Vincent Appleby reports from a mostly quiet Lough Currane which finally had a bit of excitement just yesterday…

16/3/16 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments. So we head for the sky’s as anglers look down on the Kingdom of Kerry as they are about to land at Kerry Airport and in the words of our Local postman and I quote, “Attention all anglers of the European mainland and the UK, book your flight now because there is only limited spaces left.” Wind light to calm SE with good cloud cover.


St. Patrick's Day in Waterville
St. Patrick’s Day in Waterville


17/3/16 As we all know today is St. Patrick’s Day and sadly my Noble anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments. The only excuse I can give them is they either didn’t pray hard enough or their skills leave a lot to be desired. Wind SE fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times.

18/3/16 Again Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments. On the weather front there was bright sunshine all day with a very light SE wind blowing. Who could blame my Noble Anglers for not producing the goods.

19/3/16 My Noble anglers headed out this morning with enthusiasm and hoping for a good battle with my Noble Salmon. Come evening, they headed for the nearest Watering hole and empty handed as they walked into their local Bar red faced with failure written all over their faces. Wind SE light, with good cloud cover.

20/3/16  There were a nice few boats manipulating in all departments but sadly their skills fell well short of enticing a wild Atlantic Salmon to the fly or the lure. With a nice breeze from the SE one would have thought my Noble Anglers would have seen more action. Wind as already stated and just for the record there was reasonable cloud cover.

21/3/16 My notes are getting as hard as it is to catch the wild Atlantic Salmon and if my daily reports were as bad as the anglers skill in catching fish, I would be in the deep deep doo-da! Wind W light with good cloud cover.

Mr. Jim Hall of Waterville and the USA, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll

22/3/16 There was some good fishing on Lough Currane today so straight to the action. Mr. Jim Hall of Waterville and the USA, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie. Now we move over to mainland Europe, German angler Mr. Bernard Rall fishing out of Clifford’s Bed and Breakfast and at  caught a fine Salmon on the troll in the 9 lbs. class, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of .

Bernard and Vincent

Now to the Brown Trout department; Bernard’s Brother Mr. Peter Rall caught a fine Brown Trout on the troll with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of I must thank these anglers for sending on their photos. Wind SE light 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