Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

5/6/19 Today was a special day and a historic day in Ireland and I can assure its not false news and yes the President of the Untied States of America arrived in Ireland, what has that got to do with Lough Currane, well I will let Currane angler have his say on today’s action and I quote, “I’m Craig Crossley from Orlando, Florida and I came over to Ireland to escape President Trump and he followed me over to the Emerald Isle and as luck would have it I went out fishing with my guide and caught a great 4 lbs. Salmon on the troll which totally made my day and tonight I and Family had a great Salmon feast and I have to say my Guide worked hard to get that Salmon and after that great feed I and my Family of six hill walkers will be ready for making our way back to Killarney tomorrow and again thanks to the Waterville Fishery for supporting my Family at the Dinner table this evening.”

Staying in the Salmon department, Currane Angler Mr. Patrick’s Labere of France caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of Wind NNE light showers this morning and bright and sunny this afternoon. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 1,8 mm. Maximum air temperature 13.4 c.

6/6/19 Straight to the C&R ST Index. Currane angler, Mr. Yanick Labere of France C&R a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of Wind NNW light to fresh and sunny with some cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.6 c.

7/6/19  The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts this cold day as the wind and showers came from the North. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.3 c.

8/6/19 We Currane Anglers like tight lines but sadly the Currane anglers lines were slack this day in most departments. Currane fly angler Mr. William Hamilton, while fly-fishing on the drift, caught two fine Sea Trout in the 3 lbs class on Saturday.  Wind North with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s Weather, maximum air temperature 14.1 c.

9/6/19 Lough Currane was all quiet in every department but one. Wind SW light and bright and sunny.  William Hamilton caught 3 Sea Trout again all in the 3lbs Class all while fishing in his hired out boat from Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14. 3 c.

10/6/19 There was a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout caught on the fly by Currane fly angler Mr. Tom Duggan of Kilkenny. For the rest of the Currane anglers all quiet on the SW front. Wind NW light and bright and sunny. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 14. 3 c.

11/6/19 Straight to the C&R Sea Trout headlines North and South Shores, but the breaking news comes from the North Shore and the bungalow and when I say Sea Trout I mean Sea Trout, I can tell you it’s the talk of the Lough Currane anglers and the talk of the Waterville Village and for good reason because Currane fly angler Mr Romain Zambon from Luxembourg and fishing out of and while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught a cracker of a C&R Trophy 10 lbs. Specimen Sea Trout, So congratulations Romain and his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and not forgetting Bob the photographer also a Currane fly angler, also from Luxembourg. Now we head across Lough Currane and to the hired out boat department of Currane fly angler. Mr. William Hamilton was in great form again today, while on the drift C&R, 3 fine Sea Trout in the 2 to 3 lbs. class and rose a good few more and hooked and lost a Grilse and it lived to tell the tale. Wind NE light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.2.c

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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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