Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane where the salmon season opened on Monday…
17/1/2022 Great to be back on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone and sadly we Currane anglers are in another Spring Brown tag season again. And to say the Currane Anglers are Browned off would be an understatement. On that note, we will get down to today’s facts. Well, there were 3 Brown Tag boats out and one Barbless out and staying with the Barbless Angler, and what an angler he is. I’m talking of Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris, Waterville, who’s been fishing Lough Currane for 73 years. His Father Mr. Jack O’Sullivan RIP was a Fishery Officer and I can say Jack was a mighty fishery officer as he was teacher and just for the record Jack has all the Salmon fly and troll records on Lough Currane and Brod with my Father have the record for the Inny and that record was got well over fifty years ago. Now from the past to the present there were no Brown Tags used up this opening day. Wind South light to fresh and very cold.
18/1/2022 There were No Brown Tag Boats or Barbless boats out this day and as one Currane angler said it’s very sad to see Currane lacking its anglers and there is no argument to that.
19/1/2022 No Brown Tags out manipulating or stimulating the waters of Lough Currane and the same goes to the Catch and Release manipulators. Now we head for the Currane Anglers View. Brown Tags are failing Miserably in their duties and the Picture tells the story.
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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