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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

31/7/13

There was a good flood early this morning, so as you can imagine there was a good flow of water coming down the Commeragh and the Inny. On the C&R Game fishing front, just 1 fine Sea Trout of 5 lbs caught by Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and for the rest of the angling community, no comment, but to be fair Lough Currane would have been on the dirty side. Wind SSW fresh and overcast and very humid.      

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

30/7/13

Mr. Phil Staniforth
Lough Currane was in good form again in the fly department, so lets get down to the facts. First in the striking zone, was Mr. Phil Staniforth, with 3 Salmon to his rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and just for the record they returned one, after they had their ration, they sportingly handed their fishing station to Mr. John Higgins and his Gillie Mr. Neil O‘Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and it wasn’t long before they caught a fine Grilse. Also in good form again in the fly department was Mr. Andrew Brown, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught a 5lbs Grilse. Now to the evening fly shift, Mr. Finbar McGillicuddy, caught a cracker of a Salmon, in the 14 lbs. Class while fishing with his Brother and renowned Gillie, yes you have it the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com
Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr, Sean Kestel and good friend James, caught 2 Juniors on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com staying with the Sea Trout Local Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com also caught 2 Sea Trout with his clients.    
 

Mr. Andrew Brown

29/7/13

Mr. Christiaan Reynder and Mr. Frank Donnelly 
There was good action on Lough Currane, in the fly department, Mr. Christiaan Reynder of Holland and Zimbabwe, caught 3 Grilse on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and just for the record their biggest weighed in at 6 lbs. Staying in the fly department, Mr. Andrew Brown, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, also caught a 5 lbs Grilse on the fly, and last but not least Mr. Phil Staniforth, also caught a fine 5 lbs Salmon on the fly. I asked his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com where did they catch their Salmon, he replied, for me to know and for you to find out, and I didn’t. Wind light and variable, SW and veered NW at times with reasonable cloud cover.              
Mr.Andrew Brown


Sunday, July 28, 2013

28/7/13

OH Deer no Catches 
No reports of any real rod benders. Wind S light and overcast.        

Saturday, July 27, 2013

27/7/13

All the head lines are in the C&R department, Mr. James Henchey of the UK, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 4 Grilse and 1 junior on the fly in the Mouth of the Commeragh, and were all put back to fight another day. Now to the Sea trout department, no reports of any great catches.        

Friday, July 26, 2013

26/7/13

Please release
Straight to the C&R Salmon department, a Swiss couple caught and released 2 Grilse, both caught on the fly, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com in the trolling department Mr. Matt Fitzpatrick caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com now to the Sea trout department, no reports of any great movement, mind you there were a few boats out their manipulating their flies, but alas failed to report their catches or the lack of them. Wind SW light with the odd shower.          

Me, let me go

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mr. Michael Rieger
There was some good action today after the flood, so lets get to the action, in the fly department, Dutch anglers Mr. William Timmermans and his good friend caught 2 Grilse on the fly. Now to the trolling department, Mr. Michael Rieger 0f Germany caught 2 Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and also in good form was local Angler Mr. Brod O’Sullivan with one Grilse caught on the troll. In the Sea Trout department there were a few caught but nothing that would hit the world wide web. Now we head down stream to the famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie  a Guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Junior Scully caught a fine Grilse and there were a few fish contacted but alas they live to fight another day. Wind SW light with bright sunshine. Amount of rainfall yesterday 20 mm.        

24/7/13

Made a big flood this morning and with the good down pour yesterday, that should help the fishing, but because of the long dry spell, the land will take most of it, and just for the record there was 16 mm of rain fall yesterday. And will give you today’s rainfall in tomorrows notes. As you can imagine the eastern end of the lake was on the dirty side and Lough Currane was on the wild side this morning and calm this afternoon and alas no reports of any rod benders. Need I say more.  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

22/7/13

I start today’s notes, with the sad news that renowned Gillie Mr. Donal Dwyer of  Beenbane   Waterville, past away after a long illness, and on behalf of all the anglers and the people of Waterville and Caherdaniel, I would like send our condolences to his family and especially his Son, local Gillie Mr. Mike Dwyer, who is in hospital himself. For the rest of today’s facts I will update tomorrow and for good reason, today is Donal’s Day. Well Donal you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.                          

