dog in a boat
A fish finder is optional

Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville…

15/6/2022 It was blazing saddles on the Waterville Fishery and the Currane Hampshire Hogs this day and their quote of the day, Hi Vincent, dead as a dodo today. Fishing conditions bright sunshine all day, wind SW light.

16/6/2022 The Hampshire Hogs Currane Anglers had it hard this day with 3 Grilse lost and a few Brown Trout for their efforts but to be fair they had some fine action and kept the Currane flag flying high. Wind S fresh with good cloud cover.

Currane was good at times to the Hampshire Hogs and Peter this year

17/6/2022 The Hampshire Hogs headed out on to Lough Currane today for their last day’s fishing trip and of course weren’t disappointed, fishing with their boatman the commander in chief Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and at [email protected]. The Shy Man and the lonesome boatman and at and fishing out of so on that note we let the Hampshire Hogs have their say on their trip, so take it away Hampshire Hogs. Hi Vincent, last day and one small grilse for Mr Peter Ruffle, some very hard fishing this week but 4 grilse and a 10lb springer for the week. A good dose of water is desperately needed! Hopefully when we’re back later in the year, the conditions will have improved. Cheers. Now we head for the Lobster Bar for the presentation of the Hampshire Cup to Mr. Trevor Dewberry who wins the Hampshire Cup for the first Salmon caught on their Trip.

18/6/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day on the Currane waters. Wind North light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Just for the record there were three boats out.

19/6/2022 Low water or not the Waterville Fishery produced a nice bit of action today, so on that note we head out on to Lough Currane from the North Shore and Vincent’s Harbour with the Lonesome Boatman at and his client renowned Northern Ireland Currane angler, Mr. Andy Wishart who caught a fine Grilse on the troll. Just for the record there were three boats out this day.

Susan and Tom Reilly USA on the Butlers Pool

Now we head down stream to the World-famous Butlers Pool and at US Anglers take the Salmon headlines and for good reason. Tom and Susan Reilly from Boston Massachusetts caught 1 Grilse each ranging 4 lbs and 5lbs on the Butlers Pool and it was their first time fly fishing for salmon. On a personal note may it be the first of many and congratulations to you both. Wind NNE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

It was a bluebird day on Currane as this view to sea from the lake shows

20/6/22 In the words of the Lonesome Boatman of  and including his good dog Hugo and I quote, Rough in the morning, not too bad in the afternoon and finished my day off with a 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll. For the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet. Wind NNE fresh to strong and bright sunshine all day.

dog in a boat
A fish finder is optional

21/6/2022 They say today is the longest day of the year and that’s very appropriate because it’s the night shift and the Lonesome Boatman Currane angler of  that takes all the C&R 3lbs. Grilse headlines and just for the record the Lonesome Boatman caught his Grilse on the troll. Wind North light and variable followed reasonable cloud cover.

The Ledge, Lough Currane
The Ledge, Lough Currane

22/6/2022 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fronts this day as the sun blazed down. Wind NNE first thing this morning then veered North, come afternoon the wind veered into the NW light, max speed 10 mph.

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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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