Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane…

22/2/2024 Two boats out and by all accounts their lines were slack. Wind WNW light to fresh followed by the odd hail shower. Now Just for the record The Ernst Appleby Memorial Cup for the biggest Salmon for the 2024 season sponsored by Fogarty’s Centra, Waterville must be officially weighed in Fogerty’s Centra. Remember to send me a photo of the fish with all the facts of your day to my WhatsApp or as I say my WhatsApple 087 2074882.

23/2/2023 The Lonesome Boatman reports all quiet this day. Just for the record there were two boats out. Wind fresh NW, followed by a good few hail showers.

24/2/2024 All the Salmon headlines come from the Bungalow on the North shore by Currane angler Mr. Micheal Roden, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of Wind NNW and veered NW light to fresh followed by reasonable cloud cover.

25/2/2024 Currane angler Mr. Michael Roden while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  reports that it was very nasty out there on Lough Currane and no good today. Wind Northeast strong and gusty, followed by showers.

26/2/2024 Local gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports that he and his fellow Currane anglers were all quiet this day, wind NNE and variable followed by bright sunshine.

27/2/2024 The Lonesome boatman and Hugo the dog of reports that Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts, as you can see by photo. Wind WNW light and variable followed by reasonable cloud cover.

28/2/2024 The Lonesome boatman of  reports just a few Kelts caught this day, so on that note we the Currane anglers would like to Congratulate Pro Golfer and Currane angler Mr. Liam Higgins on his great achievement and valued membership of the Professional Golfer’s Association for 50 years.

Wind SW fresh and overcast followed by rain.

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