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Saturday, February 18, 2017


18/2/17 There were four boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane today and you can say without any fear of contradiction they all failed miserably in their duties in the procurement of the wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover.

Official there was no strike on the lake today. 

Friday, February 17, 2017


17/2/17 There was a fresh to strong SW wind blowing with good cloud cover with misty rain, but this didn’t deter Local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of from manipulating his flies and lures but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon was in a lethargic mood, as I must say were the rest of the angling pros as they sat by the fire on this miserable day, the lazy articles! Amount of rainfall so far this month 82.7 mm. Air temperature 9c felt 7c.            

Thursday, February 16, 2017


16/2/17 There were a few boats manipulating in all departments as they hammered the North side of Lough Currane but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon gave the Currane anglers a Winston Churchill this day. I’m coming to the conclusion my Noble Anglers need a few lessons from the McGillicuddy school of  fishing. Wind SW light with good cloud cover.      

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


15/2/17 There was great anticipation today after yesterday's breaking of the ice, but my Noble Angers were soon brought down to earth which is not surprising, going by what I heard a good few Angers had soar  heads after last night's celebrations, all I can say is I have no sympathy for any of them, cheers. WIND SW fresh with good cloud cover. Just for the record we all know who caught  the first on the Troll, now  the battle is on who will get the first Salmon on the fly, I wonder what odds would  the bookie give on Dominic doing the double.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Dominic Strikes first
Dominic breaks the ice
Damian presents the Paddy Carey Cup
14/2/17 At last the waiting is over as the ice melted on Lough Currane today, Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of took the Bull by the horns or I should say Rapalas, while fishing on his own early this afternoon caught the first 9 lbs. Salmon of 2017 while trolling along the North Shore as other anglers looked on with envy and I can tell you the first port of call was the Waterville Inn to be presented the Paddy Carey Memorial Cup by the Landlord Mr. Damian Duff  and I can tell you the Beer is flowing this Valentines evening. On a personal note it was nice to see that my words of wisdom of no spin No fly’s were brought out in practice and if you read Saturdays notes today’s fish kept Lough Currane record intact. Wind S fresh with good cloud cover and just for the record there were a good few Kelts caught today.    

The Smile tells the story

My work is done for the day


Breaking news lough Currane ice is Broken yes you have it the one and only Mr . Dominic McGillicuddy of  caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the Troll.

Monday, February 13, 2017


 Heinz  RIP
13/2/17 Lough Currane was at a standstill with a strong SE Gale blowing across the Lake as anglers just watched the waves hit the shoreline and I can tell you it wasn’t long before they headed for the Bars for a pick me up liquid libation, but I must say one angler did hit the elements once wind dropped but to no avail. Again the Waterville Fishery has lost another great angler, I am sad to inform you that German Angler Mr. Heinz Stratman RIP past away earlier this month. I can say without any fear of contradiction that Heinz’s history and knowledge of fishing goes back 50 years on this fishery and what a great character he was. Heinz you will surly be missed in the Salmon Sea Trout community, so on that note on behalf of all the anglers and the good people of Kerry, we send our deepest sympathies to his Good Wife, Family and Friends.