Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville:

26/9/19 The Currane Fly Anglers were left stranded on all shore lines as the weather took control with a strong SW blowing followed by rain at times, so as you can imagine they turned their backs on the lake and headed for the Inny to try to beat Khem and John’s   fine 10 Salmon haul yesterday and as of yet it still stands today going by the phone. Just for the record I failed to report that Khem and John’s biggest  Salmon yesterday was in the 10 lbs class and I can tell you their Gillie of wasn’t amused ! Wind SW strong and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall, 6.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.5C.

27/9/19 The River Inny takes all the Game fishing headlines as UK Currane / Inny Fly Angler, Mr. Khem Joory, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon. For the Lough Currane Anglers it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind WNW fresh to strong with heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 15.9C.

28/9/19 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fishing stations, just for the record there were Anglers on the Butler Pool but no reports of any action and the same goes for the River Inny and of course the great Lough Currane. Now for some late News on a cracker of a specimen Sea Trout caught on Lough Currane on 24th.  It was brought to my notice by a  regular Currane fly Angler yesterday on the net, so its over to Roy and I quote, Local Gillie, Bob Priestley with his catch of a lifetime on Lough Currane last Tuesday. The sea-trout weighed 10 lb 3oz.  Congrats, what a great way to end the season! I’ll second that. Wind SE fresh and overcast and late this afternoon and just for the record there is a yellow warning for Munster until 7 am tomorrow. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 12.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 15. 7C.

Lough Currane 29 September
Lough Currane, 29 September

29/9/19 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fronts, be it Pool or Inny and my phone was as quiet as the Currane Anglers, as for the weather there was a light NNW with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 26.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.5 c. As we all know tomorrow is the last day of the Salmon Season so tight lines to all the Salmon anglers of Ireland.

30/9/19 Well the last day of the 2019 Salmon Season was a wash out and I mean a washout with torrential rain up until 2 pm plus a strong wind from the SW the Currane Anglers were redundant until the clearance came just after 2 pm and sadly come this evening my mobile was as redundant as the Currane Anglers. Where the Waterville River systems were concerned no reports of any action. Now we go to backdate department and the hired out boat department of on the 28th of September, Currane Fly Angler Mr. Colin Bateman, caught a cracker of a 11 ½ lbs. Salmon on the drift. On that note we head into October and 12 days of Sea Trout reporting and I would appreciate it if you the Currane Fly Anglers of Ireland and the World if you could take some photos if possible and either text me on 0872074882 or email me at Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15. 9C.

1/10/19 We start with last night and the end of Salmon Season Bacon and cabbage dinner in the Lobster Bar and I can tell you there was mighty crack and a good time was had by all and on behalf of all the Currane Anglers and non anglers alike we would like to thank the Management and staff of the Lobster for a great night. Now we head out of the Lobster to the backdate department, in Mr. Michael O’Sullivan’s hired out boat department of UK Currane fly Anglers Mr. Tim McGibben and his good friends John and Graham had a good 3 days  Sea Trout fishing with a few nice baskets of Juniors and a good few Brown Trout and their best was all in one drift and reason why, they caught 4 fine Sea Trout, their biggest was 1 ½ lbs and finished their trip off nicely on the World famous Butler Pool and at by catching a fine Salmon on the fly. Now today’s Sea Trout action and all the action comes from Local Gillie Currane fly Angler Mr. Eric Jouen of caught a fine 2 lbs. Sea trout and rose a few. Wind NE and bright and sunny. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 40. 8 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.5C.

2/10/19 Just two boats manipulating their flies on the Currane Waters this day and my mobile was quiet on all fronts, but I can tell you the majority of the local Currane anglers were tying their boats down in anticipation of storm Lorenzo and expecting gusts up to 130 km. So as you can appreciate my net might be down tomorrow evening. Wind SE with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.9C.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0)66 9475248

Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust

The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, formed by concerned volunteers in 2016, is one of the new Rivers Trusts to be set up in Ireland and is currently aspiring to Charitable Status. Its remit is to protect the fresh and coastal waters of the Iveragh Peninsula.

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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


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