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

13/06/2013: Straight to the Sea Trout department, first in the striking zone with a fine 3 lbs Sea Trout on the fly, was Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville. Also in good form was local Gillie Mr. Mike Dwyer, who caught 2 Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs. up to 3 lbs. Now we head upstream to the Commeragh, and for good reason Mr. Mike Teahan of  Waterville and the Bull ring, Tralee, who caught a fine Salmon on the Garden fly, and in my opinion this was poetic justice, because Mike sung “Oh Danny boy” at my Father’s funeral, and today was my Fathers birthday, so play it again Sam, sorry Mike. Thanks from the Appleby Family.

14/06/2013: 2 Sea Trout  caught by Mr. Phil Staneforth, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic  McGillicuddy of

Lough Currane was on the quiet side after the big flood, and all the action was on the Commeragh River, you could say it was the Salmon Munster Final, Kerry V Cork, the only problem is I can’t give you the results because my noble anglers didn’t report their catches. So we will head upstream to Lough Derriana and the C&R department, Mr. Denis Dennehy, caught 12 light Trout and the weather was heavy going. Wind SW fresh and veered NW this evening.

Mr. John Whelan and Mr. Giles Sturgers
Mr. John Whelan and Mr. Giles Sturgers

15/06/2013: Straight to the specimen Sea Trout department an angler caught a 8 lbs. Sea Trout fishing on his own, will get name and facts later. Now we head upstream to the Commeragh river, again there were reports of  Anglers catching my Noble Gentlemen the Salmon, but alas they have failed miserably in their duties in reporting their noble catches. So we will cut across the valley to the River Inny, Mr. Giles Sturgers, caught a cracker of a Salmon on the fly in the 12 lbs class and good friend Mr. John Whelan finished their day off with a 5 lbs Grilse, their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of was telling me that was Giles’s first ever Salmon on the fly and may it be the first of many and just for the record they headed for the Famous Butler Pool of so watch this space.

16/06/2013: Rain for most of the day, with strong gusty winds from the NE, and as you would expect there was little action in the Sea Trout department and my Noble Salmon didn’t fair much better. On the River front, no reports of any real rod benders. Weather as already stated.

Mr. Mike Teahan
Mr. Mike Teahan

17/06/2013: Straight to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville, caught a Sea Trout in the 2 lbs class on the drift, and for the rest of the my Noble Anglers they failed miserably in their duties. Wind NE fresh this morning then veered E light to calm with good cloud cover.

18/06/2013: Mr. John Fish, takes all the Sea Trout headlines. He caught a fine 4 lbs. Sea Trout on the fly, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of and for the rest of the game fishing community, no comment. Wind light this morning and slightly stronger in the afternoon, with reasonable cloud cover.

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge

Caherdaniel West,

Co. Kerry.

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