Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane…

27/3/2024. Just three boats out today, sadly reports all lines were slack on this freezing cold day. Wind South light to fresh, there was good cloud cover followed by heavy hail showers throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.4mm, amount of sunshine 1.3, Maximum air temperature 9.4C.

28/3/2024 Breaking News, To anglers from around the World, Please put your objections in and Save our Salmon and Sea Trout heritage.

Hello again,
MOWI have now applied to renew another Salmon Farm license this time at Inishfarnard which is on the southern side of Kenmare Bay. This also needs to be strenuously opposed as it also is damaging the salmon and sea trout stocks in all the rivers in the vicinity. There was a large number of objections to the application at Deenish. Please forward your objections to [email protected]  quoting reference T05 / 233 before April 9th
Kind regards
Michael and Kevin.

Now for today’s action, reports that there were ten boats out today and by all accounts all fly and trolling lines were slack. Wind NE veered NW, and variable, followed by plenty of sunshine. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 19.6mm, amount of sunshine 1.5, maximum air temperature 8.0C.

29/3/2024 reports on this Good Friday sadly not much to report except there were 12 boats out and all lines were slack. Wind WNW, veered WSW light followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.1, amount of sunshine 9.4, maximum air temperature 4.6C.

30/3/2024. The lonesome boatman and of  and his client were the only Currane anglers out this Easter Saturday and they report that their lines were all slack. Wind South Light to fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.9mm., amount of sunshine 0.0, maximum air temperature 11C.

Lough Currane

31/3/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts on this Easter Sunday. Wind SE light, followed by a few showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 8.4 mm, amount of sun 9.2, maximum air temperature 12.2C. Just for the record there were seven boats out.

1/4/2024 Sadly, the Currane anglers take the April fools cup this day, as their lines stayed slack. Wind light ESE light veered SE and veered again in the afternoon into the WNW, followed by showers. Yesterday’s weather, sunshine 2.0, amount of rainfall 2.7mm, total amount of rainfall for the month of March, 135mm.

2/4/2024 The lonesome boatman of  reports there were five boats out and all reels were silent today, but their language was fluent, so on that poetic note we head for the weather, wind SE, SSE,S,SSE light and overcast all day and followed by April showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.5mm. amount of sun 4.0, maximum air temperature 13.2C.

3/4/2024 The Currane anglers were as calm as the Currane waters today, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist, to conclude, that their reels were as silent as the lambs? Wind light to calm and variable W, SW, SSW, S, SE, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 7.4mm., amount of sun 0.2, maximum air temperature 11.6C.

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