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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Breaking News.
A guest caught 4 Sea Trout in the 1.5lbs class fishing with his Gillie Mr. Sylvester Donnelly




In the Salmon department, Mr. Michael Smith and Son Sean, fishing with their gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and www.oshealoughcurrane.com  caught a fine 7lbs salmon on the drift, which they sportingly put back and they also lost a Grilse. In the Sea Trout and fly department Mr. Dave Ecclestone of the UK caught a 3lbs Sea Trout on the drift, also in good form with a Sea Trout in the 3lbs Class was Mr. John Cronin, fishing in a hired out boat from www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Richard Collins also caught a fine Sea Trout of 2lbs fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent Appleby and of www.salmonandseatrout.com Wind WNW then veered WSW light to fresh and overcast with the odd bit of sun breaking through at times.


Monday, May 30, 2011

30/5/11

Breaking News just in.
In the C&R department Mr. Patsy Quilligan of Cork caught a fine 8lbs Salmon, on the fly


Mr. Liam Ellis was The toast of the Salmon department today when he caught a fine 8lbs Salmon on the troll and finished day off with a fine 2lbs Sea Trout,  now to the Sea Trout department, Mr.Tom long caught a fine Sea Trout in the 4lbs class on the drift, also in good form was Mr. Michael Smith and his son Sean fishing with their gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 1 Sea Trout in the 2lbs Class, also caught on the fly, staying in the Sea Trout fly department, Mr. Bill Rushby fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, caught 3 Sea Trout, all in the 2lbs class. A guest caught a 1.5lbs Sea Trout, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com    

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Late news.
Mr.Tommy Duggan, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, caught 2 Sea Trout ranging from 2lbs up to 4lbs all caught on the fly.



A guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Snr caught a Sea Trout in the 3lbs class on the drift, which they sportingly put back, and staying with my Noble Sea trout, in the hire out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  an angler caught a Sea Trout in the 2lbs class. Wind NW light to fresh and overcast with the bit of sun breaking through.                                    
13lbs 5ozs Sea Trout weighed by www.kbfishingireland.com

Saturday, May 28, 2011

28/5/11

C&R
Late News
Mr. Rod Robinson caught a 1.5lbs Sea Trout on the drift, and last but not least Mr. Dave Ecclestone of the UK caught a nice Sea Trout in the 3lbs class, also in the drift.



Mr. Sean Smith and his Father Mr. Michael Smith fishing out of www.butlerarms.com were in great form again in the specimen Sea trout department, when Sean, caught a fine 11.5lbs Sea Trout on the fly, which they sportingly put back and they finished the day off with a Sea trout in the 2.5lbs class, as always they were fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  and staying with the Sea Trout, Mr. Liam Ellis, of Cork caught a Sea Trout in the 3 lbs Class, and his good friend Mr Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork, also caught a Sea Trout in the 2lbs class. Two anglers fishing out www.oshealoughcurrane.com  caught a Sea Trout about 1.5lbs, Mr. Antony Tyler fishing out of Coffee’s Bay caught a Sea Trout of 2lbs and rose a good few more, in the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com  Mr. Roger Simpson caught a 5lbs and 2.5lbs Sea Trout on the drift. Now to the Salmon department, Mr. Donal O’Shea of www.curranelodge.ie caught a fine 9.5lbs Salmon on the troll, and there was also 1 Salmon caught by an Angler fishing on his own. Wind NW then veered WSW light to fresh and overcast with the odd light shower.                                     
I am off



Friday, May 27, 2011

27/5/11

Well all the Salmon head lines go to Mr. Sean Smith of the UK and his Dad, to be more precise his Dad, because he caught a cracker of a Salmon, weighing in at 10lbs caught on the drift, plus they also caught a Sea Trout in the 2lbs Class which they put back and staying with the Smith Family, as I was late coming in to take their photo, their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of www.osheloughcurrane.com took centre stage, now to the total Sea Trout department there were a few Sea Trout caught on the drift but catch of the day goes to Frank from Tipperary, who caught 3 fine Sea Trout ranging from 3lbs down 1.5lbs, also in good form was Mr. Roger Simpson who caught a fine Sea Trout of 4lbs at the Ledge in the Mouth of the Commeragh, with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  Wind WSW fresh and overcast with the odd light shower.                               


