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Some salmon and sea trout from Currane when winds play fair

May 24th, 2017 | by

Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane which where another specimen sea trout was reported…

18/5/17 I start with the sad news that the Waterville fishery has lost another great angler. Mr. Malcolm Hutton, RIP, of the UK and Waterville, sadly passed away today while doing what he loved, fishing with his rod in hand at the ready. Well Malcolm you may be gone but you will never be forgotten and on behalf of all the Waterville anglers and the good people of Kerry, we send our deepest sympathies to all his Family and Friends. Now today’s fishing notes and there is only one angler that takes the headlines and that is UK fly angler extraordinaire Mr. Sean Smith, who manipulated his flies with pure professionalism and why do I say this because he caught a fine 8 ½ lbs. Salmon, while fishing with is Gillie Mr Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and Neil’s quote of the day was nothing like eating humble pie, all I can say it’s a pleasure to eat it! Wind NW light to fresh and variable at times, with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.7mm, Maximum air temperature 14.6c.

19/5/17 What can one say about the Lough Currane anglers this day, well its simple they all failed miserably in their duties in all departments and as one gillie said this evening, what do you expect from we fly anglers, miracles! I replied no Salmon actually! mind you, a wing and a prayer is no harm, so make sure your flie has a good wing and as you look to the heavens your prayers might be answered, but a word of warning be careful as you look up to the heavens you could miss a rise of a life time. Just for the record there were about 5 boats manipulating. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover plus a few showers, yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.6mm, maximum air temperature 13.0c.

20/5/17 We head straight for the Salmon department and to the South side of the Lake and for good reason, US Angler, Mr. Phil White caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now we head to the North side and the Bungalow, in the Sea Trout department, Local angler Mr. Jim Sayers, reported that this evening while drifting caught the first lightening fresh 1 lbs. Junior of 2017 and he also was telling me that there were a few nice Brown Trout caught by another angler also fishing out of the Bungalow. Wind NNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times and very cold this evening out there on the lake so Jim was saying. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall o. 8mm. Maximum air temperature 13.1c.

21/5/17 Lough Currane was on the wild side today, with a strong SW wind this morning then veered SE in the afternoon fresh to strong and with good cloud cover. Four boats did venture out onto the wild waters of Lough Currane today, but to no avail, or put it in simple English they failed miserably in their duties in all departments, so on that note we head into yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.5mm. Maximum air temperature 13.6c.

22/5/17 All the headlines go to renowned fly angler Mr. Michael Smith of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Nile O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught and released a fine 4lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and for the rest of the angling community their mobiles were as silent as the Lambs and their heads were bowed down as they headed for the Bar for their nightly inquest on their efforts this day and they could only come to one conclusion, that again we have failed miserably in all departments and I concur. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.7mm. Maximum air temperature 15.2c.

23/5/17 Straight to the action Mr. and Mrs. Cadis, caught a cracker of a 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with their gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com.

Mr. Cadis

Mr. Cadis

Now to the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats at watervilleboats@gmail.com and young angler of the day, Maxime Allonsius, who in the words of his Granddad, caught a nice selection of Trout on a spoon. Wind W fresh and overcast and very humid. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.8mm. Maximum air temperature 15.7c.

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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