Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville:

 8/8/19 There were a few boats manipulating this day and going by all the reports the Currane anglers fly lines and trolling lines were slack. Just one fine 5 lbs. Salmon caught on the fly by Currane fly Angler Mr. Dermot Sammon on the World famous Butler Pool and at with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] Talking of slack the wind was East then veered SE and the skies blackened and rain began to fall and Kerry is on a yellow rain warning. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature  18.4C.

9/8/19  The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts as the River Inny was high after a good flood last night and early this morning. Wind ESE and veered NW this evening. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 13.1 mm. Maximum air temperature 20.3C

10/8/19 Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts and with a strong SW wind blowing it’s not surprising. But strong wind or not, the Currane Anglers in my opinion, they have been converted and have caught the Inny Salmon syndrome but sadly today they failed to reveal their sins in the C&R department. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 10. 2 mm. Maximum air temperature 20C

11/8/19 All quiet on all fronts as the Waterville Fishery Anglers were more interested in the All Ireland semi-final against Tyrone, so I can say we anglers lost the battle in the Game Fishing department but thanks to Kerry there was celebrations on the field of Croke Park as Kerry Won their All Ireland semi-final. So congratulations to the Kerry Footballers on their great win. Wind N light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 28. 9 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.8C

12/8/19 Currane fly Angler Mr. John Eagan of Sligo, caught and released a Sea Trout in the 1 ½ lbs class. And for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on the SW front and that sums up today’s manipulations on the Currane Angling news. Wind NW with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.4C

13/8/19 reports Currane Southside’s lines aren’t slack, and in the words of  Mr. Frank Donnelly and I quotes, slack lines, far from it and here are today’s facts from In their Salmon department, Currane all round angler from Germany, Mr. Fabian Mottl, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of caught a fine 6 lbs. Salmon on the troll and Fabian finished his day off in the fly department and catching his first 2 C&R Sea Trout both weighing in at 2 lbs. Now to hired out boat C&R Sea Trout department, a Currane Fly angler caught 8 Sea Trout on the drift, the biggest was in the 3 lbs. class. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.1C.

14/8/19 We Start in the backdate department and just for the record Local Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville and at [email protected] reported that in the last few days that he and his clients have caught a nice few Salmon / Grilse on the World famous Butler Pool and at Now back to today’s No Spin No Fly’s just Facts and the facts are it made another good flood last night, so one doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to know the Currane Anglers were converted overnight to the C&R Inny Anglers and I can tell you there were a few early legal conspirators this morning manipulating their flies, I hear you ask, did they catch anything ? Well all I can say is The Inny Anglers are like the great actor Charlie Chaplin, they just like silent movies. Wind WSW Yesterday weather, maximum air temperature 16.8 c.

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