Good coarse fishing is available to visitors at a number of venues within the Blackwater catchment area, fishing for dace, roach, bream, tench, perch, gudgeon, pike , and carp.
The River Blackwater itself contains specimen dace and roach along with the odd perch and recently a few bream, which can be fished for at the following three locations:
Fermoy, Co. Cork fishing is carried out on Barnane Walk, within the Town upstream of the main road bridge, float fished maggot/caster can bring good results over plenty of groundbait.
Cappoquin Angling Association, Co. Waterford issues permits to fish for coarse fish (roach and dace).
The Railway Bridge Mallow, Co. Cork float fishing or quivertip for roach and dace.
Knockananig Resevoir, Co. Cork, close to Fermoy Town, a small public water supply holds good numbers of roach, rudd, bream, perch, tench, and one or two good carp.
Inniscarra Dam, Co. Cork, on the River Lee outside Cork City, is becoming a mecca for coarse anglers. It holds huge shoals of bream, roach, rudd, and hybrids, together with some very big pike and recently some carp. Permits must be obtained before fishing. Lee Valley Harbour (at Inniscarra Dam) can supply these together with bait and the hire of boats if required.
Belle ake, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford holds bream, roach, rudd, tench, and pike.
Lough Allua, Inchigeelagh, Co. Cork for most species. Noted for big pike.
New Ross Coarse Fishery, Co. Waterford a stocked venue for carp.
Coarse Fishing, River Blackwater. (image from www.onlyimage.com)
Tackle and bait are available from various outlets based in Fermoy, Cork City, Cappoquin, Mallow, and Middleton. Bait in the form of maggots (available only during the summer months). And when fishing any of the
above venues you will need plenty, together with large amounts of groundbait.
Notes. Certain regulations apply to course fishing, including:
(1) There is no closed season for coarse fish in the Republic of Ireland.
(2) The use of live fish as bait is prohibited in the Republic of Ireland.
(3) No licence is needed to fish for coarse fish (including pike) in the Republic of Ireland.
For full details of State angling regulations, see this page