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Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane where anglers are still waiting to get the lakes first salmon of the season…

8/2/2024 All quiet on the SW front this day, so on that note we will head for the weather department, the amount of rainfall on Tuesday was 14.8 mm, now back to the present, wind SW fresh and variable from the SW to the SE and overcast followed by heavy rain at times.

9/2/2027 Just 3 boats out and all lines were slack, same goes for my digital WhatsApple. Wind SW and variable followed by the odd shower.

10/2/2024 Lough Currane anglers were all quiet this day in all departments. Wind NNE light veered N, come late afternoon veered again into NNW light to fresh followed by heavy showers.

11/2/2024 The Currane anglers caught a few Kelts for their efforts plus a few Brown Trout this day. Well, it’s that time of the month, why do I say this, well going by Lough Currane Salmon history the perfect reels will begin to sing the Hardy Salmon national anthem this week? Just for the record there were 3 boats out today. Wind WNW fresh followed by a few showers.

12/2/2024 The Currane anglers are still waiting for that elusive wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind West fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover.

13/2/2024 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts. Wind SE veered SW fresh and overcast, followed by showers. Amount of rainfall so far this month 54 mm but that doesn’t include mountainous rainfall.

14/2/2024 Just the lonesome boatman of fishing out by himself and sadly he reported that his reels were all quiet today. Wind fresh and variable SSW and overcast all day, followed by the odd heavy shower. Amount of rainfall yesterday 6.2 mm.

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