Vincent Appleby reports on the week’s fishing on the Waterville System:

6/7/2022 World famous Butlers Pool and at take all the Salmon headlines and for good reason, Kevin, from Boston Massachusetts USA caught a fine Grilse on the fly this morning while flyfishing with his Gillie.  Now we head upstream to Lough Currane, going by the post and Telegraphs the Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

7/7/2022 It was blazing saddles on Waterville lake this day, but this didn’t deter top Salmon and Sea Trout guide Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of taking his client out and catching a fine 5 lbs. Grilse on the troll.  Wind NNW light and variable.

8/7/2022 I can say without any fear of contradiction that renowned Currane Angler Mr. Andy Wishart caught a fine 5 lbs Grilse on the troll.

Lough Currane

9/7/2022 Now today’s action came from the North Shore and at [email protected] Currane angler Mr. Michael Henry, while fishing with his Gillie, caught a fine Grilse on the troll. Weather bright and sunny all day, wind light and variable.

10/7/2022 As they said in Kerry today, we will make a point against Dublin at Croke Park and that they did in the semi-final so congratulations to Kerry, sadly the Currane anglers didn’t make their point in the fishing department but to be fair to the Currane anglers it was bright and sunny all day and very warm, followed by a light and variable wind from the SW.

11/7/2022 There was some great Salmon fly fishing out of the North Shore and at [email protected] renowned all round Currane Fly angler Mr. Michael Henry, while fly fishing with his Gillie, caught two cracking Salmon on the fly, weighing in at 5 ½ lbs and 4 ½ lbs. The picture tells the Currane story of the day. Wind SSE veered South light with good cloud cover.

12/7/2022 Straight to the action into the fly department, Liam, Joe, Dan, the Lads from Carlow had a good day today especially for Dan who caught his first Salmon on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of so congratulations to Dan, may it be the first of many. Now we head for the hired-out boat department of [email protected] Mr. Andy Wishart, caught a lightening fresh 5 lbs. Grilse on the troll. Wind light SW and veered NW later in the afternoon and just for the record there was light misty rain at times.

Vincent Appleby
Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
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A new online survey has been developed by IFI for the Currane catchment to gather anglers’ knowledge – the survey method called FLEKSI was developed by IFI to help give an insight into the status of the fishery. Currane Anglers are needed for Citizen Science survey to examine fish stocks

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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:

Waterville lakes and river system

Lough Currane