Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

5/7/21 All quiet on a low Lough Currane and just for record just four boats out by all accounts. Wind WSW and veered North this evening with reasonable cloud cover. Wind max speed 10 mph.

6/7/21 Just one miserable boat out on this dull and overcast day and going by the phone his lines were slack? Wind NNW followed by showers.  Average speed 18 mph, gust strength 25 mph.

7/7/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. So, we head across and congratulate England getting into the Final, thankfully they did not lose their Bacon.

8/7/21 In the words of one Currane Angler on today’s manipulations and I quote, four boats out, did not see anything caught and what do you expect, miracles? With the lake rock bottom.  Wind light West with good cloud cover.

9/7/21 Four boats out and all quiet on this overcast and very humid day, followed by the odd shower. My Quote of the day is there’s no Salmon or Sea Trout at the end of these Rainbows.

10/7/21 Currane Anglers were all quiet these bright summer’s day with a light wind SSW light, come evening heavy showers.

11/7/21 All quiet in all departments in the Salmon and Sea Trout department, the same could not be said on the final of the Euros as Italy won in style on penalties, so congratulations to all Italy fans and especially our Italian Currane Anglers. Wind, there was plenty at Wembley, where Lough Currane is concerned It was light WSW with reasonable cloud cover at times.

12/7/21 Low Lake or not it takes the Currane professionals to come up with my Noble Gentlemen the salmon in these difficult low water conditions. Currane fly Angler Mr. Andy Hill from Cork caught a fine Grilse on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of As we all know England lost on penalties and there was some celebrations in Pizzo Calabria, Italy as you can see by the videos sent to me by a delighted Italian supporter and Currane Angler.  Wind NNW light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

13/7/21 They say Lough Currane knows how to catch Anglers and today was a perfect example because first time Currane Anglers, or I should say “The Déisi fisherman”  caught his first ever Salmon on the troll and I can tell you, Oran was one delighted young angler and his good friend Bill Farrell caught his first ever  Brown Trout and by all accounts he was delighted with his Battle as they both were. Going by what Oran’s Dad reported they had a fantastic day and learnt loads. On a personal note, congratulations to both Currane Anglers and may it be the first of many. Just for the record they were fishing out of [email protected]  Wind WNE light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

14/7/21 There were a few boats out, nine to be precise and by all accounts all their lines were slack and that’s not surprising considering the water levels. Wind WNW light and variable with reasonable cloud cover at times.

15/7/21 Well on this St. Swithin’s day there were four boats out manipulating their skills on this very warm and bright day, especially in the afternoon and going by the text department it was fairly quiet in the angler’s reels department. Wind NW and variable with reasonable cloud in the morning but once the sun broke through the Currane Anglers were like Phantom of the Opera and if they weren’t they should have been.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
E-mail:[email protected]

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