Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
27/8/20 In the words of local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and I quote, Westerly wind blowing down the Lake, Lough Currane is still dirty after the previous day’s rain, well that sums up today’s manipulations, humidity 88%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.8 centigrade.
28/8/20 Not many boats out this day and for good reason, the Big Lake hasn’t settled down after the big flood, once it does with any luck we should have some good fishing in September especially on the drift, but time will tell and if I’m wrong please don’t quote me! Wind Northeast light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover, humidity 75%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.7 centigrade.
29/8/20 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, with a light to fresh wind from the Northeast, humidity 72%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.1 centigrade.
30/8/20 All quiet on all fronts this day. Wind West Northwest and veered Southwest in the afternoon, light with bright sunshine all day and come this evening there was a nice Mackerel sky, is there rain on the way and if there is the converted Inny anglers will be smiling? Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.0 centigrade.
31/8/20 There were four boats manipulating this day and I can say without any fear of contradiction there was no chequebook or pen for their efforts, but having said that, one bit of interesting news, it was brought to my attention that Lough Currane is still filthy after the big flood seven days ago! Wind fresh South and variable, humidity 96%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.2 centigrade.
1/9/20 May be old news but very interesting on the last big flood and why it is taking so long for Lough Currane to clean up, for starters there were big landslides and Copal Lake is still dirty because of this, so low and behold one of the reasons why the Big Lake is still dirty and not forgetting the Big Floods from the Upper Lakes going into the Commeragh, so it may take a few more days ? Going by the forecast there is more rain tomorrow, how much that is the question. On today’s manipulations all quiet on all fronts and just for the record there were four boats out on this calm day, wind South Southwest light with reasonable cloud cover, humidity 86%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.1 centigrade.
2/9/20 Lough Currane maybe on the dirty side but in the last few days there have been a nice few Juniors caught on the drift, in the Salmon department we head for the World famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and for good reason, on Sunday 30th there were two Salmon caught on the fly, the following day, there were 3 caught, also on the fly, which I might add is great to see. On today’s action, all quiet on all fronts? That includes the Inny. Wind West light and overcast all day with misty rain through the day and just for the record there was a small flood on the Inny and when I say small, I mean small, going by what I saw at midday. Wind as already stated, humidity 97%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.3 centigrade.
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