Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville…

ballinaskelligs Bay Waterville

17/8/2022 The Inny Anglers are ready and waiting for the down flow of rain as forecasted, the same goes for our Noble Currane anglers and of course as is the World-famous Butler’s Pool and at  Now back to today’s news, well as you can see by the picture it tells the story. Wind North and veered NNW light and variable with good cloud cover at times.

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Michael Roden releases his salmon

18/08/2022 Straight to the Lough Currane Salmon action, Our Chairman Mr. Michael Roden, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught and released a fine 9 lbs. Spring Salmon on the troll on their way home this evening after a hard day’s flyfishing. Just for the record there were three boats out. Just for a matter of interest, Michael’s C&R Salmon tells you a lot on the weather front. Wind SW veered W light and variable.

19/8/2022 There was some good action on the Waterville Fishery today, we start on the Big Lake/ Lough Currane, straight to the Currane fly Drifters and for good reason, they caught a few Sea Trout today and staying in the Sea Trout Department I failed miserably in my duties to report yesterday that there were also a few Sea Trout caught on the drift. Now we head across to the River Inny, I can report that the C&R Inny anglers caught and released a few Salmon today. Wind West fresh and overcast all day followed by heavy rain at times.

20/8/2022 There was one boat on the drift and caught two Trout for their efforts. On the Inny front no report so I will leave that to your imagination but I’m sure to be sure there was a few C&Rs. Wind WSW veered SSW light to fresh and overcast all day.

Waterville, Ballinaskelligs Bay
Ballinaskelligs Bay

21/8/2022 Bright and sunny all day as you can see by the picture but saying that at least one boat did have a little bit of action on the South side, while fishing on the drift caught a couple of Trout. On the C&R River Inny I would say all quiet? Wind East and veered SSE come midday veered SSW for the rest of the day.

22/8/2022 Just one boat out this day and by all accounts it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind variable SW light and overcast all day and very humid. That sums up today’s manipulations.

23/8/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts and in the words of one Currane angler what do expect with a rock bottom lake and the sun blazing down at times and as my Grandfather would say, there is enough blue up there in the sky to make a pair of riding britches. Wind light SW and variable followed by reasonable cloud cover.

24/8/2022 The Currane rocks get clearer every day and in the words of one Currane angler, you can’t even fish your lure’s or flies in shallows, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s Salmon and Sea Trout net weights. Wind West light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

The view of Ballinaskelligs Bay shows another sunny day for anglers on Lough Currane

25/8/2022 There were four boats out manipulating their flies and lures this day and for their efforts it’s great to see a few Trout caught on the drift. On the Salmon front all quiet, so on that note we head for today’s weather, as you can see by the photo it was bright and sunny this morning but come afternoon there was a few showers but nothing to talk about. Wind fresh WSW and veered SW for the rest of the afternoon, followed by the odd strong gusts up to 30 mph?

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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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