Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
20/8/20 Storm Ellen certainly left its mark in last night’s rain department with Valentia recording 34.4 mm of rainfall and that does not include today’s rainfall. As you can imagine the Waterville anglers had a great choice of Rivers, starting with the C&R River Inny, Commeragh River and of course not forgetting the World-Famous Butler Pool. Where the upper Lakes and Lough Currane are concerned, a strong Southwest wind dictated today’s procedures for most of the day. Today’s humidity 90%. Yesterday’s maximum air temperature 21.2 centigrade.
21/8/20 Lough Currane was on the wild side this morning with a strong South Westly wind blowing, come afternoon slightly moderated, but to be honest, wild or not, the majority of Currane anglers would have had their Inny catch and release hats on. Today’s weather, humidity 89% with good cloud cover followed by a few heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 12.3 mm. maximum air temperature 18.5 centigrade.
22/8/20 The Currane Anglers still have their Inny catch and release hats on today, as there was a reasonably good flow. Going back to Lough Currane what boats were out were all quiet on all fronts. Wind WSW light to fresh with good cloud cover with rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 8.1mm. Maximum air temperature 17.8 centigrade.
23/8/20 All quiet in all departments, you could say, the Inny and Currane anglers were as silent as the lambs. Wind Southwest light to fresh and overcast all day, followed by the odd heavy shower, humidity 94%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.6 centigrade. Attention all Inny anglers keep your catch and release hats on because there is a big flood forecasted, starting late Monday, the main event on Tuesday.
24/8/20 Well the Inny anglers are anticipating a big flood, I can tell you the heavy rain has already started this evening; their forecasting 18 mm of rainfall, give or take for Waterville. On today’s action the Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind Southwest light to calm and veered East Southeast this evening and overcast all day, humidity 95%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.2 centigrade.
25/8/20 Before we go to today’s big flood, just for the record in the past few days, the Currane anglers have caught a few Salmon and a good number of Sea Trout on the drift. Now back to today’s flood, well Valentia observatory recorded 52 mm of rain fall last night, as you can see by the video of the Inny there was a fine flood coming down. You do not need to be a rocket scientist to know where the Currane anglers were manipulating their skills, to be fair Lough Currane was a No go for most of the day because storm Francis was still blowing his trumpet. Wind West Northwest fresh to strong and overcast followed by showers, humidity 89%. Yesterday’s weather, rainfall as already stated maximum air temperature 17.3 centigrade.
26/8/20 Lough Currane was filthy dirty this morning and for good reason, there was big a flood coming down the Commeragh this morning, just for the record it was reported to me that 82mm of rainfall fell yesterday and early this morning. Wind Southwest light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover, humidity 87%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.5 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