Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane…

29/2/2024 The Lonesome boatman reports that the Currane waters were all quiet on all fronts. Wind WNW light to fresh, followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s amount of rainfall was 15.1mm.

1/3/2024 Currane lonesome boatman reports all quiet in all departments on this cold day. Wind NNE fresh and variable followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s rainfall was 8.3mm total rainfall for the month of February was 159.2 mm and doesn’t include mountainous rainfall.

2/3/2024 The lonesome boatman of reports that there were 3 boats out manipulating their skills, sadly their trolling lines stayed slack. Wind fresh NNE, followed by showers. Yesterday’s weather, max air temperature 7.2 c, amount of rainfall 4.2 mm.

3/3/2024 Straight to text of the day by Northern Ireland Currane angler Andy Wishart and I Quote, the lonesome boatman Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of was not so lonesome today, we caught a 10.5 pound salmon on the troll. Wind NNW light and variable followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Staying with the weather, Cork and Kerry are on a yellow wind and rain warning tomorrow, so it’s batten down the hatches, me hearties.

4/3/2024 Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports on a rough Lough Currane and I quote, we were the only boat out, very rough and wet, come midday we headed for home. Wind SE fresh to strong followed by heavy rain.

5/3/2024 Three reports in one tonight, Local Gillie Mr. Domonic McGillicuddy of reports that there were 6 boats out manipulating their skills and this is confirmed by the Inny farmer and I quote, Hi Vince, glad to be back on the reporting as you would say, here are my facts, 6 boats out, their names are as  follows, the Lonesome boatman, the Chef, the wine maker, the Shy man and Frankie Donnelly of  and one of his hired out boats. Now yesterday’s weather and a great video of the Inny in good flood taken by Father Patsy Lynch and permission was granted to share,

Staying with yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall was 31mm, now back to today’s weather, Wind WSW, veered SSW then veered South late this afternoon. Just for the record no fish caught this day.

6/3/2024 The lonesome boatman of and his good friend Phil, were the only boat out this day, sadly their fly line and trolling lines were slack. On a personal note, on behalf of the Currane anglers and the good people of Caherdaniel and Waterville and all his clients and friends we would like to wish Dominic a very Happy Birthday. Wind SSE light to fresh followed by good cloud and light rain at times. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 5.1 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