Vincent Appleby reports from a Lough Currane…
11/5/2023 I start in the backdate department, my Apologies to Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Beenbane, Waterville, for failing to report his fine catch of a fine 8 lbs. Salmon caught on the troll yesterday and as you can see by the photo, or you could say I failed miserably in my duties in reporting, Guilty as charged.
Now back to the present and I will let the Hampshire hogs have their say on today’s proceedings and I quote. “Hi Vincent, another tough day but Pete had a nice 3lb sea trout, the last few days have been tough but 3 springers in a week isn’t a week to complain about. See you in September. Trevor.” Breaking news from one of the Hampshire Hog’s Gillie, it was reported to me after Pete caught and released his fine 3 lbs Sea Trout, the pressure was on and as you can see by the photo the Hampshire Hogs won by a technical knockout. Wind NNW light and variable followed by good cloud cover.
12/5/2023 Just two boats out today and all quiet on the SW front on this bright and sunny day, followed by a light NNE wind. Now we head for the Villa and at www.thevillawaterville.com and the Hampshire Hogs Party of the Salmon catch of the week and the winner was Hampshire Hog Currane angler Mr. Trevor Dewberry, as you can see by their photos a good party was had by all.
The Hampshire Hogs asked me on their behalf to thank the Villa and at www.thevillawaterville.com management and staff for a great night, they also would like to thank Waterville Boats at [email protected] and their Gillies and especially Clifford’s Bed and Breakfast at www.cliffordbandb.com
13/5/2023 A good few boats out, five to be precise and all reports suggest all their lines were slack. Wind SSW light with reasonable cloud cover.
14/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day. Wind North and veered NNW light to fresh followed by good cloud cover.
15/5/2023 I start with the sad news that Currane angler Mr. Tommy O’Toole RIP of Tralee sadly passed away in the last few day’s and I can say the Waterville Fishery has lost another great Currane angler to the Heavenly Lakes and rivers. So on behalf of all the Currane anglers and good people of Waterville we send our Sincere Sympathies to all his family and friends.
Now to today’s Currane facts, Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] reports there was a good few boats out and between their flies and lures only brownies were on the Currane menu. Wind North light followed by reasonable cloud cover.
16/5/2023 Sea Trout of the day goes to Dutch Currane fly angler, Mr. Wim Woermeije and for good reason, he Caught and released a fine 4 lbs Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we head for Waterville Boats and at [email protected] Michael reported that they caught a few Brownies. Wind NE to the NW light and variable, followed by bright sunshine.
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
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: