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Thursday, December 5, 2013

5/12/13 Breaking News from the Waterville Fishery

News and Events December 2013
This year's parr are graded .......
In addition to the 13,500 salmon fry released into the upper catchment
a further 2,500 have now been fin clipped and successfully released
downstream of the hatchery today. We have another 5,000 well grown
parr, which will now be released in the New Year! We will be occupied until then
catching up salmon for next year's program! This means that Tom O'Shea,
on behalf of Waterville Fisheries Development Group has produced 21,000
fish from the hatchery this year, a massive increase from the same number
.....fin clipped.......
of broodstock salmon caught up last year! A total of 15 hen fish and 9 cock
fish, caught up on the Cummeragh River last December have produced this
amazing result.A marvellous effort! Thanks to Tom and all the volunteers
and especially to Frank, Jimmy, John and James on the RSS team 

Committee Chairman Tadhg O'Sullivan and our Secretary Kevin O'Sullivan 
attended the Galway Fly Fair encountered a good deal of interest in the
work we do here, in particular our Court Action for Judicial revue against the 
...and released back into the Cummeragh by Jimmy O'Sullivan!!
Government's granting of a new licence to extend the Salmon Farm at Deenish
Island. A good number of  donations were received for this expensive court 
action and we would ask again here for all the financial help you can give to

the Fund. Please visit the Donation  page on this site to make your contribution!






Monday, December 2, 2013

29/11/13 Bob hits 60

Phil, Bob, Ann
29/11/13 Breaking news, renowned Waterville Gillie Mr. Bob Priestly had a big surprise when he headed for the Lobster Bar for his Friday evening pint, and for good reason, He was going down for quiet pint to celebrate his 60th birthday and what a shock he got when he saw his good Sister and Brother , Ann and Phil, who came with their families, from the UK to celebrate Bob’s great day, and of course all his friends, who I might add came from all over Ireland for his party, and not forgetting the good people of Waterville, and I can tell you there was a cracking party laid on with good local entertainment in the singing department as you will see on You Tube in the next few days. So on Bob’s behalf I would like to thank the Landlady of the Lobster Bar Mrs Sheila O’Carroll and all her Bar Staff for laying on a cracking party.          
The best of Mates

Sunday, November 24, 2013

23/11/13 News Flash, from Salmon Watch Ireland

(24 November 2013) - Salmon Watch Ireland welcomes the decision of the European Commission to re-open its file on complaints submitted to it in 2009 about the impact of salmon farm generated sea lice on migrating juvenile wild salmon.  The complaints had been lodged by Salmon Watch Ireland (‘SWIRL’) and Friends of the Irish Environment (‘FIE’).  The re-opening of the file has resulted from FIE drawing the attention of the Commission to the fact that an analysis of data about the impact of sea lice on juvenile wild salmons by the Marine Institute has been strongly contested by an eminent group of international scientists.
In addition to the re-opening of the Commission file, the Irish Ombudsman is conducting an inquiry into allegations that the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine withheld from the Commission’s investigation of the SWIRL/FIE complaints a report from Inland Fisheries Ireland which gave a very different picture about the impact of sea lice and Irish efforts to control it, than that put forward by the Department;  the Department has responsibility for both the development and the regulation of salmon farming.  The Ombudsman has recently extended his investigation to include the actions of the Department of Foreign Affairs in the matter.
The Commission has re-opened its file on the sea lice issue as a result of its’ attention being drawn to a paper in the Journal of Fish Diseases in August 2013 which seriously questioned the analysis of sea lice data by a number of scientists from the Marine Institute (‘MI’) published in the same journal earlier in 2013.  The Marine Institute analysis (in a version published in papers in 2011) was relied on by Bord Iascaigh Mhara in the compilation of its’ Environmental Impact Statement for the Galway Bay super-salmon-farm project.  The authors of the August 2013 paper, led by Professor M Krkosek of the University of Toronto, concluded that were ‘fundamental methodological errors’ in the MI analysis and that rather than sea-lice having a 1% impact on survival rates of salmon at sea, the true rate is of the order of 34%.
Despite undertakings to do so, the MI have to date failed to respond to the Krkosek paper’s criticisms.
Commenting on these developments, the chair of the board of Salmon Watch Ireland, Niall Greene, said:  ‘The decision of the EU Commission to reopen its file on the 2009 complaints of Salmon Watch Ireland and Friends of the Irish Environment, about the impact of salmon farm generated concentrations of sea lice on wild salmon, is a very significant development.  Taken together with the Irish Ombudsman’s investigation into allegations that the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine failed to transmit critical information relevant to the Commission’s investigations of the complaints, this means that the behaviour of the Department, of BIM and of the Marine Institute on salmon farming issues is once again now under close scrutiny’ .



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

6/11/13

News and Events October 2013
News from the hatchery!
13,500 fry have now been released into the upper catchment!
Tom O'Shea has produced 20,000 fish from the hatchery this year,
a massive increase from the same number of broodstock salmon.
A total of 15 hen fish and 9 cock fish, caught up on the Cummeragh
River last December have produced this amazing result. This week the fish
were graded for size and the smaller fry released. The grown on parr are to
be finclipped towards the end of November and a proportion released into
the system. As reported earlier, 5 fin clipped grilse were caught this last
season from the stocking in 2011, a very good result from the 4500 total
of fish stocked.

The Waterville Fisheries will be represented this coming weekend at the
Fly Fair in Galway! Tadhg O'Sullivan, chairman of our local steering committee
and Secretary, Kevin O'Sullivan will represent us a t this poular fair and hopefully
generate new business for the Wateville Community!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

12/10/13



 The Waterville Fishery ended on a high note in the fly department and the boozing and partying department. So on that note we will head out onto Lough Currane and the C&R hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. DJ Riordan and his good friend, caught 26 Sea Trout to their boat. Also in good form in Franks hired out department was Mr. John McKinsey. who Caught 6 Sea Trout. Staying in the hired out boat department, Mr. Boot and party caught 7 Sea Trout. Now we cut across the Lake to the North Side and the Bungalow, Italian angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 8 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 ½ lbs. and all returned. Staying with the Bungalow, Mr. Niall Sayers and Mr. Richard Amy caught a fine Salmon and 12 Sea trout in the Junior Class and in the afternoon Niall’s Dad, Jim, teamed up with them and caught 8 Juniors to his rod and they also caught a fine Brown Trout in the 1 lbs class. Now we go down the North shore, Mr. Phil Staniforth, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 12 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. Now we head upstream and to the upper lakes and Lough Namona Mr. Jeremy O’Connor fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught and released a fine Sea Trout in the 2 lbs class. Now to the end of season W.F.D.G. 2000 Euro draw, which was held in the Lobster and was won by Mr. Liam Boland of Cork and his winning ticket was pulled out of the Box by Avril of the Lobster Bar. Now we head up to the Waterville Inn and to the giving out of the Waterville Inn’s Salmon and Sea Trout Cups and the in the Salmon Department, Local and renowned Gillie Mr. Mike Dwyer won the Paddy Carey Cup for catching the first Salmon in 2013 and the jolly Swagman Sea trout Cup was won by Mr. Paul Lawton of Cork for catching and releasing a massive Sea Trout in the 14 lbs class and of course not forgetting Paul’s Gillie Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville, and a big thanks to their video man Mr. Peter Muldoon of Cork for catching it all on video and staying with Paul playing his Sea Trout, I would like to thank Technology Kerry of www.techkerry.com for editing the video all into one film it was first class and every one in the Waterville Inn were impressed and last but not least on behalf of all the anglers I would like to thank the Landlord Mr. Damien Duff and his good wife Sally and all their staff for a great end of season party. I would also like to say thank you to all the team at the Inland fisheries Ireland and of www.fisheriesireland.ie  for all their help this past season as they always do. On a personal note I would like to thank you all the readers and anglers for sending your photos and for sending your own notes in, all I can say please keep it up because this site is your site and I look forward to reporting to you all in 2014 just one bit of news I will be keeping you updated with the hatchery and all the news in the closed season so keep watching this space.                                    
   
Avril takes out the winning ticket  

Kevin O'Sullivan, Avril and the Chairmen Mr. Michael Roden of the W.F.D.G. with the winning ticket 

Damian presents the Paddy Carey Cup to Mike Dwyer 



Damian  gives the Jolly Swagmen Sea Trout Cup to Paul Lawton

Friday, October 11, 2013

Mr. Enrico Fantasia of Italy, caught 6 Sea Trout while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and just for the record their Sea Trout were all returned. Now to the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at Watervilleboats@gmail.com Mr. Michael O’Sullivan was telling me that one of his boats caught 3 Juniors. Now we head up stream to the upper lakes and Lough Derriana. Mr. Jeremy O’Connor, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 Juniors. Wind NE light with bright sunshine.              
     

10/10/13

There was some reasonable fishing on Lough Currane, and here are the Sea Trout results for the Waterville fishery. We will go straight to the Franks Hired out boat department and of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. John Holsters caught 9 Sea Trout up to 1 ½ lbs to his rod also in good form was Mr. Phil Cronin caught 6 Sea Trout in the Junior class and yesterday 9/10/13 Phil also caught 6 Juniors. Staying in Franks hired out boats, John and Vivian McKeckney, caught 2 Juniors to their boat. Now we cut across the the Lake to the north side and the Gillie Department, Phil and Tara Staniforth, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com   caught 4 Sea Trout up to 2 lbs. Now we go upstream to the upper Lakes and Lough Namona, Mr. Ray Burns, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 2 Trout.          
     

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

9/10/13

C&R 5 lbs Sea Trout caught by Mr. Paul Hyland
The same results as yesterday. So we will head for the backdate Sea Trout department of the 6/10/13 and in the words of Mr. Paul Hyland, Vincent, apologies for late picture and report. Picture is not great either. Choppy lake and in a tight spot!
Dropped phone in sump of boat. Been doing odd things ever since. Got the attached fish on Sunday late in the evening - i think it's a good 5lb. Did well enough over four days prior to that. Best fishing all year.    

