Vincent Appleby reports from Currane where few couple of salmon were caught over the weekend…

20/4/23 The Currane Anglers were all quiet today after yesterday’s excitement and for one good reason, it was wild out there with a strong ESE wind blowing, followed by bright sunshine all day. Just for the record only two ventured out today.

21/4/2023 Just two boats out today but at least one Currane angler hit the Salmon jackpot and that was renowned Dutch Currane angler Mr. Tim Van Der laan who caught a fantastic 12 lbs Salmon on the troll, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr. Wind ESE light to fresh and overcast.

Tim with his Currane salmon
Tim with his Currane salmon


22/4/23 Good few boats out today, but alas my Noble Salmon wasn’t precured this day, but to be fair it wasn’t an ideal fishing day for the Currane anglers with flat calm conditions for most of the day except for the odd light variable breezes and overcast with the odd bit of sun breaking through. Staying with the wind, it was literally all over the place, you take your pick.

23/4/2023 Bright and sunny throughout the day followed by a light breeze from the NNW so I take it the Currane reels were as quiet as my WhatsApp. Now we head for The Mad Fisherman and his video so the screen is all yours Vince.

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24/4/2023 Just two boats out but there was only one boat that takes all the headlines and that is Renowned UK all-round Currane angler Mr. Mark Knowles, caught a fine 6lbs. Salmon while trolling with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Wind NNE light.

25/4/2023 Straight to the Fly department, Dutch Currane angler Mr. Tim Van Der laan on his last day of his fishing trip to Lough Currane caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Junior. Now we head for the trolling department and for good reason, Renowned trolling specialist UK Currane angler Mr. Martin Henderson certainly put his words of wisdom and advice to his guide while trolling today and fair play to his guide he manipulated Martin’s lures exactly how Martin advised him and low and behold their reel went off like a rocket and all hell broke lose, as Martin took the rod the battle was on and I can say Martin had a good battle while playing his fine Salmon and by all accounts it wasn’t long before his guide had the fine 11 lbs. Salmon in the net. Staying in the trolling department, UK Currane angler Mr. Mark Knowles, caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Now we head for the weather, wind ESE veered SE veered again SSE light to fresh followed by good cloud cover.

Wild Atlantic Way sunset
Wild Atlantic Way sunset

26/4/2023 Local Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reported only two boats out and no good today. SE veered SSE light to fresh and overcast all day.

27/4/2023 We start with the Obituary of Mr. Brod O’Sullivan RIP as you can see.

 Now we head out onto lough Currane where local gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of caught a fine Salmon on the troll and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet in all departments going my WhatsApp. Wind SE light to fresh and variable.

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

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

Go fishing…

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