Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
7/10/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind South Southwest light, followed by rain all afternoon and still raining this evening, humidity 91%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.
8/10/20 All quiet in the fly department, wind Northwest light, humidity 69% with reasonable cloud cover at times. Just for the record it made a flood last night. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 16.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 15.4 centigrade.
9/10/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind Northwest light with reasonable cloud cover at times, humidity 70%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.8 centigrade.
10/10/20 Some good news on the Currane drifters, one boat did report some action and I quote, a few, end of quote. Staying with the Drifters, going by the Currane spy glasses there were two boats out? Wind Northwest light with good cloud cover, humidity 72%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.5 centigrade.
11/10/20 Going by the Currane spy glasses there were three boats out manipulating their flies on this calm and overcast day and going by their lack of texts I take it their reels were as quiet as my phone? Wind light and variable, humidity 77%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.5 centigrade.
12/10/20 Well today as we all know was the last day of the 2020 Salmon and Sea Trout season. Breaking News on the Currane Drifters just in, Mr. Stephen Donnelly of Cahersiveen officially caught the last Sea Trout of 2020, so congratulations to Stephen, plus Stephen caught a fine Salmon and first local to catch a fine Salmon in 2020, on that note I can Say Stephen is Local Angler of 2020.
What can I say about this Season, well I put it in a Nutshell, not a lot because of Covid 19. Except to say a big thank you to you the followers of No Spin No Fly’s just Facts because without you good readers and supporters of the Waterville fishery there would be no blog and thank you for all your fishing story’s at the beginning of the lockdown. Now another big thank you goes to Mr. Myles Kelly and all the Inland fisheries team for their great support and last but not least on a personal note. I must give a big thank you to Mr. Paul Bourke of the Trout and Salmon Magazine. I think that’s about it for this 2020 Season and let’s hope 2021 will bring our tourists back to Ireland, especially the Waterville Fishery and I look forward to reporting to you on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts, so stay safe and have a very happy Christmas and New Year.
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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