Vincent Appleby has the news from the last week on Lough Currane…

19/3/15 There was some great action on a flat calm Lough Currane, with bright sunshine once the fog lifted this morning.

Mr. Barry Lynskey
Mr. Barry Lynskey

First in the striking zone was English Angler Mr. Barry Lynskey from London, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Kevin Brain of who caught a fine 6 lbs Salmon on the troll.

Pierre Loyer
Pierre Loyer – Hatchery Salmon

Now to the Wild Hatchery Salmon department, French Angler Mr. Pierre Loyer fishing with his Gillie MD, caught a fine 7 ½ lbs Hatchery Salmon on the troll. Not to be out done in the wild Hatchery department, local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley also caught a fine Hatchery Salmon on the troll, weighing in at 7 lbs. Now to the backdate department. On the 14/3/15 Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork and Waterville, caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the troll.

20/3/15 Again Lough Currane produced some fine fishing in the trolling department. First in the striking zone with a fresh Salmon in the 7 lbs class was local Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of and just for the record Sion was only fishing for about 40 minutes and had to head home because he had his quota.

Sion Brain
Sion Brain

Well the same couldn’t be said for US and Waterville Angler, Mr. Donagh McCarthy and hisGillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy because they caught a fine Salmon in the 7 lbs class earlier in the day and finished their day off with a fine CR Salmon also in the 7 lbs class. Wind calm this morning and there was light NW wind in the afternoon with plenty of sunshine.

Donagh McCarthy
Donagh McCarthy

21/3/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side, even though there were a few boats manipulating, so we head for the weather department. Bright sunshine was the order of the day with little to no wind.

Bright sunshine was the order of the day with little to no wind as you can see from the photos
Bright sunshine was the order of the day with little to no wind as you can see from the photos

22/3/15 There were a few boats manipulating but alas they failed in their duties to procure my Noble Gentlemen the Salmon. Wind light to calm with bright sunshine.

23/3/15 Great News on the specimen Sea Trout front and yes you have it. To be more precise, local Angler Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville has it because he caught the first 2015 specimen Sea Trout weighing in at 7 lbs.

Liam Ellis
Liam Ellis

The trout was caught on the troll and by all accounts’ his Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout keeps its reputation in the never surrender department, but Liam put the record straight and the rest is history. Now to the Salmon department the least said the soonest mended. Wind N light to fresh with the odd shower.

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We would like to ask all members to help the Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust with this Survey. In order to assess the economic importance of angling to the area and use it to protect our fishery we have put together the following questionnaire. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and will be fully confidential. Your assistance in completion of the survey would be greatly appreciated As well as the reward of protecting the Waterville Fisheries, on completion of the survey you will be in with a chance to win a free days angling on one of the lakes in Waterville or a days guided bass angling in the bay. 

24/3/15 Lough Currane was all quiet after yesterdays first cracker of a specimen Sea Trout. So we head for the mad news department it was pointed out to me by UK angler Mr. Gary W. Humphrey, that fish farming will be on the increase off Co. Galway, so I got all the facts from The Irish Government has applied for a licence for  15,000 ton 1,126acres salmon farms in Galway Bay to be leased to a multinational for up to 10 years . This has the potential to create an environmental catastrophe.This is the 1st application. The Government wantsto increase licence capacity to 150,000 tons on the west coast of Ireland. Please help by signing in 

And thanks again to Mr. Gary W. Humphrey of the UK and a great supporter of the Waterville Fishery and Irish Angling, for pointing this out. Wind N with strong gusts with heavy showers and very cold.

That is your ration from the last week 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