Vincent Appleby  reports from Lough Currane…

3/2/21 No Brown Tag boats out and the same goes for the C&R manipulators. Wind WSW fresh and overcast.

4/2/21 There were three Brown Tags boats out trolling this day, I will call them the United Nations anglers, sadly the United Nations Brown Tag Anglers could not unite with a Wild Atlantic Salmon. Just for the record there was one C&R Fly Boat out and all was quiet on the SW Front. WNW light with good cloud cover.

5/2/21 Going by spy Gate there were 5 boats out today, 4 which were brown tag boats and 1 barbless boat. Just for a matter of interest, 2 of the brown tag boats today were hand me down tag boats. Wind light to fresh NNW followed by showers.

6/2/21 There were 2 brown tag boats and 2 barbless boats manipulating this day, one of the Brown Tag Boats was a hand me down tag, still waiting for that first elusive wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind ENE light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

7/2/21 Lough Currane was Brownless today but at least there were two Barbless boats out, but with all their efforts they were Salmonless on a freezing cold day and not surprising with a fresh East wind blowing up the lake.

8/2/21 The Mini Beast from the East arrives on the Currane Waters as temperatures barely went above 4C and if you take the wind chill into effect it felt like -0C. Now to the boat count, there were two boats out, 1 Barbless and one hand me down brown tag boat out on this cold day and overcast, wind East light to fresh and variable. Just for record Brownless and Barbless did get a bit of action in the Kelt Department.

Lough Currane on 9 February 2021
Lough Currane on 9 February 2021

9/2/21 Lough Currane was all quiet on all departments and I mean quiet. Wind East fresh and overcast and cold air temperature 4C felt like -0C.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

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Find out more about Lough Currane…

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