Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

24/9/20 The Currane anglers were stranded on the shoreline as the yellow wind warning took control as the Northwest gales hammered the lake and veered North with no respite, but not all was lost as the heavens opened last night and early this morning, which made good fishing for the River Inny. Today’s weather as already stated. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.4 centigrade.

26/9/20 Calm to light and variable wind with bright sunshine all day and as you can see by the picture, not great fishing conditions, humidity 52%. So, to all you Currane Anglers who were disappointed with today’s fishing, click this link it might cheer you up.

27/9/20 There were at least 10 boats out manipulating this day, which was great to see, plus the majority were on the drift, by all accounts there was a nice mixture of Sea Trout and Brown Trout caught on the drift. In the Salmon drifting department one unlucky Currane fly Angler got into a fine Salmon but sadly My Noble Salmon was well educated saw that the anglers engine was down and headed straight for it and got an automatic  catch and release, the rest is history. Wind light and variable and overcast, humidity 93%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.9 centigrade.

Lough Currane on Monday
Lough Currane on Monday

28/9/20 Going by the spy glasses just four boats out manipulating the Currane waters and going by the lack of texts it is all quiet in all departments. As you can see by the photos it was hard going with little enough wind from the Northwest and bright sunshine all day, humidity 87%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.0 centigrade.

29/9/20 There were four boats out, two on the northside and two on the Southside and by all accounts their lines were slack, that’s  only speculation on my part, what isn’t speculation, Kerry is on a yellow rain warning, their forecasting 25 to 40mm of rainfall for the Southwest and as we know tomorrow is the last day of the 2020 Salmon Season, so all bets are on the Currane anglers converting back to the Inny catch and release fly anglers. All I can say is tight lines to all the Waterville Fishery Anglers. Wind South Southwest light to fresh and overcast, humidity 85%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.4 centigrade.

14lb currane salmon
It took a long time to play the fish to the shore where it could be safely released

30/9/10 Covid 19 as we all know dictated proceedings this 2020 Salmon and Sea Trout season, especially denying long time and new Currane fly anglers coming from all over the World to this world famous Salmon and Seatrout Fishery, well I have great news in the Salmon department, Currane fly angler Mr. Phil Staniforth while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of  caught a cracker of a Salmon of 14 lbs. on a 6lbs leader and what a battle Phil had with this monster of a Salmon, it took 2 hours to safely manipulate this Currane  fine Salmon into the shoreline so he could be put back, so congratulations to Phil, a day I’m sure you will never forget and the same goes to your Gillie Dominic. Weather wind Southwest and the photos tell it all on this last day of the 2020 Salmon Season.

1/10/20 All the Trout headlines go to the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] and for good reason, an Currane fly angler, fishing out of [email protected] caught and released a cracker of a Brown Trout or it could be a Sea Trout ? For the rest of the Currane anglers all quiet.  Wind light with good cloud cover, followed by heavy showers at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0)66 9475248
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Find out more about Lough Currane…

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