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

7/10/13

Lough Currane was on the wild side, and there were no reports of any real road benders. So we will head down stream to the famous Butler Pool and www.watervillegolflinks.ie and a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at Watervilleboats@gmail.com  caught a 7 lbs. salmon on the fly. Now to the backdate department yesterday 6/10/13 Mr. Niall Sayers and his good friend Mr. Richard Amy, caught 3 Juniors and finished their day off with a fine clipped Grilse, i.e. a hatchery fish.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

6/10/13

There was reasonable action in the Sea Trout and Salmon departments and here are the returns. Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville gets C&R of the day with a fine Salmon in the 7 lbs class. Now to the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. John Flaherty caught 11 Sea Trout all in the 1 ½  lbs class also on good form in the same hired out boat department, was Mr. Michael Heery and Denis Murphy with 11 Sea Trout to their boat, again all in the 1 ½ lbs class. Now we cut across to the Bungalow on the North side. Mr. Mr. Liam McKnight fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 2 Trout to his rod. Staying at the Bungalow, Mr. Ger McCarthy, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 Juniors to his rod. Now we head down the shoreline to the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at  watervilleboats@gmail.com Mr. Ger O’Connor caught 4 Sea Trout up to 1 ½ lbs. and just for the record Mr. Michael O’Sullivan was telling some more facts on the phone but alas the phone signal broke down so will give more facts on Michael’s Hired out boat department tomorrow.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

5/10/13

There were not many boats out manipulating their flies so my Noble Anglers boats were bear as were their baskets, but at least one boat kept the Lough Currane flag flying high, and that was Mr. Liam McKnight fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com with 2 Sea Trout of which the best weighed in at 2 lbs. Their was one more boat out there but alas they obviously caught nothing and they certainly  failed miserably to report their catches or the lack of them. Now for the rest of the news there isn’t  any, because the majority of anglers were too lazy to get out there and I have to admit I am the most guilty.          
   

Friday, October 4, 2013

4/10/13

Kevin with Salmon of the Sea my Noble Bass
Straight to my Noble Sea Trout, first in the striking zone were Mr. Michael Jones and Mr. Morris Willis, with 6 Sea Trout from juniors up to 3 ½ lbs and Michael was also telling me that they caught a good basket of Brown Trout and just for the record they were fishing out of the Bog. Also in good form was Mr. Roger McCogan, fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 5 Sea Trout from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Now we head down stream out into the Atlantic for a bit of Bass Fishing with Mr. Kevin Brain of www.kbfishingireland.com  and his Client. So we let Kevin give you the full SP on my Salmon of the Sea and I quote, I was out fishing for Bass today with a client and we caught 7 bass to 6lb 4oz and the client asked me how old would the bass be of that size, so I have taken a few scale samples 2 from each side of the bass, put them under a microscope, the bass was 12 years old and when I showed him how to count the years from a scale he was well impressed, I was trained up in 2001 how to do this. Wind NW light to fresh with light showers at times.          
     

Thursday, October 3, 2013

3/10/13

Straight to the Sea Trout department. Mr. Michael Smith of the UK and his Son Sean caught 1 Sea Trout, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Dr. Ernie Smith of Cookstown, Co Tyrone, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Watervilleboats@gmail.com caught 3 Juniors to his rod. I always say my noble anglers have good excuses for not catching many fish, and today is no exception, their excuse is there was little to no wind, you could say the only wind was coming from the anglers themselves.  
Now to the complaints department from a concerned Angler, called Mark and I quote, How sad to see so many large hen Sea trout killed in your report would it not have served the Lough better for these fish at this time of year to have been returned with their many thousands of eggs and it would  still  have allowed publicity for the angler and their gillie but would also be sending out a positive message to the wider angling population. I know you have to report on it I saw the same on Sheelin a few years ago but they got their act together. To catch one of those would be enough for any angler. We have big sea trout in a stream near us and I was involved with the club and know how many good eggs a big hen can carry we banned killing any above five pounds to enhance the river. You cannot tell people what to do but they can be encouraged with a little education we found that, thanks again for replying. 
      

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2/10/13

Lough Currane was in a more relaxed mood after yesterdays excitement, but at least one angler did see some great action with a mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout and that accolade goes to Mr. Michael Smith of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 5 Sea Trout, 1 Junior and 4 Sea Trout in the 2 lbs plus class, and finished his day off with a Salmon in the 6 lbs class and Michael’s Son, Sean was taking it easy today with one Sea Trout in the Junior class. Mr. Rob Elson of the UK caught 2 Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

C&R
please let me go
There was some great action with the C&R fly rod and the videophone, all the action came from Mr. Paul Lawton of Cork and his fly rod and what a cracker of a Sea Trout he caught and as you can see by the picturs and Video taken by Mr. Peter Muldoon of Co. Cork and not forgetting their Gillie and netsmen Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville and Cork, fair play to the lads they rang Dr, Willie Roach of the Inland fisheries to give a scientific estimated weight, so we will let the good Dr. have the last word on the size of Paul’s Noble Sea Trout. Based on previous length and weight information for specimen sea trout from Lough Currane Willie Roche from Inland Fisheries Ireland estimated that this enormous sea trout weighed 14.75 lbs or 6.69 kg.  This estimate was based on length and weight information from 57 sea trout from the Lough Currane system over the past three years and was provided by the Irish Specimen Fish Committee. In 2011 UK angler Sean Smith had a specimen of 13 lbs 5 ozs (6.04 kg), a record sea trout for the fishery, which was 83 cm in length. Lough Currane has been the most consistent producer of large sea trout for many decades and the record for the lake has been broken a couple of times in recent years. Now for the rest of the news in the Sea Trout department. In the words of Denis Dennehy, Vincent, I had five juniors on Currane today before gusting winds thwarted any further efforts. For the record other anglers recorded just a few Juniors to their rod so we will let Paul take the limelight. On the weather front, wind SE and overcast with strong gusts at times and made one big flood early this morning.
                                                               
