Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane…

30/5/2024 My WhatsApple was all quiet be it fly lines or trolling lines this day. Wind NE light to fresh and variable, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.5mm, amount of sunshine 3.2, maximum air temperature 15.4°C.

Bank holiday sunshine at Waterville
Bank holiday sunshine at Waterville

31/5/2024 This June Bank holiday weekend starts with a blankety blank check book and pen and considering the sun blazing down on Lough Currane that’s not surpising, wind NE light. Now we head for yesterday’s weather, amount of rain fall 0.3mm, amount of sunshine 2.3, maximum air temperature 13.5°C.

1/6/2024 There were six Currane boats out manipulating their skills on this bright and sunny day, just for the record there wasn’t a cloud in sight, the same goes for the Salmon, need I say more. Wind light NNE, yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13.7, maximum air temperature 16.1°C, rainfall for the month of May 59.0mm.

2/6/2024 Another bright and sunny day on this Bank Holiday, you can say that it was a perfect day for a Fogarty’s 99 as it is every day, as the Currane anglers have melt down while fishing in all departments.

Wind NNE light, followed by reasonable clear skies, yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 15.0, maximum air temperature 17.3°C.

3/6/2024 There were six boats out manipulating their skills but sadly all lines were all quiet going by my WhatsApple? Wind NNW followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 0.8, maximum air temperature 18.5°C.

4/6/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day except for their natural language for the lack of reel action, need I say more, I certainly will if I get breaking news. Wind fresh NNW, followed by reasonable cloud cover, just for record there were a few heavy showers this morning. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.1,  amount of sunshine 0.9, maximum air temperature 15.4°C.

5/6/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments but to be fair the lake is on the low side and just for the record I’m not trying to make an excuse for the lack of catches. Wind NW fresh, followed by the odd shower and reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.3mm, amount of sunshine 5.5, maximum air temperature 14.6°C.

6/6/2024 The Currane anglers reports are getting like the American tv soap Peyton Place and is like a one repeating continuous old 45 record and that doesn’t say much for me either, need I say more. Wind light to fresh coming from the West, followed by the odd shower and reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall a trace, amount of sunshine 4.7, maximum air temperature 14.1°C.

Vincent Appleby
Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 207 4882
E-mail:[email protected]
Web: www.salmonandseatrout.com

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

FLEKSI

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: cloghvoola.com

Fishing with Dom

Address Spunkane Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2051515 Website: https://fishingwithdom.com/

Fly Fishing on Lough Currane

Address Termons Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353(0) 87 922 8659 Phone: +353(0) 66 9474146 Website: flyfishingatloughcurrane.com

Lakelands Farm

Address Lake Road Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 4160200 Website: lakelandshouse.com

Neil O’Shea

Address Caherbarna Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 9942792 Phone: +353 66 9474527 Website: oshealoughcurrane.com

Old Daly’s Supermarket & Filling Station

Address Murreigh Waterville V23 X459 Ireland Mobile Phone: +353669474842 Website: dalysfoodstore.ie

Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing

Address Eureka Lodge Caherdaniel West Waterville Kerry V23 XD63 Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2074882 Website: salmonandseatrout.com

Waterville Boats

Address Spunkane Waterville Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 (0)87 2202355 Phone: +353 (0)66 9474800