Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
1/4/21 Well I can say without any fear of contradiction this April Fool’s day that the Wild Atlantic Salmon were not fooled by the 3 Brown hand me down tag boats out manipulating the Currane Waters. Wind light, variable, bright and sunny all day.
2/4/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this Good Friday. There were 3 boats out manipulating, their order of merit, Two Hand me down Brown tag boats and one barbless. Wind light East then veered SSW.
3/4/21 Yesterday as we all know was Good Friday, well I can tell you today it was a Bad Saturday in all departments and for good reason it was reported to me that there was no Brown Tag Boats out manipulating and the same goes for the Barbless Anglers, what has Lough Currane come to? So, on that note I will finish today’s lack of notes by saying Happy Easter to all you the Waterville Fishery anglers and none anglers alike. Wind SSE and SSW light, bright and sunny all day.
4/4/21 Just 3 Hand me Down tags out this day and sadly no Salmon Tagged. Wind was in the North and sunny all day.
5/4/21 Well this Easter Monday there were 3 Brown tag and two Barbless boats out this day and by all accounts their boats were Salmonless. Wind North light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and cold.
6/4/21 The King of the Barbless of Catch and release department Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught and released a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout this day. Now we head for the news on the Brown Tag Anglers, it was all quiet on the Salmon and Sea Trout front. Just for the record there were four boats out, their order of merit is as follows, two Barbless boats and two hand me down Brown tag boats. Wind NNE light to fresh followed by the odd shower.
7/4/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts, their order of merit is as follows, two hand me down Brown tag Anglers and two Barbless anglers. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover this morning followed by the odd April Shower, come afternoon bright and sunny.
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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
31/3/21 Just two Brown hand me down tag boats out on this calm and foggy day. Wind was light to calm and variable. Now to all you pessimistic anglers who were complaining that in the 2020 Season there were no Salmon in the Lake? We will put the record straight, to the best of my knowledge there were 160 Salmon caught and a good few more not reported. Now let us head for the 2020 Hatchery Brood, just for the record the Salmon Brood was got with one swipe and I can tell you when the Currane system was fishing a lot better there was many occasions it was a dam site more difficult and took a lot more than one swipe. Now we head down stream into Lough Currane for 2021 Kelt Season just for the record there were 260 Kelts caught up to 22nd of March and counting and on average four boats fishing.