Paul the C&R Expert
                                                               




Updated

The Big Salmon 20 lbs
First on the fly
Last day of the Salmon season and there were 2 Salmon caught on the Inny. The first was caught by the Matador, the one and only Mr. Mike Teahan of Waterville and of the Bull Ring Tralee, Mikes Salmon came in at 4 lbs. and caught on the Black Birds Fancy. Staying with the Inny, also in good form was Mr. Noel Clancy of Waterville with a fine Salmon to his rod. Now we cut across the Valley to Lough Currane, and here are the results from my Noble Game Anglers. Clients fishing with their gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a couple of Juniors. Also in good form was Mr. Rob Elson of the UK fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton, caught 3 Juniors on the troll, Rob was also telling me that yesterday 29/9/13  he and Terence caught 12 Sea Trout, all in the 1 ½ lbs class on the fly. Now to the All England fly fishing club. Mr. Ken Towner of Waterville and the UK, Mr. Dave Eccelstone of Waterville and UK, and Mr. John Toothill of the UK, were in good form again with 4 Sea Trout up to 2 ½ lbs. Now to the Bungalow, Clients Fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 4 Sea Trout ranging from 1 ½ lbs. to just under the six lbs. and in Neil’s hired out boats caught 4 Juniors. Staying with the Bungalow, Mr Diarmuid Devereux of Co Wexford fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught a 2 ½ lbs Sea Trout on the troll. Staying in the Sea trout department, a client fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley caught 2 Juniors and they also lost a fine Salmon, reason being my Noble Salmon ran off with the fly line, so tip of the day is check your fly is in order. Now we head upstream to the famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie renowned fly angler Mr. Kevin McGillicuddy of Waterville and the UK caught fine 7 lbs Salmon on the fly. Now the Traditional Bacon and Cabbage party on the last day of the 2013 Salmon season and the presentations of the two cups, and here are the results, Mr. Tom Duggan of Kilkenny caught the first Salmon on the fly and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com received the Jim O’Sullivan Memorial Cup on his behalf and presented to Dominic by Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com and for the biggest Salmon which weighed 20 lbs. Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com received The Lobster Bar Cup Presented By the Landlady Mrs Sheila O’Carroll and I can tell you that Sheila and her Staff gave one hell of a party for we anglers and on behalf of all the anglers of the Waterville fishery we thank you and your staff for a great night and a good party had by all.
                                                       

Monday, September 30, 2013

29/9/13 Sea Trout update

Darragh O'Sullivan
Got Him
I start by apologizing for not taking any photos today, the reason being I was in Tralee, because their was sale on Cameras but alas I came out empty handed, still too expensive, some sale to no avail, but the same couldn’t be said for the Game Fishing on the Waterville Fishery so lets get down to the facts. We Start on the Famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie Mr. Paddy Barrett caught a fine 6lbs Salmon and his good friend Michael also caught a fine Salmon in the same class. Now we head upstream to Lough Currane where there was good action in all departments, first in the striking zone was a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a fine 12 lbs Salmon and staying in the Salmon department, Mr. Darragh O’Sullivan of Tralee, caught a fine 6 lbs Grilse on the Troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Clients fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 2 Trout on the drift. Now for a mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout, all caught on the fly, Mr James McSweaney and his good friend fishing with their Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com caught 10 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs and finished their day off with a fine 6 lbs Salmon caught off the point of Grassy Island. Staying in the mixture department, Ernie and RenĂ©e from Luxembourg, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine Grilse and finished their day off with a Junior and in Franks Hired out boat fly department, Mr. Greg Miller and Mr. Ken Paddington, caught 10 Sea Trout up to 5 lbs. Now to the total Sea Trout C&R department, Mr. Kevin Synnott fishing with his Gillie Mr. John Murphy, caught 4 Sea Trout up to 4 lbs. Wim and Peter fishing with their Gillie Mr. Sylvester Donnelly, caught 2 Sea Trout on the drift.In the words of Chris, Hi, Vincent, Chris Fogarty here, out on Currane today Sunday on one of Tom O'Sheas boats,caught about 20 Trout one 6 lbs. one 5 lbs. the rest in about the 1 lbs.mark a great days fishing Wind SE light and overcast. Now to the back date department, and the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com yesterday 28/9/13 Mr. Paul Lawton and his good friend caught 18 Sea Trout up to 5 ½ lbs.                                
                                   