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mr.Sean Smith and his proud Dad looking on

Lough Currane kept its reputation up today as the premier Sea trout Lake in theses Islands and for good reason because Mr. Sean Smith of the  UK and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com  broke the record Sea Trout for the Waterville Lake and Fishery, when he caught a magnificent 13lbs 5ozs Sea Trout on a Bibio on the drift in Edry Bay with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and Sean was telling me what a battle he had with his Noble Sea Trout, as I cast my fly over the water the next thing I knew  my rod was bent double and my fish bored down so hard I thought I was in the bottom, because he was as solid as a rock, but in the end he took a almighty run and then I knew I was into some fish be it Salmon or Sea Trout and as we all know now it was the record Sea Trout, All I can say is congratulations on a cracker of a Sea Trout. Now staying with the Sea Trout Mr. Dave Ecclestone of the UK caught a Sea Trout in the 2lbs class fishing with his Gillie Alister. On the River Inny Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.Lakelandshouse.com caught a 5lbs Salmon on the fly. Wind N and very strong with light showers at times and it was late morning before they headed out                

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

25/5/11


Lough Currane was at a standstill thanks too a strong Westerly coming down the Lake this morning, but come afternoon the wind dropped and veered WNW and the race was on, and who do you think won the race for my Noble Salmon, yes you have it, they were at it again, Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK and his good friend Finbar from Co Cork , caught 3 Salmon ranging from 6lbs up to 8lbs all caught on the fly and as always they were fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, when they left the Mouth of the Commeragh Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and of www.vincentsfishing.com  took over, And it wasn’t long before is client, Mr. Marcel Guillou of the UK caught a lightening fresh 10lbs Salmon. Wind as already stated, with heavy showers throughout the day, amount of rainfall 5.9mm, max air temperature 13.2c.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

24/5/11

There was a fine 7.5lbs Salmon caught on the fly by Mr. Sean Smith and his Father of the UK, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and you can say they were the toast of the fly department. Now to the Sea Trout department there were a few caught on the drift, but no real rod bender. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.  

Monday, May 23, 2011

23/5/11

Another wild day on Lough Currane with the wind WSW fresh to strong but this didn’t deter  Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and his Guests, from procuring a fine 11lbs Salmon and 3 Sea Trout ranging from 2lbs up to 3lbs all caught on the fly, when I asked for a photo, Dominic’s guest replied, I am here to catch  Salmon and Sea Trout not to stand in front of a camera, and as you can see, his Gillie took centre stage, plus your cameraman forgot to take a photo of their Sea Trout.    

Sunday, May 22, 2011

22/5/11

Lough Currane was on the wild side this morning with a strong NW blowing, but at least one had shelter from the N Shore, come afternoon the wind veered SW light to fresh, then the action started, with Mr. Marcel Guillou of the UK, fishing with his Gillie Mr. John Young, caught a fine 10.5lbs on the fly at the point of grassy Island, now to the Sea Trout department and catch of the day and that goes to Mr. Patsy Quilligan of Cork who caught a cracker of a Sea Trout of 8 ¾ lbs while on the drift in coffees Bay. and staying with the Sea Trout, a guest caught a 2lbs Sea Trout on the fly with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestly, and in the Mouth of the Commeragh, Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and his guests caught 5 Sea trout, ranging from 5.5lbs down to 2lbs all caught the fly, and all sportingly put back to fight another day.                        
                   

Saturday, May 21, 2011

21/5/11


There was a strong SW wind blowing which made fishing virtually impossible this morning, but come this afternoon the wind had dropped and it wasn’t long before Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK had his fly rod bent double into a 8lbs Salmon caught out at the flags, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and for the rest of we poor Gillie's the least said the soonest mended.                  

Friday, May 20, 2011

20/5/11

Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy were in again in great form in the fly department, with two Salmon caught, off the point of Grassy island, both Salmon were in the 7lbs plus class. In the Sea Trout Department a Guest caught a 1.5lbs Sea Trout on the troll, with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover.            

Thursday, May 19, 2011

19/5/11

C&R Sea Trout update
Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK caught a 3lbs Sea Trout on the fly

All quiet on the SW front in the Salmon department on Lough Currane, so we will head down stream to the Butler Pool, Where renowned Gillie Mr Michael O’Dwyer  caught a 14.5lbs lightening fresh Salmon on the fly, and as one American Angler said to me and I quote, Waterville House and @ www.watervillegolflinks.ie  has some Guide, and I tell you man, if you saw the way he netted that Salmon, one swipe and it was on the bank and the rest is history, so in that case I will head back up stream to Lough Currane, and  in the Sea Trout department, Mr Pat O’Mahony  of Cork caught a Sea Trout in the 2lbs class on the drift. Wind SW light to fresh and overcast with light drizzle at times.        

