Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
10/9/20 I stand corrected and guilty as charged for failing miserably in my duties for not checking my texts properly yesterday, so my apologies, so let us put the record straight. Well for starters, the Currane fly anglers caught a few nice Sea Trout on the drift. In the Salmon department there was a fine Salmon caught on the troll. On today’s notes all quiet on the Western front in all departments? Do not be surprised if I update today’s notes in tomorrow’s notes and I will be disappointed if I do not have to update. Wind West light with good cloud cover, humidity 69 %.
11/9/20 The Currane fly anglers were in reasonably good form in the Trout Department this day, with a nice mixture of Sea Trout and Brown Trout caught on the drift. Wind West Southwest, humidity 88%. Yesterday’ weather, maximum air temperature 15.5 centigrade
12/9/20 Again the Currane fly drifters were in good form in the Sea Trout and Brown Trout department. On the World-famous Butler pool there were 3 Anglers manipulating their Salmon flies, but as of yet my mobile is slack, so I take it the anglers in question had slacklines? Wind Southwest light with good cloud cover, humidity 83%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.5 centigrade.
13/9/20 The Currane Drifters were in a quandary this wild day and for good reason, there was a strong Southwest wind blowing, as you can imagine it makes it more difficult to manipulate your flies, especially when your boat drifts towards those submerged rocks as you get that crunchy feeling, I will leave the rest to your imagination. In the Salmon department all quiet on the Southwest front. On the World-Famous Butler Pool there were two fly anglers’ manipulating their flies, no reports as of yet. Wind as already stated, reasonable cloud cover and humidity at 82%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.3 centigrade.
14/9/20 Currane Anglers were all quiet in all departments, but do not be surprised if there is a backdate in tomorrow’s notes? Wind Southeast light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover, humidity 65%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.3 centigrade.
15/9/20 The Currane fly drifters were all quiet and the same goes for the trollers. Wind Southeast light to fresh followed by light misty rain, humidity 91%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 22.1 centigrade.
16/9/20 The Currane drifters had a hard day of it and for good reason, there was little wind to talk off, plus it was very humid at 91% followed by bright sunshine at times. So, one can say without any fear of contradiction, the Currane fly anglers are completely exonerated this day, need I say more! Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 20.1 centigrade.
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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