Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
16/7/21 The Currane anglers were Barbequed as the wild Atlantic Salmon nosedived to deeper and cooler waters this blazing hot day and as you can see by the photo the skies were clear and temperature well up there, need I say more and that’s your ration for this day. Wind NNE veered NW and veered ESE this evening, light all day.
17/7/21 The Currane Barbeque was at full strength as the sun blazed down on a calm Lough Currane as you can see by the picture and if any Currane angler did venture out he may have caught a fish and if he did not, he certainly caught a suntan. Wind Light to calm and variable. Again the photos tell the story
18/7/21 The Currane Barbeque was again at full strength in opinion even though the temperature gage was indicating 4 degrees less than yesterday, but it still felt like 25c as you can see again by the photo. If there were any Currane barbeque anglers out there good luck to them.
19/7/21 The Currane Barbeque is still being fuelled with bright sunshine again this day and in the words of one Gillie this morning, no one in their right mind would be fishing in these conditions and his words of wisdom as you can see by the photos were correct. So on that note we head for the backdate department and an apology to Mr. Dermot Martin and the Butler Arms Hotel and at www.butlerarms.com and for good reason because Martin while fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a fine Grilse on the troll on Lough Currane, again my apologies to Mr. Dermot Martin and the Butler Arms Hotel. Wind Light and variable and bright sunshine.
20/7/21 The heatwave is well in control of the Currane anglers as well as the Wild Salmon and sea trout, you could say both Angler and fish are taking cover. Bright sunshine all day, wind light and variable.
21/7/21 I don’t know who or what is getting smoked first, the Salmon or the Anglers because this heatwave has got both angler and fish in chequemate. Wind ESE light.
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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