Guide Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane where it has been slow going for salmon and sea trout anglers…

27/7/16 I was speaking to the Commander-in-chief of Waterville Boats, Mr. Michael O’Sullivan who reported that Dublin angler Mr. Andrew Brown caught a fine Grilse and finished his day off in his hired out boat from Waterville Boats, [email protected], with a fine Sea trout. All caught on the fly. Wind W and light with reasonable cloud cover.

28/7/16 Straight to the Sea Trout department. Cork angler Mr. Patrick O’Connor caught two Trout on the drift while fishing with is Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of For the rest of the angling community their performances have a lot to be desired in all departments ie choice of fly, or fly line selection and in the telecommunications department. Wind variable NNW with good cloud cover and very humid with showers.

Mattis Hopert takes all the limelight on Lough Currane
Mattis Hopert takes all the limelight on Lough Currane

29/7/16 12 year old  German Angler, Master Mattis Hopert takes all the limelight on Lough Currane today and for good reason. He caught a nice 4 lbs. grilse on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of It’s great to see young anglers taking centre stage. Wind E light with reasonable cloud cover at times and very warm.

30/7/16 Lough Currane was the quiet side in all departments. Wind NE light with bright sunshine.

31/7/16 My Noble Anglers failed in all departments again. Wind W light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

1/8/16  Big flood takes the headlines this first day of August as the Anglers looked up to the heavens as rain poured down from the heavens as my Noble Anglers failed miserably in all departments. Wind SE then veered SW.

2/8/16 The majority of anglers headed for the Waterville Fishery River systems this morning and going by one of my spies, the Inny was like Piccadilly this morning with anglers heading upstream. Come evening my iphone was like the silence of the lambs but you can be dam sure some of my noble Anglers had their mint sauce and if they didn’t procure they ought to be ashamed of themselves. Now we head across the Valley to Lough Currane and all was silent in all departments which is not surprising with 31.8 mm of rainfall. Wind SW fresh and overcast with mist rain.


That is your ration from the last week on Lough Currane, from your Gillie and the Waterville Fishery, no spin no fly’s just facts.

Vincent Appleby

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Vincent Appleby Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
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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