Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville…

29/9/2022 We start with a backdates on the C&R River Inny, if you remember I mentioned the Cork lad last week. Well he caught and released 7 Salmon on the Spin, fair play to him. Now yesterday’s Inny C&R anglers caught 8 Salmon. Now back to today’s action, there two Salmon caught on the troll, now to the Currane drifters, one boat reported 5 Sea Trout to his boat and just for the record there were a good few Brown Trout caught also. Wind NNE veered NNW light with reasonable cloud cover.

30/9/2022 Well as we all know today was the last day of the 2022 Salmon season and we finished in style in the Villa Maria for the traditional Bacon and Cabbage. I will get back to the Villa Maria after the Salmon and Sea Trout facts of the day.

We start on the C&R River Inny there were 3 Salmon reported. Now we head for the Butler Pool, UK Anglers Michael and James McSweeney while fishing on the World-famous Butler Pool and at  caught two Salmon on the fly and accompanied by their Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville boats and at [email protected]

Now we go upstream to Lough Currane, Currane angler, Mike from Cork, caught two Grilse and 5 Sea Trout on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and at . Wind SW veered WNW fresh to strong at times and overcast until the afternoon.

Just for the record there was a bit of rain again this morning. Now back to the Villa Maria, well I can say without any fear of contradiction the Bacon and Cabbage was absolutely first class and we finished off with a delicious Apple crumble. So on behalf of the Currane Anglers a big thank you to Fiona, Dan and all their staff for a great night in the Villa Maria and at

1/10/2022 The Currane drifters were all quiet this day. Wind WNW light to fresh.

2/10/20222 Just 3 boats on the drift, a few Sea Trout caught. The best Trout was in the 2 lbs class. Wind WNW and veered WSW light, with reasonable cloud cover.

3/10/2022 Just one boat out on the drift and as my phone was all quiet in all departments this day. I will take it that the Currane drifters lines were slack. Now for quote of the Day and it comes from Italy, a lot may have read it on Facebook, but it is such a cracker of a comment on yesterday’s report and I quote, Fishing is like LIFE. You need Passion, Patience, Love for What you are Doing, you Need to Forgive and Let go, And REEL in All The Beautiful things that come to YOU!!

4/10/2022 No reports of any rod benders on the drift. Wind WNW veered SW and variable, followed by heavy rain for most of the day.

5/10/2022 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong WNW blowing followed by reasonable cloud cover and just for the record there was a good flood early this morning. Back to the Lake there were no boats out. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 24.0 mm.

6/10/2022 There were a few Sea Trout caught on the drift today. Wind WSW average wind speed 20 mph gusts up to 31 mph followed by good cloud cover. Just for the record there was two boats manipulating their skills. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 9.9mm.

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


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

Cloghvoola Fishing Lodge

Address Cloghvoola Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 66 9478009 Website:

Fishing with Dom

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Fly Fishing on Lough Currane

Address Termons Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353(0) 87 922 8659 Phone: +353(0) 66 9474146 Website:

Lakelands Farm

Address Lake Road Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 4160200 Website:

Neil O’Shea

Address Caherbarna Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 9942792 Phone: +353 66 9474527 Website:

Old Daly’s Supermarket & Filling Station

Address Murreigh Waterville V23 X459 Ireland Mobile Phone: +353669474842 Website:

Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing

Address Eureka Lodge Caherdaniel West Waterville Kerry V23 XD63 Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2074882 Website:

Waterville Boats

Address Spunkane Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 (0)87 2202355 Phone: +353 (0)66 9474800