Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
6/7/17 All the fly and Sea Trout headlines come from North Shore and the Bungalow and again UK angler, Judge David Burton, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught and released two fine Sea Trout, their best was 3 lbs. as you can see by the great photo taken of Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and as you can also see by the photo the weather conditions weren’t easy, but as you can imagine the Judge and Gillie would beg to differ.
Where’s the rest of Waterville anglers are concerned their aspirations were high this morning as my Noble anglers headed out on Waterville’s premier Salmon and Sea Trout Lake, as the hours past their aspirations turned to commiserations and for good reasons, my Noble Anglers had to admit that their fly and lure selection had a lot to be desired and as the anglers headed for the bars to talk about their failures and downing their sorrows with whiskey and beer, my Noble Salmon and Sea Trout were jumping for joy and celebrating the anglers failures in producing a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane Sea Trout. That’s the Verdict of the Judge and the Gillie on today’s manipulations! Wind W light to calm with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm. Maximum air temperature 19.7c.
7/7/17 UK angler Judge David Burton takes all the fly and Sea Trout headlines on Lough Currane today and finished his fishing trip with a fine C&R 3 lbs. Sea Trout and his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com takes the limelight but I will let you be the Judge of that!
Now we head upstream to the higher lakes and Lough Derriana and Waterville’s top specimen Sea Trout hunter Mr. Jim Sayers, who I might add, kept his reputation and the Waterville Fishery as the anglers number one destination for the mighty Specimen Sea Trout and why do I say this, well today Jim caught a cracker of a 6. 68 lbs. specimen Sea Trout, caught on the fly and Jim’s specimen flie is the Bibio. There is a photo, as soon as I get it I will put it up! So watch this space! Wind W light to calm with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm. Maximum air temperature 17.3c.
8/7/17 Straight to the Salmon department, Dr. Tim Glesson, fishing with his good friend, caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now we head for the North Shore and the Bungalow and the fly department, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia caught and released 3 Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and considering the light wind conditions they did well in the fly department as you can see by Tim’s photo and for the rest of the fishing armada, they failed miserably in their duties but at least they had a good excuse. Wind West light to flat calm with reasonable cloud cover at times and very warm and humid. As promised here are the pictures of the 6. 68 lbs. Specimen Sea Trout caught by Local angler Mr. Jim Sayers on Lough Derriana yesterday. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm. Maximum air temperature 17.4c.
9/7/17 Will leave the best until last, so on that note we head for the Bungalow and the C&R fly department, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught and released a fine Sea Trout. Now to catch of the day and that accolade goes to Mr. Alan Cassidy and for good reason, Alan caught his first ever Salmon Grilse on Lough Currane this morning, so congratulations and may it be first of many and as every Game angler knows nothing like your first Salmon and believe it or not I can’t remember mine and why do you ask yourself ? Well it’s simple, I was only 4 years old and it was on the famous Butler Pool in 1963. Wind West light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air
10/7/17 All the fly and Sea Trout headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia and his good friend Mr. Denis Daly, caught 3 Juniors on the drift while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and where the rest of the Sea Trout fly community are concerned either their fly selection has a lot to be desired and if this the case its not surprising that their lines were slack. My Noble Salmon anglers were on the same wavelength as the majority of the Sea Trout anglers ie a negative flie or lure but at least some anglers had a positive outcome. Wind west light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.4mm. Maximum air temperature 16.3c.
11/7/17 Lough Currane was calm cool and collective, or put it this way, calm with a light wind from all directions with reasonable cloud cover, so in in my opinion all fly anglers are exonerated if they failed to produce a Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout. On the collective Salmon side, Mr. Andy Price caught a fine 5 lbs. Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Bob Priestley.
12/7/17 Straight to the apology and the backdate department, Northern Ireland angler Mr. Andrew Wishart, sent me a text yesterday telling me that he was fishing out of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] caught a fine 6 lbs. Salmon on the troll and yes I failed miserably in my duty’s and again I apologise to Andrew for my discrepancies. Now today’s action, all the Sea Trout action comes from the Bungalow, Welsh angler, Mr. Meurig Parsons, caught and released two fine Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the fly fishing community they failed miserably in their duties and if they did manipulate the odd Salmon or a fine Sea Trout, they certainly did fail for not letting their fingers do the talking at the end of their day. Wind was light and variable and sunny with the odd bit of cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.2mm. Maximum air temperature 19.6.
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.
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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