Vincent Appleby reports on another quiet week for anglers fishing Lough Currane…

23/2/2023 Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports, Just four boats out and all quiet in all departments. Wind light with reasonable cloud cover.

24/2/2023 reports on today’s manipulations on Lough Currane and I quote, 4 boats out and all quiet. Wind NNE light followed by good cloud cover.

25/2/2023 There were four boats out this day and for all their reels were slack and silent. Wind ENE light followed by bright sunshine all day.

26/2/2023 There were four boats out this day and for all their efforts the Wild Currane Atlantic Salmon stayed dormant. Wind ESE fresh followed by good cloud cover.

27/2/2023 It was reported to me today that a lot of Currane and none Currane anglers are under the impression that the Waterville Fishery i.e. The Butler Pool, Lough Currane, the Commeragh River and Upper lakes are still under the Brown Tag rule, I can assure you this is incorrect and thankfully we are a Blue tag fishery. Now to today’s manipulations, well I can say there was no blue tagged Wild Salmon caught today. Just for the record there were 5 boats out. Wind SSE light to fresh followed by reasonable cloud cover.

28/2/2023 Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports on today’s proceedings, there were four boats out and their reels stayed cold. Wind ENE light and overcast.

1/3/2023 All quiet on the SW front in all departments. Wind ENE light and variable followed good cloud cover and cold.

Vincent Appleby
Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
E-mail:[email protected]


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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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