Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville:

15/8/19 A few of the Lough Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts on Lough Curran today. So on that note we head for River Inny. All I can say is that the converted Inny anglers are still on a high and still enjoying their silent Move. In yesterday’s notes I reported that a few Salmon were caught on the World Famous Butler Pool but I didn’t  give you all the facts, so lets put the record straight. Monday 12th August Carl Purcell, Florida, with his son Preston, while fly fishing for the first time caught his first salmon of 5 pounds and hooked two more, released total of 2 fish while Fishing with their Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville and at [email protected] Tuesday 13th local Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and at [email protected]  caught one of 5 ½ lbs and Michael’s client Mr. Paul Amos caught and released 2 Salmon. Today’s wind SW light to fresh and overcast and very warm up to 20 c. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 18.3 C.

16/8/19 We start yesterday’s note and yes I failed miserably in my duties in reporting a fine 6 lbs. Salmon / Grilse caught and released on the World Famous Butler Pool and at by Currane fly Angler, Dr. Tim Gleason. Now today’s Angling News on the weather front, it made another good flood early this morning so as you can imagine there was a good flood on the River Inny so you don’t have to be Rocket scientist to know the silent movie Inny C&R anglers were in action. On the Lough Currane front it was all quiet on all fronts after the flood early this morning. Wind SW fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 18.8C.

17/8/19 The Currane fly and troll Anglers, the converted C&R Inny Anglers and last but nor least The World famous Butler Pool fly Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind SW strong with good cloud cover plus a few showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 27.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 18.9 C.

18/8/19 The Waterville Fishery fly and troll and the C&R Anglers were all quiet on all fronts and if they weren’t may the Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout have mercy on their rods and reels for the lack of action in all departments. Wind WSW fresh to strong with heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather. Maximum air temperature 17.8 C.

19/8/19 In the words of one local Gillie and all rounder and I quote, no good today and that sums up today’s action on Lough Currane. Now to you Salmon and Sea Trout Anglers take note and click. Wind NW fresh, bright and sunny. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17C.

20/8/19 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fronts, so the least said the soonest mended or you could say the Currane fly, troll and C&R manipulators have a lot to be desired. Wind SW Fresh with showers and very warm and very humid. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.9C.

21/8/19 The Lough Currane Anglers again were all quiet on all fronts. Wind SW fresh and overcast all day, light to heavy rain at times, humidity 90 % +. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.7C.

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