Butlers Pool, Lough Currane
Sunrise on the Butlers Pool

Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville:

25/5/2022 I said last night I would put up more on the Rainbow Trout farm tonight but I’m sorry I’m going to leave it until tomorrow because one enthusiastic  Salmon and Sea Trout reader sent me a Video of the Rainbow Trout Farm in Kerry on YouTube and as I always say just click the link

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Now back to the present, I was informed by the hierarchy that the Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments. WNW light to fresh, followed by showers.

21/5/2022 All the Salmon headlines comes from the Northshore and Vincent’s Harbour, so let’s head out with Currane fly angler Mr. Donal O’Neil who was hoping to catch his first Spring Salmon on the fly with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com.

Well I can tell you Donal didn’t have to wait long before his fly rod was bent double and his fly reel was singing the Wild Atlantic Salmon way, well Donal got his way when his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy netted Donal’s fine 11 ½ lbs. Salmon. Wind W and veered NW followed by misty rain in the morning and cleared once the wind veered into the NW.

27/5/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet in the Salmon department. Now to the Sea trout department, there was one caught on the fly by the O’Neill party fishing out of www.fishingwithdom.com. Wind NW light and variable, followed by bright sunshine all day.

28/5/2022 We start at sunrise on the World-famous Butler Pool at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and all I can say is they definitely caught the sunrise, but I can’t say the same for the Wild Atlantic Salmon. Now we head up the Currane River into Lough Currane, there were four boats out manipulating their skills and by all accounts their lines were as slack as the sunrise Pool anglers and talking of the Pool. Sadly Liverpool’s net was empty as the Currane anglers’ net. Need I say more! Wind SW light and variable, followed by bright sunshine all day.

Butlers Pool, Lough Currane
Sunrise on the Butlers Pool

29/5/2022 Just two boats out manipulating this day and sadly My Noble Currane anglers had no stimulation in their reels, the same couldn’t be said on their suntan lotion as the sun blazed down on Lough Currane. Wind NNE light to calm and variable.

View out to sea above Waterville on Sunday

30/5/2022 The Wild Atlantic Salmon was all quiet this day, local Gillie renowned flyman Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com reported that they caught a few nice Brown Trout for their efforts. For the rest of the Currane anglers they were all quiet on all fronts. Wind North and variable with reasonable cloud cover.

31/5/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind North veered NNW light and variable with reasonable cloud cover. Just for the record there were six boats out.

Vincent Appleby
Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
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Web: www.salmonandseatrout.com

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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