18/5/11



Mr Mark Knowles of the UK, was in good form again at the point of the grassy Island, when he caught a fine 10lbs plus salmon on the fly, with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, now to the trolling department Mr. Noel Clancy, caught a fine 8lbs Salmon on the troll, with his Gillie Mr. Sian Braine. Now to the Sea Trout department A guest fishing with Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net caught a Sea Trout in the 2llbs Class. Wind NW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover.  

17.5/11

Mr. Arthur White of the UK on his last morning’s fishing caught a fine Grilse on the troll with his Gillie Mr Bob Priestly, In the Sea Trout Department Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK caught a 3lbs Sea trout on the fly with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, and last but not least Mr. Tom Long caught a 7.5 Salmon and a fine 5.5lbs Sea Trout, on the drift. Wind WSW light with misty rain throughout the day.

Monday, May 16, 2011

16/5/11




There was some good action on Lough Currane today, and I start with catch of the day and that goes to Mr. Liam Ellis Of Cork, who caught a fine 5lbs 8ozs Sea Trout on the troll and finished the day off with a 7lbs plus Salmon on the fly, and staying with the fly , Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK caught a 11lbs Salmon off the point of the Grassy island, Mark was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, and staying in the salmon department, Mr. Paul Kelly caught a fine 9lbs Salmon on the troll this evening.and last but not least, Mr. Arthur White of the UK caught a 2lbs Sea Trout on the troll, Arthur was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestly. Wind W fresh and overcast

Sunday, May 15, 2011

15/5/11

If I said it once, I have said it many times, it’s the early Angler that catches My Noble Gentlemen the Salmon and that is exactly what Mr Paul Toner of Co Antrim did early this morning when drifting for Sea Trout, but instead caught himself a fine 11lbs Salmon on the Bumble, and I can tell you Paul had one hell of a fight which took the best part of 45 minutes to conquer my Noble Gentlemen the Salmon,   and just for the record Paul was in a hired out boat from Waterville Boats and @ watervilleboats@gmail.com Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr John Baller of the UK and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a 2lbs Sea trout on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  and a guest caught a 3lbs Sea trout on the fly with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, also in good form was Mr. Arthur White who caught a Sea Trout in the 2lbs class on the troll, with his gillie Mr. Bob Priestly, Sea trout of the day, goes to Mr. Dowling, who caught a 4lbs Sea trout on the drift. Wind NW fresh and overcast with light drizzle at times.  



Saturday, May 14, 2011

14/5/11


Belgium Angler Mr. Nico Goossens caught a 7lbs Salmon on the troll with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, in the Fly department and catch of the day goes to Mr. Ken Towner of the UK and Waterville who caught a 9lbs Salmon, while drifting out at the Black Rocks. In the Sea Trout department Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork, caught a nice Sea trout in the 2 to3lbs class, now we head down stream to the famous Butler Pool and @ www.watervillegolflinks.ie Ernie, from Luxembourg caught a 8.5lbs Salmon on the fly and just for the record Ernie was fishing out of www.lakelandshouse.com  Amount of rainfall 1.3mm, max air temperature 13.2c.
                  

Friday, May 13, 2011

13/5/11

 Lough Currane was in good form again with Mr. Junior Scully catching a lightening fresh 9lbs Salmon on the troll and a guest caught a 6lbs Salmon on the troll fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and of www.vincentsfishing.com also in good was Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris guest House Waterville, who also caught a fine Salmon on the troll, but catch of the day goes to Mr. Malachy Travers of Wexford, who caught a fine specimen Sea Trout on the troll, just under 7lbs fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Wind NW and overcast with odd light shower.                

             


12/5/11

Sorry for the delay all blogs were out.

My Noble Gentlemen the Salmon were in a lethargic mood after yesterdays excitement. Wind W then veered NW light to fresh with bright sunshine.                

