Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

25/3/21 Two boats out this day and all quiet on all fronts. Wind SSW light to fresh in the morning and strong in the afternoon and I believe the sensible Anglers headed in for the off-licence.

Painting of the Bungalow on the North Shore of Lough Currane by Joan Wuischpard
Painting of the Bungalow on the North Shore of Lough Currane by Joan Wuischpard

26/3/21 I start with an apology to US Artist Joan Wuischpard and for a good reason, I forgot to mention the Artist name on the Bungalow painting on the North Shore of Lough Currane. Now for today’s facts. Well, I can tell you today the Currane anglers headed straight to the Off-licence first thing this morning and for good reason, Lough Currane was wild with a strong WNW blowing followed by hail and sleet and sadly they did not do much better in the Off-licence because it was too early for McGill’s Beer.

27/3/21 Another Off-licence day for the Lough Currane anglers, as a strong wind from the South West took control of today’s proceedings. Staying with the weather, it was overcast with heavy rain at times.

Butler pool
World Famous Butler Pool, 28 March 2021

28/3/21 Yes you have it, it was another Off-licence day for the Brown Tag and Barbless Currane anglers as a strong SSW takes control of today’s proceedings, overcast all day with light rain.

29/3/21 I can hear you saying that Vincent Appleby is full of wind in his reporting in the past week, well I am sorry to say today’s manipulations were halted thanks to a strong SSW wind and overcast, light misty rain at times.

30/3/21 Well at least the Currane Anglers headed out on to the Currane waters this day, sadly all were quiet on all fronts. Wind light and variable SSE and SSW in the afternoon. Just for the record order of merit, one Barbless boat and 3 hand me down Brown Tag Boats.

Fog
A moggy morning on Lough Currane

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.

Vincent Appleby
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Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
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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.