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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

31/8/11 Breaking News Updated

Straight to the poaching department of http://www.loughcurrane.com/

Breaking News.
Great news!!
As a result of representations made by the Waterville Fisheries Development Group to Inland Fisheries Ireland
an extension to the season has now been granted, by the Minister, to bring the closing date back to its historic date of the 12th October. It should be noted that this extension will only apply to fishing for Sea Trout with the fly. Congratulations to both our Chairman, Michael Roden and our hard working Secretary, Kevin O'Sullivan, in achieving what many thought to be impossible and that includes the upper lakes so to all you Noble Game Anglers who like the Upper Lakes you want to book now, going by what I hear there going fast. Now to days Salmon and Sea Trout results


straight to the C&R department UK Anglers Mr. Michael Smith and his Son Mr. Sean Smith caught a fine 7lbs Salmon and added a fine Sea Trout in the 3lbs class, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of http://www.oshealoughcurrane.com/ also in good form in the Sea trout was Mr. David Burton who caught 4 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 2.5lbs.fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O'Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net Now we cut across the Valley to the River Inny, Mr. Walter Ruche of Switzerland caught a fine 6.5lbs Salmon with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and of http://www.lakelandshouse.com/

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

30/8/11 Update


Update
Dr. Delap caught 3 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 3lb fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestly.



straight to the C&R department, Mr. Michael Smith and his Son Mr. Sean Smith of the UK fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and @ www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 4 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 4lbs, staying in the Sea Trout department, Mr. David Burton caught 2 Juniors, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net
Mr. John Curnow with a C&R  Trout caught last week 

Monday, August 29, 2011

29/8/11

Archie Curnow with his fine Sea trout.
Young Archie Curnow of the UK was telling me that first this morning that he and his Uncle John tried the Dry Fly and missed 6 good fish, so they decided to go to the wet fly, and it wasn’t long before their rods were bent double, Archie caught 1 Junior and his Uncle John caught 1 Junior and finished his day off with a fine Sea trout of 2.5lbs all caught on the drift, staying with the Sea trout, Mr. Sean Smith of the UK and his Father Mr. Michael Smith caught 2 Juniors with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and  @ www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind N light to calm so calm this morning it wouldn’t have blown a candle out, bright sunshine for most of the day.    

Sunday, August 28, 2011

28/8/11

Mr. Sean Smith of the UK and his Father Michael were in excellent form in the fly department fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O‘Shea and @  tomsfishing@eircom.net they caught a fine 7lbs spring Salmon and 2 Juniors and finished their day off with a Grilse which they kept, staying with the fly department Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK caught 2 Juniors with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy.and last but not least, young Archie Curnow of the UK fishing with his Uncle John caught 2 Juniors on the drift.Wind N light with reasonable cloud cover.  

Saturday, August 27, 2011

27/8/11

Straight to the Salmon and Sea Trout fly department, and catch of the day, and that goes to Young Archie Curnow of the UK, fishing with his Uncle John, they caught 5 Sea Trout, 3 Juniors, 3.5lbs and best of all a fine Sea Trout weighing in at 4lbs and just for the record that was Archie’s first Sea Trout, staying with the Sea Trout, Mr. Michael Smith of the UK and his Son Sean, caught 2 Sea Trout, with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net also in good form in the Sea Trout department, was local Gillie Mr. Bob priestly who caught 4 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 2lbs. Now to the mixed bag department, Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK caught a 6lbs Grilse and finished his day off with a a fine Sea Trout in the 3 lbs class, Mark was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy. Wind ENE then veered NW light with reasonable cloud cover with the odd light shower.          

