Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane which where another specimen sea trout was reported…

12/5/17 Lough Currane may be on the low side and when I say low I mean low, but it was nice to see the professionals in action in the Salmon department and in the fly C&R Brown Trout department today. We start in the Salmon department, UK angler Mr. Keith Nicklin, caught a fine 8 ½ lbs salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of

Brown trout

Now we head for the Brown Trout fly and C&R department and all fly headlines go to local C&R fly angler Tom Murphy, who caught 5 fine Brown Trout and all safely returned to the Currane Waters. On a personal note that’s what I love about Lough Currane low water or not you always have a chance in all departments, and where the other 6 boats were concerned this day it was all quiet on the SW front and they call themselves professionals, I think its back to the drawing board for them! Wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, Maximum air temperature 16. 7c.

You can't beat the A Team
You can’t beat the A Team

13/5/17  There was some great action on Lough Currane this Morning and all the action came from the Hampshire Professionals, first in the striking zone was UK Angler Mr. Peter Ruffle, fishing out of [email protected] caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing wit his Gillie.

There is no argument to that, a 14 1/2 lbs Salmon and a 9 lbs Salmon
There is no argument to that, a 14 1/2 lbs Salmon and a 9 lbs Salmon. Note – although reported as a salmon this fish’s spots, eye position and square tail signal “sea trout”.  Scales have been sent for testing.

Staying with [email protected] and the Hampshire professionals, fish of the day goes to UK Angler Mr. Nigel Henshaw and for good reason, he caught a cracker of a 14 ½ lbs. Salmon on the Troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley and considering there were just a few Boats out that was good fishing. Wind SW light to fresh with good cloud, plus a few showers. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 14.2c.

14/5/17 Lough Currane was all quiet this day in the Salmon department after yesterdays fine action, so on that note we head for the fly and Brown Trout department. UK angler Mr. Nigel Henshaw, fishing out of Waterville Boats and of  [email protected] caught 2 nice Brown Trout both in the 1 lbs. class, while fishing with his gillie. Wind SW fresh to strong with good cloud cover with showers and talking of rain have put Kerry on an Orange alert, forecasting 50 to 70 mm of rainfall.

15/5/17 Lough Currane was at a stand still and for good reason there was a strong SSW blowing down the Lake as anglers looked in dismay and headed for the Bars empty handed as the Landlords smiled as the beer flowed and the euros changed hands. Wind as already stated and staying with the weather there was heavy rain for a while last night and this morning but for the majority of the day it was light misty rain. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 9.4mm. Maximum air temperature 13.8c.

16/5/17 There were a few boats manipulating their flies and lures but sadly they couldn’t stimulate their flies or lures enough to attract a Wild Atlantic Salmon, the same couldn’t be said in the Sea Trout department, Mr. Michael Shultz of Berlin Germany caught and released a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of Wind W fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rain fall 27.4 mm. Maximum air temperature,14c.

17/5/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front, which I find surprising after the flood, admittedly the land took most of it but at least the lake went up a few inches  and still my Noble Anglers can’t seem to take advantage of this small flood and one can only come to the conclusion the professionals are losing their art of fly and lure selection? And just for the record I would be delighted to eat humble pie! On that sarcastic note we head for the weather, Wind WNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.1mm.Maximum air temperature 14.4c.

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