Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
29/6/2023 UK Currane angler Mr. Max Harris was in good form again today in the the Salmon department. While fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com, Max caught a fine 7lb salmon on the troll. For the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet going by my WhatsApp. “What’s that?” you say, texts and photos always welcome on 087 2074882. Wind light WNW and West followed good cloud cover.
30/6/2023 Overcast and heavy rain take all the headlines, as the Currane anglers were all quiet as they lay in waiting to put their Inny hats on. Come afternoon I’m sure their C&R rods and reels would be at the ready and as of yet My WhatsApp is all quiet, but to be fair how big was the flood and how much will the land take, will have more facts tomorrow. Wind NW fresh and overcast all day.
1/7/2023 Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com reports that his client US Currane angler Isobel Shaughnessy from Chicago, caught a fine Sea Trout of 2 ½ lbs on the troll. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Cork Currane angler Mr. Jim Maguire caught two Sea Trout while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com. Yesterday’s amount of rainfall was 11.1mm and in the words of one Inny angler, the flood was small. Wind light to fresh NW followed by reasonable cloud cover.
2/7/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day. Wind NW light to fresh and variable followed by reasonable cloud cover. Breaking News just in and I quote It’s the early bird that caught the worm, Dónal O’ Neil caught a fine 4 1/2 lb grilse on the troll.
3/7/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts, mind you, I said that last night and low and behold it wasn’t long before I was contradicted, so you never know your luck. WNW variable light to fresh and followed by the odd shower.
4/7/2023 All quiet on the SW front. Wind NW light, followed by the odd heavy shower.
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
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: