Ghillie Vincent Appleby reports on the salmon and sea trout fishing in the past week on Lough Currane from his blog at

24/7/14 Again Lough Currane was on the quiet side and not surprising with little to no wind and variable and very hot, so it’s not surprising both fish and anglers alike are keeping a low profile, but at least one angler did get a bit of action in the C&R department and that was Mr. Brian Stark, who caught a nice 1 ½ lbs. brown trout on the fly, while fishing with his ghillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of I will finish on a poetic note, on a fishes right to freedom. Here, here, to the water of the brave and the home of the free, so remember please when you catch me please release me and let me go.

25/7/14 Anglers saw another hot day on the Lake and very little action even though local ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of did report that his client, Mr. Mark O’Malley of the UK, caught 1 Junior on the drift. And for the rest of the angling community they failed miserably in their duties and with very little wind this is understandable, and what wind was there was West light.

26/7/14 The wind was in the NW, but sadly my Noble Anglers couldn’t manipulate their flies or lures and make their fish to invest and as on one ghillie politely said no motorbikes, no fish, no photos, and there is no argument from the redundant paparazzi?? But joking apart with theses hot conditions what do you expect, even the great St. Peter would be looking up to the heavens.

27/7/14 Again Lough Currane was on the hot side, with a Gentle NW wind, and very little action, even though Local ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reported that his client Mr. Mark O’Malley of the UK, caught a Trout on the drift, but other wise all quiet on the western front. You could say my fishing notes are getting like that old TV series, Peyton Place, one continuous story. Sorry for this but my Noble Angers are failing miserably in their duties in all departments. Bad conditions or not.

28/7/14 Mr. Mark O’Malley of the UK, again takes all the headlines in the trout department with 2 trout to his rod, while fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and for the rest of my Noble anglers the least said the soonest mended. On the weather front wind N light with reasonable cloud cover this morning then the sun broke out and that was that.

29/7/14 Sadly the weather takes all the headlines, Wind NW fresh with bright sunshine and very few anglers manipulating their flies or lures and on that note, I will go straight to an anglers point of view, right or wrong you decide. Any good today I asked my Noble Anger he replied, I am taking up golf, it’s a dam site easier than the fishing and you can publish this and be dammed, and as luck would have it I could hear a pro angler in the distance shouting out 4?

30/7/14 It Was a better fishing day? But alas my Noble Game fish thought other wise and my Noble fly Anglers weren’t far behind them, and you can’t catch fish from the high stool, or if you are a convert to the Golf you can’t get a hole in one in the 19 hole, “cheers” Wind W fresh and overcast and humid but cooler than the last few days.

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge

Caherdaniel West,

Co. Kerry.

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