These are the views looking downstream from Ballyhooly Bridge on the Blackwater River today 1st February 2013 salmon season. Due to the very high water and bad weather during the week Ian from the Blackwater Lodge had to cancel the opening event but anglers still turned up to try their hands at catching an early springer. We started fishing the lower pools as can be seen on the pictures but with the speed of the high water it was almost impossible to keep a spinner on the bottom. Kieran fly fished with a skagit fly line and a super fast sinking head and i fished with my spinning rod but we didn't meet any fish in the lower pools. We then moved upstream in the evening to the flats above Ballyhooly Bridge and on arriving we saw some action with the odd Kelt jumping.