Fishing takes place on the River Blackwater Mon 15th, Wed 17th and Friday 19th. All three days must be fished. A 2 day match operates on the Garden centre stretch of Inniscarra Resevoir (or alternative venue) on the intermittent days for those who want to fish for five days.
Fermoy Coarse Angling have been running festivals on the River Blackwater since 1957 and continue to organise angling festivals for those who enjoy the traditional skills of river fishing with stick floats, toppers and wagglers, Dace is the target fish with some Roach and the odd large Bream to 7lb+. The Spring festival is the harder of the two festivals and really depends on the river conditions; you will need to catch 15 to 20lb on any of the 3 days to do well and backup weight over the next two days of 10 to 14lb so to win this festival you would need somewhere between 40 and 50lb. The Autumn Festival which takes place in October is really different and you could need 40 to 50lb to win on a day!! Big shoals of Dace are around at this time of year and if the conditions are right there is fantastic fishing to be experienced. Anything between 75 and 126lb will win this festival.
A favourite among the English anglers Fermoy welcomes everyone for the festival week. Please find listed below contacts for angler friendly hosts for details of all accommodation in the area please click here www.ireland.com
Springmount House, Fermoy, Helen Lyons, 00353 25 31623
Blackwater B&B, Fermoy, Bridie O’Connor, 00353 25 32049
The Manor B&B, Fermoy, Margaret Spillane, 00353 86 0427919
Abbeyville House B&B, Fermoy, 00353 25 32767
Grand Hotel, Fermoy, 00353 25 31444
Maryville Manor B&B, Kilworth, Denis O’Brien, 00353 86 8126814
Corbertt Court, Kilworth, Fermoy, 00353 25 27272