Guide Vincent Appleby reports from a stormy Currane…

28/1/16 Straight to the quote of the day, Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  reports another South-westerly storm, no fishing, Salmon on the wild Atlantic Way are quite safe at the moment. That sums up the weather and the fishing.

29/1/16 Boats did venture out today after Storm Gertrude went across the water, as Lough Currane settled down, my Noble anglers headed out and put their angling skills to the test, but sadly they failed in all departments. Wind SW fresh with showers.

30/1/16 All quiet on the SW front, just the one or two boats out and no reports of any action. Wind NW with showers.

31/1/16 Lough Currane  was at a standstill with a strong SW blowing. Some boats may have ventured out on the south side but no reports were reported.

An end of season game part was held in the Waterville Inn which helped salmon anglers take their mind off the poor fishing conditions

1/2/16 The weather takes the headlines again and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of strong SW wind. No boats out, storm Henry wins the day. Staying with the O’Shea Family, as you all know Tom’s Brother Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.comcaught the first Salmon in Ireland on Lough Currane and yesterday, Neil had his photo in the Sunday World and for all you readers that missed this article, the truth of the pudding is in the eating of.

2/2/16 All Quiet on the SW front after storm Henry, so on that note we head down stream to the Bog and Fort Knox. The reason I say this is because Anglers can’t get to their boats or put their boats in, reason being its all been fenced off. The only fear I would have, if a Boat came in off the lake in the dark there would be no way out and on a safety point of view they should leave the main pathway open. Wind West fresh with showers.

3/2/16 The only bit of action reported was in the Kelt department and in his own words, local Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of caught 3 Kelts. His first day fishing with me this year. Weather, calm and overcast in the afternoon.  (Anglers are reminded to handle kelts carefully and record them in your log bookIFI)

That is your ration from the opening days on Lough Currane, from your Gillie 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