Private Fly Fishing at Longueville House
The river Blackwater has been noted for a good run of salmon over the years, traditionally with spring fish arriving in February/March, and a late run of autumn salmon in August/September. There is also an excellent brown trout population in the Longueville stretch, making for fantastic sport throughout the fishing season.
The season opens at Longueville House on 1st February and it closes on 30th September annually.
We offer resident guests one and a half miles of private fishing beats on the Blackwater River adjoining the estate, approx. 45 miles upstream from the river estuary at Cappoquin.
Ghillie and Equipment
All fishing tackle and Ghillie service may be arranged when given a little notice. We highly recommend the use of a Ghillie for those who have not fished before or are new to the Blackwater. Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the river in all weather conditions. This can be the difference between a blank day and landing a fish. Ghillie service costs €150 per day from one to four rods and €120 for half a day (under three hours). This you pay directly to the guide.
A local outlet will rent rods, reels, lines and waders, available to suit the conditions at Longueville. Please enquire in advance should you need to book these. Wading is normal practice due to the size and nature of the Blackwater and its gravel bed. Whilst we are endeavouring to make all pools fishable from the bank, the wading angler will enjoy greater access to all the lies than the bank angler.
Salmon fishing fee is €85 per rod per day for resident guests. Trout fishing fee is €30 per rod per day for resident guests
For Non-Resident Guests (subject to availability), the daily salmon fishing fee is €120, trout fishing fee is €50 payable to Longueville House before heading to the river.
Purchase your Licence here
All anglers must be in possession of a valid state rod licence which may be pre-puchchased as outlined below.
On-line Salmon Licence Shop https://store.fishinginireland.info/
Please be aware that you are responsible for downloading and printing your own licence and logbook. Please allow up to 4 working days for tags postage (where applicable), so be sure to order on time if you want to harvest a fish! For long distance (non-national) angling guests of Longueville House, please feel free to use our postal address for receipt of same.
Anglers are reminded that they must return their completed logbook and unused tags to the Inland Fisheries Ireland office within 7 days of the licence expiry and no later than the 19th October of the relevant year.