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Saturday, April 30, 2011

30/4/11

Renowned Trout Angler Mr Charlie Stuart was in good form again while drifting by the Grey Rock, when my Noble salmon took Charlie’s favourite fly the Bumble, and I believe in the lobster Bar last night he was told by a renowned Gillie that he wont repeat that for a long time, well I can tell you Charlie was one happy Angler with his second 7lbs plus Salmon in less than 24 hours. Wind SE then Veered S light with bright sunshine throughout the day.                

Friday, April 29, 2011

29/4/11

There was fine 3lbs Sea Trout caught on the Fly by a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com but fish of the day goes to Mr. Charlie Stuart of www.anglersview.com who caught his first ever Salmon on a Bumble, on a drift going down towards the reeds in the Mouth of the Commeragh, and Charlie was telling me that it has taken him 41 years to catch his first ever Noble Salmon, but to be fair to Charlie he is a renowned Trout fisherman, and just for the record you will be able to see all the action on Charlie’s 7lbs 12ozs Salmon, on www.youtube.com/anglersview because its all caught on HD video and you will be able view it next week, and just for the record Charlie and his TV crew were fishing in a hired out boat from www.oshealoughcurrane.com  Wind E first thing this morning then veered into the SW light with bright sunshine.         

Thursday, April 28, 2011

28/4/11

All quiet on the SW front. Wind S light with bright sunshine all day.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

27/4/11

Breaking news go down to the 23/4/11

No reports of any real rod benders, and with bright sunshine all day what do you expect, even though there was a nice light SW wind blowing at times, but alas my Noble gentlemen the Salmon thought  otherwise.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

26/4/11

They say you can’t keep a good angler down, well Mr. Walter Ruche is a perfect example of that today because Walter caught a fine 7lbs 15ozs Seatrout on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Wind SW light and overcast

Monday, April 25, 2011

25/4/11

The wind may not of been ideal for my Noble Angler, but if you were fishing with Mr. Walter Ruche, of Switzerland and his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com you would beg to differ because Walter caught a 12lbs 4ozs Salmon on the troll. Wind NE fresh and overcast with light rain this afternoon.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

All the action this Easter Sunday was first thing this morning, first in the striking zone with a fine 8lbs11ozs Salmon caught on the troll, was Mr. Timmermans of Waterville and Holland, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net caught a cracker of a Salmon on the troll, weighing in at 11lbs11ozs. And for the rest of we Anglers it was quiet Easter Sunday. Wind N and variable and bright and sunny.    


Saturday, April 23, 2011

23/4/11

Breaking News in the C&R department.
on the evening shift

Mr. Richard Moore caught and released a fine Sea Trout on a drift going into the Mouth of the Commeragh

there a few good boats out this Easter Saturday, but my Noble salmon were in a lethargic mood. Wind N then veered NW and veered again late this afternoon into the SW light with bright sunshine throughout the day.

Friday, April 22, 2011

22/4/11

There was some good action on the fly, at the ledge in the Mouth of the Commeragh today, first in the striking zone was Mr. Bernd Rall of Germany, who caught a fine Salmon of 11lbs and the action didn’t stop there because it wasn’t long before Bernd’s, rod was bent double again with a fish in the 9 to 10lbs class, and his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com was also telling me that they also lost a fine fish, and staying with the Ledge, Bernd’s fishing partner, Mr. Mattias Gruber also caught a fine 9lbs Salmon on the fly, with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and @ watervilleboats@gmail.com Wind SE then veered S and veered again late this afternoon into the SW with light showers once they went through the wind veered again into NW

Thursday, April 21, 2011

In the words of Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com its very warm at 22.5C and calm out here on the lake, need I say more. Wind E light to calm.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

20/4/11

Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments. Wind ENE light to calm and overcast.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

19/4/11

Its the early angler that catches My noble gentlemen the Salmon and today's recipient was renowned local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, who caught a fine 10lbs Salmon the troll around 7am, all I can say is, take note you lazy articles. Wind the same as yesterday except there was reasonable cloud cover.

Monday, April 18, 2011

18/4/11

There was a craker of a 15lbs 5ozs Salmon Caught on the troll by Mr. Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O'Shea of http://www.oshealoughcurrane.com/  special note from Mr. Paul Bourke Angling Information Officer, so please read on and take note.












Hi everyone in Lough Currane,

At present as some of you know, I write the Irish Angling Update for INLAND FISHERIES IRELAND and I also am writing the lough Currane report for the Trout and Salmon magazine this evening. I am particularly mad at all the lovely fish and photos I could publise in the Trout and Salmon magazine and other publications but cannot. There are far too many people fishing out in Lough Currane illegally by not wearing a life jacket or buoyancy aid. I cannot use these photos. Many of you are breaking the law. You need to safeguard your clients out on your beautiful lough. Come on lads and ladies, make sure everyone wears one. The magazines tell me they love in particular the photos of anglers out on the lough catching fish etc. I am really trying to help you all to get more business for all of you. I apologize for the rant but please do something about it. If somebody loses their life on your lough because they are not wearing one, you risk everything you have built up over the years. It is the law and it makes sense. One final thing, Please ensure that any fish that are retained and photographed have a proper salmon tag on the fish. Again, a photo of a fish without a tag cannot be published. I am here to help and I hope to go down and meet some or all of you this year as I love fishing on the lough. My colleague Mark Corps will be down on the lough with a Trout and Salmon journalist to do an article on the lough in the first week in May. Please help us to support all of you. You have a jewel of a fishery in Ireland. Look after it. Please tell any of the ghillies who do not have emails to conform to the life jacket principal. There is an on the spot fine of €90, I am told but who enforces this legislation, I am not sure but it is not the fishery service as yet. A garda can certainly enforce this law as it is in the statue books for some years now.
Some years ago, I did fall into Lough Currane on a hot warm day!! I was only wearing a shirt but I did have a life jacket over it and I stood up in the boat and fell out with a big splash. I am a strong swimmer but naturally I got a good fright and the anglers with me did as well. Again sorry for the rant but please let everybody be careful. Please contact me if you need any clarification. Keep up the great work in looking after such a world famous fish
Tight lines to you and all your clients,
Paul
Paul Bourke
Angling Information Officer
Paul.Bourke@fisheriesireland.ie

Sunday, April 17, 2011

17/4/11

Top German Angler Mr. Mattias Gruber, was in good form again with a fine 9lbs Salmon caught on the troll with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and I can tell you we anglers looked on with envy as Mattias played his noble salmon and his Gillie, ready and waiting with his net. Wind SE then veered s this evening and light all day with bright sunshine throughout the day.



Saturday, April 16, 2011

16/4/11

Lough Currane record Sea Trout holder Mr. Liam Ellis of Cork caught a fine 8lbs6ozs specimen Sea Trout on the fly drifting by the Grassy island, now to the Salmon department, Mr. Mattias Gruber of Germany, caught a 11lbs Salmon on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy. Wind NNW light and bright and sunny.    



Friday, April 15, 2011

15/4/11


Lough Currane was on the quiet side after yesterday’s 15lbs Salmon caught by Walter, so we will head up stream to the upper Lakes and the C&R department on Lough Derriana, and all the head lines go to young Archie Curnow of the UK and his uncle John, because they caught a fine 5lbs Brown Trout, and Archie being a sportsmen let my Noble Brown Trout live to fight another day.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

14/4/11

all the head lines go to Mr. Walter Ruche, of Switzerland, because on his first day out on Lough Currane with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of http://www.lakelandshouse.com/ Walter caught a lightening fresh 15lbs Salmon on the troll, and just for the record this is the biggest Salmon caught this season, so congratulations to Walter on a fine fish, and just for a matter of interest, Walter has made the Salmon and Sea Trout head lines, many times over the years. Wind NW light with bright sunshine all day.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

