Vincent Appleby reports that there was plenty of wind last week and and through the weekend, so few were on the water. But when things calmed down the real action started…

Lough Currane on Sunday
Lough Currane on Sunday

14/07/17 At last the waiting is over as the ice melted on Lough Currane today, Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of took the Bull by the horns or I should say Rapalas, while fishing on his own early this afternoon caught the first 9 lbs. Salmon of 2017 while trolling along the North Shore as other anglers looked on with envy.

Dominic McGillicuddy of caught Currane’s first of the year – a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the Troll

I can tell you the first port of call was the Waterville Inn to be presented the Paddy Carey Memorial Cup by the Landlord Mr. Damian Duff  and I can tell you the Beer is flowing this Valentines evening. On a personal note it was nice to see that my words of wisdom of no spin No fly’s were brought out in practice and if you read Saturdays notes today’s fish kept Lough Currane record intact. Wind S fresh with good cloud cover and just for the record there were a good few Kelts caught today.

15/2/17 There was great anticipation today after yesterday’s breaking of the ice, but my Noble Angers were soon brought down to earth which is not surprising, going by what I heard a good few Angers had sore  heads after last night’s celebrations, all I can say is I have no sympathy for any of them, cheers. WIND SW fresh with good cloud cover. Just for the record we all know who caught  the first on the Troll, now  the battle is on who will get the first Salmon on the fly, I wonder what odds would  the bookie give on Dominic doing the double.

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