Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane where a good springer was caught after a lull since the early success on the lake…

3/3/16  There were just two boats manipulating their artistry in the fly department combined with a mixture of trolling. Their results are as follows; 6 Kelts between the two boats. You could say they failed miserably in their duties. Wind SE then veered NW light to fresh with a mixture of rain and hale showers.

…not like this Angler who never fails, photo taken by Mr. Grant Rogerson.

4/3/16  Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr. Breaks the Ice on Lough Currane with a cracker of a Salmon in the 11 lbs. class caught on the troll. Terence was telling me that he had one hell of a battle while playing his Salmon. Now that’s done and dusted I’m heading to the Lobster Bar and celebrate my Bar of silver with a few pints of Porter. For the rest of the angling contingent, they failed miserably in their duties. Just for the record Terence was telling me that he has caught a good number of Kelts, an average of 4 each trip. Wind East  and in the words of  Terence, it was Black out there.

Terence Wharton. 11 lbs Salmom

5/3/16 Lough Currane was on the quiet side after yesterday’s breaking of the ice, but sadly the lake soon froze up again today in the Salmon department. To to be fair it was dam cold out there with a light East wind blowing down the Lake, the odd shower and reasonable cloud cover at times.

6/3/16  There was a strong squally Northeast wind blowing and just a few boats ventured out which is not surprising and with frequent bitterly cold showers who can blame the anglers that headed for the high stool. So on that note we head for the Birthday department, on behalf of all the Anglers I would like to wish Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of a very Happy Birthday.

7/3/16 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, so quiet in fact that one renowned Gillie decided to head out to sea on the Wild Atlantic way and manipulate a few Lobster Pots but that is another story. Wind NE light with the odd shower with reasonable cloud cover.

8/3/16 My Noble Salmon are still in a  lethargic mood, in the eyes of the angler as he looks up to the sky’s and say’s to himself what the hell am I doing wrong? Or is it that my Noble Anglers presentation isn’t up to the required standard? I will let you decide. In defence of Lough Currane and its anglers that are out there every day, it would be nice to see a few more boats out here. You take today there was only two boats out that I know of . Wind light and from the West and overcast with heavy rain this evening.

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