Vincent Appleby reports on the fishing in Lough Currane
26/6/19: Well talking of yesterdays tropical floods, it was mainly mountainous rain but officially its 10.4 mm of rainfall? On the Southside 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.
27/6/19: Straight to the Salmon department, Currane and Dublin Angler Mr. Colin Lynham, caught a fine Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie. Now we head for the Salmon fly department, Currane angler, Drew Brown from Dublin caught a fine Grilse on the fly, while Fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley. Wind East calm and very warm and believe it or not Valentia Met station recorded 19c. at 6am this morning. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 22.2 c.
28/6/19: Again all the Salmon headlines go to Currane angler Mr. Colin Lynham of Dublin, while Trolling with his Gillie, caught a fine 5 lbs. Grilse and just for the record Colin lost two more to his rod. For the rest of the Currane Angling news it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind South and veered SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather Maximum air temperatures for Valentia 28c and came second to Shannon Airport 28.4c and those were the two highest in the Country.
29/6/19: The Currane Angling News, all quiet on all fronts. Wind S and veered SW, overcast all day with misty rain at times. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 21.8 c. For the Waterville weeks weather forecast click www.rte.ie/weather/47412-waterville/
30/6/19: There was some fine action on Lough Currane today so straight to the North Shore and the Bungalow, Currane Angler Mr. Kevin Healy of Mornington, Co. Meath, caught a cracker of an 8 ½ lbs. salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfiishingatloughcurrane.com and staying in the Salmon department and catch of the day goes to Currane fly Angler Mr. Colin Lynham of Dublin and for good reason, he caught 3 Grilse on the fly, their weights are as follows 4,5,6 lbs, and finished off with an 1 ½ lbs. sea trout and all caught this morning because Colin was back on the road to Dublin by 10 am. For the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind W light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.1 c.
1/7/19: Straight to the Sea Trout Department, C&R Currane fly angler Mr. Ronan Grady, caught a fine 3 lbs Sea Trout on the drift. For the rest of the Currane angling News it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind NE veered NW light to fresh. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 16.5 c.
2/7/19: Currane Angler Mr. Murray T Beatts of Tampa Florida, USA and Cahersiveen, Co Kerry and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll and finished his day off with a C&R 1 ½ lbs. Sea Trout and staying with Murray, we go to the artistry department and for good reason, his partner Joan Wuischpard painted a picturesque painting of the Bungalow on her last trip in 2016, all I can say is worth waiting for as you can see for yourself. For the rest of the Currane angling news it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind ENE light with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 16. 4 c.
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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