2010 Salmon Season Report from Blackwater Lodge

2010 Salmon Season Report from Blackwater Lodge
Finally, I have completed a report on the 2010 Season on Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery. This can be found on:

www.ireland-salmon-fishing.net/FishingReport/Old/2010/2010season.htm

For more detailed reports by Month please go to:

www.ireland-salmon-fishing.net/FishingReport/Old/2010/2010monthly.htm

2010 Season Highlights

Season Total:  652 for 1,342 rod days (0.49 fish/rod day).

July Total:  168 for 183 rod days.

(The Best July since 2000 when 263 were caught for 750 rod days)

Best Day of the Season:  September 26 – 26 fish to 16lb.

Best Catch for One Rod:  Eleven fish on September 21st.

Number of First Ever Salmon:  Thirty-five in total for the season.

Proportion of Fish Caught on Fly:  Second Highest Ever for the Total 2011 Season.

………………………………………………..Highest Ever for the months of May & June.

………………………………………………..Second Highest for the month of September.

………………………………………………..Fifth Highest for August.

………………………………………………..Eighth Highest for July.

The Draft Proposals for the Wild Salmon & Seatrout Tagging Scheme Regulations for the 2011 Season

were issued on Friday, November 19.

The quota for the Blackwater has been raised to 5,859 from the 2010 quota which was 5,054.

The number of tags for the spring (February 1 to May 11) has not been confirmed yet.

Last year, it was one tag for the Blackwater but this was only announced in a Byelaw issued on December 17, 2009 so we are still waiting to hear if it will be one or three tags.

The Huge Run of Fish continues

I was talking to Fishery Board staff at the excellent Irish Fly Fair in Galway last weekend

& got the latest on the runs of fish into the Blackwater.

There were reports of 7,500 fish that had run into the river in the 8 days from October 27.

Just before the Fair on the weekend of November 13/14, this figure had jumped to over 15,000………………..!

This bodes well for our future stocks of salmon.




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