For the first time since 1993, a fresh (sea-liced) spring salmon has been taken on February 1st. And it was a first ever salmon as well!!!!

Caught by Jan Krempek (a Lodge employee for only two days),it was taken on spinner from the Hut Pool on Beat 8 (Upper Kilmurry) at 2.45pm on the Opening Day.

Even more interestingly, there were a number of fresh springers to 12-14lb. seen on the lower beats during the day, which shows that there is quite a good run of springers coming in.

There are still plenty of rods & accommodation available during February with the special spring offer of free fishing for the month.

Best Regards & Tight Lines
Ian Powell
Blackwater Lodge Hotel & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff