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Lough Currane has a few good days with plenty of fish caught

June 30th, 2017 | by

Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

21/6/17  Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments and that’s not surprising with very high humidity and a light wind from the WNW with reasonable cloud cover. On an angling point of view the least said the soonest mended. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.7mm. Maximum air temperature 26.0c.

22/6/17 All the Salmon headlines come from the Southside and www.lakelandshouse.com. Mr. Rodger Simpson, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com,  caught two fine Grilse on the fly, ranging from 5 lbs. up to 6 lbs. Now we cut across the Lake to the North side and the Bungalow, in the Sea Trout fly department, UK angler, Mr. Mick O’Neill, caught a fine 1 ½ lbs. Sea Trout, on the drift, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com . Wind Light West. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.3mm. Maximum air temperature 23.8c.

23/6/17 There was some cracking fishing on Lough Currane today. I will leave the best to last. We start at the Bungalow on the North Shore. UK angler, Graham, caught a fine 2 lbs Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com. In the Bungalow’s hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com, Mr. Eugene Ferris and party caught two fine Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs up to 4 lbs. All caught on the fly and on the drift. Now for catch of the day we head out of the Bungalow and head for the South side and fly department of www.lakelandshouse.com. Mr. Rodger Simpson, was in fantastic form with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  and for good reason. Roger, caught two fine Salmon, both in the 5 lbs. class and finished his day off in the C&R department with 6 Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs. up to 5 lbs. You can say without any fear of contradiction that Roger’s fly selection was Top Drawer and rose a good few more. Wind West light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.0mm. Maximum temperature 15.1c.

24/6/17 The Waterville Fishery produced some cracking fishing today so straight to the action. With 10 boats out on the Lake there is only one angler that takes all the Salmon headlines and catch of the day on Lough Currane and that goes to Dublin angler Mr. Colin Lynam and he’s no stranger to the Waterville fishery and you can see why, because Colin, caught 3 Salmon on the troll and their weights are as follows 4 lbs. 5 lbs. 7 lbs. respectively and Colin finished his day off with two C&R fine Sea Trout caught on the fly/drift. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Mr. James Merriot, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  caught 1 Junior on the drift. Now we head down stream to the World Famous Butler Pool and catch of the day on the Pool, goes to Mr. Roger Simpson, while manipulating his flies on this famous river it wasn’t long before his fly rod was bent double into a cracker of a 12 lbs. Salmon but the action didn’t stop there because as soon as his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com dispatched his fine fish, Roger was on the hunt and his enthusiasm payed off with another fine Salmon in the 7 lbs. class which I might add he sportingly put back. Wind West fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.8mm. Maximum air temperature 15.4c.

25/6/17 Again Lough Currane produced some good fishing today, so straight to the action, first in the striking zone was Dublin angler Mr. Colin Lynam who was in great form again with his fly rod and just as good at the trolling and for good reason, Colin caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon on the fly, then decided to stalk for a Sea Trout and within a few casts caught and released a fine Sea Trout in the 4 lbs. class, but the action didn’t stop there because after a good session with his fly rod his experience told him his luck was in and went for a troll and within minutes his trolling rod was singing the Lough Currane National Anthem with a fine 4 lbs, Salmon for his efforts and in Colin’s own words not a bad couple of days fishing and there is no argument to that. Now we head for the North Shore and Waterville Boats and at  watervilleboats@gmail.com Local Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan was in good form today in the trolling department and for an angler who hasn’t been out very often this season showed the younger gillie’s how its done  and the older ones for that matter, why do I say this, well within half-hour going out he caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon and when he dispatched his fish, Michael put on barbless hooks to show how its done in the C&R department. Well it didn’t take long I can tell you because Michael caught two more Grilse and as he was winding his fish in he pulled the hooks out of the Salmon’s Mouth and the rest is history and in Michael’s own  words easy come easy go and go he did to have his photo taken by the paparazzi. Wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.6mm. Maximum air temperature 15.2c.

26/6/17 Dublin angler Mr. Colin Lynam again takes all the Salmon headlines. You could say he’s on a good roll and he certainly is because he caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll and in his own words and I quote, caught it this morning and made up for the bad evening and a bad evening it turned out to be, with heavy rain and I mean heavy and has made a good flood. Wind SSE fresh and over cast. Just for the record there were six boats out and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s scores but just for the record Mr. Colin Lyman’s boat 1 the other 5 boats 0. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.4mm. Maximum air temperature 15.2c.

27/6/17 They say you can’t knock down a pro angler and today was a perfect example of that and yes you have it, the one and only Mr. Colin Lynam of Dublin takes the Crown King of the Salmon be it fly or troll because he was in control in all departments and for good reason on his last day of his Trip to the Waterville Fishery, he was in brilliant form again on Lough Currane and on Copal. We start on Lough Currane First thing this morning Colin, caught a fine 5 lbs. Grilse on the fly and topped that with a fine C&R 7 lbs. Salmon also caught on the fly and finished his Lough Currane fly trip with a C&R 5 ½ lbs, Sea Trout and as always he finished his day off on Copal and sealed his 1 hour trip With 2 4lbs. Grilse and on his last cast of the day caught a fine 2lbs. Sea trout and just for the record all the Copal fly fish were returned. You can say without any fear of contradiction Colin had an amazing fishing trip to Waterville and with 21 years experience, fishing this great Fishery that doesn’t surprise me. Wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover with the odd light shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 11.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 15.6.

Shay McCarthy

Shay McCarthy

28/6/17 All the Salmon and Sea trout headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow and we start in the Salmon department, first thing this morning, Shay McCarthy, caught a fine 4½ lbs. salmon caught on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie  Mr . Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Staying at the Bungalow we move to the fly C&R Sea Trout department. Greg & Martin Sutton, while fishing with their gillie Mr. TOM O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught two fine Sea Trout both in the 1.2/5 lbs . class. Both caught on the drift. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.2 mm, maximum air temperature 14.9c. I’m early so if I get any news will update as soon as I can

29/6/17 There Were 10 Boats out manipulating this day on Lough Currane but with all their efforts the Lough Currane Anthem was none existent, you can say without any fear of contradiction that my Noble anglers flies and reels were like frozen assets and for good reason, my Noble Game Fish  were in a dormant mood which  is not surprising  with a strong and gusty wind from the NE blowing all day and very cold. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.2c.

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.
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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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