Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

28/2/19 All the Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front this day, after yesterdays excitement and that raps up February’s manipulations. It may have been slack in action but to be fair to the Currane Anglers the weather had a big say and dictated proceedings this Month. On an optimistic note and to all those who are pessimistic, one might think that the Currane anglers were very slack and down on last year, well we are 1 Salmon down on 2018 if my calculations are correct and if you take into account the amount of days lost due the Wild Atlantic Waves or in our case the Currane waves its not too bad and yes it always could be better, so lets stay optimistic!!

Lough Currane
A wild day on Lough Currane – similar conditions in March 2018

1/3/19 Local angler Mr. Mike Dwyer gets March off to a good start with a cracker of a 12 ½ lbs. Salmon caught on the troll and I asked Mike for all the facts of the day on his fine Salmon. Well it was like this he said, there was a nice wind from the SW and overcast and raining this morning come afternoon the wind shifted into the NW as I was going Down the North Shore and passing the Old K, I headed out towards Morgan’s Rock then the action began and the rest is history except for one thing, it was great to catch the first Currane hatchery Salmon of 2019. Weather as already stated. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 11.4 c.

2/3/19 Currane anglers were left breathless, fishless and frustrated this day as SW gales dictated today’s proceedings and going by the forecast for tomorrow it isn’t looking good. Just for the record there is a yellow warning tomorrow for Munster Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 8.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.8 c.

3/3/19 The Currane anglers were frozen out today in all departments or you could say the Wild Atlantic Salmon were put on Ice and talking of ice, the Irish Meteorological Service has  put the whole country on yellow alert ice warning until 8 AM tomorrow. Wind NNE fresh and overcast with snow showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 12.9 c. Maximum air temperature 11.9 c.

4/3/19 We the Currane Anglers weren’t exactly frozen out this day but sadly the wild Atlantic Salmon froze out the only boat out there manipulating there flies and lures today as a strong WSW hammered Lough Currane with heavy showers plus a mixture of hail showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.0.

5/3/19 I’ll put today’s Wild Atlantic Salmon manipulations on Lough Currane in the words of one angler and I quote, Wet and cold and nothing to show for it and the same goes for the other anglers. Wind SW then veered SE Light to fresh, nice this morning, come early afternoon the heavy rain came in. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 6 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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