Sunday, July 21, 2013

21/7/13

Waiting for a Salmon
Again my noble game fish were in a lethargic mood, even though Mr. Mike Power, caught 2 juniors on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and just for the record, Tom reported that there were 5 boats that ventured out in these dourer conditions. Wind the same as yesterday. Staying with the weather, yesterdays temperature was incorrect, the correct temperature was 27.5 c.                    

Saturday, July 20, 2013

20/7/13

In the words of Lough Currane’s top Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com all I have felt is a SE wind, with bright sunshine, and just for the record there were four boats manipulating. Staying with the weather, Valentia recorded a temperature of 29c today, that puts game fishing in its proper prospective.                

Friday, July 19, 2013

19/7/13

Hot weather takes all the head lines, with soaring temperatures and light winds, and with 3 weeks with no rain the Irish meteorological service has stated that we are in a state of drought, my Noble Salmon and Sea Trout concur, on that note we head out to sea and the Atlantic Ocean, or to be more precise the Kerry shore line, due to the great weather www.kbfishingireland.com is reporting good Bass fishing. Weather as already stated          

Thursday, July 18, 2013

18/7/13

The Same results as yesterday, need I say more. Wind calm for most of the day.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

17/7/13

Hot weather continues on the Waterville Fishery and a good liquid libation wouldn't do any harm, Now today’s facts, yes you have it, there isn't, and if there is, my Noble Anglers failed miserably in reporting their catches. Wind NW light and bright sunshine throughout the day.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

16/7/13

Mr. Andy Wishart of Co. Down, is on a roll in the Salmon department, with another fine Grilse caught on the troll today, while fishing in his hired out boat from Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and for the rest of we anglers the least said the soonest mended. Just for the record, Andy also had a C&R yesterday in the Grilse department,                

Monday, July 15, 2013

15/7/13

Mr. Ted Palmer, Mr. Tom O'Shea, Mr. Stefano Cicala
Photo of yesterday's catch, 14/7/13
All the head lines go to Mr. Andy Wishart of Co. Down, who caught a Grilse on the troll early this morning, in his hired out boat from Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and for the rest of the angling community they failed miserably in their duties in Procuring my Noble game fish, and if they did catch a fish or two, they failed to report their Noble catches. Wind westerly light and overcast.

               

14/7/13

Mr. Ted Palmer caught a fine 9lbs Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and the action didn’t stop there, Mr. Stefano Cicala, caught a 5 lbs. Grilse, also caught on the troll, and for rest of we anglers, no comment.            

Sunday, July 14, 2013

13/7/13

The sun Hiding in Dingle Bay
Blazing saddles was catch of the day, even though there was 1 sea Trout recorded by a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Wind calm this morning with a light westerly in the afternoon. Max air temperature yesterday 19.8c.          

Friday, July 12, 2013

12/7/13

Mr. John and Richard Baller
In the Game fishing world, they say you can’t make hay when the sun shines’ well that theory was put into touch, when Mr. John Baller and his Son Mr. Richard Baller of the UK, caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse, on the troll, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com So to all you pessimistic Anglers out there, there is a lot to be said for we mad dogs and Englishmen, so come on down and get manipulating my Noble flies and lures. Wind W then veered N light all day with bright sunshine. Yesterdays air temperature 21.1c.        

Make hay while the sun shines

Thursday, July 11, 2013

11/7/13

There was more cloud cover today, but still very warm, even though there was a nice westerly blowing down the lake, but still my noble Anglers failed in all departments. Yesterdays air temperature was 23.7c.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

10/7/13

Here is your weather report for today, blazing sunshine with very little wind in the morning, come afternoon there was a gentle breeze from the west. On the wild game fish front, I will stick to yesterdays quote, need I say more. Just for the record yesterdays temperature reached 27.6c.  

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

9/7/13 Updated

Why go to Hawaii for a sun tan when you can come Waterville Co Kerry, because that is all the majority of anglers caught on Lough Currane, even though one guest did catch 1 Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com so I will go to quote of the day and that comes from Mr. Liam Ellis Esq. renowned specimen Sea Trout hunter, I text Liam if he had caught anything and he text me back and I quote, Only mad dogs and Englishmen fish in the midday sun, all I can say is, thank god I have some Irish Blood in me.On that note we head upstream to Lough Namona, Mr. Denis Dennehy and Mr. Tim Durham of Westmeath, had some good action in the Brown Trout department and finished their day off with a fine Sea Trout, just over the 5 lbs. Weather the same as yesterday and the max air temperature was 24.7c.  
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Monday, July 8, 2013

8/7/13

Mr. Andy Wishart 
The sun was beaming down on Lough Currane today with little to no wind until this afternoon, which came from the West and light, even though the conditions were totally against my Noble Anglers, Mr. Andy Wishart, of Co Down, caught a fine Grilse on the Troll, with his Gillie, the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com                                  
Lough Currane today

7/7/13

Mr. John Baller and his son Richard 
All the headlines go to Mr. john Baller and his son Richard of the UK, fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a fine Grilse on the troll, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the angling community they failed miserably in their duties, but to be fair to my noble anglers, there was bright sunshine all day and very warm. Just for the record the photo was taken by Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com                              

Sunday, July 7, 2013

6/7/13

Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork and Waterville, caught a 4 lbs. Grilse on the troll and Gerry was telling me that he lost two Grilse. Now to the Sea Trout, Mr. Michael Wright of the UK, caught 2 Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now for catch of the day and that goes to Mr. Ken Towner of the UK and Waterville, Ken caught a fine 5 ½ lbs Sea Trout on the fly. I will finish today’s notes on a personal note, because of the Radio Kerry Charity cycle race I didn’t go fishing, so instead I took 800 photos at the top of Coomakista and one charitable cyclist made it quite clear what he thought of my reporting and photography, Wind SW light and overcast all day.                            


Saturday, July 6, 2013

5/7/13

Bill Doone

Christy McGuckin 
Radio Kerry Charity Cycle race starts early
Straight to the cock-up department, yes you have it, I got the facts wrong on Mr. John Murphy’s Degree, I stated that John had a degree in Marine Biology, when in fact he has a degree in wildlife Biology, sorry for that John, but as they say a man who never made a mistake never made anything. Now to the salmon department, Mr. Dave Cronin, fishing in hired out boat from www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Grilse and in the past 2 days, Dave has caught 3 Sea Trout up to 2 ½ lbs. Also in good form in the Salmon department was Mr. Bill Doone of the USA, who caught a fine Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.Lakelandshouse.com  Staying in the Salmon department Mr. Christy McGuckin, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a 5 lbs Grilse on the troll and also caught 2 Sea Trout which were returned. Now to the Sea Trout department and catch of the day goes to Mrs. Rose Herne, who caught a fine 2 lbs Sea Trout on the fly while fishing with here Brother Mr. Liam Ellis. Staying in the Sea Trout department Mr. Michael Wright, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  caught 1 Sea Trout on the fly. In the Sea Trout trolling C&R department Local Gillie Mr. Vincent Appleby of www.salmonandseatrout.com caught 2 Sea Trout both in the 1 ¾ lbs. class. Now we go upstream and to Lough Derriana, Mr. Steven Quin of Northern Ireland, fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 3 Brown Trout, ranging from 1 lbs up to 1 ½ lbs. and finished their day off with a fine Sea Trout in the 3 lbs. Class. Wind calm this morning but come lunchtime the wind came from the SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times.                        

