Vincent Appleby reports on some good fishing at Lough Currane…

25/5/16 There were no reports of any rod benders, so we will head to the backdate department. Yesterday, on the late shift, local angler Mr. Martin Lanigan O’Keeffe, caught a 5 lbs. Grilse on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Now back today’s facts, Wind NE light with bright sunshine.

Markus with his Sea  Trout
Markus with his Sea Trout

26/5/16 There was some great fishing in the fly and drifting and holding department, we start in the drifting department. UK angler Mr. Sean Smith, fishing out of, caught a fine 9 lbs. salmon on the drift while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of Staying in the drifting department, an angler on his own caught a fine Sea Trout in the 5 lbs. class. Now we head for the holding department and catch of the day and that goes to German Angler, Mr. Markus Kruse, and for good reason. He caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon and finished his day off with a cracker of a 5 ½ lbs. Sea Trout, all while fishing with his Gillie. Now we head downstream and out to the Wild Atlantic Ocean and the annual Scarriff Inn workers fishing competition and going by the Mackerel caught, it’s a draw. And on behalf of all the Scarriff Inn workers they would like to say a big thanks to [email protected].  Wind West light to calm and sunshine all day with reasonable cloud cover at times.

27/5/16 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front in all departments and with little to no wind and bright sunshine, what would you expect, so the least said the soonest mended.

28/5/16 There were just  a few Sea Trout and a salmon or two caught and the facts are  as follows.  Roel Haagmans caught a  3lb seatrout trolling while fishing with his Gilli,e Mr Tom O’Shea of Mr. Olly Lynch had 1 sea trout on the troll and lost another good one. Now we head for the hired out boat department of A County Down party had 3 sea trout  of 6 lbs ,5lbs and 3.1/2 all caught on the fly.  There was a fine 5 lbs. Salmon, caught by Mr. Ben Bedore from Ohio, while fishing with his gillie and fishing out of Wind this morning calm, West afternoon and bright sunshine all day.

29/5/16 There was some good action on Lough Currane, so straight to the results. We start in the hired out boat department of Mr. Michael Debrune, caught a fine 6 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now we head for the North side and the Bungalow. Northern Irish angler Mr. Eamon Logue from Derry, caught a fine 6 lbs Salmon/Grilse on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of  Also in good form was German Angler. In the past few days there were 3 Salmon caught by German angler, Dr. Reinhardt Biniek. Now to the Sea Trout department Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan of Waterville caught and released a nice 1 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the drift. Wind North light to calm all day and bright sunshine all day.

30/5/16 The hot weather takes all the headlines, with bright sunshine and a light wind from the West, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that all anglers failed miserably in the catching of a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane wild specimen Sea Trout. Just for the record Co Kerry is officially in a heat wave.

Church Island
Church Island

31/5/16 Blazing saddles was the order of the day, as the anglers looked up to the heavens and all they could see was a clear blue sky with a raging sun shining down on Lough Currane. They tried and failed in all departments, be it lure or fly and as you can see by the photo the only thing my Noble anglers caught was a suntan. Wind NW light to fresh with little to no cloud cover.

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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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