Vincent Appleby has all the news from Lough Currane where they have had a couple of Springers from the Butler Pool on fly but none yet from the lake itself…

Lough Currane
Lough Currane

5/2/18 For starters it was bitterly cold out there on the Waters of Lough Currane and I can say without any fear of contradiction all my Noble Anglers caught was the odd Kelt and definitely the flu, unless they got their injection, I personally would rather have an injection from my Noble Salmon to boost ones morale. Wind ESE light to calm with light rain this evening. Yesterdays weather, Maximum air temperature 8.4c.

The Snowy hills of Kerry
The Snowy hills of Kerry

6/2/18 The  Lough Currane Anglers were frozen out today as temperatures plummeted just above freezing and if you were fishing out there it felt like minus 1, plus there was a nice mixture of rain, sleet, hale and snow, with a fresh NNE wind blowing with strong gusts. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.0mm. Maximum air temperature 6.4c.

Kevin O’Shea with an 8lbs Salmon caught on a tube fly – the first from the Inny this season

7/2/18 Local Angler Mr. Kevin O’Shea, breaks the Salmon Ice with his fly rod on the World Famous Butler Pool and at this evening. Kevin caught a cracker of an 8lbs.Salmon on the fly  and the first Salmon caught on the Waterville Fishery in 2018.

Talking to Mr. Kevin O’Shea he was telling me that he had one hell of a Battle with the First 8lbs Salmon of 2018 and as Kevin said to catch the first Salmon on a Fly/Tube makes it more special. On a personal Note Kevin’s Father Mr. Jack O’Shea was a Fishery officer in Waterville in the fifty’s and sixties and I can tell you Jack was a Great Angler in his own right, now you know where Kevin gets his angling Skills from. On that Note I will say congratulations to Kevin on catching the first Salmon of 2018 and a big thank you to Waterville for sending the photos.

Now the Ice has truly melted on the Pool, all eyes head up stream to Lough Currane to see who will break the Currane Ice. Wind SW fresh and overcast with heavy rain this evening. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall  5.2mm. Maximum air temperature 6.0c.

8/2/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front in all departments as my Noble Anglers tried their best to procure a Wild Atlantic Salmon, as Mr. Kevin O’Shea was still celebrating his Salmon with a bottle of champers. Wind WNW fresh and overcast and just for the record There is a yellow warning as Temperatures are to drop below freezing. Yesterday weather, amount of rainfall 7.8mm. Maximum air temperature 9.5c.

9/2/18 Again my noble anglers were frozen out in all deartments as my Noble Salmon still have the upper hand or should I say upper tail on Lough  Currane. Wind light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.0mm. Maximum  air temperature 9.5c.

10/2/18 Again it’s the weather that’s the talking point, not what the anglers caught, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know  what the Lough Curran results are, so we will stick to the weather have issued a yellow warning from midnight, of freezing temperatures and snow, so the question is tomorrow, will my Noble  Anglers be frozen out or will they break the Lough Currane ice? Wind WSW fresh with good cloud and veering NW this evening. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 6.4mm 8.5c.

Kevin O’Shea gets no 2. 11lbs of silver on the fly

11/2/18 Again Lough Currane Anglers were frozen out again today, so we head down stream to the world  Famous Butler Pool and of takes all the headlines as local Angler Mr Kevin O’Shea   catches  a fine lightening fresh 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly as other Anglers on the pool looked with envy as Kevin nets his fine fish. Wind NNW light with hale, rain and a mixture of sleet and snow.
Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 8.4 mm maxim air temperature 11.3.

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