Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville…

11/8/2022 As you can imagine the Kerry Globe is warming fast as the sun blazes down on the Waterville Fishery so there isn’t much one can say except pray! Wind was light and I can say it did the full Ring of Kerry.

12/8/2022 It’s all sunshine as the Currane anglers lines stay slack as they wait in anticipation of a flood, so on that note we head out into Ballinskelligs Bay with Mr. Robert Elson of   By all accounts Robert’s Family caught a few nice Pollack and Mackerel and not forgetting their fine cooked Crab and Lobster, as you can see by the photo of Ballinskelligs bay this morning it’s perfect weather for Sea fishing as we Game anglers carry on suntanning.  Wind NE veered NW and variable.

beach at waterville
Blue shy, high temperatures. Great for the beach and maybe a bit of sea angling but not great for salmon and sea trout.

13/8/2022 As the Kerry air temperature soars you can imagine the Salmon and Sea Trout going to deeper depths, as the Currane anglers put on deeper sunscreen. I believe the temperature in Waterville today was 28C. In my garden the picture tells the story, sadly I didn’t get a telegram from Her Majesty, I can tell you my temperature rose. Wind light NW and variable followed by bright sunshine all day.

Just under 38C, too hot!

14/8/2022 As the clouds hit Kerry the temperature was still high as you can see by the photo. As of yet the Waterville fishery is still waiting for a drop of rain, their forecasting thunder and lightning followed by flash floods? Personally, there is more chance of a flash than a flood? Wind Light and variable from the NE to the West.

15/8/2022 There were a few cracks of the old thunder, the odd flash and the odd heavy shower but no flash flood as of yet. Wind NE veered to the SSE and veered again back to NNE light to fresh and good cloud cover.

16/8/2022 Very little rain to report, the same goes for the fishing department as I say that there is rain on the horizon for the weekend, so Inny Anglers be warned  ?  Wind NNE fresh with good cloud cover.

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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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:

Waterville lakes and river system