Saturday, September 28, 2013

28/9/13 Sea Trout Update

Young Master  Fionan Brain 
Straight to the Sea Trout C&R fly department. Dutch anglers, Wim and Peter, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com were in good form with 3 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 4 lbs.Staying at the Bungalow Mr. Sean Smith and his Dad Mr. Michael Smith of the UK fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  caught 3 Sea Trout up to 2 ½ lbs.   local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com reported that his client caught 2 Trout. Now to the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Phil Cronin caught 7 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. and staying with Lakeland’s, Luxembourg  anglers Bob and Roman, caught 5 Sea Trout yesterday 27/9/13 and caught 3 Sea Trout today, ranging from a 1 lbs up to 1 ½ lbs. Now we head down stream to the famous Butler pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie Mr. Crohan O’Shea, caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon on the fly. Now we head further down stream out into the Atlantic Ocean and to the Catch of the day, to a young apprentice Gillie, 3 year old Master Fionan Brain caught his first ever Fish, and his fine Pollack weighed in at 3 lbs. And in the words of his Father, Mr. Sion Brain, if Fionan comes as good and professional as his Granddad he will be some fishing Guide and of www.kbfishingireland.com Wind light and variable with heavy rain this morning and made a flood.                          

Friday, September 27, 2013

27/9/13

Mr. David Hempsy
Lough Currane came up trumps in the Specimen Sea Trout trolling department today, and the capture of my Noble Sea Trout of 11 lbs, 2 oz was taken by Mr. David Hempsy, of Newcastle Co Down, and just for the record David was fishing in a hired out boat from Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com David was also telling me that it was his first time fishing Ireland’s Premier Sea Trout Lake, and you can be sure it won’t be the last. Now to the Sea Trout fly C&R department, Mr. Kevin Synnott caught 16 Juniors, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. John Murphy, also in good form Was Mr. Peter Gaynor of Tipperary, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent Appleby and of www.salmonandseatrout.com caught his first ever Sea Trout today, and added 2 more Juniors to his basket, in total Peter caught 3 Juniors to his rod of which 2 were put back. Now for a C&R mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout and that accolade goes to Dutch anglers Wim and Peter, from Rotterdam, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com they caught a fine 7 lbs Salmon on the troll then headed for Sea Trout fly department and it wasn’t long before they had their rods bent double, in total they caught 3 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Staying in the C&R department. Mr. Rob Elson of the UK fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 7 Trout to his rod, also in good form a client fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and www.vincentsfishing.com caught 5 Juniors on the drift. Wind SE light to fresh with good cloud cover.                  

Mr. Peter Gaynor

26/9/13

Mrs. Phil Lentelink takes Center Stage on the Butler Pool
Mr. Andrew Wishart 
There was fine action on the Waterville Fishery today. We will start on the famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie Mr. Phil Lentelink caught a fine Salmon on the fly and his good Lady took Center stage in the photo department on his behalf while he and His Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and of www.vincentsfishing.com headed up stream to Lough Currane to the Sea Trout department and it wasn’t long before Phil’s Fly rod was bent double in a fine 5 lbs. 2 oz Sea Trout, in total they caught 5 Sea Trout, and just for the record, Phil caught his Sea trout on A Golden olive Bumble and tied by Mr. Ken Towner of Waterville and the UK. Now back to the Salmon department. Mr. Andrew Wishart of Northern Ireland and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com were in good form again when they caught a fine Salmon on the troll, and in their C&R Sea Trout fly department, they caught 5 Sea Trout ranging from juniors up to 5 lbs. Now to the All England fly fishing club. Mr. Ken Towner of Waterville and the UK, Mr. Dave Eccelstone of Waterville and UK, and Mr. John Toothill of the UK, caught a total of 8 Sea Trout of which there was one in the 3 lbs class and I leave the best to last because John caught his first ever Sea Trout on Lough Currane weighing in at 2 lbs. and may it be the first of many. Now to the Bungalow, Mr. William Timmermans and friends, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 5 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. Guests fishing with their Gillie caught 2 Juniors on the drift and just for the record there were good few boats out and they haven’t reported their catches. Wind SSE light with good cloud cover.          


Mr. Vincent O'Sullivan and Mr. PhilL entelink 

Mr. John Tootthill  first Sea Trout

Mr. Eugene Ferris of the USA
C&R 9 lbs 2 oz Sea Trout caught on the 20/9/13


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

25/9/13

Mr. Andrew Wishart
Lough Currane was flat calm for most of the day so my Noble fly anglers were made redundant for most of the day. So will head straight to the trolling department, Mr, Andrew Wishart of Northern Ireland, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com takes catch of the day in the Salmon department, with a fine Grilse. Going back to the wind situation come late afternoon it eventually did get up from the SE light and variable with good cloud cover, that’s when my Noble Trout anglers could get into action, Mr. Peter Liddell and Mr. Alex Muer, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 1 Junior and finished their day off with a fine Sea Trout of 4 lbs. Staying in the Sea Trout department Mr. Michael Smith of the UK and his Son Sean, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Junior Scully, caught 2 Juniors.  

