Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

9/5/19 There was good trolling on Lough Currane today so straight to the lure department. First in the striking zone was local angler Mr. Stephen Donnelly, who caught a cracker of an 11 lbs. Salmon while trolling with his good friend Mike and by all accounts he had a mighty battle, which the Cahersiveen and Currane angler won. Staying in the trolling department UK and Currane Angler Mr. Phil Staniforth while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught a fine 11 lbs. Salmon on the troll. In today’s  Salmon action you could say it was a draw in the lbs to lbs. department. On a personal note the photos were as good as the fish thanks for that and that goes for yesterdays photos. Wind Light to fresh and very bright. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.2 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.2 C.

Great day for Sea Fishing not for Game Fishing a picture tells the story!

10/5/19 There wasn’t any Judgment day this day, as the Wild Atlantic Salmon kept their nose’s down as the Currane anglers looked up to the clear blue skies and bright sunshine blazing down on Lough Currane and you could say the Currane Salmon ruled the Currane Waves today in a fresh wind from the NW. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 11.3C

11/5/19 All the Salmon and Sea Trout headlines come from the Bungalow on the North Shore. Currane and Cork angler Mr. Martin Coveny, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught a cracker of a 10 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll. Staying at the Bungalow Martins good friend Mr. Dave Homes, caught and released a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley. They say bright sunshine and a Northeast wind is a Currane anglers nightmare, well all I can say is a few more nightmares wouldn’t do any harm. Wind NE light and hardly a cloud in site. Yesterdays weather maximum air temperature 12.4C.

12/5/19 Just a few boats out and for good reason, there was a strong SSE wind blowing and going by the Currane Anglers mobiles it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind as already stated and bright sunshine all day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 13.5C.

13/5/19  The Currane Anglers today had to battle the wild SE wind and by all accounts that’s  all they battled, as the Currane waves smashed into their bow’s and to make things worse the Currane Skies were as clear as a magnifying glass. Weather as already stated. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17. 7C.

Neil releases Paul's Salmon!
Neil releases Paul’s Salmon!

14/5/19 All Salmon C&R headlines come from the Bungalow on the North Shore, UK Angler Mr. Paul Haynes from Devon, while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught and released two Salmon ranging from 9 lbs. up to 14 lbs. and in the words of Neil, wind SE and it was wild out there. Now to Breaking News on the Wild Currane Sea Trout, as from today the Waterville Fishery and Lough Currane becomes a C&R Fishery only! Just click the link and all will be revealed Inland Fisheries Ireland introduces two new Bye-laws in Kerry and Cork.  Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.9 C.

15/5/19 I’ve had emails all day because anglers were under the impression that the Waterville Fishery was totally C&R, this is incorrect, its only Sea Trout that are totally C&R. Now today’s action there were only two boats out and all was quiet on the SW front. Wind SSE fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17. 6C.

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