Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…
8/6/2023 All quiet on the SW front in all department’s. Wind NE light to fresh and variable, followed by good cloud cover. Now we head out on to the Wild Atlantic way for some good fishing for the wild Sea Bass and you could say the Currane anglers are on a low and the Bass anglers are on a high. Mike Cahill had a 6lb bass this morning and lost a few more, his friend Derek had a great few days in Waterville but didn’t manage to land a fish but connected with a few but flicked their tails and off they went. Derek chilling out in Waterville after the launch of his new company best of luck Derek.
9/6/2023 Straight to the Bungalow and at www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com US Currane anglers Jake and Luke caught 2.5lbs seatrout on the troll with their gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Wind SE and variable light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times. Now we head for the 2023 Special Olympic World Games In Berlin and for a great reason, Ryan Griffin is Waterville’s Olympian and representing Waterville, Kerry and Ireland, so on behalf of all the Currane anglers we wish Ryan all the best at the 2023 Special Olympic World Games in Berlin.
10/6/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front on this humid and misty day. Wind SSE light and variable.
11/6/2023 All quiet on all fronts this day. On the weather front, overcast all day and very humid, wind SSW and veered SW light average wind speed was 17 Km/h. Amount of rainfall for the last two months, April 77.7, May 57.5, June 3.7.
12/6/2023 The Currane angler’s boat seats were like blazing saddles and as you can see by the picture it was a great day for the Bass. Wind N and veered NNW light and hardly a cloud in site.
13/6/2023 All quiet on all fronts and as you can see by the photo of Ballinskelligs Bay an ideal day to head out on to the Sea. Wind light to calm NE veered SW come evening veered again into the NW, followed by one light shower but in general it was mainly bright sunshine for most of the day.
Now we head for memory lane and for good reason because today is my Father’s Birthday.
So as my Father celebrates his Heavenly Birthday, I will celebrate those great memories fishing with by Dad RIP and Brod O’Sullivan RIP and our great times in the Butler Arms Hotel.
14/6/2023 There were a few boats out today and considering the low water conditions it’s great to see a few Currane anglers out there manipulating their skills and I can tell you Canadian Currane anglers Father and Son, John and Ian Dufton weren’t disappointed because they caught two lightening fresh Grilse while trolling with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com In the words of their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea, it was hot out there and there’s no argument to that. Wind SW light followed reasonable cloud cover.
15/6/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts today so on that slack note we head across to the Irish Times and for good reason, why? because I was browsing the net and low and behold what came up was, well click the link and how I missed this I don’t know but as the late Brod O’Sullivan would say, typical Vince. The clue is scroll done. Wind SSW light followed by reasonable cloud cover. I would like to thank Mr. Derek Evans of the Irish Times. Just for the record keep scrolling down until you see what’s written about the great Brod O’Sullivan RIP
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: