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Snow and ice put a stop to salmon catches on Currane

March 7th, 2018 | by

Vincent Appleby has an update from Lough Currane where the snow and ice put a stop to salmon fishing for a few days…


Ice on the Ring of Kerry

1/3/18 Anglers decline the battle of the freezing conditions this day and who could blame them with the temperature at minus 1 down by the Lake and if one takes into account wind chill, it felt like minus 8 and as you can see by the photo there was ice on the shoreline and parts of the Inny was also frozen. So on this Red warning day we will give the anglers the thumbs up on their decline to catch a wild Atlantic Salmon. Staying with the weather, snow started to fall in Caherdaniel 7.45 pm this evening. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 2.0 c  A word of warning the Red Alert has been extended to 6pm Friday.

Mr. Liam Higgins

Mr. Liam Higgins

2/3/18 Lough Currane Anglers Frozen out again today, so we will head down stream to the World famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.iewhere Pro Golfer Mr. Liam Higgins put his fly skills to the test but sadly My Noble Salmon kept their heads down as you can see by the picture taken by Liam’s Daughter Lynda, it wasn’t  exactly warm. Wind NNE fresh with snow falling all day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 0.3mm. Maxi
mum air temperature 0.7c.

3/3/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front and for good reason, my Noble Anglers are still frozen in time, even though the thaw has set in and floods are forecasted. It will be interesting to see what next week produces, so lets hope there will be a few notes of the tails of the unexpected. Wind ENE and overcast with light rain at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 8.4mm. Maximum air temperature 1.5c

4/3/18 Slightly warmer this day and 3 boats took to the water with enthusiasm and hoping to procure a wild Atlantic Salmon, but sadly with all their efforts all my Noble Anglers caught was a touch of frostbite. Wind NE light with reasonable cloud cover . Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 1.4mm. Maximum air temperature 3.4c

The Snow still lingers

The Snow still lingers on high ground

5/3/18  Well the week started on a slack lines note, as my Noble anglers are still defrosting after the Beast from the East and to be fair that goes for the Lake as well and a good flood wouldn’t do any harm. Wind E light and variable with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 5.3c

6/3/18 Temperatures rising, water level is falling and sadly my Noble Salmon isn’t calling, in other words the fishing conditions are rather appalling! Just for the record Local Angler Mr, Robert Elson of  http://thecrescentwaterville.ie/  reported that he caught a few kelts in the last couple of days. Wind NE light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.3mm. Maximum air temperature 7.8c.

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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