Friday, August 26, 2011

26/8/11


Mr. Peter McNeal of the UK 

There was some great action on the Waterville Fishery after yesterdays flood, so straight to the Salmon and Sea Trout fly department on Lough Currane, Mr. Peter McNeal of the UK was in superb form with 2 Grilse and 7 Sea Trout, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy in the trolling department Mr. Bob Priestly caught 2 Grilse. Now to the total Sea Trout Fly department, Mr. Michael Smith of the UK and his son Sean fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O‘Shea and of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com  caught 7 Sea Trout, 2 in the 4lbs class and the rest in the Junior class, and just for the record, all were returned as always, Now we cut across the Valley to the River Inny, where Mr. Ivor O’Connor and his Gillie Mr. Sian Brain caught 2 Salmon in the 5lbs class, also in good for was Sian’s Father Mr. Kevin Brain, and of www.kbfishingireland.com  who also caught a Grilse, and staying with the Inny, Anglers fishing with their Gillie Mr. Junior Scully caught 1 Grilse, and an Angler fishing by himself also caught 1 Grilse. Wind NW light to fresh with the odd light shower,      

Thursday, August 25, 2011

25/8/11 Update

Mr. Stuart Maxwell of Scotland caught a fine 5lbs Grilse followed by a fine Sea trout on the troll



In the Fly department, Mr. Peter McNeal of the UK caught a 7lbs Grilse and finished his day off with a 3lbs Sea Trout, now to the total Sea Trout department, Mr. Sean Smith of the UK and his Father Michael fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught 2 Sea Trout, ranging from 2lbs up to 3.5lbs fishing with their gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and @ www.oshealoughcurrane.com

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

24/8/11

Caught 

Mr. Nick Groot and Mr. Mark Smits of Holland caught a fine Grilse on the troll, with their Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and @  watervilleboats@gmail.com once they had dispatched my Noble Gentlemen they headed straight for the Waterville INN to have their Salmon Cooked by Cordon Bleu Cook Mrs. Sally Duff of the Waterville INN, and it wasn’t  long before it was on the table and devoured and a good party was had by all, now we head back out to Lough Currane, there was also a 5.5lbs Grilse caught on the troll by Mr. Peter McNeal of the UK fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, now to the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. Don O’Leary caught 4 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 3lbs. Wind SW fresh with reasonable cloud cover with the odd light shower. There is a few evening shift anglers so watch this space.  

And Cooked

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

23/8/11

All the head lines go to Liam Brick who caught his first ever salmon on the troll today fishing with his Father Mr. Sean Brick and may it be the first of many.  On the Sea Trout front there a few caught but nothing that would hit the head lines as of yet. Now to the DVD fishing department I was very kindly given a DVD from Mr. Richie Johnston and @ info@anglersview.tv   on  Follow the fly A Mayfly Season in Ireland  and I can tell its worth getting and there nothing like watching the experts  with film and fly and that’s a fact.


Monday, August 22, 2011

22/8/11 Update

Mr. Jonathan Brush, his Oil Rig may have technical  problems, well his fly rod dose not because He and his Cousin, Mr. Steven Brush, fishing in a hired out boat from Waterville Boats and @ watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a 5.5lbs Grilse on the fly, and finished their evening with 2 Sea Trout ranging from 4.5lbs down to Juniors

There were a few Sea Trout caught, but catch of the day goes to Mr. Colum Berkeley of the UK, who caught 2 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class up to 2lbs all caught on the fly, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and @ tomsfishing@eircom.net



Sunday, August 21, 2011

21/8/11 Update

Today's Salmon and Sea Trout results, Northern Ireland  Anglers, Mr. Steven Brush and Mr. Jonathan Brush, fishing in a hired out boat from Waterville Boats and @ watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a 4.5 Grilse and 3 Juniors on the fly, now to the trolling department Mr. Dan Sugrue of Waterville and Tralee caught 2 Salmon ranging from 8lbs down to 6lbs, Dan was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris Guest House Waterville.   Wind NW light to calm, with bright sunshine for most of the day.

20/8/11 Update

Sorry for the delay out celebrating with the Family at the Huntsmen Restaurant, which I must say the Food was first Class.

 Northern Ireland Anglers, Mr. Steven Brush and Mr. Jonathan Brush  fishing in a hired out boat from Waterville Boats and @  watervilleboats@gmail.com caught 7 Sea Trout all in the Junior class on the drift, and staying in the Junior Class other anglers reported the odd Junior caught on the drift Wind NW light to calm with bright sunshine for most o the day. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

19/8/11 Update

Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SE wind blowing with heavy rain but that didn’t deter Mr. Peter McNeal of the UK heading out cross the Lake, with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, and I can tell you it wasn’t long before he caught himself a fine Grilse on the fly. On the Sea Trout front very little action because of the wild conditions, but the same couldn’t be said  upstream on the upper Lakes, on Lough Derriana  Mr. Tom Aharne and Mr. Joe Barry caught 6 Sea Trout ranging from 4lbs down to juniors.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

18/8/11 Update

Lough Namona, Mr. Dermot Deveroux caught 3 Trout fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and @ www.oshealoughcurrane.com and staying with the upper Lakes on Lough Derriana Mr. John Wilson of Glenbeigh caught 3 Sea Trout up to 3lbs, Now we head back down stream to the Famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie Mr. James Henchey caught a fine Grilse

Mr. James Henchey of the UK


Lough Currane was flat calm for most of the day, on the Sea Trout front, local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestly was telling me that he had 1 Junior on the dry fly, now for some late news, renowned Cork Angler Mr. Patsy Quilligan, was in good form with his fly rod last week, Patsy told me that he caught a fine Salmon and a few nice Sea Trout, which he sportingly returned all fish. Wind N then veered NE and veered back into the NW this evening, bright and sunny all day and warm.



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

17/8/11 Update

Evening shift, Mr. John Quilligan fishing with his Brother Patsy caught 3 Sea Trout in the 1.5lbs class.



straight to the Salmon department, a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton caught a fine 8lbs Salmon on the troll and in the Sea trout department not a lot to be said and with the wind coming from the NE light and  variable that is not surprising.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

16/8/11

Just the odd Sea Trout caught, but on the optimistic side with any luck the fishing should improve after all the rain.
Mr. Dave Ecclestone caught yesterday 15/8/11

15/8/11

Sorry for the delay net was out.

15/8/11 Lashing down with rain for most of the day, but this didn’t deter Mr. Dave Ecclestone of the UK catching two fine Grilse on the fly with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and @ www.vincentsfishing.com and in Dave’s words it was hard out there, and this evening the wind got up strong from the south. On the Sea Trout front just the odd Sea Trout caught but nothing that would head Lines and talking of head lines here are the Renaults of the Lough Currane Fly Fishing Championship 2011
Poached from www.loughcurrane.com


The 2011 Seatrout Catch and Release Competition was voted by all as a resounding success for the Waterville Fisheries Development Group! Thirty anglers took part in the competition over the 12th and 13th August in what can only be described as very adverse weather conditions! A total of 42 fish were landed and released by the competitiors over the two days. The greatest number of fish was caught by Eddie Blanche who, as a result, won the coveted first prize, a John Meagher Anglers Fancy Lake Boat! The biggest sea trout of the competition, at 46 cm, was caught by Denis O’Sullivan. There were seven other prize winners and the final results are printed below.

The prize giving dinner at the Waterville Inn, on Saturday evening, turned into a great event with an excellent atmosphere and good food and wine. Our thanks have been extended to the Watervlle Inn and its staff for the excellent service they provided. Our thanks are also due to Vincent Appleby who tirelessly toured the lake on the competition days photographing competitors in their natural element! Its worth mentioning that all the photos reproduced on this website this year are courtesy of Vincent!

The competition has raised almost €3000 for the Waterville Fisheries Development Group and this will be used to further its work in managing and enhancing this fabulous fishery.

The Waterville Fisheries Development Group wishes to extend its thanks to all the competitors who took part together with the sponsors and organisers who made the event such a resounding success.

The Final Results, Prizes and Sponsors
Day 1 – 13 Anglers 21 fish.
Day 2 – 19 Anglers 22 fish.

Total 42 fish for 2 days.

Prizes
1st – Eddie Blanche; John Meagher Anglers Fancy Lake Boat.

