Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

8/4/21 Two Barbless and two hand me Brown tag boats out this day, sadly with all their efforts they came back to dry land Salmonless. Just for the record Lough Currane is exceptionally low thanks to this dry spell. Wind SW light to fresh and overcast all day.

9/4/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Their order of merit, 3 hand me down brown tag and two barbless boats out this day. Wind NNE light and variable with reasonable cloud cover.

10/4/21 Straight to the Barbless and C&R Pro Angler Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy while trolling caught and released a fine 3 lbs Sea Trout. Now we head for the Brown tag department, there were two hand me down brown tags and an outright winner, all I can say is there were no winners in today’s Brown Tag Wild Atlantic Salmon race.

Wild Atlantic Way

11/4/21 Well it was the last Brown tag draw for the 2021 springers and just for the record I am like Manuel of Fawlty Towers, I know Nothing, and I catch Nothing, so on that note we will head out to exceptionally low Lough Currane and today’s facts, there were two Boats out, their order of merit is as follows, one Barbless boat and one hand me down Brown tag manipulator and I can say they both were Salmonless this day. Wind NNW light and sunny all day and cold, just for the record it was 4.o C in Westerville at 10 am

12/4/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. There were 4 Boats out manipulating their skills, but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon were not amused with the Brown hand me down tag anglers, just for the record there were 3 hand me down manipulators and one Barbless and talking of the Barbless it was sad to see that renowned Fishing Guide Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of did not get a Brown Tag in the last of the Brown Tag Spring draw. Wind West light, bright and sunny.

13/4/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind SSE light, bright sunshine all day.

Lough Currane and Ballinskellig
Lough Currane and Ballinskelligs, photo by Marita Hitmiangsong

14/4/21 Just two boats out manipulating this day on an exceptionally low Lough Currane, sadly their rods were slack. Wind SE light to fresh, bright, and sunny all day. The Currane Hampshire Hogs anglers were celebrating the opening of the bars in the UK yesterday and discussing and looking forward to their visit to the Waterville fishery.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
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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

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.