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

12/4/2023 Another Wild day for the Lough Currane Anglers as they could only stand there admiring the Currane waves hitting the shoreline so on that note we head for the meteorological facts of the day. Wind NW Strong wind speed at 10 am 72Km/h gusts of 100 Km/h, wind speed at 11am 70Km/h gusts up to 93Km/h, 12pm Wind NW 65 Km/h gusts up to 89 Km/h 1pm wind speed 61Km/h gusts up to 81 Km/h. 2pm 61Km/h gusts up to 78km/h 3pm wind speed 56Km/h gusts up to 72Km/h 4pm wind speed 54Km/h gusts up to 67 Km/h 5pm 52 Km/h gusts up to 65 Km/h 6pm 43Km/h gusts up to 56Km/h overcast all day followed heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 15.6 mm Just for the record the amount of rainfall for April so far is 47.6mm that doesn’t include mountainous rainfall.

13/4/2023 Great to see the Currane anglers back in action today after the wild Southwest storms and to report that their lures were in catching mode today, so straight to the action, first in the striking zone was Currane angler Mr. Noel Clancy of Waterville who caught a fine 10 lbs+ Salmon on the troll and Noel reported to me he had a good battle with his Salmon this morning and in his own words, nothing else after that. Now we head for the North Shore and Vincent’s harbour, Currane angler Tam fishing with his good friend and fellow Currane angler Mr. Éanna de Buis were in good form again today, they caught a fine 11lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now we head for the Salmon C&R department, a Currane fly angler fishing with his good friend caught and released a fine Salmon. In the specimen Sea Trout department local gillie Mr. Bob Priestley caught and released a fine Sea Trout in the 9 lbs class and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet going by my WhatsApp. Wind NW and veered NNW light average wind speed was about 19Km /h and followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s rainfall was 13.2mm.

14/4/2023 A Currane Angler fishing out of the Villa and at   caught a cracker of an 11 lbs. salmon on the troll in the hired out boat department of Waterville boats and at [email protected]

Now as we all know today was Mr. Brod O’Sullivan RIP Months Mind Mass and I can say without any fear of contradiction that it was a lovely tribute to Brod, his Brother Paddy wrote a fantastic poem in Brod’s Memory and read by his Grand Niece Laura.

Stroll by the lake and think of me, I’m not that far away,
Know I’m where I need to be,  I’m just gone fishing for the day, 
While by the water’s edge you go, Take time a simple prayer to say,
And in your heart, I’ll let you know,  I’m just gone fishing for the day,
The last time you and I were here,  A rainbow graced our lake-bound way, 
A sign that I am always near,  I’m just gone fishing for the day.

lough currane

15/4/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Just for the record there were three boats out. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast, light and misty rain throughout the day.

16/4/2023 Straight to the fly department, Currane fly angler fishing out of the Villa and at caught a fine 9lbs. Salmon while flyfishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Another fine Salmon was caught on the troll by young Currane Angler Master Fionan Brain while trolling with his Dad Mr. Sion BrainWind South light and overcast throughout the day.

17/4/2023 To the present and today’s manipulations, there were five boats out and by all accounts it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind South light and overcast.

A salmon
Jack’s Currane salmon

18/4/2023 The Currane anglers had their Sombrero’s on toady as the sun blazed down on the Currane anglers, you could say it wasn’t a great day for fishing, but I can say that Mr. Jack Madden would totally disagree and for good reason, while trolling with his good friend Dillon, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon. Wind SE light to fresh.

Dave Ecclestone with his 15lb salmon from Lough Currane
Dave Ecclestone with his 15lb salmon from Lough Currane

19/4/2023 There were seven boats manipulating their skills on this bright and sunny day and come 3pm the majority of the Currane anglers headed for home early, I believe because of the bright conditions?  What-a-mistaka-to-maka and here’s why, UK renowned Currane angler Mr. Dave Ecclestone caught a cracker of a 15 lbs. Salmon on the fly, around 5pm while fly fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of  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