Vincent Appleby reports that after last week’s result on the lake Currane got quiet again, then windy and then windier still…

16/2/17 There were a few boats manipulating in all departments as they hammered the North side of Lough Currane but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon gave the Currane anglers a Winston Churchill this day. I’m coming to the conclusion my Noble Anglers need a few lessons from the McGillicuddy school of  fishing. Wind SW light with good cloud cover.

17/2/17 There was a fresh to strong SW wind blowing with good cloud cover with misty rain, but this didn’t deter Local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of from manipulating his flies and lures but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon was in a lethargic mood, as I must say were the rest of the angling pros as they sat by the fire on this miserable day, the lazy articles! Amount of rainfall so far this month 82.7 mm. Air temperature 9c felt 7c.

18/2/17 There were four boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane today and you can say without any fear of contradiction they all failed miserably in their duties in the procurement of the wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover.

19/2/17 There were 5 boats out this day manipulating their lures and flies, but the only bit of stimulating my Noble Anglers got was in the trolling department with a few Kelts being caught. Wind NW light with good cloud with the odd shower.

20/2/17 There were four boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane today and you can say one thing is certain my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties again. What can I say about those so called anglers, well only one word comes to mind, amateurs !! Wind Westerly and overcast  all day. Air temperature 11c felt like 9c. Amount of rainfall so far for February 99.6mm.

21/2/17 There were  3 boats out manipulating on Lough Currane today and again they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind W  fresh to strong and overcast  with rain at times.

22/2/17 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in the Pro Fisherman department? And for good reason, there was a strong 35 km SW wind with gusts up to 70 Km but at least there was one Pro that went out and fought the wild elements of Lough Currane and that was the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and his quote of the day and report of the day is as follows, very lonely out here, I’m the only boat out and just two Kelts for my effort.

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