27/8/15 Lough Currane has a new King of the fly in the making, 15 year old Rory Burke of the UK and the Grandson of renowned UK and Waterville Angler Mr. Kevin McGillicuddy, caught his first ever 4 lbs. Salmon on the fly and his Gillie MD was telling me that this was his first time ever fly fishing and young Rory finished his day off with a fine 1 lbs. Sea Trout. There was no comment from the rest of the Lough Currane anglers and for good reason, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out why, yes you have it they failed again. Wind SW fresh to strong with showers.
26/8/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments going by the iphone, even there were a few Juniors caught on the fly, but you can say with out any fear of contradiction in the overall angling community they failed miserably in their duties, in their manipulation of their flies selection and presentation and their choice of drift and last but not least they failed to let their fingers do the talking at the end of their day and all I can say is, iphone or not I have spoken and just for the record I failed miserably my self, so who the hell am I to criticize. Wind WNW and veered WSW and overcast with showers.
The 2015 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, will be held on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September. The entry fee has been reduced this year to €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact : secretary@wl&rt.com. To register your interest.
25/8/15 Straight to the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at email@example.com Mr. Ramon O’Reilly, was in great form with his fly rod today while drifting on Lough Currane, a cracker of a Sea Trout rose to his fly and as Ramon struck his fine fish, experience told him the chances were that he was into a specimen Sea Trout and the battle was on, after a fine fight his Sea Trout was ready for the net and with one swipe the fish was dispatched. Just for the record Ramon had every intention of returning this fine specimen Sea Trout of 6 lbs.7 ozs but sadly the gills were damaged. Now we cut across to the south side of the Lake, Local Gillie Mr. John Murphy, caught 2 juniors and finished his day off with a fine Sea Trout of 3 ½ lbs. all caught on the fly. Wind SE then veered SW fresh to strong with rain this morning and made a small flood.
24/8/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments. Wind North light with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower. So here is a reminder from www.loughcurrane.com Fishing competition, The 2015 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout
Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this
year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, will be held
on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September. The entry
fee has been reduced this year to €150 including Dinner
at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome
to enter! Contact : secretary@wl&rt.com To register
23/8/15 Charlie Chaplin takes all the headlines in Waterville and Kerry take all the headlines, as they win at Croke Park both in Minor and Senior football semi-finals and my Noble Anglers had nothing to celebrate as they failed miserably in their duties. Wind West light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times.
22/8/15 The Charlie Chaplin Festival is in full swing and our Charlie made the Lough Currane anglers look like right Charlie’s today in all departments but thankfully the same couldn’t be said downstream on the Famous Butlers Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie local Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr, caught a fine 6 lbs. Salmon on a Tube Fly and saved the day from total embarrassment. Wind calm for most of the day, when it did get up it was light westerly with reasonable cloud cover at times.
21/8/15 To all you C&R Anglers there is some good news from Lough Currane Horizon, a young teenage Angler from Boston, Mass, USA, Gavin Dowley, went Salmon fishing for the first time in his life and caught two fine Grilse within hour and a half, his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com asked Gavin why did he put both fish back, well where I fish in the US we put everything back, No Spin No Fly’s just a simple touch of C&R. Staying in the Grilse Department, Northern Ireland Angler Mr. Andy Wishart, caught a fine 5lbs. Grilse on the Troll and caught 2 Sea Trout both on the fly in the 2 lbs. Class, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Now to the Backdate department, on Wednesday the 19th Mr. Arnold Slater caught a fine Salmon on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind SW fresh with good cloud cover, with the odd shower.