Vincent Appleby  reports from Lough Currane…

25/2/21 You could say the calm after the storm and here are today’s facts, there were 3 Brown tag boats manipulating their skills and one Barbless fishing this day and sadly all were fruitless, except for the Kelt department, one brown tag boat caught two on the troll and one on the fly which is great to see Kelts caught. Wind WNW then veered WSW light.

Lough currane
Lough Currane 26 February 2021

26/2/21 The Brown Tag and the Barbless Anglers were as silent as the lambs and there is a good reason for this, the lazy articles were not out there. Wind SSW light with reasonable cloud cover.

27/2/21 The Brown Tag boats were in force today. All I can say is tags or no tags, by the end of their day the 5 Currane Brown tag boats were lighter when they first went out. In their defence they did catch a few Kelts and to be honest Lough Currane is still dirty after the big flood.  Wind South light and variable with good cloud cover.

28/2/21 Lough Currane was bright and sunny. Order of boats, there were four boats in total. Sadly their rod and reels were slack apart from a few kelts. Just for the record Lough Currane is still on the dirty side. Wind ESE light and variable.

1/3/21 Four Brown Tag boats out, sadly there were no Barbless anglers manipulating this day to the best of my knowledge. Just for the record there were a few Kelts caught today. Staying in the Kelt department I would ask all Currane Brown Tag and Barbless anglers to report your Kelt catches, it would be greatly appreciated. Wind East Southeast light with reasonable cloud cover.

2/3/21 All the headlines go to Local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] and for good reason Eric, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll, in his Brown Tagged Boat in doing so Eric made a little bit of history in catching the first Brown Tagged Salmon on Lough Currane, plus that bit of Currane History can never be taken off Eric so Congratulations. Now for the Next record is the first Brown Tagged Fly, so tight lines to My Noble Gentlemen the Brown tag Salmon Angler. Local angler Tam and a Member of the Brown Tag association, lost a good fish on the troll and Tam reckoned it was in the 12 lbs + class. For the rest of today’s News, in total 3 boats out. Wind SSE light plus bright sunshine all day.

3/3/21 There were a total of 3 boats out today and their order of merit is as follows, one barbless, followed by two brown tag boats and were all were quiet in the Wild Salmon department but did see some action in the Kelt department. Wind Light and variable and overcast.

4/3/21 Four Brown tag boats out. On the Wild Atlantic Salmon, it was a draw 0-0. The same could not said in the Kelt department, because there were a few caught. Wind again light and variable and very cold out there.

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