Guide Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane where sea trout fishing has been excellent at times…

Lough Currane in calmer waters
Lough Currane in calmer waters

21/9/16 Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of reported that Lough Currane was on the wild side this morning, so very few anglers if any ventured out. But come lunch time the wind had dropped and the sky cleared, a few anglers put their flies across the Lough Currane wave. All the action came from the South side and in the words of Mr. Frank Donnelly the Commander-in-chief of and I quote, County down boys left yesterday 3 days fishing, 2 hired boats, averaged more than 20 juniors, to each boat each day. I myself fishing with 15 year old Mark Whelan caught his first salmon on the fly and two sea trout at one and half each. All I can say is congratulations to Mark and welcome to the big time. So on that note we will head across the Valley to the River Inny and one angler Mr. Michael Fish caught himself a fine 12 lbs. Salmon. Going by my secret  service the majority of Lake Anglers headed for the Inny this afternoon, because there was a nice drop of water coming down the Inny after the heavy rain this morning. Wind SSW wild then veered NW light come lunchtime.

22/9/16  Now for the Lough Currane news, well there isn’t any, except the wind was strong this morning blowing down the Lake, in my opinion strong wind or not a lot of anglers were River Inny bound, all I can say is I hope their reels were louder that my iphone. Here endeth today’s News.

Red sky in the morning Shepherds warning   An old wives tale, well think again
Red sky in the morning Shepherds warning –
An old wives tale, well think again

23/9/16 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW gale force wind blowing down the lake and very few boats ventured out from the North side, so on that note we head across the Valley to the River Inny and going by my secret service there was no rod benders reported and if this is not the case you can say without any fear of contradiction my secret service failed miserably in their reporting duties. Now to the weather alert from There is a yellow alert  for rainfall Warning  for Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry, Over 25 mm likely in a 12 hour period, locally up to 40 mm in mountainous areas. Note that this is an update to the previous warning to include county Mayo in the risk area.

24/9/16 Again the weather was on the wild side on Lough Currane with a strong SW gale blowing down the lake, but this didn’t  deter some anglers heading out and producing the goods in the C&R department, Mr. Martin Coveney, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll and sportingly released his catch and for the rest of the participating anglers, the least said the better. Wind as already stated. Just for the record was spot on with their forecast, will give you the amount of rainfall in tomorrows notes.

25/9/16 The Lough Currane Anglers lost their stripes today and for good reason, they failed in all departments and if you were in the back Bars of Waterville this evening and listened  into their fishing pros and cons, you would think to yourself  by Jove theses anglers must be some fishermen, well today’s notes puts you in the picture.  As promised yesterdays amount of rainfall was 29 mm. Wind W fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

26/9/16 Local angler Mr. Jim Sayers, takes all the head lines as the other anglers looked on with envy and for good reason, Jim as you all know is mainly a fly angler, but today he decided to put the fly rod to one side and put the trolling rods out and it wasn’t long before he was rewarded with a fine 9 lbs. Salmon and by all accounts had a good battle and not satisfied with his one fish of the day, Jim decided to go for the C&R trolling department and yes you have it, he came up Trumps again with another Salmon in the 5 lbs. class which he put back and finished his day off with 5 Juniors again all caught on the troll and just for the record Jim would put the 9 pounder back, sadly it was badly hooked. Wind SE fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

27/9/16 All quiet on the SW front, this day on Lough Currane and I can hear the topic of conversation this evening as the alcohol is consumed and the exaggerating department takes over and the excuses run as freely as their liquid libations, writing with a sober mind, I can only come to one conclusion, their excuses are just as bad as their ability to catch fish. Wind SSW light with reasonable cloud cover and quite warm.

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