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Friday, January 18, 2019


18/1/19 A few boats were out manipulating their lures and flies and with a nice SW wind blowing then veered NW later in the afternoon, its not surprising that one boat was casting their flies into renowned Currane Salmon lies, but sadly there was no response from the Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon, be it on flies or lures. Wind as already stated with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, Valentia recorded 14.6 mm of rainfall. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

17/1/2019 Updated

Neil O’Shea, Glenda Powell, Tom O’Shea.
waiting for that first Springer!
17/1/19  Happy New Year to you all and Tight Lines on this opening day of the 2019 Season. So straight to the facts, there were 12 Boats manipulating and sadly there were no Spring Salmon caught this opening day but it was great to hear, Cahersiveen and Currane Angler Mr. Steven Donnelly, while trolling with his good friend Mike, caught 3 Kelts and 3 Trout and were safely returned and staying in the Kelt department, local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught 1 Kelt and again safely returned. Wind calm this morning and light SE in the afternoon and overcast and very cold. Pictures courtesy of Ladies World Champion fly fisher Glenda Powell !           

Friday, October 12, 2018


2018 Currane Salmon of the year !
12/10/18 We go straight to the Bungalow and quote of the day from Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea, its sums up today’s action in a nut shell. It’s all over, Gale Callum stopped play early and makes the Currane anglers and their rods and reels redundant on this last day of the 2018 Season. So now we will head for my highlights of the 2018 Season, catch of the season goes to Mr. Michael Roden of Waterville and Dublin, who caught a 17 lbs. Salmon on the troll on the 26/2/18. C&R Sea Trout of the Season goes to Cork and Currane angler, Mr. Jerry O’Sullivan, while trolling on the 10/5/18 caught and released a 9 lbs. Sea Trout. In the River department the World Famous Butler Pool takes all the headlines and in simple words it was electrifying and not forgetting the Inny, there was some great action up there at times and I know a few anglers who were well satisfied and for the rest of the season we all know that the Sun took all the headlines and I don’t mean page 3. As we saw when the dry spell came to an end there was good Sea Trout fishing! Charity Salmon of  the Season goes to Local angler Mr. Mike O’Dwyer who caught the first Salmon of the season  on the 20/2/18  and auctionend his 7 lbs. Salmon and rose 1500 Euro for the Palliative care unit at UKH in memory of  local angler and World Champion Currane Honey producer Mr. John Foley RIP.
2018 Charity Currane Salmon of the year 
Well it’s that time of year again to thank all you good people who read the Waterville Fishery report every day, I would also like to thank all the team at and Mr. Paul Burke of the Trout and Salmon magazine and Mr. Tony Gosnell of the Irish Examiner and on that note I look forward to be reporting to you all in 2019 on No Spin No Flys just Facts zone. So  Happy Christmas to you all and I hope you all have a great 2019 Season in all departments.                                                                       

Thursday, October 11, 2018


11/10/18 Talk about the different contrasts of the weather, yesterday it was wild with little to no action and today we had bright sunshine all day with hardly a cloud in sight, with a fresh breeze from the SW with same results. And staying with the weather, tomorrow as we all know is the last day of the 2018 season and it will be a wash out ? because its Batten the hatches me hearty’s as storm Callum approaches the Currane anglers waters. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.4 c.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


10/10/18 Waterville fishery was at a standstill on the North side of Lough Currane, we start at the Bungalow and at and also at as anglers looked with dismay at a strong SE wind blowing into the North Shore. So on that strong note we head straight into the SE waves and head for the South side, there were three boats out and going by the mobile it was all quiet on the SE front in all departments. Now we head for the upper Lakes and Lough Derriana and was just as wild and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of No good, Strong SE wind blowing and that sums today’s action, you could say it was all wind and staying with the wind,  
Status Orange - Wind warning for Cork and Kerry
Storm Callum: Southeast winds veering southwest will gust generally between 100 and 130km/h, higher in some coastal areas and on high ground. Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides there is a risk of coastal flooding and damage.
Issued: Wednesday 10 October 2018 19:00
Updated: Wednesday 10 October 2018 19:00
Valid from Thursday 11 October 2018 22:00 to Friday 12 October 2018 09:00   

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


9/10/18 The Currane Sea Trout fly anglers called it a day even before their casts were tied this morning and for good reason, there was a strong SW wind blowing down the lake and with Storm Callum approaches Ireland fast there is a good chance Currane anglers will have another forced bank holiday in the last few days of the 2018 Season. Wind as all ready stated and good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.2 c. 

Monday, October 8, 2018


8/10/18 Again the Currane Sea Trout fly anglers were let down by the weather and with a strong SW wind blowing down the Lake, that’s not surprising that their fly reels were in a silent mode on this wild day on Lough Currane and if there were any boats out there, again it would only be the odd couple. Wind as already stated and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15. 1 c.