13/4/11

Lough Currane was on the wild side first this morning but this didn’t deter Mr. Noel Stacy, heading down the lake to the Mouth of the Commeragh, with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr, and I can tell you it wasn’t long before Noel, caught a fine 10lbs Salmon on the fly. Wind SW fresh to strong then veered S and veered back into the SW in the afternoon with heavy ran early this morning.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

12/4/11


Mr. john Bojter fishing out of http://www.lakelandshouse.com/ was in good form again in the Salmon department when he caught a fine 10.lbs Salmon on the troll, John was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer, but fish of the day and in my book fish of the month, goes to 14 year old Master Archie Curnow of the UK, who caught his first ever 11lbs Salmon on the troll, and I believe Archie had a good battle with my noble gentlemen, but in the end Archie won the day, so congratulations To Archie and may it be one of many and just for the record Archie was fishing with his uncle John. Wind W light and overcast.

Monday, April 11, 2011

11/4/11

Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong NNW blowing, but this didn’t deter English Angler Mr. John Bojter, catching a fine Salmon on the troll on his first day out, and as always John was his Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer, and just for the record John is fishing out of www.lakelandshouse.com  

Sunday, April 10, 2011

10/4/11

There were few boats out manipulating there Repala’s, but there were only two anglers, that came up with the goods and that was Tim O’Connor, who caught a fine 10.5lbs Salmon on the troll with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net

Saturday, April 9, 2011

9/4/11

Mr. Tim Van der Laan of Holland, was the talk of the Lobster bar this evening and for good reason he caught a fine 11lbs Salmon on the fly at the Ledge, with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Snr. Wind SE fresh to strong this morning and light to calm this afternoon and overcast with light drizzle this morning.


Friday, April 8, 2011

8/4/11

All quiet on al fronts, be it fly or troll. Wind SE light to fresh and very warm this afternoon.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

7/4/11

Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK caught a fine 9lbs Salmon on the fly off the point of Green Island with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, all I can say is, they are no Laurel and Hardy, but they are some double act and for the rest of we anglers no comment. Wind SW light to calm and overcast.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

5/4/11

Again today Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK was in good form in the Salmon department when he caught a fine 12.lbs 4ozs Salmon on the fly, Mark was with his Gillie MR. Dominic McGillicuddy. Wind the same as yesterday except it was a bit lighter with misty rain throughout the day.    

Monday, April 4, 2011

4/4/11

Great News the first 6lbs Specimen Sea Trout was caught on the fly, by Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, so congratulations to the both of them because it was hard work out there with a strong SW wind blowing down the lake.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

3/4/11

There was a lightening fresh 8lbs Salmon caught on the troll by Mr. Martin Clancy of Cork, and in the Fly department Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK caught a 9lbs Salmon with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy fishing in the Mouth of the Commeragh this evening.






Saturday, April 2, 2011




There was some great manipulation on Lough Currane today, I will start with the fly, in the Mouth of the Commeragh, a Guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic Mc Gillicuddy, caught a fine Salmon, and then sportingly handed the Mouth of The Commeragh to Mr. Ken Towner of the UK and his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and of  www.vincentsfishing.com and it wasn’t long before Ken had his fly rod bent double into a great fish of 12lbs and as Ken brought the Salmon in, Vincent had one swipe with the net and my Noble Gentlemen the Salmon was dispatched, but the action didn’t stop there, as Ken was admiring his Salmon he asked Vincent if he could hold the boat, Vincent replied its all yours, well I can tell you one thing it wasn’t long before Vincent had a smile on his face, because he caught a cracker of a Salmon of 14llbs and the biggest caught so far this season, thanks to his Guest/Gillie Mr. Ken Towner. Now to the trolling department Mr Ian Scofield and Mr Richard Haigh of the UK caught a 8lbs salmon on the troll with their gillie Mr. Sylvester Donnelly of Anglers Rest

Friday, April 1, 2011

1/4/11

Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong southerly wind blowing across the lake and of as yet no reports of any real rod benders.