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

25/3/15 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SE blowing across the lake but this didn’t deter a couple of boats venturing out, they may have been mad, but at least one angler came up trumps in the trolling department, with a lightening fresh 8 lb. Salmon and that was local Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of and by all accounts Sion had a great battle and in those conditions that’s not surprising. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy rain all day so as you can imagine it made a good flood.

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26/3/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side after yesterdays flood and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Junior, the Lake was brown after the flood and with 25.6 mm of rainfall that isn’t surprising, at least my Noble Anglers had a good excuse for the lack of fish. Wind NNW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover.

 27/3/15  All quiet on the SW front in all departments and yes you have it my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties to procure the wild Atlantic Salmon and if they did procure they failed to report it to the world wide web. Wind  SE fresh to strong this morning and moderate this afternoon and

28/3/15  Lough Currane was on the wild side, but this didn’t deter the odd boat manipulating their flies, where did they catch their well deserved Salmon?  well that’s classified information on their part, all I Know, is the Kings of the fly, local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan  and ably assisted on the oars by local Ghillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught a cracker of a Salmon of 10 ½ lb. on the fly. Wind WNW strong and overcast. Now to the criticism department which I might add they have a fair point, It was made quite clear by the Commandeering Chief Mr. David Farrell , Chef extraordinaire of Waterville and at  that I don’t promote them on this Blog or their page and I must admit I am Guilty as Charged and I hope I have recorked the Bottle correctly by putting the record straight.

29/3/15  I Start with the sad news that Lough Currane and Waterville has lost another great angler to the Heavens, Mr. Tommy O’Sullivan of  Beenbane Waterville and resident of London England, sadly past away today after a short illness and on behalf of all the good people of Waterville and Kerry I would like to send our sincere  sympathies to all his Family and friends. On a personal note, well Tommy you may be gone from this great Fishery but you will never be forgotten and I will always remember all those great days I had fishing with you as a child, especially that great fish we lost in 1974 and yes Tommy I here you, get on with today’s notes. All Salmon headlines go to German Angler Mr. Peter Wolf and for good reason he caught a cracker of a Salmon on the fly, in the 13 lbs. class while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of well Vincent you can say your cousin Tommy was looking down on you today. Wind SW then veered WNW fresh to strong and overcast.

Ghillie Mr. Vincent O'Sullivan with
Ghillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan with German visitor Mr. Peter Wolf and a great 13 lb. salmon on the fly.

30/3/15 There was some fine fishing on Lough Currane today, so lets get down to the facts. First in the striking zone was Mr. Hughie Reid of Ballinskelligs, fishing out the Bungalow and caught a cracker of a Salmon caught a cracker of a Salmon on the troll of 9 ½ lbs. Now we head down the North Shore to Vince’s harbour, German Angler, Mr. Klaus Honisch, caught a beauty of a Salmon on the troll, weighing in at 11 lbs. while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and last but not least an angler failed miserably to let his fingers do the talking after he caught his fine Salmon, all I can say is he is letting the fishery down but the other side of the coin, he or she may prefer their privacy. Wind WSW and strong and overcast.

German Angler Mr. Klaus Honisch with an 11 lb. salmon
German Angler Mr. Klaus Honisch with an 10 lb. salmon

31/3/15 Another wild day on Lough Currane with a strong WNW wind blowing, this didn’t deter renowned German Angler Mr. Klaus Honisch from catching a 10 lb. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and the rest of the angling community failed miserably in their duties, be it fish or letting their fingers do the talking. Weather as already stated.

1/4/15 Who was the fool on this April fools day, yes you have it, my Noble Anglers were in all departments, as my Noble Salmon looked up at their pathetic lures and their flies weren’t much better, so we will show you some professional flies tied by pro angler Mr. Sion Brain

Klaus Honisch with a lovely 11 lb. salmon fishing with Dominic McGillicuddy
Klaus Honisch with a lovely 11 lb. salmon fishing with Dominic McGillicuddy

of Wind W fresh and overcast with misty rain.

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge

Caherdaniel West,

Co. Kerry.

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