Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane..

12/3/20 Great news for all you fly anglers, because the ice was broken on the Lough Currane fly department. Young Connor takes the first Currane fly honours by catching a fine 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly on Lough Currane and His Dad Mr. Terence Wharton Junior was delighted! Wind WNW fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4c.

13/3/30 They say Friday the 13th is unlucky, well I have news for you because local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of would beg to differ and for good reason, he caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind SE and veered S and overcast with heavy down pours. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.0c.

14/3/20 The Weather again takes control of Lough Currane as a strong SW wind blows down the Lough as the Currane anglers debated the pros and cons, well one doesn’t have to be a Fly or Rapala pro to know their tackle boxes stayed dry. Wind as already stated, with reasonable cloud cover followed by showers. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 6.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.0 Centigrade.

15/3/20 Straight to the action, Currane Angler Mr. Joe O’Dwyer, caught a fine fresh 10lb Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Sion Braine, we will let Sion have the last say on their fine fish and I quote, “Joe was fishing with me for the last week and we had 19 kelts and finished today with a 10 lb Salmon”. Wind NW fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Now in my book we go to Ireland’s Salmon of the week and it’s a cracker of a 22lb Salmon caught by Mr. Paudie Hubbert of Tralee, while Fishing the River Laune yesterday, so congratulations Paudie on a Salmon of a life time and that’s from all the Kerry Anglers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5 .1 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.1 centigrade.

16/3/20 The odd boat may have ventured out this day, if they did they had a touch of Wild bill Hickock, because there was a strong South West wind blowing down the Laugh, plus going by my mobile it was all quiet on the South West front. Wind as already stated and overcast all day, followed by light rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.2 Centigrade

17/3/20 All Salmon headlines this Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations were on the World-Famous Butler Pool and at   and one can say without any fear of contradiction that Waterville’s pro Golfer Mr. Liam Higgins was in great form while casting his fly, Liam Celebrated his Saint Patrick’s day by catching a fine Salmon in the 7 lb class. Down on Lough Currane, there was no reports of any rod benders. Just for the record it was another wild day, with a strong South West wind and overcast followed by rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 6.5 mm. Maximum air temperature 10.7 Centigrade.

18/3/20 Lough Currane anglers were as calm as the Currane waters and their humour was as light as the wind, but come docking time their language, well that’s another story. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 5.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.9 centigrade.

Vincent Appleby

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Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
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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