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

Lough Currane opened on 17 January and 15 boats marked the occasion. No springers were encountered but some well mended kelts and a few spent brownies and sea trout got pulses racing during the day.

Eric G Appleby
Eric G Appleby

Many regular visitors to the lake will be saddened to hear of the passing of Eric G Appleby, 84 years old. He was a great angler and loved his fishing on the Waterville Fishery. Mr. Eric G Appleby, was a scientific instrument maker, and he and his Brother Ernest Appleby, had their own company, APPLEBY & IRELAND, and worked on the Barostat for the Martin Baker ejector seat, at present they have helped too save 7400 lives and counting…

Over the last two weeks, there were floods and at least four days lost to rough weather, and even as recently as Tuesday strong NW were blowing with gusts up to 110 km/hr.

Yesterday, 06 February, just one or two boats were out manipulating their lures and in the words of young Terence Wharton, and I quote, not the right fella’s yet, just four Kelts, wind N light with bright sunshine.

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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