River Report

River report

One week to go!!


Water levels are coming into cracking order and clarity is “Gin clear”. On the gauge its .42m so if levels hold we have a great chance of getting out on opening day.

Just be careful with Kelts as there is plenty of them knocking about and so important to get them back into the water ASAP

 Gauge .42m

Spey Casting Courses 7th May & 23rd July 2017

Sunday 7th May and 23rd July 2017

Fortwilliam Fishery in conjunction with Clonanav Fly Fishing will be holding a series of spey casting courses. The course is a unique opportunity to learn the art of salmon fly fishing on some prime beats of the river Blackwater.

Fortwilliam has some of the best beats on the lower Blackwater and is an ideal venue to learn to fly fish.  Participants will have use of the entire Fortwilliam Beat for the day with a great chance of hooking a salmon.

Your instructor Andrew Ryan is a THCI qualified instructor and an experienced salmon angler and guide. During the 1 day course you will learn both single and double spey, switch cast, Snake roll, snap t, circle c etc.  Also covered will be modern salmon fishing equipment, spey lines, how to use shooting heads and lots more!

The course will take place on Sunday from  10 am to 5 pm.  It includes fishing on the beats, equipment, BBQ lunch  and instruction.  Numbers are limited so early booking is advisable.

Contact Paul Whelan, Fishery Manager on 087 829 2077