Vincent Appleby reports from a busy Lough Currane…

28/4/2023 There were 10 boats out manipulating their skills. Unfortunately the Wild Atlantic Salmon had the upper hand in both the fly and trolling department but the same couldn’t be said in the Brown Trout department with a nice few Brownies caught on the troll, Mr. Mark Knowles caught one in the 2 ½ lb class. Wind SW and veered SSW light and followed reasonable cloud cover.

29/4/20 There were a good few boats out today, 14 to be precise. Now we head for the Bungalow and the hired-out boat department at, Mr. Michael McCormack from Wexford caught a fine 8 lbs. salmon on the troll. Staying at the Bungalow, Mr. Tom O’Shea of fishing with his clients caught and released a cracker of a Brown Trout in the 4 lbs class and finished off with a fine Sea Trout in the 2 lbs class which was also sportingly put back. Wind South light followed by reasonable cloud cover.

30/4/2023 Local Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and at caught a fine 8 lbs. salmon on the troll.Now we head for the North shore and the Bungalow and the hired out boat department of Currane Wexford angler Mr. Michael McCormack was in good form again today, while trolling he caught a cracker of an 11lbs. Salmon.  Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover.

1/5/2023 All quiet on the SW front except for a few Brown Trout C&R. On the weather front fairly bright for most of the day. Wind WNW veered WSW light.

2/5/2023 All quiet today after the Bank Holiday weekend. Wind SSE light and variable and overcast.

3/5/2023 Straight to the trolling department, Currane US anglers Mr. Gary O’Hagan and his good friend Chuck caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon, while fishing with their gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Wind SE and veered SW and overcast.

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