Local angling guide, Vincent Appleby reports on fishing trends on the Lough Currane system.
26/9/11 Lough Currane was on the quiet side, just a few Juniors reported on the drift. Now we cut across the valley to the River Inny and Mr. Christopher O’Sullivan caught a fresh grilse weighing in at 4 lb.
27/9/11 There were a few juniors taken on the drift, and catch of the day in the sea trout department goes to Mr. Rob Elson of the UK fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, they caught 9 sea trout from Juniors up to 2.5 lb. Wind South East fresh and overcast with heavy rain this morning.
28/9/11 Lough Currane was on the wild side, so most Anglers headed for the high stool, but saying that, Mr. Con Murphy fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, caught 5 Juniors on the fly.
29/9/11 All quiet on the Salmon front, on the sea trout front, just a few Juniors reported on the drift, wind south east fresh with good cloud cover.
30/9/11 Well it’s that time of year again and the 2011 Salmon Season has ended not with a bang but with a great end of season Party at the Waterville Inn and a good party was had by all, now to the salmon and sea trout results, I start on the big lake – Lough Currane. In the salmon fly department, Mr. James MacSweeny of the UK, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats – [email protected] caught a fine 4.5 lb. grilse on the fly and finished his day off with a Sea trout 1.5 lb. and his ghillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan was telling me that James’s father Mr. Michael MacSweeny caught a 4.5 lb. grilse on the Famous Butler Pool during the week, now to the sea trout department, Guests fishing with their ghillie Mr. Neil O’Shea – www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 2 Juniors, in the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com a angler caught 5 Juniors to his boat, Mr. Jim Sayers of Waterville caught 2 Juniors, Mr. Anthony Buckley, caught 1 Junior. Now we head up stream to Lough Namona, Mr. Tim O’Connor caught 1 Junior, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Tom O’Shea – [email protected] Now we cut across the valley to the River Inny and all honours go to local Angler, Mr. Mike Thian, who caught the last salmon of the 2011 Season on the River Inny and I can tell you he was in good voice tonight in the Waterville inn after winning a bottle of wine and a bottle of whiskey as did Mr. James MacSweeny for catching the last salmon of the season on Waterville Lake. Amount of rainfall, 18.7 mm and the max air temperature was 17.3°C.
1/10/11 The sea trout fishing season continues until the 12th of October. In the Hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Paul Highland, caught 8 sea trout from Juniors up to 2.5 lb. And Mr. Steve Nation caught 3 sea trout from Juniors up to 2 lb., now we cut across the Lake to North Side, Mr. William Timmermans of Waterville and Holland fishing with his ghillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 6 sea trout from Juniors up to 3 lb. and in Neil’s hired out department, an angler caught 8 sea trout, all in the Junior class. Wind was all over the place East South East veering to East North East with light and overcast with heavy rain this evening.
2/10/11 Lough was flat calm for most of the day but at least some anglers did see some action when the wind did get once and a while, Mr. Ger McCarthy and Mr. Lorcan Fitzpatrick, fishing with their ghillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 12 sea trout ranging from Juniors up to 3 lb. In the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. John Nation caught 3 sea trout all in the junior class, and Mr. Denis Collins and Mr Houlihan caught 4 Juniors, and just for the record other anglers did catch the odd Junior or two. Wind Southerly, light to calm and overcast.
That is your ration for this week, from your ghillie/guide and the Waterville fishery. No Spin No Fly’s just facts.
Vincent Appleby Angling Ghillie and Instructor for salmon and trout fishing
Address: Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Tel: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
Mobile: +353 (0)87 2074882 E-mail: [email protected]