Vincent Appleby reports on another week without a fish on Lough Currane…

26/1/17 In the Words of local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of and I quote, Too much stormy weather to go out fishing and that’s not surprising with storm force SE wind blowing across the lake and in the words of another gillie many moons ago, a day for the high stool and you can be sure there was plenty of wind in the bar too. Wind as already stated and heavy rain for most of the day. Amount of rainfall yesterday 19.2 mm.

All is calm on Lough Currane
All is calm on Lough Currane

27/1/17 There was just one boat out manipulating today but sadly he did a Les Dawson, a Blankety Blank chequebook and pen! On the Weather front, Lough Currane was on the calm side and what wind was there was from the SW, come evening the Lake was flat calm as you can see by the picture. Amount of rain fall yesterday was 23.1 mm. As you see by the video taken yesterday evening it was no small flood and talking of the Inny, to all you River Inny anglers there are new rules for 2017 available at –   Waterville lakes and rivers system

28/1/16  All quiet on the SW front, with just four boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane, sadly  their skills to catch the first Salmon of the season has a lot to desired, need I say more ! Wind West light with good cloud cover. Now we head for the Waterville Inn because tonight is party time, The local  shooter’s club are having their annual end of season party, and there will plenty of live  music so no doubt there will be a few sore heads! tomorrow.

29/1/17 Four boats headed out with good intentions of catching that first allusive Salmon, but come evening their enthusiasm on this 13th day was soon short lived as they headed for the bar to discuss their misgivings of the day and their failure in all departments. Wind light and variable with good cloud cover. Air temperature 8C but felt like 6C.

30/1/17 What anglers decided to go fishing were disappointed and for good reason, the weather took command and dictated today’s procedure and there was only one course of action, yes you have it, it was a day for the high stool again and talk about the southerly gales cutting across Lough Currane and as my Noble Angers were talking of the ins and outs of fishing in the bar there was steady rain for the best of the day.

31/1/17 There were four boats out and I will put it in plain English, they failed miserably in their duties in all departments and in the words of one angler and I quote, now the Shooting season is over the professionals will be back in action, well time will tell. Wind calm in the morning, come afternoon there was a light breeze from the West with reasonable 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