Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

15/4/21 There was only one lonesome Barbless angler manipulating his barbless flies or lures, sadly his flies and lures stayed as lonesome as himself, need I say more. Wind SSE and cloudy at times.

16/4/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts, just two boats out, what do you expect, miracles? Mind you I think we need one at this rate. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast.

17/4/21 Again just two boats out and with all their efforts their lines stayed slack, but I will not give them any flack. Wind SSE fresh and overcast with light rain in the afternoon.

18/4/21 All quiet on all fronts, there were four boats out manipulating this Day, their order of merit is as follows, 3 hand me down Brown tag boats, 1 Barbless Angler. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast with light misty rain at times.

19/4/21 Four boats out on this miserable day with light misty rain at times, come evening the Currane anglers were just as miserable as the weather as they looked down on their floorboards and thinking to themselves a few scales wouldn’t do any harm. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast all day.

20/4/21 Again the Currane anglers were feeling subdued today for the lack of action on their lures. To be fair to the Currane anglers Lough Currane is exceptionally low. Just for the record there were 3 boats out. Wind SSE light and overcast all day.

Sunset at Loher Caherdaniel on the Wild Atlantic Way Ring of Kerry
Sunset at Loher Caherdaniel on the Wild Atlantic Way Ring of Kerry

21/4/21 In the words of one Currane Angler, and I quote, all I caught was a suntan today, thankfully you don’t need a Brown tag to catch the sun. That sums up today’s angling notes. Wind SSE light to fresh and variable.

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.