Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

20/3/19 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts this day in all departments and that’s a fact so we leave it at that because all the Currane anglers could say at the end of their day was oh drat and I know what I would say to that? Wind W light and overcast with misty rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 10.9C.

21/3/19 There was some nice action in all departments today and we start in the fly department and no stranger in taking the headlines with the fly is Mr. Tom Nugent of Kilkenny, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught a fine 9lbs. Salmon. Now we head for the trolling department, local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon for his efforts and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on all  fronts. Wind SW light to fresh and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.5 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.7C.

22/3/19 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day. There was a nice breeze from the SW this morning and veered NW around midday give or take and one would have thought a Currane angler would get a crack when the wind veered but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon had other ideas. Wind as already stated. Yesterday’s weather, 1.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.3C.

23/3/19 The Currane fly anglers had a tough time of it today and for good reason, the wind was light and variable and to be fair to the Currane fly anglers, their not like Maradona, they haven’t got the hand of God and as I say that, Mr. Robert Elson of would beg to differ and for good reason, while trolling with his good friend local Angler Mr. Brod O’Sullivan, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon. You could say they had all hands on Rod and the Net. Wind variable and reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 10.8C.

24/3/19 Again the Currane fly anglers were left sitting and waiting for a nice breeze, but sadly all they got was a light breeze from the NE which we know if you’re a Currane Angler, doesn’t make for good fishing? In the trolling department it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind as already stated with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 10.1C. Well that raps up this weeks manipulations.

25/3/19 The Currane fly anglers were in a frustration mode today and for good reason, for starters there was light to calm NE wind and to make things worse there was bright sunshine all day. In the trolling department it was quiet on all fronts. Yesterday’s weather maximum air temperature 10.1C.

26/3/19 Either it’s too wild or as in today’s case too bright and too calm for the Currane fly anglers and that’s sums up today’s slack but bright manipulations. Wind West light and bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 10.1C

27/3/19 Today was calm and reasonably warm, which is not surprising with clear blue sky’s and bright sunshine all day and a light to calm SW wind. You could say the Currane anglers blood pressure is rising fast, sadly the same can’t be said about the Wild Atlantic Salmon. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.1C.

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