Angling guide Vincent Appleby reports that on Monday the 12th of September, Lough Currane was at a standstill as the back end of Hurricane Katia past the South West, so my Noble Anglers headed for the River Inny and so far no reports of any real rod benders. Amount of rainfall 0.5 mm and max air temperature 16.6°C.
13/9/11 There was some cracking fishing on Lough Currane today, so straight to catch of the day, in the salmon Department, Mr. Dona McCarthy of Waterville and the USA, caught two grilse and finished his day off with a cracker of a Salmon in the 12 lb. class all caught on the fly fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and just for the record Dona put the grilse back. Now to the C&R fly department, Mr, Julian Smith and party, from Scotland fishing out of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 8 juniors and finished their day off with a grilse. Now we head up stream to the Commeragh River where renowned angler and a great manipulator with his spinning rod, Mr. Mike Thian, caught a fine grilse on worm. Wind WNW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover with heavy showers at times, amount of rainfall 4.1 mm and max air temperature 15.2°C.
14/9/11 There was some good fishing on Lough Currane today, so straight to the action and the fly department, first in the striking zone was local ghillie Mr. Junior Scully and his client, who caught 8 Juniors and finished their day off with a fine sea trout of 4 ¾ lb. and his ghillie Mr. Junior Scully was telling me that the Juniors were all returned. Staying with the sea trout, in the C&R department, Mr. Julian Smith and party from Scotland kept their rhythm in their fly rods today, with 10 Juniors. Also in good form in the C&R sea trout department, was Mr. Nick White from Wales, who caught 5 sea trout ranging from Juniors up to 2 lb. fishing with his ghillie Mr. Tom O’Shea – [email protected] and a guest fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, caught 2 Juniors. Now to the salmon and sea trout department. Local ghillie Mr. Bob Priestly caught a fine grilse and 1 Junior on the drift. Now to the trolling department Mr. Walter Rushe of Switzerland fishing with his ghillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 2 Salmon ranging from 6 lb. up to 7 lb. Max air temperature 15.4°C.
15/9/11 Straight to the Sea Trout fly department, and first in the striking zone, a guest fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy caught 7 sea trout, also in good form was Mr. Bob Amhlung from Luxembourg, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Tom O’Shea – [email protected] caught 2 Juniors, which he sportingly put back, and staying with sea trout Local ghillie Mr. Bob Priestly also caught 2 Sea Trout. Now we cut across the Valley to the River Inny and there was a fine 6 lb. Salmon caught on the fly by Mr. Merlin Males from Denver Colorado USA, Merlin was fishing with his ghillie Mr. Sion Brain – www.kbfishingireland.com and just for the record this was Merlin’s first ever Salmon and his first time ever using a double handed fly rod, I can see why he is called Merlin, he is a Magician with the fly rod and the truth of the pudding is in the eating of. Amount of rainfall 10.1 mm and max air temperature 16.0°C.
16/9/11 There was some good action on the Waterville Fishery, in the trolling department on Lough Currane, Mr. John Baller of the UK and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a 4.5 lb. grilse, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Neil O’Shea – www.oshealoughcurrane.com and catch of the day on the Lake goes to Mr. Phil Staniforth, and his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, they caught 2 salmon and finished their day off with a junior, In the sea trout department local ghillie Mr. Bob priestly caught 2 Juniors. Now to the River Inny, Mr. Michael Roden caught two grilse ranging from 4 lb. up to 6 lb. which Michael sportingly returned both salmon, also in good form, was Mr. Bob Amhlung from Luxemburg caught 2 grilse, ranging from 6 lb. up to 6.5 lb., now to the C&R of the day on the Inny, and that goes to Mr. Ivor O’Connor, who caught a fine 8 lb. Salmon. Wind WNW light to fresh with heavy showers throughout the day, amount of rainfall 12.2 mm, max air temperature 15.6°C.
17/9/11 Straight to the action and Salmon department on the River Inny and I can tell you there was a fine catch of 6 Salmon caught by Mr. John Curnow of Kinsale Co Cork and party ranging from Grilse up to 12.5 lb., John was telling me that all were put back except the 12.5 lb. and who could blame him, because he caught it on the fly, and on a single handed fly rod, and in my book that’s catch of the year on the Inny so far, staying with the Inny Mr. Michael Roden caught a fine 6 lb. Grilse fishing with his ghillie Mr. Junior Scully. Now we cut across the valley to Lough Currane and staying in the Salmon department Mr. Bill Rushby fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, Caught 3 juniors and finished their day off with a 7 lb. salmon all caught on the fly, In the total sea trout department, Mr. Peter Liddle fishing with his ghillie Mr. Neil O’Shea – www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 4 juniors on the fly. Wind WNW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower, amount of rainfall 3.7 mm and max air temperature 14.2°C.
18/9/11 The Inny takes the headlines, first in the C&R striking zone was Mr. Michael Roden with 2 salmon to his rod both Grilse, were in the 6lbs class, as always Michael was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Junior Scully, also in good form on the Inny was Mr. Peter Liddel who caught a grilse, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Neil O’Shea – www.loughcurrane.com Mr. Michael Henry of Paris France caught a fine 7 lb. grilse fishing with his ghillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan – www.vinventsfishing.com Now to Lough Currane and C&R of the day goes to Mr. John Twomey fishing with his ghillie Mr. Tom O’Shea – [email protected] They caught 10 Juniors on the drift. Staying in the sea trout department Mr. Bill Rushby caught 4 Juniors on the fly fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and last but not least local ghillie Mr. Bob Priestly also caught a couple of Juniors on the drift. Wind NW fresh to strong this morning and light to fresh in the afternoon with the odd shower. Amount of rainfall 1.5 mm and max air temperature 14.1°C.
That is your ration for this week, from your Gillie/Guide and the Waterville fishery. No Spin No Fly’s just Fact.
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]