Vincent Appleby reports from the shore of Lough Currane where anglers are still waiting to get the lakes first salmon of the season…

16/2/2024 Just one boat out, just two Kelts for their efforts. Wind SSW light to fresh and variable, overcast all day followed by misty rain at times.

17/2/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day. Wind fresh SW and variable and overcast all day, followed by misty rain.

18/2/2024 All quiet on all fronts, so on that note we will head straight to the rainfall department, there was a good flood last night and early this morning, amount of rain 19.3 mm plus, up until1am?  I will have more on this flood in tomorrow’s nights notes. Wind NW veered SW light to fresh followed by reasonable cloud cover.

19/2/2024 All quiet on the Northside, the same goes for East side, Southside, Southwest side, all I can say is it’s a good job there’s isn’t an F side, if you get my drift. Now to the flood update, total amount of rainfall excluding mountainous rainfall was 24 mm. Wind WSW light to fresh, followed by a fair bit of sunshine.

20/2/2024 The Lonesome boatmen of  reports that it was all quiet on the SW front in all fishing departments. Wind WSW veered NW and veered again SSW late in the afternoon.

21/2/24 Just two boats out manipulating their skills, sadly their lines stayed slack this day. Wind fresh W veered WSW fresh followed by strong gusts up to 63 Km/h followed by good cloud cover.

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