From his blog at ghillieVincent Appleby reports on fishing trends from Lough Currane.

24/07 Made a big flood this morning and with the good down pour yesterday, that should help the fishing, but because of the long dry spell, the land will take most of it, and just for the record there was 16 mm of rain fall yesterday. And will give you today’s rainfall in tomorrows notes. As you can imagine the eastern end of the lake was on the dirty side and Lough Currane was on the wild side this morning and calm this afternoon and alas no reports of any rod benders. Need I say more.

22/07 I start today’s notes, with the sad news that renowned Gillie Mr. Donal Dwyer of  Beenbane   Waterville, past away after a long illness, and on behalf of all the anglers and the people of Waterville and Caherdaniel, I would like send our condolences to his family and especially his Son, local Gillie Mr. Mike Dwyer, who is in hospital himself.

21/07 Again my noble game fish were in a lethargic mood, even though Mr. Mike Power, caught 2 juniors on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of and just for the record, Tom reported that there were 5 boats that ventured out in these dourer conditions. Wind the same as yesterday. Staying with the weather, yesterdays temperature was incorrect, the correct temperature was 27.5 c.

20/07 In the words of Lough Currane’s top Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea all I have felt is a SE wind, with bright sunshine, and just for the record there were four boats manipulating. Staying with the weather, Valentia recorded a temperature of 29ctoday, that puts game fishing in its proper prospective.

Waiting for a salmon
Waiting for a salmon

19/07 Hot weather takes all the head lines, with soaring temperatures and light winds, and with 3 weeks with no rain the Irish meteorological service has stated that we are in a state of drought, my Noble Salmon and Sea Trout concur, on that note we head out to sea and the Atlantic Ocean, or to be more precise the Kerry shore line, due to the great weather is reporting good Bass fishing. Weather as already stated

18/07 The Same results as yesterday, need I say more. Wind calm for most of the day.

17/07 Hot weather continues on the Waterville Fishery and a good liquid libation wouldn’t do any harm, Now today’s facts, yes you have it, there isn’t, and if there is, my Noble Anglers failed miserably in reporting their catches. Wind NW light and bright sunshine throughout the day.

That is your ration for this week, from your Gillie/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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