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Currane fishing picks up and Butler Pool electrifying

September 26th, 2018 | by

Lough Currane and River Inny updates from Vincent Appleby

19/9/18 Storm Ali brought Ireland to a standstill but the same couldn’t be said for Currane South side fly anglers. They ventured out as Ali was crossing the SW this morning and fair play to them they stuck it out all day and rose a good few for their efforts as reported to me by local Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and that sums today’s action and  Storm Ali. Staying with www.lakelandshouse.com yesterday Luxemburg Angler Ernie fishing out of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Salmon on the fly on the world famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie  Wind SW and stormy with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.5C.

20/9/18 We start on the Big Lake / Lough Currane. Cahersiveen angler Mr. Steven Donnelly takes all the Sea Trout headlines. While trolling with his Good friend Mike he caught 3 Juniors and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on the SW. So now we head for the World famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and to say the Pool exploded would be an understatement and for good reason,  Luxemburg Angler, Ernie and his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of  www.lakelandshouse.com  caught nine Salmon and lost just as many and rose a good few more and in the words of Mr. Frank Donnelly, I would say it’s a long time since anybody has seen action like today’s. All I could say was it reminds me of the sixties on the Butler Pool, electrifying! So congratulations to both anglers. Wind South East and veered E light to calm and very cold and rained for the majority of the day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.8C.

21/9/18 Straight to the world famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and their backdate department, yesterday, Mr. Graham Kennedy while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and at watervilleboats@gmail.com fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a fine Grilse on the fly. Back to today, The O’Neil Golf and Fishing Party of 16 from Dublin and fishing and golfing out of www.butlerarms.com had some great sport in all departments today so straight to the action. On the World Famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie Mr. Simon Lutr, while fly-fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and fishing out of  www.butlerarms.com caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon on the fly. Now we head for Lough Currane and the Salmon and Sea Trout departments and at watervilleboats@gmail.com  Harbour, Staying with the O’Neil Party, David, fishing out of www.butlerarms.com and fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  caught two Sea Trout on the fly of which the biggest was 4 lbs. Staying with the O’Neil party Mr. Donal O’Neil and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com was Currane angler of the day and for good reason while fly fishing with his Ghille and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught two Salmon ranging from 4 lbs. up to 7 ½ lbs. and caught 6 Sea Trout and lost a good few good fish, a  mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout. Again a member the O’Neil party, fishing with Mr. Bob Priestley and fishing out of watervilleboats@gmail.com and at www.butlerarms.com caught 3 Juniors on the troll. Late this afternoon French fly angler Michael fishing with his Gillie out of www.butlerarms.com had a cracker of the day and for good reason, he caught a 7 lbs. Salmon and followed that with 4 Juniors and finished his day off with a fine Brown Trout. Now we head for the Bungalow, Mr. Rupert Symonds and Gooding party, caught a 6 lbs. Salmon on the troll and finished their day off with two C&R Sea Trout both in the 1 ½ lbs. all while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and at  www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Wind NW fresh with a good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 11.7C.

22/9/18 Currane anglers and the O’Neil Golf and Fishing Party fishing with  watervilleboats@gmail.com and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com were in good form again today and for good reason and we will start with Mr. Donal O’Neil fishing with his gillie out of watervilleboats@gmail.com and staying at www.butlerarms.com caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon on the fly. Staying with the O’Neil fishing party, a member of the O’Neil party fishing with his Gillie Terence Wharton and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught 4 Juniors and 5 Brown trout on the troll. Now we head for the Bungalow, Mr. Niall Sayers of Waterville and Jersey and his good friend Mr. Richard Amy, caught 15 Juniors on the fly and their fish of the day was in the 2 ½ lbs class and also had a good catch of  Brownies, 20 to be precise and yesterday they caught 6 Juniors and 10 Brownies. Now we stay with the Jersey Lads because on Thursday they were on the upper Lakes and Lough Derriana, again they came up trumps in the fly department with 18 Juniors. Now back to today, French angler fishing with his Gillie and out of www.butlerarms.com caught 1 Junior and 1 Brown Trout on the fly and that raps up today’s action. Wind ENE light to calm with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.4C.

23/9/18 The Currane anglers were battling more with the bright sunshine and the lack of wind which eventually came up after lunch from the NNE and very cold. So as you can imagine the wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout kept a low profile. On that negative note lets go to a positive note and head for the World famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie where the O’Neil Golf and Fishing Party fishing out www.butlerarms.com were in good form again as you can see. Mr. Donal O’Neil while fly-fishing with his Gillie and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse. Wind as already stated. Yesterday’s maximum air temperature 13.3C.

Tonight as the sun falls on Skelligs!

Tonight as the sun falls on Skelligs!

24/9/18 Currane Anglers were all quiet on the SW front but as I say that, this evening I was talking to a Currane fly Angler Mr. Paul Hyland, he was telling me that in the past few days he has had some good action both in the Sea Trout and Brown Trout department. Wind E then veered ESE light to fresh and bright sunshine all day and the forecast is much of the same for the rest of the week? Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.3C..

25/9/18 All the news comes from the North Shore and the Bungalow and at www.oshealoughcurrane.com and at www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com so straight to the Sea Trout fly department, Scottish angler, Mr. Ewan McGregor, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and at www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 9 Sea Trout and considering the wild squally and cold conditions and the wind coming from all directions mainly South and veered SE then veered SW and back Southerly again and overcast, you could say their day was beautifully executed. Just for the record there was rain this evening. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.2C.

Vincent Appleby
www.salmonandseatrout.com

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0)66 9475248
E-mail: salmonandseatrout@eircom.net
Web: www.salmonandseatrout.com

Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust

The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, formed by concerned volunteers in 2016, is one of the new Rivers Trusts to be set up in Ireland and is currently aspiring to Charitable Status. Its remit is to protect the fresh and coastal waters of the Iveragh Peninsula.

Find out more and how you can contribute at

Find out more about Lough Currane…

The rivers and lakes of Waterville drain a large catchment and are regarded by many as the foremost Salmon and Sea-Trout fishery in the country. The lake system is well developed with access to boats and guides being readily available to the tourist angler. The Sea-Trout caught here are renowned for their size and quantity. For more details see


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