Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane where controversy surrounds the the Last Salmon caught of the 2017 season as anglers and guides vie for the honour of claiming the last fish of the year …

calm water
A beautiful day on Currane…

27/9/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front in all departments and you can say without any fear of contradiction the World Wide Web Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind W light, with reasonable cloud cover.  In defence of my Noble Web anglers, there was a great flood last night, just for the record there was 15.6mm rainfall and the total amount so far this month is 156.4mm. Yesterdays weather, rainfall as already stated, maximum air temperature 17.6c.

28/9/17 Again the Weather and Lough Currane were on a yellow status alert today and all My Noble Anglers could do was admire the waves hitting the North Shore and come lunch time the heavens opened and all hell broke loose with the rain pouring down and a strong gale from the SE and veered SW this evening. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 28.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.3c.

29/9/17 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong W wind blowing down the Lake, this didn’t deter a few boats fighting the elements, sadly they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind as already stated with heavy showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 12.0mm, Maximum air temperature 15.2c.

30/9/17 We Start on the world famous Butler Pool and at on this Last day of the 2017 Salmon Season, there were two Salmon caught, so I was informed, so on that note we head upstream to Lough Currane and World Wide Web of and we will let renowned Gillie Mr.Dominic McGillicuddy and of have the last say on today’s proceedings, on this last day of the Salmon season on Lough Currane UK angler, Mr. Phil Staniforth, caught released 8 lbs. Salmon, caught on the troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and of Now for Dominic’s quote of the day ! Caught the first Salmon on the Lake in 2017 and caught the last Salmon on the Lake for 2017 all I can say is Mr. Phil Staniforth may beg to differ. Wind Calm for most of the day with reasonable cloud cover and rain in the morning. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 5.4mm. Maximum air temperature 14.6c.

Salmon News Flash controversy on the Last Salmon caught  on the Last Day of the 2017 season, Mr. Paddy Barret caught a cracker of a 12 lbs. Salmon on the very last cast of the day on the World Famous Butler Pool and at you decide

Remember as from tomorrow its Trout and fly only!

1/10/17 There were just two boats manipulating this day and going by my mobile, if their flies were as quiet you can only come to one conclusion that they failed miserably in their duties, so the least said the better. Wind W fresh to strong with good cloud cover with rain at times. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall 2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 14.5c.

2/10/17 All the World Wide Web Sea Trout C&R headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow and at One can say today has an international flavour in the fly department, Limerick Angler Mr. Joe Burke and US Angler Mr. Patrick Beck of Rode Island, caught 3 Juniors, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of Wind West then veered N light to fresh with good cloud cover with showers. Just for the record was the only boat out. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.8mm. Maximum air temperature 16.c.

Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way
Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way

3/10/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front and for good reason, there wasn’t any anglers manipulating their flies and if there was a lone angler manipulating his or her flies they definitely failed to report their catches. Wind NW then veered W in the afternoon. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.4mm. Maximum air temperature 14.1.

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