Vincent Appleby reports from a Lough Currane…

17/5/2023 There was some good action in the trolling department today, so let’s head out to the action. First in my striking zone was Currane angler Mr. Tom Nugent of Kilkenny, and fishing out of  while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of,  caught a fine 8lbs salmon on the troll. Now we head for the Bungalow and Dutch Currane angler Mr. Neils Woermeije, fishing out  of, while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of, caught a fine 8lb salmon. Staying at the Bungalow, UK Currane Angler Mr. Arnold Slater caught a nice 7lb salmon while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of Bright sunshine all day followed by a light WSW breeze.

18/5/2023 Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports that there were 11 boats out manipulating their skills today but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon wasn’t on the Currane anglers menu.  Wind SW light followed by light misty rain at times, come evening it veered NW light.

19/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts so on that note we will head for the Mad Fisherman and his famous videos on his trips to the Waterville Fishery and in this video there’s faces well known on the Waterville Fishery and from my blog so take it away you Mad Fisherman, the stage is all yours, just for record Mr. Vincent Donnelly the The Mad Fisherman has 2.72K subscribers Wind NNW light and overcast.

20/5/2023 Most of the Currane anglers had slack lines but I did get a good but sad report on the one got away by Currane angler Mr. Adam Healy, in his own words and I quote, “How are you Vincent? If it’s any reference to your reports I hooked at fine salmon the 8 to 10lb in the Cummeragh bay on the troll with a copper and green Toby. Unfortunately got him to the net and he got a last lease of life and took a fine 2-3ft jump and spat his lure. Also had a fine 2lb trout on the same lure. Kind regards Adam Healy.” Wind WNW light and variable

21/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments today. Wind light NNE and variable, followed by misty rain at times and overcast for most of the day.

22/5/23 Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports just three boats out and all quiet on the SW front. Wind light NNE followed by bright sunshine.

23/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments today and not surprising considering there was bright sunshine all day followed by a light and variable NNE wind.

Vincent Appleby
Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
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Sea Trout – Catch and release only

Inland Fisheries Ireland wishes to remind anglers that the Conservation of Sea Trout (No.7 or Kerry District) Waterville Area Bye-Law No. 971 of 2019 remains in effect. This Bye-law prohibits the retention and possession of any sea trout (Salmo trutta L.) taken by any fishing engine or by rod and line in the Waterville area i.e. that part of the sea eastward of a line drawn from the most westerly point of Bolus Head to the most westerly point of Lamb’s Head and to all the waters discharging in to it.

The Bye-Law mainly affects seatrout fishing on :-

  • the river Inny (Knockmoyle) and its tributaries
  • the waters of the Waterville system, including the Waterville River, Lough Currane, the Cummeragh River and all their tributary rivers and lakes
  • the waters of Ballinskelligs Bay


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

Go fishing…

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

Guides and boat hire

Cloghvoola Fishing Lodge

Address Cloghvoola Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 66 9478009 Website:

Fishing with Dom

Address Spunkane Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2051515 Website:

Fly Fishing on Lough Currane

Address Termons Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353(0) 87 922 8659 Phone: +353(0) 66 9474146 Website:

Lakelands Farm

Address Lake Road Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 4160200 Website:

Neil O’Shea

Address Caherbarna Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 9942792 Phone: +353 66 9474527 Website:

Old Daly’s Supermarket & Filling Station

Address Murreigh Waterville V23 X459 Ireland Mobile Phone: +353669474842 Website:

Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing

Address Eureka Lodge Caherdaniel West Waterville Kerry V23 XD63 Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2074882 Website:

Waterville Boats

Address Spunkane Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 (0)87 2202355 Phone: +353 (0)66 9474800