Vincent Appleby reports on some excellent sea trout and salmon from the Currane:

07/04/16  Thorsten from Germany was the Toast of Lough Currane today and for good reason, he caught a fine 7 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and where the other anglers are concerned you could say it was all quiet on the SW front or if one would like to be john blunt about their status in the league of catchers, they failed miserably in the duties! There was a squally North wind blowing with wintery showers.

Mr Thorsten
Mr Thorsten

08/04/16 As Anglers headed out with enthusiasm and anticipation of catching a wild Lough Currane Game fish, I can tell you come 5 pm their enthusiasm was more for a hot toddy and a pint and talking of the one that got away, but going by my secret service they didn’t even have that pleasure. Wind South then veered Northeast with heavy rain in the morning and cold.

An osprey dives into the River Spey for his lunch..
An osprey dives into the River Spey for his lunch..

09/04/16 Again it was another cold day on Lough Currane with snow on the mountains and still my Noble Anglers failed in all departments so the least said the soonest mended,  so here is a photo of a pro angler taking his fish on the wing. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

Liam Ellis take center stage  with his fine 9 lbs, Salmon
Liam Ellis take center stage with his fine 9 lbs, Salmon

10/04/16 I come to the conclusion that the majority of the modern day anglers are fine day fishermen and who could blame them today, with heavy rain all day and dam cold plus a strong wind coming from the East, so as you can imagine very few, if any boats ventured out so on that note we head back to the future, yesterday their was a fine 9 lbs salmon caught on the troll by local angler Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville and I can tell you his vocal cords were in good form this morning and for good reason. Liam made it quiet clear that I was failing in my duties in the reporting department and he politely told me in the future check your email, all I can say is Guilty as charged. Staying back to the future, we head for the upper Lakes and Lough Derriana, yesterday there were a good few Brown Trout caught, the best of which was in the 4 lbs. Class.








Vincent O'Sullivan
Vincent O’Sullivan


Currane - Tom's Wild Atlantic Specimen Sea Trout11/04/16 There was some fine fly fishing on Lough Currane today, so straight to the fly action, On his first day out this season, Mr. Tom Murphy from Cork, caught a fine 6 lbs. specimen Sea Trout on the drift. Staying with the Fly, local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 10 lbs. Class, off  the Morgan’s Rock. Now we head for the Mouth of the Commeragh, UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles, caught a fine 9 lbs.

Mr. Tom Murphy
Mr. Tom Murphy

Salmon on the fly but sadly camera shy. Staying with Mark, yesterday he caught a fine Salmon on the troll. Wind SE Light with reasonable cloud cover.

12/04/16 Lough Currane again produced the goods, all the head lines go to UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles with one C&R Salmon on the troll then not satisfied with that, Mark got his fly rod out and caught himself a fine Salmon in the 9 lbs. class give or take. Will put up the picture when I get them. 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