Ghillie/Guide Vincent Appleby reports on the salmon and sea trout fishing in the past week on the Lough Currane system from his blog at

24/7/12 Straight to the sea trout department, A guest fishing with his ghillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and of caught one Junior and as the conditions were flat calm and overcast with light rain all day, they did well too catch my noble sea trout and for the rest of we Anglers we failed miserably in our duties be it fly or troll, now too the lost rod department, Mr. Steve Sutton, lost a Sage fly Fishing rod while on Lough Currane and if you come across this Rod would you please drop it into Lakeland’s Guest house, Lake road, Waterville.

25/7/12 All the headlines go to Mr. Tim O’Sullivan of Killarney fishing with his Good friend Mr. Phil Horan, caught a fine specimen sea trout of 2.922 kg.  on a Gorgeous George fly, and just for the record, Tim is no stranger in catching my specimen Game Fish and I will let the photo tell the rest of the story because it speaks for itself.

Mr. Tim O'Sullivan with a specimen sea trout of 2.922 kg. on a Gorgeous George fly.

Now we head down stream too the famous Butler pool and of Mr. Donal Eustace fishing with his ghillie Mr. Junior Scully caught 2 salmon ranging from 4.5 lb. up to 12 lb.

26/7/12 My noble game fish were in a lethargic mood on Lough Currane today, well that’s a Anglers point of view, on a reality point of view you can say without any fear of contradiction. We failed miserably in our duties. Wind NW light too fresh with bright sunshine.

27/7/12 Sorry for the delay, I was watching the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, now too Lough Currane, sadly my nobler Anglers didn’t perform as well as the opening ceremony, need I say more. I stand corrected, Me. Neil O’Shea of reported too me that one of his hired out boats caught a fine Sea Trout and a 3 lbs sea trout and a Junior on the drift.

28/7/12 No reports of any great catches, my noble Olympics are taking centre stage, or more to the point my noble anglers are failing miserably in their duties. So we will head up stream too the famous Butler Pool and of Dr. Tim Gleason caught 3 fine salmon as you can see Tim gave the London Olympics a miss.

29/7/12 Straight to the action, Mr. Andrew Brown fishing with his ghillie Mr. Bob Priestley caught a fine 5 lb. grilse off the point of Grassy Island, now To the sea trout department and the hired out boat department of The Killarney Anglers caught 4 sea trout to their boat and also in good form was Mr. John Cahill and Mr. Phil McCarthy, they caught 3 sea trout up to 2 lb., and staying in Frank’s hired out boat department, in the last few days Mr Liam Falkner caught a fine 4 lb. grilse and 1 sea trout, and his good friend Mr. Shane McLaughlin caught a 2 juniors which he sportingly put back. Wind NNW light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

30/7/12 There were a few boats out manipulating their flies but alas they failed miserably in their duties, but to be fair to my Noble Angers, the elements were against them at time due to the lack of wind.

That is your ration for this week, from your ghillie/Guide and the Waterville fishery. No Spin No Fly’s just facts

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge

Caherdaniel West,

Co. Kerry.

Telephone:  +353 (0) 87 207 4882

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