Fine specimen sea trout of 8.75 lb. is our Catch of the Week and tops a good week of sea trout and salmon fishing reported from Lough Currane.
April 26th, 2012 | by Paul Bourke
Ghillie Vincent Appleby reports on the salmon and sea trout fishing in the past week on Lough Currane
17/4/12 Lough Currane was at standstill this morning with storm force WNW wind blowing down the lake, come afternoon 2 boats did venture out and battled the elements in the mouth of the Commeragh River but alas failed miserably in their duties.
18/4/12 You could call today mainland Europe day on Lough Currane and first in the striking zone was Mr. Axel Zurbugge of Germany, fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a fine 8 lb. salmon on the troll with his ghillie Mr. Sylvester Donnelly now we cut across into Holland where, Mr. Tim Van der Laan of Holland caught a 10 lb. salmon on the troll with his ghillie Mr. Terence Wharton Wind NW fresh to strong with showers.
19/4/12 There was some good action on Lough Currane today, I will start on the early shift at the Ledge in the mouth of the Commeragh, Mr. Noel Clancy of Dublin caught a fine 8 lb. salmon on the fly fishing with his ghillie Mr. Sion Brain and of www.kbfishingireland.com now to the trolling department, Mr. Tim Van der Laan of Holland caught a 7 lb. salmon on the troll with his ghillie Mr. Terence Wharton also in good for was a guest, who caught a fine 10 lb. salmon on the troll, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris Guesthouse Waterville and last but not least, Mr. Michael Schultz of Berlin Germany, caught a 8 lb. salmon on the troll with his ghillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind NW calm this morning then light to fresh this afternoon with the odd shower and plenty of sun breaking through.
20/4/12 Breaking News the first 3.970 kg – 8 lb. 12 oz. specimen sea trout was caught today on the troll, by renowned local angler Mr. Jim Sayers, so congratulations to Jim on a cracker of a sea trout and great to see Lough Currane keeping its reputation of the greatest sea trout fishery in Ireland, and wins our Catch of the Week. Staying with the sea trout, Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, caught a 2.5 lb. fish on the fly which he sportingly put back. Wind NW fresh to strong with heavy Showers throughout the day.
21/4/12 Lough Currane was on the wild side even though one could fish, and it was all quiet on the salmon front and in the sea trout department there was a 2 lb. sea trout caught on the troll by Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats. Wind NW fresh too strong with heavy showers throughout the day.
22/4/12 Straight to the action on Lough Currane, first in the striking zone, is Mr. Axel Zurbugge of Germany, fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a fine 6 lb. Salmon on the troll on the south side of the lake, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Sylvester Donnelly now we cut across to the north side of the Lake where Mr Paul McGovern of Cork caught a fine 8 lb. Salmon on the troll fishing with food friend and a regular Angler to the Waterville Fishery, Mr. John Curnow of Kinsale Co Cork, John was also was telling me that when Paul was playing the Salmon the reel broke so John had to cut the line and tie it to the other trolling rod and just for the record they also lost 2 more salmon, now to the fly department Mr. Tim Van der Laan of Holland caught a 11 lb. salmon in the mouth of the Commeragh River fishing with his ghillie Mr. Terence Wharton. In the sea trout department, Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville caught a fine 3.5 lb sea trout on the drift off the south side of Church Island. Wind NW light too fresh and veered SW this evening with rain coming into night.
23/4/12 Dutch supremo Angler Mr. Tim Van der Laan was in great form again in the Salmon department with a 8 lb. salmon caught on the troll with his ghillie Mr. Terence Wharton. Now to the sea trout department Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK caught a fine sea trout in the four to five lb. class, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, and Mark was telling me, that he bent his fly rod into a good salmon, so they thought, and it was Kelt in the 10 lb. class, and staying with the Kelts, yesterday Local ghillie Mr. Tom O’Shea – firstname.lastname@example.org caught a Kelt on Lough Derriana, so there are still there, the rascals. Wind NNW light to fresh. With reasonable cloud cover.
24/4/12 All quiet on the SW front, but not quite, Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and his client lost a fine fish on the fly after 45 minutes, my Noble Salmon got fed up taking the lead and headed straight to the nearest submerged tree and the rest is history. Wind was all over the place ESE S veered SW light to fresh, and veered back again.
That is your ration for this week, from your Ghillie/Guide and the Waterville fishery. No Spin No Fly’s just facts.