Ghillie Vincent Appleby reports on the salmon and sea trout fishing in the past week on Lough Currane:

30/07/15 Straight to the Sea Trout Department, Mr. Andrew Brown of Dublin, caught two fine Sea Trout on the drift, ranging from 2 ½ . Lbs. up to 3 ½ lbs. Andrew’s Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley reported to me that he had one backdate to report. Yesterday, his client Mr. Andrew Brown caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and was sportingly put back to fight the battle of the Reds this December and here is a perfect example of sportsmanship plus not letting your fingers do the talking after your days fishing. Just for the record Lough Derriana is fishing well in the Junior department.

Dutch angler Mr. Wim Woermeijer
Dutch angler Mr. Wim Woermeijer

31/07/15 The Dutch take the headlines in the Salmon department and for good reason. Dutch Angler, Mr. Wim Woermeijer, fishing out of caught a fine Grilse on the fly and in style I might add, the reason I say this is because Wim had a good 20 meters out in rough conditions and within 6 casts rose and sealed my Noble Salmon’s fate and just for the record, for all you imperial Anglers thats 21 yards, Wim’s, Gillie was Mr. Neil O’Shea of Wim was using a floating line. I asked what fly did he catch his Salmon on, he replied as you would say Vincent, that’s  classified information. Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Pat O’Mahony of Cork was in good form, drifting of the Church, Pat caught 3 Sea Trout to his fly rod ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Staying with the Sea Trout, Mr. Pat O’Halloran, fishing out of caught 3 Juniors this morning. Clients fishing with Terence Wharton Jnr, caught a few Nice Sea Trout on the fly. Wind WSW from light to strong with the heavy downpours and overcast all day.

01/08/15 There was very little wind on Lough Currane today, but when the wind did blow from the WSW some anglers got their just rewards and first in my striking zone and the first anglers to let their fingers do the talking at end of the day, Were Pat and his Son Tim O’ Mahony of Cork, they caught a fine 5 lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and just for the record, Tim caught the 5lbs. Sea Trout and his Dad caught a couple of Juniors. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Dutch Angler, Mr. Wim Woermeijer, fishing out of caught and released 2 fine Sea Trout, both in the 3 ½ lbs. Class, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and for the rest of the angling community they failed miserably in their duties and that includes my good self and I certainly didn’t have to let my fingers do the talking at the end of the day. Wind as already stated and overcast all day with light drizzle late this afternoon.

02/08/15 Congratulations to the Green and Gold shirts of Kerry for blowing the White shirts of Kildare away in the All Ireland quarter final and that is exactly what the wind did on Lough Currane today, it blew My Noble Anglers away from the North side and with a gale force SE wind blowing that isn’t surprising, even though one boat did venture out from the North side but my Noble Angler didn’t let his fingers do the talking, so on that note we head across to the South side and the hired out boat department of Mr. Dara Tracey of Dublin, caught 3 Sea Trout on the fly, all in the Junior class. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy rain.

Currane - Local Gillie Dominic McGillicuddy  Contemplating
Local Gillie Dominic McGillicuddy Contemplating his flies this evening on the Butler’s Pool

03/08/15 Lough Currane was at a standstill with a storm force wind from the SW and a yellow warning was issued from there were reports that one boat did venture out this morning, but it wasn’t long before he came back charging in with his tail between his legs and I will quote Captain Mainwaring, you stupid boy! On the breaking news front the new  Sea Lodge Waterville Hotel of launched their new website this evening and on behalf of all the angling and golfing community and the good people of Kerry we wish  all the best in this new adventure. Going back to the weather, there was 22.7 mm of rainfall yesterday.

Currane - The Butler's Pool this evening and still waiting for the News
The Butler’s Pool this evening and still waiting for the News

04/08/15 There was some great manipulation on Lough Currane today after the storm force winds of yesterday. So lets head straight for the fly department. Mr. Andrew Brown of Dublin, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, was in great form with Two Grilse, ranging from 3 lbs. up to  5 lbs. and finished his day off with 2 Sea Trout, ranging from 1 lbs. up to 3 lbs. 8 ozs. Just for the record all Andrew’s Game Fish were returned. Now for catch of the day and that goes to Mr. Paul Drennan and his good mate Ray and for good reason, while fishing with their Gillie MD, they caught 4 Salmon on the fly, ranging from 3 lbs, up to 6 lbs. Wind SW fresh then veered NW late this afternoon and overcast.

3 caught by Paul and 1 caught by Ray
3 caught by Paul and 1 caught by Ray
Paul Drennan
Paul Drennan

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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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