Vincent Appleby reports on another quiet week for anglers fishing Lough Currane…

2/3/2023 Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports that there were five boats out today and all was quiet on the Southwest front. Wind East come afternoon veered ESE followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Currane salmon

3/3/2023 There were a few boats out manipulating their skills today but there was only one Currane angler that came up Trumps, no its not false news, but the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of while fishing with his client caught a fine 8lb Salmon on the troll, Dominic also mentioned that it was very cold out there this morning, but it soon warmed up when their reel sang the Wild Atlantic Salmon Way. Wind light and variable, East and veered Southeast come lunchtime, veered again into the Northwest, and veered again into the SW.

4/3/2023 There were six boats out today and all of the Currane angler’s lines were slack. On the weather front, wind light to calm and variable from the East to the SW into the NW and overcast and cold.

5/3/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day and as I say that there was two UK Currane anglers caught their best catch of their lives yesterday and for good reason, Wedding bells were ringing loud as you can see by the picture, Hampshire Hog Angler, Mr. Trevor Dewberry got Married to his beautiful bride Laura yesterday, so on behalf of all the Currane anglers and the good People of Waterville we wish you both all the Happiness in the World.

6/3/2023 Lough Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day. Now we head for the celebration department and for good reason because one Lough Currane angler was celebrating his birthday today, so on behalf of all the Currane anglers we would like to wish the Flyman Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of a very Happy Birthday. Wind NW light followed by reasonable cloud cover.

7/3/2023 All quiet on the SW front as the Currane Boats were all laid up on this freezing cold day and just for the record the temperature at 9.30 this morning was 4c in Waterville, plus there forecasting snow late tonight, early morning. Wind East and variable light and overcast.

Snow on the Kerry hills over Lough Currane
Snow on the Kerry hills over Lough Currane

8/3/2023 Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports that he was the only Currane angler out on Lough Currane today and the only thing he could report was that it was very cold out there which isn’t surprising considering the air temperature didn’t go above 3c and if you take  the wind chill into consideration it would feel like -2c Wind East light to fresh and overcast all day.

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
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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