ 12|
|65 +||18.3 +||12 ~ 16|
Mid Day Air Temperature:- 66║F Water Temperature:- 58║F
Recommended Tackle & Fly Choice
Kilbarry Fly Pattern for River Condition Size as per water temperature
Kilbarry Stud Summer Shrimp Autumn Shrimp Charlie's Charm Silver Stud
Fish Running:- Spring Salmon Summer Salmon Grilse Autumn Salmon
Number of Fish running though Counter at Clondulane Weir for week ending 09/07= 453 16/07 =236 23/07 = 35 30/7 = 20 6/8=151 13/8 = 48 20/8 = 79 27/8 = 103 3/9 = 159 10/9 = 39
Double Handed Fly Rod:- 15' or 13' (for upper beats) 12' Aquarex Range by Sharpe's of Aberdeen
DT Fly Line :- Wet Cell II 3m Sink Tip Cortland 444 Floating Peach + Sink Tip Add-on
Leader :- 15lb Maxima 12lb Maxima 8lb Maxima Orvis 13.5lb Super Strong
Chest Waders :- 4mm Neoprene Orvis Pro Guide Breathables + Fleece
For further Salmon Fly Fishing information e-mail Doug Lock
ęDoug Lock 19.Dec1999 Blackwater Fly Fishing REFFIS Salmon Fly Fishing Instructor & Guide
Ghillie Cottage, Kilbarry Stud, Fermoy, Co.Cork, Ireland firstname.lastname@example.org tel.+353 25 32720 fax. +353 25 33000 www.speycast-ireland.com