Vincent Appleby reports from a Lough Currane…

4/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day. So on that note we reach for the skies for the White Tail Eagle video. Wind ESE veered SE fresh, followed by strong gusts at times and overcast, followed by the odd heavy shower.

5/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments except for their effing and blinding at the end of their day. Wind SSW light and overcast.


6/5/2023 Great to see the Hampshire Hogs back in action and fishing out of Waterville Boats and [email protected]. It wasn’t long before the Hampshire Hogs and Currane angler Mr Peter Ruffle while fly fishing with the Flyman and of caught a fine 8 lbs salmon. Staying with the Hampshire Hogs, Trevor and fellow Hampshire Hog caught a few Trout with the Shy man. Now we head for the trolling department. Currane Cork angler Mr. Dave Holmes while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  caught a fine 8 lb salmon. Weather reasonable cloud cover, wind light and variable.


7/5/2023 We start today’s manipulations at the Bungalow. Cork Currane angler Mr. Dave Homes was in great form again today while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught a 9 ½ lbs salmon on the troll. Staying in the trolling department the Hampshire Hogs were also in good form especially Hampshire Hog and Currane angler Mr. Trevor Dewberry who caught a fine 11 ½ lb salmon on the troll. Trevor also reported that his fellow Hampshire Hog Peter Ruffle caught seven Brown trout on the lake and finished  his day off with 3 Sea Trout on the World Famous Butler Pool and at Just for the record The Hampshire Hogs are fishing out of and fishing with Waterville Boats and at [email protected]. Wind South light to fresh and overcast and followed by a fair bit of rain, will give the amount of rainfall in tomorrow’s note.

8/5/2023 Hampshire Hog and Currane fly angler Mr. Ruffle takes all the headlines in the fly department and for good reason, he caught a fine 9 lbs salmon while fishing with his gillie from Waterville Boats and at [email protected] and fishing out of  and just for the record Mr. Ruffle got into another battle but sadly the Currane Salmon won on the day and for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet. Wind SW light and overcast and as promised, amount of rainfall yesterday was 21.4mm.

9/5/2023 The Hampshire Hogs were all quiet in the Salmon department, in the words of one Hampshire Hog and I quote, useless today except Pete caught a Sea trout on the troll in the 2lbs class,  and I had a few Brownies. Wind WSW veered NW and veered again West light with reasonable cloud cover.

10/5/2023 Straight to the Hampshire Hogs report, Just a few Trout but that’s all we managed today. For the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet in all departments going by my WhatsApp. Wind WNW light to fresh 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