Ghillie/Guide Vincent Appleby reports on the recent fishing in the Lough Currane area.

20/06/13

There was some good action on the Waterville fishery to day. I will start on the Commeragh river where Mr. Mike Teahan of Tralee and Waterville, caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon. Now we head downstream to the Big Lake/ Lough Currane, straight to a mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout, Mr. John Fish, fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com caught a fine Grilse and finished their day off with 2 Sea Trout, also in good form in the Salmon department was Dr. Jim Comerford, who caught 8 lbs Salmon on the troll. Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Rudy Vey from the USA caught 2 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 2lbs. while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now to the Hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Mr. Brian O’Connell caught a fine 3 ½ lbs. on the drift. Now back to this evening, The Prince caught a 8 lbs Salmon on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Wind W and overcast with light rain at times.

21/06/13

Straight to the Sea Trout, fly department , Mr. Michael Jones and Mr. Maurice Willis, caught a nice basket of Sea Trout/Juniors, also in good form was Dr. Tim Gleason with 2 Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs. up to 2 ½ lbs. while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Mike Dwyer, and localGillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com reported that he saw a number of anglers catching a few Sea Trout, and staying in the Sea Trout department the Prince caught 1 Sea Trout in the 2 lbs class while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy ofwww.fishingwithdom.com and last but not least, In the trolling department, local Gillie Mr. Kevin Brain of www.kbfishingireland.comcaught 4 Sea Trout up to 2 lbs and finished his day off with a fine Brown Trout, Wind W then veered SW fresh and overcast with rain all afternoon.

22/06/13

It’s the early bird that catches my Noble Game fish, I will start on the Commeragh River where there was some great action early this morning. First in the striking zone was Mr. Steve Coveney, who caught a fine specimen Sea Trout of 7.¾ lbs. and toped that with a 9 lbs Salmon and ably assisted by his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea ofwww.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com now we head down stream to Lough Currane, Not to be outdone, Steve’s Brother Martin, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse and toped that by Catching a 8 lbs Salmon and putting it back to fight another day, anglers take note, and just for the record both Martin’s fish were caught on the troll and they were fishing out of Bay View  Hotel. Staying in the trolling department Mr. Mike Sheehy caught a 5 lbs Grilse on the troll while fishing with hisGillie Mr. junior Scully, also in good form in the trolling department was Mr. Phil Staniforth, who caught a fine Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy ofwww.fishingwithdom.com Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Peter Cox, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Mike Dwyer, caught 3 Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs up to 3 ½ lbs. and now we go for quote of the day, I asked local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com which way was the wind, he replied a bit of NW and as you can see its overcast with light rain.

23/06/13

I start today’s notes with a backdate, yesterday 22/6/13 Mr. Chris Fogarty, fishing on the Commeragh, caught 2 Salmon ranging from 4 lbs. up to 9 lbs and on Lough Namona , Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan of Lake rd, Waterville, caught plenty of Brown Trout of which the best weighed in at 3 ½ lbs. Now back to the present, My Noble Game fish were in a lethargic mood, or you could say my noble anglers were casting their flies with a lethargic attitude. Wind the same as yesterday.

Martin and Steve Coveney
Mr. Steve Coveney
Mr. Phil Staniforth

24/06/13

Mr. Pete Maxi of the UK caught 3 fine Sea Trout, all in the 3 lbs. class, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Sylvester Donnelly and atwww.salmonandseatrout.com/anglersrest.html and for the rest of the angling community they failed miserably in their duties in catching my Noble Game Fish or in reporting the catches.

25/06/13

There was some good action on the Waterville Fishery today and the paparazzi was in full swing, so lets get down to the action. First in the striking zone, was Mr. Thomas Baunhaure of Switzerland, who caught a fine Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea ofwww.oshealoughcurrane.com also in good form on the north side, i.e. the Bungalow, was Mr. Tim Galvin of the USA, he also caught a Grilse on the drift, Tim was ably assisted by his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and staying on the north side, Dr. Jim Comerford caught a Grilse on the Troll. Now we cut across the Lake to the south side and catch of the day, Mr. Bill Dooner of the USA, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly ofwww.lakelandshouse.com caught two Salmon ranging from 5 lbs up to 8 lbs. and they finished their day off with a Sea Trout in the 2 lbs. class, all caught on the troll. Staying with www.lakelandshouse.com in their hired out boat department, Mr. Barry Vaughn and his good friend caught 5 Sea Trout all in the 2.5 lbs class and just for the record they caught a 3 lbs Sea Trout yesterday afternoon all on the drift. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Mr. Pete Maxi, and his good friend caught 1 Sea trout on the drift.

Lough Currane Sea trout
Myles carefully released his sea trout to come back again next year even bigger

Staying in the Sea Trout hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. Myles Kelly of www.fisheriesireland.ie fishing with his good friend Mr. Richie Johnston of www.anglersview.tv caught a 4lbs Sea Trout on the fly. Richie has a full report and photos on his website here: guidefishingireland.com

Now we head up stream to the Commeragh River and Mr. Mike Teahan of Waterville caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on his favorite fly the Black Birds Fancy. Wind NNW light with reasonable cloud cover.

Mr. Franck Donnelly and Mr. Bill Doone
Mr. Tim Galvin and Mr. Tom O'Shea
Mr. Thomas Baunhaure
Mr. Mike Teahan

 

Lough Currane Fly Fishing Championship

The Lough Currane Fly Fishing Championship, the annual sea trout catch and release fly fishing competition is to be held this year on Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th August. Enquiries to www.loughcurrane.com

 

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.

Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
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