Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
6/9/2023 Sahara and high humidity, wind fresh SSE followed by gusts up to 57 km/h are today’s angling headlines, you could say today’s report is slack as were the Currane anglers.
7/9/2023 No reports of any rod benders, I wonder why, I will tell you why for starters the sun was blazing down with hardly a cloud in site. So you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that it was a beach of a day. Just for the record the air temperature in Caherdaniel was 32c. Wind fresh SE and variable followed by gusts up to 30 km/h.
8/9/2023 Another scorcher for South Kerry today, all I have to say, coming home from North Keery this evening around 9 pm the temperature was 21c. I will leave the rest of today’s facts to your imagination, I can tell you my WhatsApple was quiet. Wind light to fresh SSE and veered S.
9/9/2023 The Salmon and Sea Trout as well as the Waterville Fishery / Currane anglers had another day of sunstroke but at least there is good news on the horizon as Sahara heat leaves the Emerald Isle? Time will tell. The pictures tell the story of the day as you can see by the pictures, mind you it wouldn’t surprise me if there was the odd fish caught but going by my WhatsApple tonight’s notes stay negative. Wind light SSW and variable.
10/9/2023 The temperature dropped a little for the Currane anglers but to be fair it was still very warm, once the sun broke through the fog this morning it was bright and sunny for the rest of the day, followed by a light wind ESE veered NW.
11/9/2023 My WhatsApple was all quiet on all fronts as the light showers as normal temperatures comes back to the Emerald Isle. Wind light SW veered WNW and veered again into the North for the rest of the afternoon.
12/9/2023 Again all quiet on all fronts. Wind NW light followed by bright sunshine all day, so on that note we will go back into the Sahara weather of last week and for good reason, I got some great info from Mr. Ruary Rudd of Waterville, so the stage is yours Ruary.
Hi Vincent, attached are macro photos of the ‘Sahara’ dust. I would have expected a smoother due to years of abrasion. It has been suggested that the particles are from a volcano such as recently erupted in La Palma.
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: