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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Courtesy of
 Enrico Fantasia

The Irish Fly Fair 15th &16 November 2014
The Waterville Fisheries Development Group
will be represented at this year’s Irish Fly Fair
at The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill, Co.Galway,
on the 15th and 16th of this month. Thanks to
the kind generosity of Enrico Fantasia, a regular
visitor to our Waterville Fisheries, we have been
invited to share his exhibition stand at the Fair.

We all know the important contribution Angling
Tourism makes to our local economy and the
Galway Fly Fair is one of the main showcases of
the year for all who are involved in Angling in
Ireland. A national study, carried out on behalf
of Inland Fisheries Ireland and published last year,
found that Angling Tourism generates over three
quarters of a Billion Euro to the Irish Economy and
provides over 10,000 permanent jobs!

You are invited to make available to our
representatives, who will be attending the Fair,
any promotional material you have, in order to
take advantage of this opportunity for free
advertising to a ‘captive audience’!!
We are producing a simple ‘flyer’ detailing the
Angling opportunities in Waterville and which
will list those local enterprises which service the
Angling public.

Please put your Promotional Material in an
envelope marked for the attention of Tadhg
O’Sullivan and leave in the Londis Store in
Waterville before Saturday 8th November.

As space on our stand will be limited, could
you please restrict your material to say, one
business card and one brochure  per business.
Remember this is free advertising! However, a
small donation would be greatly appreciated to
help defray the printing costs of setting up our
exhibition material in Galway.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Just For the record Tim Van Der Laan fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton and Terence Junior when he won the Jolly Swagman Sea Trout Cup and you can contact Terence Wharton at
 353 (0) 870638231

Monday, October 13, 2014


W.F.D.G Drawn out 
Kevin with his winning ticket
12/10/14 Well its that time of year again and the Curtain has come down on the Waterville Fishery and the 2014 Salmon and Sea Trout season. We start with the W.F.D.G. draw which was held in the Lobster Bar this evening and the winning ticket drawn out, was Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan of Lake road Waterville, so congratulations to Kevin. Now we head for the Waterville Inn for the presentation of the Jolly Swagman Sea Trout Cup for the biggest Sea Trout caught this year and that was won by Dutch Angler Mr. Tim Van Der Laan, Sadly Tim couldn't
be there to receive The Jolly Swagman Sea Trout Cup, So Local Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer was
Damien gets the Party into full swing
Damien Presents the JS Cup to Mike
presented the Cup by the Landlord of the Waterville Inn on Tim’s behalf, and there was great craic had by all, with plenty to eat and on behalf of the anglers I would to thank Mr. Damien Duff and his good wife Sally for a great night of entertainment. Now to today’s closing facts well I will let you decide because there was no wind what so ever, you could say the

one of the winning tickets drawn out of the bucket
for a spot prize
Waterville fishery was at a standstill with little to no action except there was the odd Junior taken and a few Brown Trout taken on the upper lakes. Now to the personal department, I would like to thank all you anglers who have put your say in, in the past season and for the great support I got when I was criticised but everybody is entitled to their own opinion and without your fantastic support this site wouldn't exist so keep reading and having your say, this is the Anglers site, and to all you anglers who let their fingers do the talking at the end of their days fishing a big thank you for that and for the ones who failed on a regular bases may the Lord have mercy on your laziness, but I must admit I was guilty of that myself at times and last but not least I would like to thank all the team of the Inlandfisheries for their great support to me and the Waterville Fishery this year as they do every year. If there is any news in the close season I will keep you up to date so on that note I will sign off by saying No Spin No Fly’s Just Facts and look forward to keeping you all up to date in 2015                


Sunday, October 12, 2014


11/10/14 As promised I will start with Mr. Jim Sayers and his party who were fishing on Lough Namona yesterday and here are their results, Jim caught  a fine Sea Trout in the 4 lbs Class and his good friend John Walsh, caught a fine Brown Trout in the 1 ¼ lbs class and  Jim was telling that they also lost a good fish, in his opinion it was a Salmon but as he said he wouldn't put a mortgage on it, they also caught a Junior. Now Back to the present and we will stay with the upper Lakes and Mr. Jim Sayers and party, today they were fishing on Lough Cloonaghlin, Jim reported that the action ddidn'tstart until late afternoon, reason being they were waiting for the wind to get up so here are their results. Mr. John Walsh, caught a fine 1 ½ lbs Sea Trout, they also caught 20 Juniors and a good basket of Brown Trout. Staying with the upper Lakes, on Lough Derriana, Tim and Jeremy O’Connor, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught 1 Sea Trout of 1 ½ lbs. Now we head down stream to the big Lake /Lough Currane. Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville caught 3 Trout while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of just for the record all yesterdays and today’s catches were returned. Wind light and variable. Last Night I got an email from a concerned angler, so I will let him have centre stage. Vincent:
I am disturbed to hear that the EU has dismissed the complaint regarding salmon farms and their effect on wild fish stocks.  At the same time, IFI has just stated, after examination of all the information regarding the same subject, that there is considerable negative impact to the wild fish stocks as a result of the sea lice attendant to salmon farming.  Please urge your readers to spend some time in the close season writing to their local TDs to encourage them to raise questions regarding this subject.
It might also be an idea for some organization to file a lawsuit on behalf of all the anglers requesting an injunction against these farms pending further investigation.  Surely there are some lawyers in Ireland who are also fishermen?  The time to protest these dangerous and polluting salmon farms and stop the further decimation of the wild salmon and sea trout stocks is now!
Ireland is one of the last countries in the world where you can easily access such fishing, and where it does not cost exorbitant amounts to do so.  Please stand up and prevent the EU from using Ireland as a market garden.  Most European Countries have already decimated their own fish stocks, prevent Ireland from making the same mistakes and ending up barren of salmon and sea trout.
Very truly yours,
Murray T. Beatts
A concerned angler


Friday, October 10, 2014

The Kerry Way
Some Anglers see red I wonder why?
9/10/14 First to the apology department reason being for missing Mr. Jim Sayers phone calls this evening, reason being phone on silent, sorry for that will put the record straight tomorrow, on that note we head out onto the Lake. Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville was in good form again, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of with 5 Trout to their Boat and for the rest of the angling community no comment excluding local Angler Mr. Jim Sayers. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Anglers get a presidential  salute 
9/10/14 Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville, take all the headlines in the C&R department with 7 Trout to his rod. As always Donagh was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and for the  rest of the angling community they either failed to catch my Noble Sea Trout, or if they did have the odd rod bender, they most certainly failed to let their fingers do the talking, whether they caught fish or not. Wind NW fresh with showers throughout the day.