Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane…

22/5/2024. We go back about 25 years give or take, Currane anglers father and son from Germany came to Waterville to fish, sadly I haven’t got any records on that trip, all I do know is today they were back out there on Lough Currane and I can tell you they weren’t out there long while trolling with their Gillie, of Waterville Boats and at [email protected] when their reel went off and fair play to them they caught a fine 8lbs. Salmon with their gillie, all I can say is, 25 years well worth waiting for My Noble Gentleman the Salmon.

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Hardly a bear in the sky

So on that note we will head for the Gillie’s photo of the week, as you can see it looks like that the bear is on the charge, all I can say is, it’s a pity there isn’t few a bears out there fishing on the lake. Wind NE light to fresh and followed by showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0-0mm, amount of sunshine 16.3c, maximum air temperature 8.2c.

23/5/2024. To today’s fishing notes, Yes, I can say I have looked at my WhatsApple all quiet on the SW front. Wind light to fresh NNE and variable, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm, amount of sunshine 1.9, maximum air temperature 14.9c.

Scarriff and Deenish Islands
Scarriff and Deenish Islands

24/5/2024. As you can see by the photos the odds of a Salmon being caught were against my Noble Currane anglers? And going by my WhatsApple all reels were negative, all I can say is stay positive, wind light to fresh NW veered SW followed reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 6.0, maximum air temperature 13.9c.

25/5/2024. All I have to report, there was a good bit of rain this morning and began to clear early this afternoon, how much that’s another story, but I will have those facts in tomorrow’s notes but personally I don’t think it will be a big amount?  Going back to the Currane anglers reels and lines all I can say is that they were all slack in all departments and I’m coming to the conclusion that their reels and lines need a good bit of WD40.  Wind SE veered SW fresh and followed by strong gusts. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 8.0, maximum air temperature 15.2c.

26/5/2024. Going by my WhatsApple the Currane anglers didn’t take my advice on the WD40 saga, I take it that the Currane anglers are going to try the 3­-in-one oil and I’m not talking of alcohol, so on that note we head for the weather, wind WNW light to fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover and light showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 10.2mm, amount of sunshine 0.7, maximum air temperature 14.4c.

27/5/2024. I’m late with tonight’s report so it will be short and sweet. The Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front, wind SW light to fresh and variable and overcast. Just for the record there is rain this evening, will have all the rain facts in tomorrow’s notes. Yesterday’s amount of rainfall 5.4mm, amount of sunshine 1.4, maximum air temperature 13.3c.

28/5/2024. I’m early tonight? and here we go again, it’s the same old story and yes you have it, the Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments and the same goes for My WhatsApple.  All I can say is put Fish farms on land /fishfrom.com/  and let the Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea trout free of this filthy business. Wind West fresh and followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 6.4mm, amount of sunshine 2.5, maximum air temperature 15.c.

29/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet this day, so the least said the soonest mended, but as I always say, no spin no fly’s just facts. Now we will head for gone with the wind, fresh NNW followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.2mm, amount of sunshine 0.9, maximum air temperature 14.9c.

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