Vincent Appleby reports from  Lough Currane where a few salmon have been caught in the last week…

23/3/16 All the headlines come from the North Shore and Bungalow, Mr. Bernard Breslin from Dublin and fishing out of caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of For the rest of the angling community the least said the better, going by their lack of performances in the Salmon department, you could say My Noble Salmon were having a good laugh at them. Wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover.

Bernard Breslin
Bernard Breslin

24/3/16 My Noble Salmon were resting on their laurels today. Yes you have it, My Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments, even though there were reports one angler did bend the rod into him, but the Salmon won the day. Wind NW light with good cloud cover and just for the record it made a flood late last night.

Peter Rall
Peter Rall

25/3/16 There was a strong SSW gale blowing across the lake today, but this didn’t deter German Angler Mr. Peter Rall from going out to fight the elements, as his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of headed for the South Side to calmer waters, as they were trolling along and having a good chinwag, the next thing all they could here was the reel singing, Dominic  shouted wind in the rods we’re in him and the rest is history and the pictures tell the full story of today’s action. Wind as already stated, the amount of rainfall yesterday was 12.3 mm.

26/3/16 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong Westerly blowing down the Lake, a few boats did venture out but sadly there were no rod benders reported so on that note we head for Joey’s Fast Food Caherciveenand here is a taste of how some anglers celebrated their Good Friday with the finest Fish and Chips that you will get in Ireland and that’s a fact and I can tell you. You won’t be disappointed. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 14.2 mm , wind as all ready stated and overcast with heavy showers.

Gillie Mr. Vincent O'Sullivan, Gillie Mr. McGillicuddy, Mr. Peter Rall, Mr. Bernard Rall
Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan, Gillie Mr. McGillicuddy,
Mr. Peter Rall, Mr. Bernard Rall

27/3/16 As Ireland was celebrating the centenary of the Easter rising, German angler Mr. Peter Rall was manipulating his Lures on Lough Currane and it wasn’t long before he and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of were celebrating their own Easter Rising with a fine Salmon caught on the troll, in the  9 lbs. class. Wind West and strong this morning but come afternoon the wind slackened off, but it was very cold with hale showers on and off all day.

28/3/16 This Easter Monday was all quiet on Currane, but the upper lakes did perform. On the upper Lakes and Lough Derriana, German Anglers Mr. Alfred Weigand and his Son Thorsten, caught 1 Salmon and a few good Trout. So all you upper lake enthusiasts get up there and start manipulating, you can book your ticket at Mace Supermarket Waterville.Wind, there was a nice west wind blowing with good cloud cover with the odd shower.

Michael Roden
Michael Roden

29/3/16 Mr. Michael Roden was the toast of Lough Currane today and for good reason, Michael caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover with heavy showers.

30/3/16 There was no excitement in the Salmon or Sea Trout departments and you can say without any fear of contradiction my Noble anglers failed miserably in their duties, so the least said the soonest mended. Wind West fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

Andrew Wishart
Andrew Wishart

31/3/16 All the head lines go to Northern Ireland Angler Mr. Andrew Wishart and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy they caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll and Andrew’s and Dominic’s bate of the day was a Rainbow Trout Rapala and for the rest of the anglers fishing out there failed in all departments. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

That is your ration from last few days on Lough Currane, from your Ghillie 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