Lough Currane in Co. Kerry opened yesterday but the day amounted to a wash out. It teemed with rain and a strong wind from the south east kept anglers firmly out of the action. Vincent Appleby reports that on the Butler Pool at www.watervillegolflinks.ie, local ghillie Mr. Michael O’Dwyer and his client met a fish, but “lost the battle”. The highlight for all was the gathering at the Lobster Bar for the traditional bacon and cabbage.

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Neil O’Shea with the first salmon of 2016. Photo – Vincent Appleby

Today things were a bit different. Local angler and angling guide Neil O’Shea made the most of improved conditions, along with a number of other anglers. Despite giving his co-anglers and competitors a one and half hour lead he managed to get stuck into a good fish before the 11 o’clock tea break. At 10:50 the fish was guided over the net and boated. The salmon fell for a 13cm rainbow Rapala lure. When taken ashore and verified as the first salmon of the season it was weighed and measured at 10lb and 74cm.

The first salmon of 2016 was caught by Neil O’Shea on Lough Currane

Go fishing…

Neil O’Shea
Caherbarna, Waterville, Co. Kerry.
+353 66 9474527 OR +353 87 9942792
[email protected] Web: www.oshealoughcurrane.com

Vincent Appleby
 Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0)66 9475248
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.salmonandseatrout.com

Waterville Fisheries Development Group, Lough Currane

This site gives a list of Ghillies or Guides who through their knowledge and experience will allow you to fully realise the wonderful fishing that is on offer throughout the Waterville catchment. All approved Ghillies are experienced boatmen with many years of angling behind them. All approved boatmen are insured.

Website: www.loughcurrane.com

Find out more about Lough Currane…

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

Neil OShea comes ashore with the first salmon of 2016