Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

11/3/2022 Just a few Kelts caught this day by the Currane Anglers. On the weather, wind WNW light to fresh followed by the odd shower.

12/3/2022 The Currane Anglers were blown off the lake at lunchtime as a strong ESE wind took control of today’s proceedings.  One senior Gillie was telling me that he just caught a few Kelts before being blown off the lake and his quote of the day was, 36 kelts in the last few days and they say very few Salmon came into the system last year?

13/3/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Amount of rainfall yesterday 11.3mm.

currane salmon brown tag
Mr. Noel Clancy

14/3/2022 All the Wild Atlantic Currane Salmon headlines go to Brown tag and Currane Angler Mr. Noel Clancy of Waterville and Dublin, while manipulating his skills caught a cracker of a 12 lbs. Salmon while trolling up the North shore on his way home this evening, expecting a blank day when his reel went berserk and then the battle began and Noel was telling me that it was at least 15 minutes before he saw the Salmon, within a couple of minutes later the Salmon was in the net. Today’s quote goes to Noel and for good reason and I quote, Afternoon Vincent, got him on the way home up the North shore, great fight for about 15 min before I saw it. Then in the net. I am a happy Brownless tag holder…. Noel Clancy. Just for the record on the Brown tags it was brought to my attention out of the 37 Brown Tags drawn only seven have taken advantage of their Brown Tag so far, this 2022 season? Wind light WNW and variable.

15/3/2022 It was all quiet in the Wild Atlantic Salmon today but the same couldn’t be said in the Kelt department, there were a few Kelts caught on the troll. Wind SSW with heavy rain throughout the day, come evening veered NW.

16/3/2022 The Wild Atlantic Salmon strikes again today on Lough Currane in the C&R department and the supreme Brown tag Angler who takes all the C&R headlines is well known local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, while out manipulating his Salmon lures caught a fine 7 lbs Salmon on the troll and of course sportingly released My Noble Salmon. Wind WNW and veered WSW light and variable followed by the odd shower.

Lough Na Mona and Lough Cloonaughlin
Lough Na Mona and Lough Cloonaughlin

17/3/2022 Great News just to let you know that the boats and engines have been launched on the upper lakes. Tickets are available from Mace Supermarket Waterville. phone Mace 0669474253 so come on down and cast that fly or cast a good yarn after your day’s fishing on the upper Lakes. Now today’s St. Patrick’s Day manipulations, well spygate reports that there were four boats out this day, sadly they couldn’t celebrate St. Patricks day with a brown tagged Salmon or a catch and release. Wind WSW and veered WNW in the late afternoon with reasonable cloud cover at times.

18/3/2022 There were three boats out this day and there was one Salmon caught by a Currane visitor. Wind SSE fresh with reasonable cloud at times.

19/3/2022 Lough Currane was on the wild side this day, spygate reports that only one boat did venture out, sadly for all his efforts in fighting the wild elements he wasn’t rewarded with that elusive Wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind SE strong with gusts up to 47 mph with good cloud cover.

20/3/2022 There were five boats out this day and for all their efforts, their lines stayed slack. Spygate also reports that there was a good hatch of Duckfly. Wind SE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

21/3/2022 Just one boat out and his quote at the end of his day’s manipulations was, no good. Wind SE and variable light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

22/3/2022 Just two boats out this day and just a few kelts caught for their efforts. Wind SE light to fresh in the morning and fresh to strong in the afternoon.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
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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