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

24/9/13

The flying Dutchmen takes center Stage
Anglers again got some good sport on Lough Currane, so straight to the Salmon department, they say you can’t put a good Angler down, well the Flying Dutchmen and renowned angler Mr. Adrian Adsuykerbuyk is a perfect example, and for good reason he caught a fine Grilse on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and finished their day off with 2 Juniors  Now to the Sea Trout fly department, Mr. William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville and his good friend, caught 5 Juniors on the drift. Staying at the Bungalow, Guests fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 2 Trout. Now we head down stream to the Bog, where there were 2 boats manipulating, Mr. Brian Naughton caught 5 Juniors which were all returned and Brian was telling me that he met a good few and one was a cracker but alas didn’t take his Noble fly. Staying with the Bog, in the words of www.kbfishingireland.com and I quote,  Gareth and Noel went on the lake this morning and caught 5 small Sea Trout, so they decided to target bass and was very successful, they caught 7 bass to 7lb they kept these 2 for the table and released the rest. Wind was light variable with good cloud first thing this morning and reasonable in the afternoon.
     

Mr.Noel Clancy and Mr. Gareth Brain
with the their Sea Bass

Monday, September 23, 2013

23/9/13

Straight to the Sea Trout department, Mr. William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, caught 2 Sea Trout ranging from junior class up to 2 lbs. While fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com also in good form in the Sea Trout department, were Mr. Peter Liddell and Mr. Alex Muer, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 4 Sea Trout, Now to the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. Aiden Walsh caught 2 Sea Trout both in the 4 lbs class,but overall Lough Currane was the quiet side and with bright sunshine and a strong SE wind blowing that is not surprising. Now to the backdate department on 21/9/13 in the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Jim Restrick and his Son Richard, caught 3 Sea Trout up to 3 lbs and www.lakelandshouse.com  catch of the day goes to Mr. Eddie Shanaghar and Mr. Michael Murphy caught 30 Sea Trout their best was 1 ½ lbs.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

22/9/13

Straight to the action, first in the Sea Trout striking zone, a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com caught 5 Sea Trout from juniors up to 3 ½ lbs. and in the words of Vincent O’Sullivan these weights’ are estimates’ as they were all released and Vincent also reported that they rose a good few fish. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Mr. Peter Liddell and Mr. Alex Muer, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 6 Sea Trout of which the best weighed in at 3 lbs. and in Neil’s hired out boat department, Mr. Sean Brick and his good friend Anthony, caught 6 Sea Trout to their boat, and in Neil’s other hired out boat, anglers Mr. Rob Mylon and Mr. Steve Callaighen caught 7 Sea Trout to their boat. Staying at the Bungalow, Mr. Damien Martin caught 3 Juniors, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com In the trolling department Mr. Andrew Wishart of Northern Ireland, caught a fine Grilse while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Wind SE with reasonable cloud cover. Now to the Poaching Department of www.loughcurrane.com I read this and I hope you find this of interest?

News and Events August 2013
Waterville Fisheries Development Limited invited to address
Inland Fisheries Ireland Board Meeting!!

Inland Fisheries Ireland periodically arrange to have their monthly
board meetings in the Regions. September’s meeting was scheduled
to be held in Waterville  and representatives from our Group were
privileged to be invited to attend and give a presentation to Board
Members on the work carried out by the Waterville Fisheries
Development Group. This was seen by this Committee to be a good
opportunity to strengthen our relationship with IFI and also to outline
some of the issues currently facing the Waterville Fishery.

In the event the meeting took place in the Derrynane Hotel as the
Butler Arms Hotel, originally scheduled as the venue, were unable to
provide adequate facilities for the Inland Fisheries Ireland Board

Our Secretary, Kevin O’Sullivan, accompanied by Committee
Members Tadhg O’Sullivan and Rod Robinson, gave a very full
presentation to the Board Members, which was very enthusiastically
received! A lively question and answer session followed and our
Committee felt that the whole event was very successful and very
beneficial to the interests of Waterville as a whole.

Kevin was able to outline both what we do and the actions we are
currently taking to protect this famous fishery, not as a fishing club
but as a community based Conservation Group. For their part the
Board were very congratulatory and impressed by what they heard
and indicated that they perceived The Waterville Group as a ‘Model’
format for other similar Groups, countrywide, to follow.
They also pledged their help and support to us wherever their remit
permitted.

The Board were also anxious to see the new Fish Counter which they
have recently installed in the Butler’s Pool. The meeting then
de-camped to Waterville House to view the fish counter and the
electronics now installed in the House.

Electronic fish counters have been placed on all three ‘weirs’ and are
reinforced with digital video cameras, which in turn are relayed back
to the monitors in Waterville House. This will enable meaningful data
on fish movements into and out of the system to be collated over
the coming years.

Ciaran Byrne, the CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland, explained to all the
importance of keeping the reflective bases and wiring in the counters
clear of debris and algae to ensure the installation functions properly.

