Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

31/5/2023 All quiet on all fronts. Wind light and variable followed by bright sunshine and reasonable cloud cover at times.

1/6/2023 The sun was blazing down on Lough Currane, so one doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s headlines, more like slacklines in my opinion, going by WhatsApp. So on that note we head for Luton and bring me sunshine video of Kerry by Currane Angler Mr. Gary Humphrey, so Gary take the stage, God only knows what the Mad Fisherman will think of it. Wind East, ESE, S, SW, WSW, W light.

2/6/2023 MET Eireann didn’t register any rainfall and where the Currane anglers are concerned they didn’t register any Salmon on this warm day and come afternoon there was good cloud cover followed by a variable light wind from SE to the SW.

3/6/2023 The Currane anglers headed for shelter as the sun blazes down and takes control on today’s manipulations on a sunny and hot Lough Currane and talking of a hot one, A Currane angler isn’t too happy on where he get’s his Salmon Licence or I should say the distance he has to go to get it, I will say no more and let this Currane angler have his say on this problem, so take it away Currane angler the stage is yours.

Dear Vincent,
it’s come to my attention that you can no longer purchase a Fishing License in the Village Tackle Shop the Chemist  Shop although you can buy Tickets for the upper Lakes & the River Inny not sure why this is the case tried to buy a License there in March and couldn’t.
A Currane angler

Just for the record I have a good few emails on the 2023 Currane Salmon Licences and I can say they weren’t as polite as the one above, some inferred it was my fault and all I can say is Not Guilty.

4/6/2023 Sombreros were the order of the day as the sun blasted down on a low Lough Currane, so you don’t have to be a mathematisation to know today’s Game Fishing results. Wind Light and variable, you could say it went around the clock and not a cloud in sight.

5/6/2023 To all holiday makers and especially the Currane anglers remember in theses roasting conditions to head for Fogarty’s Centra Moo’d ice cream parlour, I can assure you one won’t be disappointed because of the amount of multiple flavours of ice cream of your choice and as I always say the truth of the ice cream is in the eating of, as you can see by the photo we weren’t disappointed.

Now we head out on to a bright and sunny Lough Currane with Currane angler Mr. Pat Bridgeman and in his own words,

Hi Vincent,
Took the kids out on lough Currane, trolling got two nice sea trout in half pound range nice to see kids release them was lovely to get out.
Pat Bridgeman.

For the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet. Wind ESE veered WSW light and variable. Just for the record there were 8 boats out come afternoon.

6/6/2023 All quiet in all departments as the sun again blazes down on the Currane anglers. Wind light ESE veered SE and veered again into the West.

7/6/2023 Bright sunshine and to make things worse a low lake, low or not the Butler Arms Hotel of and their client Currane Angler Mr. Mike Cahill fishing with his Gillie out of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] caught a fine 4lbs. Salmon/ Grilse on the troll. I can tell you it wasn’t long before they headed for the Smugglers Inn and at Just for the record what they had is classified information and congratulations to all for keeping the Currane flag flying high. Wind ESE light 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