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

 7/5/15 All quiet on the SW front so on that note we will go to an artist view of Lough Currane and I can tell you, you won’t be disappointed thanks to Vincent Donnelly of or put this way my Noble Angers you caught no fish but this will catch your eye. Wind light and variable with bright sunshine all day.

8/5/15 The Irish Navel ship P 41 was on patrol off the SW coast looking for a poacher or two, I hope they were successful in catching them, because My Noble Salmon gave we anglers our P 45 today, need I say more. Wind East and gusty with rain this morning. Please don’t brush this link to one side

Francis Murray with a 5 lb. Sea trout from Lough Currane
Francis Murray with a 5 lb. Sea trout from Lough Currane

9/5/15 Straight to the hired out boat department Mr. Francis Murray of Northern Ireland, caught a fine 5 lb. Sea Trout on the fly. In  the trolling department, Mr. Andy Price caught a 6 lb. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his ghillie Mr. Bob Priestley and that’s your ration from all departments. Wind SSW with reasonable cloud cover.

10/5/15 Lough Currane was at a standstill with a raging WSW blowing down the lake with heavy rain this morning, come the evening it brightened up as the depression moved away and the wind slackened and at this point the odd boat did venture out, but to no avail.

11/5/15  It was another wild day on Lough Currane, but this didn’t deter a couple of boats venturing out on the North side, renowned Irish Artist Mr. Harry Feeney of fishing out caught a fine 8 lb. Salmon on the fly, while fishing with his ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy Wind SW Strong with good cloud cover.

12/5/15 There was a nice NW wind blowing with reasonable cloud cover at times, unfortunately the fly department didn’t come up with the goods so we will head for the trolling department and the only bit of action was by local  ghillie Mr. Bob Priestly who caught a fine 9 lb. salmon. For the rest of the angling community there was no comment. I would just like to apologize for the lack of pictures, sadly this is beyond my control.

13/5/15 Bright sunshine was the order of the day, with a light to fresh SE wind. Where my Noble Anglers were concerned they failed miserably in their duties in all departments.

That is your ration for this week, from your Ghillie/Guide and the Waterville fishery. No Spin No Fly’s just facts

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge

Caherdaniel West,

Co. Kerry.

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