Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville:
22/8/19 Mr. Noel Cournane, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 3 Sea Trout and a fine Grilse on the fly. Now point of order on text sent, normally I don’t report texts that have no name and private number comes up but this is a good one with a lot of facts ? It was reported to me, we will call him or her the invisible Angler and I quote, saw two anglers catch 4 Salmon today! Wind SW fresh and overcast and humidity again 90 %+. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16. 3C.
23/8/19 Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com was back in action this evening and caught 7 Sea Trout up to 3 lbs and rose a good few more. Wind S light and overcast and very humid again in the high 80’s. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 19.2C.
24/8/19 All quiet on all fronts and in the words of one Gillie and I quote, No good today. Wind SW light to calm with good cloud cover, humidity again 80’s. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 18. 3C.
25/8/19 UK Currane fly Angler Mr. Arnold Slater caught two Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind was light and all over the place and sunny. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.9C. Humidity in high 80’s plus.
26/8/19 The Salmon and Sea Trout Anglers patience is at high fever level for the lack of action in all departments and today was no exception. All the Waterville Fishery Anglers had slack lines as we approach the Charlie Chaplin comedy film festival I don’t know whose more funnier, our Charlie or my Noble Anglers, as their rods and reels stay as silent as the Charlie Chaplin Movies. Wind SW light with good cloud cover, humidity 96 % Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.5C.
27/8/19 UK Currane fly Angler Mr. John Eames caught a fine 5 lbs, Grilse while fly fishing with his Gillie and just for the record I would say that the majority of the Currane Anglers were manipulating on the Inny because there was a good flood. Wind SW and overcast all day with light rain for most of the day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.0C.
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