Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane…

4/4/2024. Reports that there were 7 boats out today, their flies and their lures were being manipulated beautifully but sadly the wild Currane Atlantic Salmon were all quiet this day. Wind light and variable SE, SSE, S, SSW, S, SSE, and overcast, followed by rain. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.4mm, amount of sunshine 2.7, maximum air temperature 12.2c.

5/4/2024 All the Currane anglers flies and lures were a no go and for good reason, it was wild out there with gusts up to 76 km/h average speed 51 km/h, overcast all day and followed by rain in the afternoon. So, you can say storm Olivia had her say today, now it’s storm Kathleen that hits Kerry around 7am so batten down the hatches. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 15.7mm, amount of sunshine 1.9, maximum air temperature 13.2c.

6/4/2024. Storm Kathleen was the only angler out this day, sadly the Currane anglers didn’t fancy going out with sweet Kathleen and quite rightly so too. Now back to today’s weather wind strong SW followed by strong gusts up to 109 km/h and followed by broken cloud and showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 20.2mm, amount of sunshine 0.0, maximum air temperature 13.5c

Ballinskelligs Bay 2024-04-07
Ballinskelligs Bay 2024-04-07

7/4/2024. Storm Sweet Kathleen was still in control of the Currane anglers today, in the words of one Currane angler, it’s mad out there. Back to today’s Weather, Wind WSW average speed 40 km/h, gusts up to 60 km/h, followed by April showers. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 6.5mm, amount of sunshine 3.8, maximum air temperature 13.1c.

8/4/2024. There were four boats out and all quiet on all fronts this day as sweet Kathleen left the Currane waters. Wind NNE and veered NNW fresh to strong, average speed 40 km/h, average gusts speeds 50 km/h plus. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.1mm, amount of sunshine 9.0, maximum air temperature 12.2c.

9/4/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Now to the weather, Wind light to fresh NW, WNW, W followed by reasonable cloud cover, Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.8mm., amount of sunshine 0.4, maximum air temperature 9.4c.

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