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January 24th, 2018 | by

Vincent Appleby is back again for 2018 reporting on the fate of Lough Currane’s anglers and fish…

17/1/18 The Waterville Salmon Stations opened this day with four boats manipulating the shorelines and the great Salmon lines of Lough Currane, but alas my Noble anglers didn’t contact a Wild Atlantic Salmon this opening day, the only bit of action was in the Kelt department. Wind NW fresh with  heavy showers and overcast all day. On a personal note I would like to wish all Game anglers a great 2018 Salmon and Sea Trout Season and as Dave Alen would not say, may all your fish be with you.

18/1/18 The second day into the Season and it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind WNW fresh with good cloud cover with showers. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 11.4 the total amount for January so far is 150.4 mm.

19/1/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front and very cold and one could see snow on the hill, not a lot mind. Wind WNW fresh and overcast with showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.4mm. Maximum air temperature 8.9 c. felt like 6c.

20/1/18 Into the fourth day and my Noble Anglers blood pressure is rising with anticipation for who is going to take the Lough Currane Green Jacket for the first Salmon caught this 2018 Season. To all you Salmon and Sea Trout Magazine readers, in February’s issue, there is a 3 page great article on Lough Derriana by Mr. Chris McCully and well worth reading as I’m sure you will agree! Wind WNW fresh and overcast. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 10.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 7.8c.

21/1/18 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, be it rod or reel. Wind WNW light and variable and overcast. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4 c.

Mr. E.G. Appleby RIP

Mr. E.G. Appleby RIP

22/1/18 I’m starting today’s No Spin No Fly’s Just Facts zone on a personal note. Today is the 5th anniversary of my Father’s parting and all I can say is Dad RIP, you may be gone but your certainly not forgotten. There are many fantastic memories, but one comes to mind and one I will never forget and that was the day we caught two Salmon on the troll, both at the same time  and fair play to my Father he played both Salmon and to top it all we caught both in a mighty thunder storm with fork lighting and Thank God the fish were the only ones to be electrocuted.

Now back to the present, Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front with a fresh wind from the SW and overcast with light rain at times and staying with the weather, https://www.met.ie/ has issued yellow warning and here are the facts from  https://www.met.ie/ Southwest winds are expected to reach mean speeds of between 55 and 65 km/hr, gusting to 110 km/hr at times on Tuesday night. Issued: Monday 22 January 2018 11:00
Valid: Tuesday 23 January 2018 20:00 to Wednesday 24 January 2018 06:00. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.2mm. Maximum air temperature 12.6c.

23/1/18 Still waiting for that text that says GOT HIM Wind SW fresh and overcast and staying with the weather https://www.met.ie  have a status Orange weather alert in effect and their forecast is as fellows, Turning very windy tonight as storm Georgina tracks to the northwest of the country. Southwest winds will be strong to very strong and gusty, with gale force winds for a time overnight with strong gales along coasts. Rain will become widespread and heavy for a time during the night and there will be some further patches of mist. High seas along the Atlantic coasts with a risk of coastal flooding here. There is a risk of thunder and spot flooding also but rain will turn more showery later. Lowest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees.Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.2 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.3c.

That is your ration from the last week on Lough Currane, from your Gillie and the Waterville Fishery, no spin no fly’s just facts.

Vincent Appleby

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

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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