Vincent Appleby reports on another windy week in the Kingdom of Kerry where best efforts on Currane did not meet with success…

23 Feb: Storm Doris takes the headlines as anglers were left stranded on the shoreline as they looked up towards the Waterville Lake Hotel that was, yes you have it, sadly it was demolished.

The Southern Lake hotel
The Southern Lake hotel, fado, fado

24 Feb:  With all the excitement of the falling or knocking down of the Waterville Lake Hotel, my Noble Anglers are still gobsmacked by the Rise and fall of the Waterville Lake. Going by their performance today if my noble Anglers were on site and performed as they are doing on the Lake they would be sacked.

25 Feb: here were 3 boats manipulating in calmer waters today with a nice breeze coming from the West and overcast with heavy showers. Now for the action or the lack of I should say, the only angler to see a bit of action was Kildare and Waterville Angler Mr. Noel Clancy and in his own words and I quote, “5 small Kelts to my rod and all caught on the troll, all put back safe and sound.”
Now to the other two boats, I can say without any fear of contradiction there was no comment and I wonder why, its simple they failed miserably in their duties in all departments.

26 Feb: Lough Currane was on a Orange weather warning alert today as storm force South Westerly winds battered down the Lake, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know Lough Currane anglers were fruitless, as all fishing satiation’s were closed and if a boat did venture out? you could say the angler in question was a Cadbury fruit and Nut Case!!

27 Feb: There were 3 boats manipulating this cold day while temperatures were just above freezing and with a brisk and gusty wind from the West which made it feel even colder and to make things worse there were wintery showers throughout the day and all my Noble Anglers got for their efforts were chilblains and cold cramps, come evening all they could talk about in the Bar was about the one that got away, mind you it was a different story after a few jars!

28 Feb: Lough Currane again was on the wild side with a strong and squally North wind with the odd wintry shower. Now for Angling News, the least said the soonest mended and for good reason the anglers that did venture out failed miserably in their duties.

01 March:  The pen is mightier than the sword, but in this case the wild Atlantic Salmon is mightier than the angler again yes you have it fellow readers, those so called professionals failed miserably in their duties, that may well be true said one Gillie, you must take into consideration it turned out to be a wild and windy day and talking of the wind and weather, calm this morning but come afternoon there was a wild gale force NW wind with wintery heavy down pours. Amount of rainfall for February 138.7 mm.

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