2nd – Gerry O’Sullivan; Electric engine sponsored by Anglersview media.

3rd – John Holsted; package from The Tackle Shop, Waterville.

4th – Eugene McCarthy; 2 days boat hire from Lakelands Guesthouse.

5th – Denis O’Sullivan, Beat on the Butlers Pool from Waterville House.

6th – Paudie Coughlan; 2 days fishing on Upper Lakes, Waterville, from the Waterville Fisheries Development Group.

7th – Jim Sayers; 1 day fishing Upper Caragh from the Upper Caragh Fishery.

8th – Til Fronich; B&B for 2 and boat hire from Currane Lodge/Neil O’Shea.

Longest Fish 46cm; Denis O’Sullivan, Selection of tackle from Emerger Tackle/ John Buckley.
 
King of the Fly, Mr.  Eddie Blanche

Monday, August 15, 2011

14/8/11

There were a few Sea Trout caught but nothing that would hit the head lines, so straight to the River Inny where Mr. Kevin Brain his Son Sian caught two fine Salmon on the fly and just for the record there have been well over 20 Salmon plus caught in the last three days.                          

13/8/11

Mr. Mike Thian
As of yet I can’t give you all the facts on the Waterville Fly fishing Championship As soon  as I have all the Facts and figures I will put them up with the photos of the past two days, all I will say is, the Waterville Inn provided a great meal and first class entertainment, and on behalf of all we Anglers and non Angler alike, I would like to Thank our host Mr. Damien Duff and all his staff for a great evening. On the none fly fishing front  Mr. Mike Thian caught a 11lbs Salmon on the Commeragh, now we cut across the Valley to the River Inny where there was a few Salmon caught, Mr. Dan Sugrue caught one Grilse, Mr. Martin Lanigan O’Keeffe caught 3 Grilse which were returned, All caught on the fly.                            

Friday, August 12, 2011

12/8/11

Who will win King Of the Fly?

Mr. Liam Ellis

French Angler. River Inny

Mr. Frank Donnelly/River Inny

Action photo
Waterville Lake fly fishing 2 day Championship got into full swing today, will give you the winner late tomorrow night, but just one bit of News Mr. Liam Ellis of Cork caught a fine 10lbs Salmon and as he netted his fine fish, I can tell you he wasn’t amused because Salmon don’t count in this competition and in Kerry they have a very good saying, but I am glad to say this is a Family Site. There were a few Sea Trout caught by other Anglers but nothing that would hit the head lines, so on that note I will cut across the Valley to the River Inny and first thing this Morning a French Guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Kevin Braine and @ www.kbfishingireland.com caught a fine Grilse, but catch of the day on the River Inny goes to Mr. Jeremy and William Hamilton, with 3 Salmon caught on the fly weighing in at 9lbs down to 5lbs, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and @ www.lakelandshouse.com Wind SW light to fresh with heavy rain this morning and light misty rain this afternoon at times.                       

Thursday, August 11, 2011

11/8/11 Update

Mr. Michael Roden

Mr. Michael O'Sullivan.
Mr. Jeremy and William Hamilton, caught 3 Salmon weighing in at 12lbs down to 7lbs fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and @ www.Lakelanshouse.com on the River Inny



There was some good fishing on the Waterville Fishery today, and I will start on the Big Lake/Lough Currane where there was some great action in the fly department, and the King of the Fly, goes to Mr. Ian Garratt of Dublin who caught his first ever Salmon the fly and not satisfied with one, Ian caught 3 more Salmon which he sportingly put back and his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and @  watervilleboats@gmail.com was telling me that also rose 2 more, when asked where did they catch their fish Mr. Michael replied that’s classified, so on that note I will head for the Sea trout Department, no reports of any real rod Benders’ now we cut across the valley to the River Inny and fish of the day goes to Mr. Michael Roden who caught a fine 12lbs Salmon, also in good form was Mr. Martin Clancy of Cork who caught a 8.5lbs Salmon and finished his day off with 2 Sea Trout in the 2lbs class. Wind WNW then veered WSW late this afternoon light to fresh and overcast with light misty rain this afternoon.        