Friday, July 5, 2013

4/7/13

C&R Sea Trout
Ralph
I will start today’s notes on congratulating our ex Manager Mr. John Murphy, on getting his degree in Marine Biology and on behalf of all the Anglers of the Waterville Fishery, we wish you good luck in your new adventure. Now down to business. Again Marine Biologist and local Gillie Mr. John Murphy and his client were in good form in the C&R department, when they returned a fine Sea Trout to fight another day. Also in good form in the Sea Trout department was Mr. Ralph Lymer of the UK who caught a fine 5 lbs. Sea Trout on the fly, fishing with his Gillie Mr. John Young. Now for a mixture of Sea Trout and Salmon, Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville caught a 4 lbs Grilse and finished his day off with a fine Sea Trout in the 2 lbs class, all caught on the fly. Now to the total Salmon department and yes you have it, Mr. Peter Glover takes the honours with 2 Grilse, ranging from 4 lbs. up to 5 lbs all caught on the fly, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Wind the same as yesterday and overcast.      


Peter.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

3/7/13

Dave Eccelstone
Dominic Mcgillicddy and Peter Glover
My Noble Salmon take the head lines, first in striking zone, were 2 Guests, they caught a fine Grilse on the fly and finished their day off with a Sea Trout also caught on the fly, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr. Staying in the fly department, Mr. Peter Glover of the UK was in great form again with 3 Grilse to his fly rod, and in the words of his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com it was hard work out there, it was six hours before Peter got his first salmon of the day, all I can say is, worth waiting for. Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Dave Eccelstone of the UK and Waterville, caught 2 Sea Trout, ranging from 1 ¾ lbs. up to 5 lbs. Also in good form was local Gillie Mr. John Murphy, who caught 2 Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs up to 4 lbs.Wind all over the place this morning and eventually went in to the SW light and overcast with light misty rain throughout the day.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2/7/13

Frank, Renée, Ernie, Bob.
Peter, Dominic 
It was hot in both fly and trolling department, so straight to the striking zone. In the fly zone, Mr. Peter Glover of the UK caught 6 Salmon on the fly, and sportingly put back 3, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and just for the record, the 3 Salmon that were put back were witnessed. Now for a mixture of fly and troll, Luxemburg anglers, Ernie and Renée, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 3 Salmon, ranging from 5 lbs up to 8 lbs. All caught on the troll, and Ernie finished their day off with a fine 2 lbs Sea Trout caught on the fly. Now to Frank’s hired out boat department, Mr. Even Dwyer from Wexford, caught a fine 2 lbs Sea Trout on the fly. Staying with www.lakelandshouse.com hired out boat department, Bob from Luxembourg, also caught a 2 lbs. Sea Trout on the drift. Wind SW fresh and overcast with light misty rain, heavy at times throughout the day. Now to the back date department, yesterday 1/7/13 In the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Liam O’Connor caught 2 Sea Trout on the fly, both were in the 2 lbs. class.
                                             

Even


1/7/13

Mr. Jim Cooke 

Ernie
Waterville on a high in their fishery department, so lets get down to today’s facts. We start on the North side, Enrico Fantasia 0f Italy caught 2 Sea Trout the best of which weighed in at 4lbs, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com The Charles party from France, fishing with their gillie’s Mr. Eric Jouen at Waterville and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a Grilse on the fly, and their good friends, fishing local Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton, caught a fine Grilse on the troll. Staying on the north side, Mr. Peter Glover of the UK caught a fine Grilse and a Sea Trout on the fly, with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  Now we cut across the lake to the south side, Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville, caught 4 Sea Trout ranging from 1 ½ lbs. up to 4 lbs all caught on the drift by 1 pm, and in the words of Mr. Liam Ellis, we are going out this evening if you don’t receive a text you will know we have failed miserably on the evening shift, well I can confirm they did fail miserably. Staying on the South side and my catch of the day goes to Mr. Jim Cooke of the UK, who caught a cracker of a specimen Sea Trout on the fly, weighing in at 8 ½ lbs while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Sylvester Donnelly. Staying on the south side, Ernie of Luxemburg, caught a fine Grilse on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and Ernie was telling me that he caught a few Juniors last night on the drift, on his Appleby fly, plus his good friend Bob caught a Grilse on the drift, in their hired out boat from www.lakelandshouse.com and last but not least a Guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris guesthouse Waterville, caught a fine Grilse on the troll. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover.        
                                               
     
                                             

Mr. Peter Glover