Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

Catch and release
A salmon is returned to Currane by Keith Francis

19/6/19 All Salmon headlines comes from the North Shore at Waterville Boats Harbour and [email protected] Currane Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen, caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll and for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather maximum air temperature 15. 6 c.

20/6/19 There was a fine 7 ¾ lbs. Salmon caught on the troll by Cahersiveen and well known Currane Angler    Dr. Jim Comerford. Apart from that Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts, you could say the Currane anglers are on a low and nearly as low as the Currane Waters so its quiet understandable that the Currane Game Fish are a bit lethargic. Heavy rain this morning but didn’t last long and bright and sunny for the rest of the day, wind NW light to fresh. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.2 c.

21/6/19 Today’s action, well its all quiet on all fronts and if I have failed on today’s notes its because my mobile was also all quiet on the SW front. Wind light to fresh and was all over the place from the West to the South and veered Southeast. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.2 c.

22/6/19 In the words of a renowned Currane Angler it was very quiet out there and that’s in every department. Wind South first thing then veered Southeast with good cloud cover and that sums up today’s action. Yesterdays weather maximum air temperature 16.5 c.

Sea trout
Enough time for a quick photo and a safe release. #CPRSavesFish

23/6/19 Straight to the hired out boat department of Currane C&R fly anglers from Dublin, Mr. Eamon Power and Mr. Dara Touhy, while fly fishing caught a fine Grilse and finished their Trip off with a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout, but that’s not their end of fishing escapade because in their backdate department they have had some good action considering the Currane Waters are low and even the Bull rock feels naked. So here is their full basket, they caught 5 Sea Trout and their smallest was 2 ½ lbs and biggest Sea Trout was well over 8 lbs and you could say it was the one that got away because this specimen Sea Trout had the last laugh after a great battle and as your man netted this fine specimen Trophy Fish it had one look at the Dublin anglers and one swipe of his tail he looked to the Heavens and jumped out of the net to freedom. I can tell you there were two upset Anglers because they couldn’t take a photo of this Cracker of a Sea Trout and to add salt to the wound the specimen Sea Trout took off with their cast and his last words were, may your flies be with you and as you can see by the photos they caught some good fish. Staying in the backdate department and we cut across the Lake to the North Shore and Waterville Boats and at [email protected] a regular Currane C&R Angler, be it Salmon or Sea Trout, yesterday caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Grilse and a fine 1 ½ lbs. Sea Trout. Today’s wind SE fresh and overcast with light rain and heavy at times. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.c.

24/6/19 We start on the World Famous Butler Pool and at Manfred from Germany, caught a fine 3 ½ lbs. Grilse while fly fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of on that good note we head down stream to the Big Lake / Lough Currane and we start on the South side, UK and Currane Angler Mr. Greg Murphy caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of and staying in the trolling department Local Currane Angler caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse. Wind W light to fresh, bright and sunny for most of the day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 9 .2 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.8 c.

25/6/19 All Salmon action comes from the North Shore and the Bungalow. Killarney and Currane Angler Mr. Kevin Lavery caught a cracker of an 11 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of and for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind light and variable and staying with the weather today the heavens opened and it was like tropical storms and to say heavy would be a understatement, it will be interesting to see the amount of rainfall that fell in tomorrows notes. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18. 4

26/6/19 Well talking of yesterdays tropical  floods, it was mainly mountainous rain but officially its 10.4 mm of rainfall? on the South side of the Lake, the mountains were flowing and on the North side and the Commeragh River it did make a bit of a flood in mm terms you will have to go to a Lady’s wheelbarrow and it was full, so you can workout  yourself how many mm of rainfall that is. Now today’s action, Currane Angler Mr. Peter Hughes, while C&R fly fishing with his Gillie, caught two fine Sea Trout both in the 2 ½ lbs class. Wind NE light and very warm and cloudy. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 20.1 c.

That is your ration  from your Gillie and the Waterville Fishery, no spin no fly’s just facts.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
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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