10/8/11

Sorry for the delay my net was down.

Mr. William Hamilton caught a fine Grilse on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnell and @ www.lakelandshouse.com and in Franks hired out boat department, Mr. Dave Cronin and his two Sons caught 2 Sea Trout ranging from 2lbs up to 3lbs on the drift. Wind SSE fresh to strong with heavy rain at times, Amount of rainfall 8.2mm. Max air temperature 16.7c.        



    

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

8/8/11

The A Team,  Mr. Jimmy O’Sullivan, Mr. Frank Sugrue, Mr. James McGillicuddy, Mr. Michael Cronin         



Very few boats out manipulating on Lough Currane, all I can tell you that I was out with a Gentlemen and his 2 Sons from the USA and they were unlucky because we lost a fine Salmon on the troll, but sadly losses don’t count, and we finished the day off with a nice Sea Trout in the 1lbs class which was put back to fight another day, now to the River Inny and there was a fine Salmon caught by our Chairmen Mr. Michael Roden fishing with his Gillie Mr. Junior Scully, the maestro of the River Inny and that is a fact and I have spoken and that’s it. Now just to let all you anglers know there is a lot of hard work in keeping the Sea Trout streams clean and hear is some photos of that great team, that do all the hard work so we can have good fishing and keep catching those great specimens. Wind NW light to fresh with the odd heavy shower.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

7/8/11

There wasn’t much action on Lough Currane and with little to no wind that is not surprising and what wind was there was coming from the NW light to calm with the odd heavy shower, plus they had the Waterville Regatta today, so on that note I will cut across the valley to the River Inny, there was a fine Grilse caught by a Dutch Angler fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and @ www.lakelandshouse.com        

Saturday, August 6, 2011

6/8/11

The Swiss Flag was fly flying high over Lough Currane today, Lionel, Caught a fine Grilse on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and @ www.oshealoughcurrane.com  now to the loss department, Mr. Dan Sugrue fishing with his Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris Guest house, lost a fine Salmon on the troll, they reckoned  it was in the 10lbs class, sorry lads losses don’t count. Wind NW with reasonable cloud cover. On the rain front there was heavy rain early this morning but sadly it didn’t last, but at least it made a small flood.      

Friday, August 5, 2011

5/8/11

All quiet on the SW front in all departments. Wind WNW light. With reasonable cloud cover.
  As JFK would say, its not what the WFDG can do for you its what you can do for the WFDG.

WFDG will be holding its annual C&R competition on the 12 and 13 of August and if you would like to enter this competition and have a chance of winning 19 foot Fiberglas Boat. To book your
place contact Kevin O'Sullivan
Secretary
Email: secretary@loughcurrane.com
Tel: 0876889775

     

Thursday, August 4, 2011

4/8/11

Lough Currane may well be on the low side and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work that one out, low lake or not this didn’t stop Mr. Don O’Leary catching a fine 9lbs Salmon on the drift early this morning, fishing in a hired out boat from www.oshealoughcurrane.com on the Sea Trout front no reports of any real rod benders. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.      

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

3/8/11 Updated

Update.
Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com reported to me that that he and his Guest caught a Grilse on the troll, so not so quiet on the SW front in all departments, and just for the record on the 28/7/11 Mr. Fitzpatrick caught 3.5lbs Grilse on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and @  watervilleboats@gmail.com





. Wind ESE light with light misty rain throughout the day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2/8/11

Straight to Mr. Frank Donnelly and of  www.lakelandshouse.com who reported to me that he and his guest caught 2 Grilse on the troll, weighing in at 5lbs up to 6.5lbs, on the Sea Trout front no reports of any real Rod Benders.  

Monday, August 1, 2011

1/8/11 Update

Updated

Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com reported to me that he caught a 5lbs Grilse on the troll, with his Guest.





All quiet on the SW front this Bank holiday Monday.