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

11/5/11

Where do I start, I will tell you at the beginning, and what a cracker of a day on Lough Currane, and the Bungalow takes the head lines with Mr Kevin O’Connor catching a 7lbs Salmon on the troll, then his Brother Brian got in on the action with a cracker of a Salmon of 11lbs5ozs also caught on the troll, and last but not least Brother number three Mr. Brendan O’Connor, got in on the act as well with a 10lbs Salmon again caught on the troll with their Gillie the one and only Mr. Junior Scully Esq. Staying with the Bungalow Mr. John Baller of the UK and fishing out www.butlerarms.com caught a fine 9lbs Salmon on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we will continue with the action with Mr. Mick Morgan of the UK who caught a 9lbs Salmon on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and @ watervilleboats@gmail.com Now to the fly department Mr. Dave Ecclestone of the UK caught a fine Salmon on the fly in the Mouth of the Commeragh with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and @ www.vincentsfishing.com now back on the troll Mr. Max Elenberg  caught a 8lbs Salmon with his Gillie Mr. John Young, now we head across to the south side in Copal, Mr. Ken Towner of the UK and Waterville reported to me that he caught a Grilse and sportingly put it back to fight another day. Wind WNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover, just for the record there were 4 Salmon lost as well.          




10/5/11

Mr. Arthur White of the UK caught a fine Salmon on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and @ watervilleboats@gmail.com now to the Seatrout department a Guest, caught a 3lbs Sea Trout on the fly with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy

Monday, May 9, 2011

9/5/11

It was a Wild Bill Hickok day on Lough Currane, but there were reports of one Wild Bill venturing out to the Mouth of the Commeragh. Wind SW Strong and overcast

Sunday, May 8, 2011

8/5/11

All fishing stations on Lough Currane were closed due to Gale force wind coming from the South, just for matter of interest there was 43.6mm of rainfall yesterday

Saturday, May 7, 2011

There was some good action on Lough Currane today and I start with catch of the day, two Guests fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and of www.lakelandshouse.com  caught two Salmon one on the troll, and one on the at the Ship on the fly, on their way home, not bad, a Trout and two Salmon in two days, also in good form was Mr. Jeremy O’Connor who caught a lightening fresh Salmon on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net now to the weather front, one minute the lake was flat calm the next minute it was a raging inferno and in the words of Mr. Neil O’Shea and www.oshealoughcurrane.com there was one massif deluge, so heavy in fact one had to bail the boat.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing across the Lake but this didn’t deter My Noble Anglers from heading out, and I can tell you there was one young happy angler and that was Master Finn Lichtenberg of Holland, because he caught his first ever Salmon, just over 9lbs on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net  Now to the fly department A guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a Sea Trout. Now to the evening shift, Mr Martin Lanigan O’Keeffe caught a 7lbs Salmon on the fly, at the ledge with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy.          

Thursday, May 5, 2011

There was no reports of any rod benders in the Salmon department. The same couldn’t be said up stream on the Commeragh River, an angler caught 1 Salmon.  Wind S fresh and overcast. Amount of rainfall yesterday 23.5mm.    
     

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

4/5/11


There was a reasonable flood early this morning, which was no harm, and because of this the best fly fishing stations were out of commission because of dirty water coming down both river systems, but with all the elements against we Noble Anglers, Mr Antony Buckley of Cork, caught a 5lbs7ozs Salmon on the troll in Edry Bay, with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net  Wind S fresh to strong at times and overcast with the odd light shower in the afternoon.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

3/5/11

Mr Walter Ruche, of Switzerland and his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com were the toast of Game fishing on Lough Currane today in all departments because Walter finished his holiday on a high with a fine 10.lbs.4 Salmon on the troll and finished the day of with a 5lbs.4 Salmon on the fly at the Ledge. Wind the same as yesterday with light drizzle in the late afternoon.    

Monday, May 2, 2011

2/5/11

Mr. Michael Schultz of Berlin Germany, who I might add has been coming too Waterville well over twenty years, caught a fine 7.5lbs Salmon on the troll and finished the day off with a fine 3.5lbs Sea Trout caught on the fly with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind ESE fresh and overcast and cold.  


Sunday, May 1, 2011

1/5/11

There were a good few boats out fishing, but there is only one Angler that hit’s the Lough Currane head lines this Sunday and that is Mr. Michael O’Driscoll of Ovens Co Cork, because he caught a cracker of a Salmon of 11.5lbs on the drift on a Bibio, fishing in a hired out boat from Waterville Boats and @ watervilleboats@gmail.com Wind SE ENE veered back SE and overcast.