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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Loved it - no frills but the rooms were clean and comfortable. The breaksfat was the best we had in our 8 day stay in Ireland. The lodge was just what we needed to rest, relax and enjoy a day of salmon fishing. We felt like family not guests!

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 May 2015

this is a flyfishers dream. set a short walk from the quaint traditional village of Ballyduff with its three churches and five pubs, the hotel and cottages look out over the river Blackwater and rolling hills with their farmsteads. reasonably priced and clean rooms are matched with hearty grub and everything a fly fisher could want - a bar lounge,...

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Reviewed 5 November 2014

If you want to fish and stay at a Lodge that has everthing you need for the experience of a lifetine. Friendly warm welcome and salmon fishing thats out of this world on the world's famous Blackwater River.

2Thank aiwulea
The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 July 2013

The Blackwater lodge is a lodge & self catering bungalows dedicated to salmon fishing on the river Blackwater, Cork county in Ireland. Everything breathes salmon fishing here! They own about a dozen very nice beats on the river for private fishing. Our 5 day stay was great! The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. And most of all;...

2Thank remvs

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Blackwater Lodge is Ireland's premier salmon fishing lodge. It is an informal, comfortable lodge-style establishment set in a magnificent location on the side of the valley overlooking the world-famous Munster Blackwater - one of Europe's most spectacular salmon rivers. It's a no-nonsense, friendly place, where the comfort and enjoyment of salmon anglers is the top priority - truly a specialist sporting lodge. For years, the Blackwater Lodge has been the hideaway of salmon anglers from all over Europe and North America. They return again and again because of the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful location. Historically, the Lodge was formerly the railway station for the village of Ballyduff. It was built in 1882 & the line eventually closed in 1967. Construction of the Lodge as we know it now began in 1971 around the old station buildings. The Lodge offers both guesthouse and self-catering cottage accommodation. It has a lovely lounge with a panoramic river view. It has its own tackle shop situated next to the Lounge, which is a hive of activity in the early morning and evening, as guests make sure they are all tackled up for their day's fishing. Small, but incredibly well stocked, it has all the day-to-day requirements such as fly lines, leaders, flies, spinners, bait & all sorts of terminal tackle, plus fly & spinning rods for hire - even some recommended rods & reels to buy. There is a rod room for guests tackle & in-house smokery for guests catches. The Lodge can also provide guides & tuition in all forms of salmon fishing. Fly casting tuition is the Lodge's speciality, from beginner right up to the most advanced spey casting with Glenda Powell - who was crowned Emerald World Masters Ladies Salmon Distance Champion in September 20006. She holds the Association of Professional Game Angling Instructors - Ireland certification for both Salmon & Trout. She is one of the highest qualified female instructors in the world. The Lodge is situated on the border between counties Cork and Waterford. Access is very easy as it is situated only one hour from Cork (35 miles), 2 hours from Shannon (75 miles) & Rosslare (90 miles) and 4 hours from Dublin (150miles). The Lodge Fishery has private and exclusive control of 11 beats (approximately 10 miles of single bank fishing) on the best reaches of the Cork Blackwater (one of the best salmon rivers in Europe) between Lismore and Mallow. This covers some 40 river miles, starting only 7 miles above the tidal limit. Superb laminated beat & route maps are provided for guests for access to the fishing. There is no overcrowding of the fishing with the number of anglers per beat limited normally to two for fly only and four for other methods. The Lodge has a high record fishery with approximately 600 to 1,000 salmon caught on the Lodge's beats alone per season. ... more   less 

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Address: Upper Ballyduff, Ballyduff, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Ballyduff
Number of rooms: 16
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