Vincent Appleby reports on the the last few days on Lough Currane where a big 17lb salmon was landed earlier this week…

23/1/15 The Waterville Fishery is still waiting for its first Salmon of 2015 and going by what I was told in the Waterville Inn this evening, things will be on fire tomorrow on Lough Currane, that’s going by the Land Lord of Waterville Inn, Mr. Damian Duff, who said he would show we Anglers how its done, so watch this space and lets hope he does. Wind SW and overcast.

24/1/15 8 days into the fishing and still waiting for that wild Atlantic Noble Salmon and with five boats manipulating across the waters, you would think at least one angler would procure the first Salmon, but alas they all failed miserably in their duties. In yesterdays notes I mentioned that the Landlord of the Waterville Inn would show us how its done to catch the first Salmon, but alas the flu caught Damian first, talk about bad luck, it would have been nice to See Damian being presented with the  Paddy Carey Memorial Cup and he might yet. On the weather front there was a light wind and overcast.

25/1/14 Now today’s Salmon News, The Wild Atlantic Salmon countdown is still on, so all I can say to those anglers fishing on the Waters of Lough Currane today, you failed miserably in your duties and the least said the soonest mended.
Breaking News in the Birthday department, on behalf of all the Anglers and the good people of Waterville I would like to wish the Landlord of the Waterville Inn, Mr. Damian Duff a very Happy Birthday for today.

26/1/15 What can I say, sadly not a lot, but here are the facts of the day or the lack of them. In the boat department, there were 5 boats out and the only recorded bit of action came from local Angler, Mr. Tham Hitmiangsong who reported that he caught 1 Kelt on the troll and for the rest of the angling community their skills have a lot to be desired. Wind NW light to calm and overcast.

Brod Receives the Paddy Carey Cup from
The Land Lord of the Waterville Inn
Mr. Damian Duff

27/1/15 At last the ice is broken on the wild Atlantic Salmon front on Lough Currane and my God it was done in style by the one and only local Gillie Mr. Brod Sullivan, who was trolling on the North side when My Noble Salmon sang the Hardy Perfect National Anthem and Brod was in for a hell of a Battle. Brod had one look at the old gentlemen and knew he was into a cracker. Experience told Brod as he was fishing on his own, its better to be safe than sorry, so he called his good mate over, local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley to give him a helping hand in netting this fine Salmon. This fantastic fish it was hatchery Salmon, so we all should say a big thanks to all the Hatchery workers because without their good work theses notes and photos wouldn’t be going out today. Once the excitement settled down, Mr. Brod Sullivan headed for the Waterville Inn and the Land Lord Mr. Damian Duff presented Brod with The Paddy Carey Memorial Cup.

28/1/15 Lough Currane was at a standstill after yesterdays cracker of a day and reason being there was a wild cold NW wind blowing across the lake with heavy wintry showers.

That is your ration from the opening days on Lough Currane, from your Gillie and the Waterville Fishery, no spin no fly’s just facts.
Vincent Appleby

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Vincent Appleby Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
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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