Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
19/5/21 Four boats out manipulating their flies and lures this day, by all accounts their lines were slack and going by the forecast there be no fishing tomorrow because there is a yellow wind and rain warning so it’s batten down the hatches me hearties. Wind WSW and veered SSW light with good cloud cover.
20/5/21 Well Lough Currane was like the wild west as all Salmon and Sea Trout stations were closed as the yellow wind and rain warning was in full swing plus it made a fair drop of rain and still raining as I’m doing today’s notes. Wind South and veered SSW fresh to strong followed by strong gusts.
21/5/21 After the wild cyclonic Winds and floods of yesterday, what a spectacular day we had. Why, do you ask, well there was a mighty flood coming down the Inny and by early afternoon it was ideal for the Currane anglers to put their C&R Inny hats on and by all accounts it was not long before the Inny produced its first two C&R Salmon 2021.
Now we head out on to a dirty and rising Lough Currane, but dirty lake or not this didn’t deter 3 boats from heading out, but to no avail which isn’t surprising. And you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work than one out. Wind North fresh followed by showers.
22/5/21 Straight to the action on the Waterville fishery. First we head out onto Lough Currane where an angler fishing on his own caught one Salmon on the troll. Now we head for the Commeragh River, it was reported to me that there was one Salmon caught. Now we cut across the countryside to the C&R River Inny and for good reason. There was one C&R Salmon to report. Wind NNW and veered W light with reasonable cloud cover.
23/5/21 Made another flood early this morning. Now to today’s facts there were 10 boats out and by all accounts there wasn’t any fish counts this day. Now for all those pessimistic anglers out there remember Lough Currane is still on the rise and will be for the next couple of days plus the Lake is still on the dirty side. Wind WSW fresh followed by heavy showers.
24/5/21 Just two boats out manipulating the Currane waters and going by the Internet technology their reels were as quiet as the lambs but same could not be said on the C&R River Inny as the Barbless spinner and fly manipulators procured two Salmon. You can understand why there was only two boats out on the Lake. Wind NNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.
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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