Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

10/2/2022 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts and for the simple reason there were no boats out this day.

11/2/2022 Again Lough Currane was all quiet in all departments, to be more specifically in the angler’s department, but to be fair there was good wave cutting across the lake. Wind SSW fresh to strong and overcast. Just for the weather record Kerry is on a yellow rain warning from 6pm tonight until 6am tomorrow morning.

12/3/2022 Well it made a bit of rain last night and come morning two brown tag anglers headed out in the same boat to the fly department and by all accounts there was no rod bender. Now we head for the trolling department and one barbless angler who headed out on the lake had his day finished within 20 minutes and yes you have it, no. Sadly it wasn’t the first Salmon of 2022 it was his first breakdown of 2022 and hopefully his last of the season. Wind West light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times.

13/2/2022 Today was the day of the  Barbless C&R anglers as they headed out onto Lough Currane waiting for the great elusive Wild Atlantic Salmon to springboard their 2022 Season. They didn’t have to wait long before local angler Mr. Éanna De Buis, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tham Hitmiangsong, caught and released a fine 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll.

The action did not stop there because the Mad Fisherman and his good friend and local angler the Shy Man weren’t going to be outdone and they didn’t have to wait long because  just before lunchtime their action began when they caught and released a fine 9 lbs. Salmon.

All I can say is Mr. Éanna De Buis and Mr. Tham Hitmiangsong, broke the ice and Mr. Vincent Donnelly known as the Mad Fisherman and good friend the shy man certainly melted what ice was left. Quote of the day goes to UK and Currane Angler Mr. Gary Humphrey and I quote, That’s great news! Amazing considering ZERO Angling pressure on Lough Currane

14/2/2022 Lough Currane only entertained one Brown tag boat followed by one Barbless boat and with all the efforts their lines were slack throughout the day or in the words of spygate there’s nothing to report.

15/2/2022  Now for today’s manipulations, well there was only one boat out and sadly the spy gate’s binoculars could not confirm if it was a Brown Tag or Barbless Angler. Wind WSW and veered SW fresh and overcast with rain in the afternoon and tomorrow is not looking good with strong winds from 30 mph gusts up to sixty-two mph.

16/2/2022 Storm Dudley took control of the Brown Tags and Barbless Currane Anglers this day so as you can imagine the high stool was the next port of call as they look forward to their pint and to discuss storm Dudley. Well, that sums up today’s lack of action or you could say all wind, no action. Wind WSW Strong.

17/2/2022 Both Brown Tags and Barbless Currane Anglers were as elusive as could be this day. Wind WNW and veered WSW and veered this evening SE Fresh to strong in the morning and light to fresh in the afternoon. As you all know storm Eunice hits the SW of Ireland early tomorrow morning and if their predictions are correct the chances are I will have No Internet tomorrow evening? So on that note to all you good people of Ireland stay safe.

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