Blackwater Fly Fishing

Ghillie Cottage

For the Warmest of Welcomes by the Mightiest of Rivers

Spey Casting Tuition and Guide Service
at one of
The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland

Approved by R.E.F.F.I.S.



Jayne Sutton - Taught by Doug13 year old Nick Coyote, taught by Doug with 5lb. grisle taken on Kilbarry Shrimp Fly

  Doug Lock
R.E.F.F.I.S. Spey Casting Instructor & Guide
(Register of Experienced Fly Fishing Instructors and Schools)

Doug specialises in Traditional Spey Casting Tuition using     12', 13' and 15' "AQUAREX" Double Handed Fly Rods  and Salmon Reels made by SHARPES OF ABERDEEN  with CORTLAND 444 DT Fly Lines.

Tuition Notes, Flies, Touchstone Wading Jacket & Snowbee Chest Waders ( U.K. Size 6, 8, 10 & 12 ) eye protection and a tweed hat are provided for those taking instruction.

Doug Lock with Autumn Cock Fish taken with Kilbarry Stud FlyDoug teaches Salmon Fly Fishing, using the 'off the reel' technique, plus Rivercraft, Etiquette & Safety on the Munster Blackwater River. Having made the change from stillwater Trout Fishing in the U.K, Doug instructs and guides many first time Salmon Anglers each year, sharing with them his experience, understanding and passion for Salmon Fly Fishing. 

The Blackwater offers great Fly Fishing sport for Spring, Summer and Autumn Salmon (Multi Sea-Winter Fish) and Grilse (One Sea-Winter Fish).

Doug is an Affiliate Member of The Fly Dressers Guild and a member of The Salmon & Trout Association


Doug is the Munster Blackwater correspondent for 'Trout and Salmon' Magazine 

He devised the KILBARRY STUD FLY, a very successful pattern on the Blackwater, which has been featured in "Fly Fishing and Fly Tying" and "Salmon, Trout & Sea Trout". Doug has gained first-hand knowledge of the best available Fly Fishing Beats on the Munster Blackwater

Please contact Doug via e-mail, fax or telephone for any further information.  

Int. Code Tel 00 353 25 32720            Int. Code Fax 00 353 25 33000

Blackwater Valley

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