Vincent Appleby gives the final report of the season for Lough Currane where the trout season closed yesterday…

09/10/14 Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville, takes all the headlines in the C&R department with 7 Trout to his rod. As always Donagh was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and for the  rest of the angling community they either failed to catch my Noble Sea Trout, or if they did have the odd rod bender, they most certainly failed to let their fingers do the talking, whether they caught fish or not. Wind NW fresh with showers throughout the day.

An audience gathers to watch the anglers fishing for seatrout on Lough Currane


10/10/14 Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville was in good form again, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of with 5 Trout to their Boat. Local Angler Mr. Jim Sayers was on Lough Namona with some fishing friends. Jim caught  a fine Sea Trout in the 4 lbs Class and his good friend John Walsh, caught a fine Brown Trout in the 1 ¼ lbs class and  Jim was telling that they also lost a good fish, in his opinion it was a Salmon but as he said he wouldn’t put a mortgage on it, they also caught a Junior. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

An autumn’s sunset at Waterville

11/10/14 Mr. Jim Sayers and party were fishing on Lough Cloonaghlin. Jim reported that the action didn’t start until late afternoon, reason being they were waiting for the wind to get up so here are their results. Mr. John Walsh, caught a fine 1 ½ lbs Sea Trout, they also caught 20 Juniors and a good basket of Brown Trout. Staying with the upper Lakes, on Lough Derriana, Tim and Jeremy O’Connor, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught 1 Sea Trout of 1 ½ lbs. Now we head down stream to the big Lake – Lough Currane. Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville caught 3 Trout while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Just for the record all yesterdays and today’s catches were returned. Wind light and variable.

Jolly swagman
Local Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer accepts the Jolly Swagman Cup on behalf of Mr. Tim Van Der Laan, who couldn’t
be there to receive his trophy

12/10/14 Well its that time of year again and the Curtain has come down on the Waterville Fishery and the 2014 Salmon and Sea Trout season. We start with the W.F.D.G. draw which was held in the Lobster Bar this evening and the winning ticket drawn out, was Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan of Lake road Waterville, so congratulations to Kevin. Now we head for the Waterville Inn for the presentation of the Jolly Swagman Sea Trout Cup for the biggest Sea Trout caught this year. The prize was won by Dutch Angler Mr. Tim Van Der Laan. Sadly Tim couldn’t be there to receive The Jolly Swagman Sea Trout Cup, so Local Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer was presented the Cup by the Landlord of the Waterville Inn on Tim’s behalf. There was great craic had by all, with plenty to eat and on behalf of the anglers I would to thank Mr. Damien Duff and his good wife Sally for a great night of entertainment.

The W.F.D.G Draw


Now to today’s closing facts well I will let you decide because there was no wind what so ever. You could say the Waterville fishery was at a standstill with little to no action except there was the odd Junior taken and a few Brown Trout taken on the upper lakes.

Winning ticket
Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan was the winner of the raffle

Now to the personal department, I would like to thank all you anglers who have put your say in, in the past season and for the great support I got when I was criticised but everybody is entitled to their own opinion and without your fantastic support this site – –  wouldn’t exist so keep reading and having your say. This is the Anglers site, and to all you anglers who let their fingers do the talking at the end of their days fishing a big thank you for that and for the ones who failed on a regular basis may the Lord have mercy on your laziness. But I must admit I was guilty of that myself at times and last but not least I would like to thank all the team of the Inland Fisheries Ireland for their great support to me and the Waterville Fishery this year as they do every year.

If there is any news in the close season I will keep you up to date so on that note I will sign off by saying No Spin No Fly’s Just Facts and look forward to keeping you all up to date in 2015.

Vincent Appleby

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Find out more about Lough Currane…

The rivers and lakes of Waterville drain a large catchment and are regarded by many as the foremost Salmon and Sea-Trout fishery in the country. The lake system is well developed with access to boats and guides being readily available to the tourist angler. The Sea-Trout caught here are renowned for their size and quantity. For more details see
Waterville lakes and rivers system