Home Salmon fishing reports Some grilse on Currane last week but quiet so far this week

Some grilse on Currane last week but quiet so far this week

Caught in the net
Caught in the net

There were 4 grilse and a few sea trout to 4lb reported to staff in Waterville for the week ended on Sunday. The upper lakes were also said to be fishing. Vincent Appleby’s reports from Lough Currane don’t include the catches mentioned above and what they have for this week so far does not make great reading unless you’re working on your tan…

13/6/2024. Well, we certainly didn’t get a good flood, I will have all the facts in tomorrow’s report so on that note here’s today’s facts. There were three boats out, sadly their reels and lines were silent and slack. Wind fresh WNW followed by showers throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.6mm, amount of sunshine 8hrs.1mins, maximum air temperature 15.8°C.

Mr. E.M.H Appleby, DAD RIP
Mr. E.M.H Appleby, Dad RIP

I finish today’s report to remember my Father and Currane Angler because today is a very special day to me and all the family on this his Heavenly Birthday, Rest In Peace Dad.

14/6/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind light to fresh WNW followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 23.1mm, amount of sunshine 1hr.0min, maximum air temperature 15.1°C. Going back to the rainfall, the land took the majority of the goodness and as Miley would say, well Holy God.

15/6/2024. Lough Currane was on the wild side this morning with a strong WNW wind blowing up to 41 km/h, gusts up to 56 km/h, come afternoon it calmed down, sadly no reports of any rod benders. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.3mm, amount of sunshine 8hrs.2mins, maximum air temperature °C.

16/6/2024. The Currane anglers certainly had their suntan lotion on this day, as the sun blazed down on the Currane waters, even though there was a nice light to fresh wind from the WNW and variable, their reels and lines stayed silent and slack, going by my WhatsApple. Now we head for poetic Currane anglers view on drink while fishing, the stage is yours. Beer is the secret to catching fish. In order to think like a fish, you have to drink like a fish, Cheers.

17/6/2024. The Currane anglers frustration is understandable, four boats headed out on to a low lake and by the end of their day, it was the same old story, nothing to report. They say their frustrated, they should be in my shoes but thankfully I’m full of it, so carry on fishing and I’ll carry on reporting. Wind NNE light to fresh and sunny throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13hrs.5mins., maximum air temperature 15.8°C.

18/6/2024. There were no reports of any rod benders today, except for the Currane anglers fluent language cutting across the Currane waters. Wind NNE light to fresh, followed by bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.7mm, amount of sunshine 2hrs.3mins, maximum air temperature 15.9°C.

19/6/2024. The heat is on in all departments so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s results and if I’m wrong, we all would be delighted. Now we head for the Currane anglers weather department, wind light to fresh NNE and veered NW late this afternoon, followed by bright sunshine. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.9mm, amount of sunshine 6hrs.2mins.,maximum air temperature 15.5°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


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