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Sunday, September 21, 2014

20/9/14

20/9/14 There was good action in Sea Trout fly department despite a light wind with bright sun throughout the day so lets get to the facts. Mr. Peter Liddel caught 3 Juniors on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. Paul Anios caught a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout and not satisfied with that he topped that with a fine Sea Trout of 3 lbs and left the best to last with a Sea Trout in 5 lbs. Class which he sportingly put back to fight another day, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and just for the record, Michael reported that one of their Sea Trout were quite fresh. Staying on the north side and in the hired out boat department of Waterville boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com I failed to report yesterday that Mr. John Young of the UK caught 5 Juniors and finished his day off with a fine Sea Trout of 2 ½ lbs. Now we head up the North Shore to the Bungalow and staying in the fly department, Mr. John Hallstead of Dingle and Mr. Ken Partington  caught 10 Sea Tout, ranging from Junior class up to 6 ½ lbs. Now we cut across the Lake to the South side. Mr. Jack Feehan caught 1 Sea Trout of 2 lbs while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now we head to the West end of the Lake, Mr. Andrew Price of Ennis, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 3 Sea Trout ranging from juniors up to 2 lbs. Not a bad days manipulation.              
         

Friday, September 19, 2014

19/9/14

19/9/14 Staying with yesterdays catches and for good reason, here are the late results, in the Salmon department, Mr. Olivier Blazy, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the troll and finished their day off with 2 Sea Trout on the fly, of which the best was 2 lbs. and in the hired out boat C&R department of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Mr. Liam McKnight caught 2 Juniors. Now back to the present, and staying in the boat department of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Mr. Liam McKnight was in good form again with two Juniors. Now we cut across the Lake to the South side. Dr. Ken Web while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 6 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class up to 2 lbs. In Franks hired out boat department, Mr. Dave Cronin caught 3 Juniors on the drift, and Rob and Martin Burns caught 10 Sea Trout on the fly, ranging from Junior Class up to 2 ½ lbs. There was no wind until about 3pm and when it did eventually pick up it was easterly and light and overcast with heavy showers throughout the day, so on that note we will head for news desk of www.loughcurrane.com

                                             
                             

                                                  Pictures and report courtesy of


                                                        www.loughcurrane.com







Good news from the catchment generally. The IFI team has been monitoring the principal
spawning streams in the catchment with, at first reckoning, excellent results!
and recorded
The stop nets are fixed - about 20 metres apart.

The fry are counted and measured.....
We observed one of the operations on the middle Commeragh last week, where in just 20 metres of stream almost 1000 salmon fry were recorded!!
....the team move through with the electro fishing nets
fry are placed in buckets. Note the aerator!

18/9/14

Mr Tony Reddiford from Bristol, UK
18/9/14 Straight to the fly department, Dr. Ken Web caught a fine 3 ½ lbs Sea trout, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and in Frank’s Hired out boat department, Mr. Bill Pearsey and Mr. John Williams, caught two fine Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs. up to 3 lbs. also in good form were the Bradley’s from the North of Ireland with 3 Juniors. Now we cut across the lake to the North side and the Bungalow, and in the C&R department, Mr. David Burton of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 Juniors, staying at the Bungalow and the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com as sent to me via email and in their words. Mr Tony Reddiford from Bristol, UK caught a 9lb 2oz Salmon at the Black Rocks today on a size 10 Watson's Fancy to round off a great week staying at www.curranelodge.ie Also caught this week 5 sea trout between 15-17" and plenty of juniors and brown trout. Wind light E and veered SE at times and very warm and humid and overcast.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

17/9/14

17/9/14 Again Lough Currane saw some good action, but sadly the paparazzi failed miserably in his duties, but more on that later. Now to the action, in the fly and C&R department, Mr. David Burton of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 Sea Trout both in the 1 ½ lbs. class. Staying with C&R,Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 4 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 4 lbs. Now we go South Side and the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Dermot Doheny caught 2 Sea Trout, 1 lbs and finished his day off with a Sea Trout in the 2 lbs. Class, also in good form in Frank’s hired out boat department was Rob and Martin Burns, with 5 Juniors. Now to the trolling department, Ms. Barbara Hewit caught her first ever Salmon weighing in at 5 lbs and may it be the first of many,  and Barbara’s Gillie MD reported to me that they also lost one. Now to catch of the day and that goes to Mr. William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 9 ½ lbs Salmon and finished their day off with 4 Juniors, and yes you have it that is where I failed with the Camera , sorry for this but due to recent miss reporting I went to Speck Savers to check me eyes. Now to the upper Lakes on Lough Derriana, guests caught 3 Sea Trout and a few Brown Trout. Wind Light Variable and come afternoon it was Easterly fresh with very good cloud cover and humid.      

16/9/14

Mariet 
Mariet and William
16/9/14 Some anglers saw some good fishing on the Waterville Fishery today, so lets get to the action. For a mixture of salmon and Sea Trout we start at the Bungalow, Mr. William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the fly and his good wife Mrs. Mariet Timmermans finished their day off with a fine Sea Trout of 4 lbs also caught on the fly, and their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com also reported they added 2 Juniors to their basket. Staying North side, and at the Bungalow, Mr. David Burton of the UK and fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com again was in great form in the C&R fly department, with 3 Sea Trout and their weights are as follows 1 Junior, a 1 ½ lbs Sea Trout and finished their day off with a nice Sea Trout of 2 ½ lbs, and Mr. tom O’Shea was telling me that they saw a few nice fish today. Staying with the C&R department, Local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley had a good day with 3 Sea Trout to his rod, ranging from Junior class up to specimen class, and that Sea Trout weighed in at 6 lbs, 8 ozs. Now we head upstream to the famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie  an angler caught a fine Salmon on the fly in the 10 lbs. class. Wind SE light with bright sunshine with reasonable cloud cover at times.  


All the same catch 

Monday, September 15, 2014

15/9/14

15/9/14 Straight to the apology Department, last week I made two errors, i.e. spelling of a gentleman’s name and exaggerated his catches so on that note lets put the record straight. We stay at the Bungalow and in the past week, Mr. Jimmy Keogh, paid his last visit to Lough Currane 20 years ago and it wasn't long before he made up for lost time, He caught 7 Sea Trout in the past week, ranging from Junior class up to 2 to 3 lbs. Jimmy’s choice of flies for the week were Red Arse Peters and Hoppers, and just for the record all the facts came from www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now back today’s striking zone. In the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com  Mr. Dave Flynn and his good friend, Andy, caught a fine basket of Brown Trout and Sea Trout on the drift, ranging from Junior class up to 4 lbs. Staying with the Sea trout, Mr. Markus Kruse caught a fine Sea Trout with his Gillie MD Esq. Also in good form was William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, caught 4 Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and staying on the North side and the Bungalow, Mr. David Burton again was in the C&R mode while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com with 4 Sea Trout, their weights are as follows, 2 Juniors, a 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout and they finished their day off with a fine 3 ½ lbs. Sea Trout.                                  

14.9/14

14/9/14 There was great fishing on the Waterville Fishery today, so we will start on the Big Lake / Lough Currane, Mr. Niall Green and Mr. Willie Cotter, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 2 Sea Trout, both in the 3 ½ lbs. Class, now To frank’s hired out boat department, Mr. Maurice Cahill and Mr. Joel Mending and Mr. Yves Paris, had a cracker of a day, with 15 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. and finished their day off with a fine Salmon on the fly. Staying in the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Dave Cronin caught 1 Junior. Now we cut across to the north side, Mr. Markus Kruse caught one 2 lbs Sea trout to his rod, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer, staying with the Sea Trout, Golfers from Sweden and fishing out of http://www.the-smugglers-inn.com/ and fishing with their gillie Mr. Vincent Appleby and of www.salmonandseatrout.com caught one Trout on the troll which they sportingly put back. Mr. Mark Doorman was in good form again, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, Mark caught a fine 3 lbs, Sea Trout on the drift. Now we head for the upper Lakes and Lough Namona and the C&R fly Department, Mr. David Burton fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 3 Sea Trout, 1 Junior then went up a level to the 3 lbs class and finished their day off with a fine Sea Trout of 4lbs, Wind SE fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover.