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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mr. Tommy O'Sullivan. RIP. 
Vincent O'Sullivan and Peter Wolf
Vincent O'Sullivan and Peter Wolf
29/3/15  I Start with the sad news that Lough Currane and Waterville has lost another great angler to the Heavens, Mr. Tommy O’Sullivan of  Beenbane Waterville and resident of London England, sadly past away today after a short illness and on behalf of all the good people of Waterville and Kerry I would like to send our sincere  sympathies to all his Family and friends. On a personal note, well Tommy you may be gone from this great Fishery but you will never be forgotten and I will always remember all those great days I had fishing with you as a child, especially that great fish we lost in 1974 and yes Tommy I here you, get on with today’s notes. All Salmon headlines go to German Angler Mr. Peter Wolf and for good reason he caught a cracker of a Salmon on the fly, in the 13 lbs. class while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of well Vincent you can say your cousin Tommy was looking down on you today. Wind SW then veered WNW fresh to strong and overcast.        

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Mr. Vincent O'Sullivan 
  28/3/15  Lough Currane was on the wild side, but this didn't deter the odd boat manipulating their flies, where did they catch their well deserved Salmon?  well that’s classified information on their part, all I Know, is the Kings of the fly, local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of  and ably assisted on the oars by Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught a cracker of a Salmon of 10 ½ lbs on the fly. Wind WNW strong and overcast. Now to the criticism department which I might add they have a fair point, It was made quite clear by the Commandeering Chief Mr. David Farrell , Chef extraordinaire of Waterville and at  that I don’t promote them on this Blog or their page and I must admit I am Guilty as Charged and I hope I have recorked the Bottle correctly by putting the record straight.

Friday, March 27, 2015


27/3/15  All quiet on the SW front in all departments and yes you have it my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties to procure the wild Atlantic Salmon and if they did procure they failed to report it to the world wide web. Wind  SE fresh to strong this morning and moderate this afternoon and overcast.      

Thursday, March 26, 2015


26/3/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side after yesterdays flood and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Junior, the Lake was brown after the flood and with 25.6 mm of rainfall that isn’t surprising, at least my Noble Anglers had a good excuse for the lack of fish. Wind NNW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover.      

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


25/3/15 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SE blowing across the lake but this didn’t deter a couple of boats venturing out, they may have been mad? but at least one angler came up trumps in the trolling department, with a lightening fresh 8 lbs. Salmon and that was local Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of and by all accounts Sion had a great battle and in those conditions that’s not surprising. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy rain all day so as you can imagine it made a good flood. 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


24/3/15 Lough Currane was all quiet after yesterdays first cracker of a specimen Sea Trout. So we head for the mad news department it was pointed out to me by UK angler Mr. Gary W. Humphrey, that fish farming will be on the increase off Co. Galway, so I got all the facts from
Good bye my Noble Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout
The Irish Government has applied for a licence for
15,000 ton 1,126acres salmon farms in Galway
Bay to be leased to a multinational for up to 10
years . This has the potential to create an
environmental catastrophe.
This is the 1st application. The Government wants
to increase licence capacity to 150,000 tons on
the west coast of Ireland.
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And thanks again to Mr. Gary W. Humphrey of the UK and a great supporter of the Waterville Fishery and Irish Angling, for pointing this out. Wind N with strong gusts with heavy showers and very cold.


Monday, March 23, 2015


23/3/15 Great News on the specimen Sea Trout front and yes you have it or to be more precise, local Angler Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville has it because he caught the first 2015 specimen Sea Trout weighing in at 7 lbs. caught on the troll and by all accounts’ his Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout keeps its reputation in the never surrender department, but Liam put the record straight and the rest is history. Now to the Salmon department the least said the soonest mended. Wind N light to fresh with the odd shower.

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