Lough Currane and River Inny updates from Vincent Appleby…

15/8/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front and at these water levels that’s not surprising and staying in the water level department, it did make a small amount of rain early this morning going by the Finglas River, so it will be interesting to see will it have an effect, if any, on the Wild Butler Pool or Lough Currane Game Fish. Wind SW fresh and overcast with misty rain. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.6.

16/8/18 The Lough Currane Anglers are trying their best but with the low water conditions it’s like trying to get blood out of a stone. On a positive note they are forecasting for some good rainfall from Sunday onwards. Wind Westerly and blustery and overcast with heavy showers this morning.

17/8/18 Waterville is busy with the bars flooded with tourists as Currane Anglers head out on to a low Currane and hoping for an elusive Wild Atlantic Game Fish, but to be honest we anglers and fish alike are waiting for the upper Lakes and the Commeragh to burst their banks with fresh water as www.met.ie are forecasting a good down pour for over the  weekend and into next week. How much Waterville will get is another story.  Going by today’s lack of action it won’t be a lot. I will be delighted if I’m wrong. Wind light and overcast with misty rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall for Kerry was 3.1mm. Maximum air temperature 17.2 c.

18/8/18 Before the weather forecast lets go straight to the action. Cork angler Mr. Martin Coveney  fishing out of www.bayviewhotelwaterville.com  on the Commeragh River caught a fine 3 lb Sea Trout and finished his day off with a cracker of a 4 lb  Sea Trout. Martin also reported that he lost a fine Salmon in the 10 lb class and just for the record all his fine Sea Trout were put back and the Salmon put himself back. You could say a well satisfied angler and there is no argument to that. Now we head down stream to the Big Lake/Lough Currane and down the North Shore to the Bungalow where US Angler Mr. Michael Quinan caught a fine 4.½ lb Grilse on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com. Wind SW fresh and overcast with misty rain throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather Maximum air temperature 16.5 c.

Lough Currane
Waterville Lake today! Cloud but no rain and no flood

19/8/18 The flood that never hit the mountains streams and rivers of South Kerry…. The Currane anglers were waiting with anticipation with their fly rods at the ready but as dawn broke the Currane Anglers faces dropped with disappointment and by the end of this day it was confirmed. With little to no action reported and I can just hear the Wild Atlantic Salmon saying I told you so. Talking of rainfall yesterday, Valentia recorded 3.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 18.2.c That sums up today’s lack of water and action in all departments.

20/8/18 The Lough Currane Anglers thirst for Wild Game Fish is as strong as ever, but the Lough Currane Wild game Fish were ignoring all their flies and lures for the lack of oxygen in the low waters of Currane as they stay in deeper waters in anticipation for that elusive flood and I’m sure all anglers would second that. Wind W and veered SW at times with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 18 c.

21/8/18 You can say without any fear of contradiction that the Currane anglers log books were not filled in this day for the lack of action in all departments, but being optimistic you never know what tomorrow will bring. I will finish today’s notes on a note of sarcasm. I was talking to a renowned gillie this evening    and I asked him, any good today, he replied 4!  I can tell you I gave him a quick reply –  I suppose you followed that up with a hole in one! That sums up today’s action in all departments. Wind SW light and overcast and very humid. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.6 c.

22/8/18 Straight to South side, where all the action came from, Northern Ireland angler, Mr. Robert McCartin, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Wind NE light to fresh and bright and sunny. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 18. 9 c.

Charlie Chaplin Festival
Charlie and Margaret and the Charlie Chaplin Festival

23/08/18 Straight to the North Side and the Bungalow,  Amelie Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, while fly fishing with her Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  caught 2 Sea Trout. The biggest was 1 ½ lbs. Just for the record all Sea Trout were put back to fight another day and for the rest of the Lough Currane anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind North and this evening there was the first signs of a nip in the air on the opening night of the Charlie Chaplin Festival as you can see by the photo The Tramp gives a helping hand to a young lady! Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.6 c.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
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