Fishing Blackwater
The Munster Blackwater is Ireland’s third largest river.  It rises in the mountains of East Kerry, flowing eastwards for 170 km through Counties Cork and Waterford until it enters the sea at Youghal in East Cork. It’s also an extremely beautiful river and has well deserved the title “the Irish Rhine”. As a large mature river, the best of the salmon fishing is to be found between the tidal limit just below the bridge at Lismore and up as far as Mallow (approximately 45 river miles upstream). Below Fermoy, there is an excellent mixture of fly runs, glides and deeper pools. It is estimated to yield an average of between 5,000 – 6,000 salmon to the rods each year.