Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

24/4/19 It was a European day on Lough Currane today in the Trolling department so straight to the action and we start at the North Shore and Bungalow, Currane Anglers Mr. Jim Sayers and his good friend Sean from Spain, caught the fastest 10 lbs. Salmon so far this season because their rods weren’t out 5 minutes when their action started and so congratulations to Sean on his fine fish, Mr. Jim Sayers was also telling me they caught it on a Rapala.  Now we head across to the South Side where Currane angler Mr. Dr. Reinhard Biniek of Germany and Lake Road, Waterville, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll.  For the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.9 C.

25/4/20 All the action comes from the North Shore and the Bungalow, Currane Angler, Mr. Axel ZurBrugge of Germany and fishing out of the Butler Arms Hotel of caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon while trolling with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW fresh and talking of wind SW Kerry is on an orange alert from Friday evening to Saturday early morning  with gusts up to 130 kmh so its batten down me  Hearties. Yesterday’s  weather, Maximum air temperature 14.4 c.

26/4/20 Storm Hannah thankfully didn’t take control of the Currane anglers this morning as they headed out and hoping for some action and they weren’t disappointed. So we start at the Bungalow and at Mr. Niall Howe and fishing out of while fishing with his gillie caught an 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll as  Hannah gets stronger , but we will stay with Hannah and the trolling department and the Bungalow, Currane Angler Mr. Axil ZurBrugge and fishing out of caught a cracker of an  11 lbs. Salmon on the troll , while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and staying with Neil, People have been wondering why he’s down on the Salmon front? well Neil has been out for three months with a shoulder injury but as you can see he’s back with a bang and you could say three days fishing, two Salmon, at this rate lads he will be catching and overtaking and taking the lead on the Wild Atlantic Salmon count . Back to Hannah come lunch time Hannah won the day and Kerry is on a Red alert, will give you all the facts on Red alert in tomorrow’s notes.

27/4/20 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front and followed by a cold wind from the North and not forgetting storm Hannah yesterday, you could say the Big Lake / Lough Currane was shaken and no Salmon stirred toady. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 8. 7 mm. Maximum air temperature 11. 5C. Strongest Hannah gust 115 km/h .

One of 25 trout caught and released on Lough Derriana #CPRSavesFish

28/4/20 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts so on that note we head up stream to the upper Lakes and Lough Derriana and so we let Local Gillie Tom O’Shea of  have the last say on today’s proceedings, On Derriana today fishing for brown trout with Declan O’Mahoney & Brian  McGarvey from Bandon Co Cork  got 25 plus all C&R Wind Southwest light with reasonable cloud cover, yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.0 mm. A maximum of 11.3C.

29/4/19 All the fly action comes from the North Shore, as does the photo and the same for the text that came with it and it sums up today’s Salmon action and I quote, 10 lb Salmon caught by Mr. Alastair Dunbar famous Scottish fly fisherman on his 1st day after arriving late last night from Scotland, he was put on the fish by top Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Now we head for the C&R Sea Trout department, local Currane angler Mr. Steven Donnelly, caught a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout on the troll, while fishing with good friend Mike. Wind SSE fresh to strong and overcast. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 13.2C.

30/4/19 Lough Currane Anglers were all quiet in all departments, be it fly or lure. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover and just for the record it made a flood last night. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 18.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.7C.

1/5/19 It was another hard day for Currane Anglers and one could say, by the end of their day, they were in dismay on this first of May. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.9C.

2/5/19 We start at the Bungalow and the North Shore and in the trolling department, Mr. Jonathan MacLean and Mr. George MacLean, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of and last but not least a guest fishing with his Gillie also caught a Salmon. Now we head for the late News department, its been brought to my attention that I have been failing miserably in my reporting duties because I failed to report 3 Salmon caught in the last 10 days. In my defence if anglers wish to remain anonymous that is their privilege, but saying that in my opinion their letting down the Waterville Fishery and in the words of President Trump! The rumours saying I’m failing in reporting anglers catches is False News. Now today’s weather, wind SW this morning and veered NW in the afternoon and just for the record it made a good drop of heavy rain this morning. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.7C.

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