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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.