Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane…

18/4/2024. Straight to the action, Currane angler Mr. Michael McCormack caught a fine Salmon on the troll while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com , for the rest of the Currane anglers, their reels were quiet as there lines were slack. Wind light NE and variable. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.3mm, amount of sunshine 1.1, maximum air temperature 11°C. Amount of rainfall for April so far 70.8mm.

19/4/2024. Straight to the action there was one Salmon caught this day on the troll and one sadly lost By Currane angler Mr. Michael McCormack. Wind light NE, bright sunshine for most of the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.1mm, amount of sunshine 0.9, maximum temperature 12.7°C.

Currane flat calm
A calm day on the lake

20/4/2024. www.fishingwithdom.com Reports on today’s efforts, for starters there were 12 boats out and all their lines were slack on this calm and bright sunny day as you can see by the pictures. Wind light SSE veered SW light to calm. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm, amount of sunshine 3.9, maximum air temperature 13.4°C.

21/4/2024. There were 10 boats out on this calm and bright sunny clear day, there were no reports of any rod benders. Now to the weather, wind, calm to light East and variable, when I say light, I mean light or put it this way, if you were a fan of Elton John, you would be singing candle in the wind. Sadly Currane anglers reels were certainly not singing. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0, amount of sunshine 8.7, maximum air temperature 15.6°C.

Currane like a mirror
Like a mirror!

22/4/2024. The Currane anglers put their sombrero hats on this day and for good reason, it was like blazing saddles out there, on this bright and sunny day with hardly a cloud in sight. But against all the odds there was one Salmon caught on the fly. Wind NE variable light to calm, as you can see by the pictures it was like a milk pond. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13.1, maximum air temperature 14.3°C.

23/4/2024. Another blazing saddles day for the Currane sombrero anglers, as of yet there are no reports of any rod benders, but don’t be surprised if there is some breaking news especially now with the long evenings. Wind light East to fresh and variable. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall, 0.0, amount of sunshine 13.1, maximum air temperature 16.1°C.

24/4/2024. No reports of any rod benders, so you could say the Currane anglers were all quiet this day. Wind, North light to calm, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 5.0, maximum air temperature 13.6°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