Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane where the first salmon of the season has finally been caught…

25/1/2023 Straight to the quote of the day from Currane angler Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] and I quote, 3 boats out and no screaming reel, well I think that sums up today’s manipulations. Wind WNW and veered N and come evening veered again into NE light to fresh.

26/1/2023 Just 3 boats out and all was quiet on the SW front, be it fish or wind and talking of wind it was coming from the NNE light and overcast all day and cold.

27/1/23 Just 3 boats out and all was quiet on the SW front, be it fish or wind and talking of wind it was coming from the NNE light and overcast all day and cold. 27/1/2023 The three wise Currane boats were again all quiet on this calm and cold day. Wind NE light and variable.

28/1/2023 Just three boats out again today and still waiting for the first elusive Wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind first thing this morning was SSE and veered SW and veered again around 3pm into the NW light, strongest wind speed was 13 km/h. Followed by good cloud cover.

29/1/2023 The Only Currane angler that was out this day was Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville boats and at [email protected]  and sadly his reels were all quiet. Wind light to fresh WNW and overcast.

30/1/2022 Just three boats out this day, Local Currane angler Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at [email protected]  reported that there were a few kelts caught on the troll. Wind WNW and veered SW light to fresh average speed 17 Km/h

31/1/2023 Local angler Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville boats and at [email protected] reported that he was the only boat out this day and precured a couple of Kelts. Wind NW fresh and overcast.

1/2/2023 Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] reports that he was the only boat manipulating his lures and caught one Kelt for his efforts. Wind WNW veered W average wind speed was 30 Km/h and overcast.

2/2/2023 Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] makes all the headlines! Currane’s first spring salmon of the season reported, caught on the troll by the Eric.

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Eric Jouen with Currane’s first salmon of 2023

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

FLEKSI

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: cloghvoola.com

Fishing with Dom

Address Spunkane Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2051515 Website: https://fishingwithdom.com/

Fly Fishing on Lough Currane

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

Lakelands Farm

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

Neil O’Shea

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

Old Daly’s Supermarket & Filling Station

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

Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing

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

Waterville Boats

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