Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

5/7/2023 Renowned German Currane fly angler Mr. Markus Kruse caught a fine 6 lbs  Grilse while fly fishing with his gillie. For the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet going by my WhatsApp. Wind light and variable WNW and veered W in the afternoon, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Staying on the weather front Kerry is on a yellow rain warning.

6/7/2023  Renowned  Kilkenny Currane fly Angler Mr. Tommy Duggan caught a fine 3 ½  grilse while flyfishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea at  and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was  all quiet on all fronts.  Wind fresh to strong S veered SW and variable and overcast all day followed heavy rain at times, will give amount of rainfall in tomorrow’s report.

7/7/2023 Straight to the flood and in the words of one Currane angler and I quote, there was a good enough size flood. So that answers the water levels. So you don’t have to be an angling rocket scientist to know that the Currane anglers had their Inny hats on and going by my WhatsApp there was only 1 Salmon recorded to my WhatsApp. On the Currane notes all was quiet this day. Now to the weather front, wind fresh to strong S and veered SSE and overcast all day, staying with the weather there is a yellow wind warning for all Munster so the chances are the Currane anglers will be heading for the Inny?

8/7/2023 The Currane anglers and their Inny hats were all quiet today. Wind light to fresh SW veered SSW followed by good cloud cover.

9/7/2023 The Currane anglers again were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind light SSW veered SW and variable followed by good cloud cover.

10/7/2023 The Lough Currane anglers were all quiet today. So on that negative reel, experience tells me one can smell a flow of Inny fresh water and considering there was 16.6 mm of rainfall yesterday recorded at the Valentia observatory that’s not surprising. Wind light SW followed by heavy showers.

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Leslie Bishop with her grilse

11/7/2023 All Salmon headlines come from the Northshore and the Bungalow. So straight the action. Dublin Currane angler Leslie Bishop while fishing with her gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Grilse/Salmon on the troll. Wind light NNW followed by reasonable cloud cover.

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