Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane…

Copal on Lough Currane

31/8/2023 Just Eagle eye and his photo takes the headlines as there were no Salmon or Sea Trout at the end of the rainbow. Wind WSW and veered West light followed by reasonable cloud cover and the odd shower.

Rainbow looking over Lough Currane

1/9/20233 Heavy showers and rainbows that caught the Currane anglers today as they looked up to the sky’s in frustration. There was a light wind, it was all over the place, take your pick.

2/9/2023 The Currane anglers had a clear and a blazing sun of a day as you can see by the picture of the Butler’s pool. Now we head up stream to Lough Currane and as you see again by the picture there wasn’t much cloud followed by a light wind. My WhatsApp was all quiet in the catch or the release department. Wind light WSW and variable.

3/9/2023 There were six boats reported out today manipulating their skills and sadly their lines stayed slack on this warm and bright sunny day, followed by a light SW wind.

rain sand
Sahara sand falls in Kerry and elsewhere in Ireland

4/9/2023 Again the weather takes the headlines and sadly the same results as yesterday going by my silent WhatsApp. The only bit of news in SW Kerry today was, we had sand rain this evening coming from the Sahara desert, the car was covered with sand as you can see by the photo. Wind ESE light to fresh.

5/9/2023 The Sahara desert sand heat keeps the Currane anglers at bay as the sun blazes down on the Waterville fishery and if any anglers were out manipulating their skills fair play to them, but going by WhatsApple all Currane lines were slack. Wind ESE fresh and veered SE.

6/9/2023 Sahara and high humidity, wind fresh SSE  followed by gusts up to 57 km/h are today’s angling headlines, you could say today’s report is slack as were the Currane anglers.

Vincent Appleby
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