It seems that Waterville now has a state of the art fish monitoring
facility!
We are very happy to offer our assistance to our local IFI Fishery
Team, Sean Clifford and Sean Moran to ensure its proper maintenance
                                               

21/9/13 At Last


Conor
Mr. Nigel Pratt 

Dylan caught his Brown Trout yesterday 21/9/13
Sorry for the delay, out on the town, yes I agree that’s no excuse ? There was good sport on Lough Currane in all game fishing departments so lets go to the facts. In the Salmon department, Mr. Nigel Pratt, caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Grilse / Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and also in good form was Mr. Paddy Barrett and his daughter Elizabeth, they caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll, with their Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris Guest House Waterville. In the Salmon hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com a guest also caught a Salmon on the troll and just for the record will give the anglers name later. Now for salmon of the day and that goes to young Master Connor Clancy, who caught a 6 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll with his Uncle, Mr. Noel Clancy of Waterville and Dublin, staying with the Clancy Family, Master Conor Clancy caught a fine Brown Trout yesterday which I failed to report and as you can see by the photo it was a fine Brown Trout and all I can is Sorry for that Conor I have no excuse. Now to the Sea Trout fly department. Mr. Peter Liddell and Mr. Alex Muer, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 5 Sea Trout from Juniors up to 4 lbs and just for the record Alex caught the 4 lbs Sea Trout. Staying with the Sea Trout department, Mr. Jack Fehan caught 5 Sea Trout up to 1 ½ lbs. while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and in Franks hired out boat department, Mr. Cameron, caught 3 Juniors. Now for catch of the day in the Sea Trout department, Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com reported to me that he and his Guest caught 18 Juniors on the fly and rose a lot more. Wind SW light and overcast.                                




Friday, September 20, 2013

20/9/13

A fine Trout caught on Lough Derriana
Lough Currane saw some good fishing in the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com I will start  with catch of the day, and fly & troll department, Mr. Eugene Ferris of the USA, fishing with his good friend Mr. Sean Brick, fishing out of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a 9 lbs 2 ozs specimen Sea Trout and followed by 2 Juniors all caught on the fly, and finished their day off with a Grilse, caught on the troll. Also in good form in the Sea Trout fly department was Mr. Michael Smith of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine Sea Trout in the 3 lbs class. Now we head up stream and the upper Lakes and to Lough Derriana, a Guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Gareth Brain of www.kbfishingireland.com  caught a fine 4 lbs Trout. Wind S light with reasonable cloud cover.                            

Thursday, September 19, 2013

19/9/13

John and Michael
French delight 
Lough Currane was a bit quieter today, mind you Mr. John Enright of Kilkenny and his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com would beg to differ and for good reason they caught 2 fine Grilse on the troll between them. Now to the total Sea Trout fly department, local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught 1 Junior on the drift. Now to the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Dave and John Cronin caught 3 Juniors on the drift. Now we head across the Valley to the River Inny Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a 12 lbs Salmon on the fly. Staying with the Inny, French Anglers fishing out of www.kbfishingireland.com caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon early this morning then headed for the Atlantic coastline for a bit of Bass fishing and caught 11 Sea Bass, not bad considering it was their first time fishing for the Salmon of the Sea, and in the words of their Gillie Mr. Kevin Brain, what do you expect when you are with a professional as good as my self, in all departments as you would say, be it Salmon, Sea trout, or Bass fishing and you can add Kayak fishing to that, need I say more. Wind W fresh to strong then veered NW light to fresh and overcast.                        

Salmon of the Sea/ Sea Bass



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

18/9/13 New Photo Update

Mr. John Allen 
Mr. Bob Priestley 
Mr. Sean Smiths, C&R 7 ¼ lbs. Sea Trout 
There was some good fishing on the Waterville Fishery today. We start on the Big Lake/Lough Currane, straight to catch of the day and that goes to Mr. John Allen of the UK and these are John’s words and I quote, The wind & weather backed off enough for me to get a last day on the lake before leaving for home. So went out with Bob and we each had a nice fish. As the Photos show Bob had a nice Salmon, a hen of about 10/11lb and 1 Junior and  I had a super pretty fresh hen 3.5lb Sea Trout and 2 other Juniors. All fish returned fit and healthy to spawn another year. We rose several more but they were coming short however, what a lovely way to end your season. All in all one of the best weeks fishing I have had on Currane for many a year. Also in good form in the Salmon department Swiss Anglers caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com In the total Sea Trout fly department Mr. Sean Smith of the UK and his Father Michael, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught, 3 Sea Trout, their weights are as follows 1 ½ lbs 2 ½ lbs. and finished their day off with a 7 ¼ lbs and all returned. Now for a stroll across the valley to the River Inny, where there was some reasonable action and going by the detective agency, some catches weren’t reported, but the Inny catch of the day was Mr. Rod Robinson of Waterville takes that accolade with 2 fine Salmon weighing in at 8 lbs and 10 lbs and released one of the Salmon, and just for the record both fish were caught on the fly. Wind N light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.                

Caught by Mr. Rod Robinson



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

17/9/13 updated

Catch of the Day
Another Wild day on Lough Currane today with a strong west wind blowing down the Lake, but this didn’t deter Mr. Michael Smith of the UK and his Son Sean and their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  of manipulating their flies, by the end of the day, they recorded 3 Juniors for their hard work. Now we take a stroll across the valley to the River Inny. Matador of the Bull Ring Tralee and Waterville, Mr. Mike Teahan, caught a 6 lbs. Salmon on the Black Birds Fancy and staying with the Inny, this evening Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly. Now for the catch of the day on the River Inny, Local Gillie’s Mr. Kevin Brain of www.kbfishingireland.com and his Sons, Sion and Gareth, caught three Salmon on the flying C.      
   

