Ghillie Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane on another good week for salmon and sea trout fishing.
5/6/12 Straight to the salmon department, Mr. Rob Elson of the UK fishing with his ghillie Mr. Bob Priestley, finished his salmon and sea trout holiday with a fine 10 lb. salmon caught on the troll, now to the sea trout department, Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a 3 lb. sea trout on the fly, and it was reported to me that an angler caught a fine sea trout on the drift off Church Island.
6/6/12 Derek and from Germany caught a fine 8 lb. salmon while his father watched proudly, Their ghillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ [email protected] was telling me that they had a good battle with my noble salmon, Now to the sea trout department, a family day out for local ghillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and of www.vincentsfishing.com and it wasn’t long before a certain young Angler caught his first 3 lb. sea trout on the troll and I can tell you going by the photo he was one happy angler and my Fish of the day, staying in the Sea Trout department, anglers fishing in the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine Sea trout in the 2 lb. class, again there were a few boats out manipulating their flies but alas they didn’t report catches, there was a prolonged shower this morning, wind, there was none first thing this morning until about 11 am and when the breeze did get up it came from the SW light with bright sunshine all afternoon.
7/6/12 Raining all day and made it a flood, and in the words of local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com it was like the south pole out there, with a NE wind blowing down the lake and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that my noble sea trout were not in a taking mood and my noble salmon angler didn’t fair much better. Rocket or no rocket, in the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. John Maloney and Mr. Brendan Burn caught two sea trout ranging from 1.5 lb. up to 2.5 lb. all caught on the fly., and last but not least Mr. Carl O’Shea, also fishing out in a hired out boat from www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine sea trout of 2 lb. As you read the other day that the first Salmon was recorded on the Inny this year and I was sent a good action photo taken of Mr. John Young just after he netted his salmon, photo taken by Mr. Ken Towner of Waterville and the UK.
8/6/12 It was another cold and windy day on Lough Currane with a strong NW wind blowing, in the sea trout department Mr. Keith Nicklen caught a 2 lb. Sea trout, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and staying in the sea trout department a guest caught a sea trout on the fly, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and last but not least renowned Cork angler Mr. Patsy Quilligan, caught 5 sea trout on the fly, ranging from ¾ lb. up to 2 lb., now head up stream to the Commeragh with Mr. Sian Brain of www.kbfishingireland.com who caught a salmon, and just for the record there was 9.6 mm of rainfall yesterday.
9/6/12 Mr. Nick Park fishing with his ghillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught a fine 6.5 lb. salmon on the troll and in the Sea Trout department, Dr. Tim Gleason, fishing with his ghillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer caught a fine 2.5 lb. sea trout, also in good form again was Mr. Patsy Quilligan of Cork, who caught 2 sea trout in the 2 lb. class and he was also telling me that he caught a few nice brown trout, ranging from ¾ lb. up to 1 lb., now to the hired Out boat department, Mr. John Andrews caught a fine sea trout in the 2 lb. class and finished day off with a specimen sea trout of 6 lb. on the fly, John was fishing out of www.lakelandshouse.com very little wind to talk of.
10/6/12 All the headlines go too Mr. Phil Staniforth who caught a fine 7 lb. salmon on the troll, Phil was fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and my Noble Sea Trout were very elusive.
11/6/12 All the Headlines in all the departments go to www.lakelandshouse.com first in the salmon department, Mr John Curtain and Mr. David Quinlan, caught a fine 6 lb. salmon on the troll with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and in Franks, hired out boat department, Mr. Nick Crispin caught a 2 lb. on the fly. Wind all over the place.
12/6/12 Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and [email protected] reported to me today his catches in the past week in his hired out boat department and they are as follows, Mr. Malcolmson and Group from Northern Ireland, caught up to 10 sea trout of which the best was 3 lb. and Mr. Jonathon Brush lost two salmon in the 8 and 9 lb. class, all on the fly, Jan Mertens and his fishing group, caught 14 sea trout of which the best was 4 lb. and last but not least Mr. Michael Bonner of Co Donegal caught 2 sea trout ranging from 2 lb. up to 3.5 lb. all on the fly.
13/6/12 Straight to the specimen sea trout department, Mr. Dave Ecclestone of the UK caught a fantastic 9 lb. 2 oz sea trout on the fly out at the Sisters on a Black Pennell and I can tell you the pints were flowing in the Lobster this evening. This is the biggest sea trout of the year so far reported in Ireland. Now we head back out to action on Lough Currane, also in good form in the sea trout department was Mr. Tom Jones fishing with his ghillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and of www.lakelandshouse.com who caught 2 sea trout ranging from 2 lb. up to 2.5 lb. all caught on the fly, wind E light too 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.
That is your ration for this week, from your Gillie/Guide and the Waterville fishery. No Spin No Fly’s just facts.