Monday, September 16, 2013

16/9/13

All in a days sport In Waterville
We will start on the River Inny, where Local Angler Mr. Michael O’Dwyer caught a 6 lbs. Salmon. Now we cut across the Valley To Lough Currane, Mr. Michael Smith of the UK and his Son Sean, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 2 Juniors. wind N and strong with showers. Now we head for a mixture of Duck shooting, Bass Fishing and ending with hunting my Noble Stag, and all the head lines go Philip in the Bass department, with 9 Bass to his rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Kevin Brain of www.kbfishingireland.com and the action didn’t stop there, because Kevin’s Son’s Garith and Sion were in the hunting department and it wasn’t long before they shot themselves, two Duck and not satisfied with my noble Duck, they wanted a taste of venison and as you can see by the picture they procured my Noble Stag, and just for the record the Bass were caught on rod and line and not shot.                                                                                    

Sunday, September 15, 2013

15/9/13

I start with a backdate and a apology to Mr. Mike Teahan of Waterville. Who caught a fine 5 lbs Salmon on the River Inny on the 13/9/13 on the Garden worm and I can tell you, Mike gave me a verbal diplomatic thrashing for my bad reporting, all I can say is I stand corrected. Staying with Mr. Mike Teahan, known as the Matador of the Bull Ring Tralee, caught another 5 lbs Salmon today on the River Inny on the garden worm. Now we cut across the Valley to a Rough Lough Currane, a few boats did venture out and the only boat to report their catches was Mr. Michael Smith and his son Sean, they caught 3 Sea Trout, and Michael was telling me that his son Sean got into a Salmon but alas my Noble Salmon won the day, as always they were fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind NW strong and overcast with heavy showers.                                                                                

Saturday, September 14, 2013

14/9/13

Straight to the Sea Trout C&R fly department, Mr. Sean Smith of the UK caught 5 Juniors, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and his client caught 2 Juniors. Now to the Salmon trolling department, Mr. Sean Brick and his Nephew, Thigh O’Neill, caught a Grillse in the 3 lbs.class.                                                                          

13/9/13

Pleases Release me                                                                      
 My Noble Sea trout Anglers had little to talk about this morning, because Lough Currane was like a milk pond, but come 1.30 pm there was a gentle breeze from the NW and it wasn't long before there was some action, so lets get to the rod benders, the King of the Lough Currane C&R Sea trout fly department, Mr. Sean Smith of the UK fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com was in cracking form with two cracking fish, the first Sea Trout weighed in at 5 lbs and the action didn't stop there, it wasn't long before Sean was into another cracker of a Sea Trout in the 8 lbs class and as always Sean conquered my Noble Sea Trout but alas only with the fly rod, not the priest. Staying with the North side and the Bungalow, Mr, Rod Robinson of Waterville. caught a few Sea Trout on the drift and yesterday 12/9/13 Mr. Anthony O’Sullivan caught 4 Sea Trout on the drift. Staying in the Sea trout department, a guest angler from the USA fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 2 Juniors on the fly. Now to the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. John Cahill and Mr. Phil McCarthy, caught 3 Sea Trout all in the Junior class and Mr. Phil Cronin caught 2 Sea Trout all caught on the fly.Weather, wind as all ready stated, there was light misty rain this morning but come 11am the cloud broke and there was a fair bit of sunshine.                                                                      

And let me go
photos taken by Mr. Neil O'Shea

Thursday, September 12, 2013

12/9/13

The hired out boat fly department of www.lakelandshouse.com take the headlines, A Dublin angler fishing in franks Hired out boat, has recorded 22 Sea Trout in the last two days with 6 yesterday 11/913 ranging from Juniors up to 2 ½ lbs. and caught 16 Sea trout today, again from Junior class up to 2 ½ lbs.Staying with Franks hired out Boat department. Mr. John Cahill and Mr. Phil McCarthy, caught 9 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs plus. Now we cut across the Lake to the North side. Mr. Michael Smith of the UK and his Son Sean, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 3 Sea Trout. Wind W and overcast with light mist rain throughout the day.                                                                  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

11/9/13

Mr. Michael Smith of the UK with history making Salmon
It was the turn Of Mr. Michael Smith of the UK to get into the Waterville Fishery and Lough Currane history books today, yes you have it, the second clipped Salmon caught on the fly in 24 hours, but the first on Lough Currane and in the words of Mr. Michael Smith of the UK, nothing like keeping a family tradition going in the game fishing records, and of course you can’t beat having a top class Gillie like Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com to guide you into the record books. They also caught 6 Sea Trout, up to 2 ½ lbs,. Staying in the Sea Trout department a client fishing with his Gillie caught 5 Juniors. Wind NE then veered NW then W light and overcast with

Waterville Hatchery Salmon Clipped Salmon 
light misty rain.