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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6/11/14


Courtesy of  www.loughcurrane.com
 Enrico Fantasia

The Irish Fly Fair 15th &16 November 2014
The Waterville Fisheries Development Group
will be represented at this year’s Irish Fly Fair
at The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill, Co.Galway,
on the 15th and 16th of this month. Thanks to
the kind generosity of Enrico Fantasia, a regular
visitor to our Waterville Fisheries, we have been
invited to share his exhibition stand at the Fair.

We all know the important contribution Angling
Tourism makes to our local economy and the
Galway Fly Fair is one of the main showcases of
the year for all who are involved in Angling in
Ireland. A national study, carried out on behalf
of Inland Fisheries Ireland and published last year,
found that Angling Tourism generates over three
quarters of a Billion Euro to the Irish Economy and
provides over 10,000 permanent jobs!

You are invited to make available to our
representatives, who will be attending the Fair,
any promotional material you have, in order to
take advantage of this opportunity for free
advertising to a ‘captive audience’!!
We are producing a simple ‘flyer’ detailing the
Angling opportunities in Waterville and which
will list those local enterprises which service the
Angling public.

Please put your Promotional Material in an
envelope marked for the attention of Tadhg
O’Sullivan and leave in the Londis Store in
Waterville before Saturday 8th November.

As space on our stand will be limited, could
you please restrict your material to say, one
business card and one brochure  per business.
Remember this is free advertising! However, a
small donation would be greatly appreciated to
help defray the printing costs of setting up our
exhibition material in Galway.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

16/10/14

Tim
Just For the record Tim Van Der Laan fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton and Terence Junior when he won the Jolly Swagman Sea Trout Cup and you can contact Terence Wharton at
 353 (0) 870638231

Monday, October 13, 2014

12/10/14

W.F.D.G Drawn out 
Kevin with his winning ticket
12/10/14 Well its that time of year again and the Curtain has come down on the Waterville Fishery and the 2014 Salmon and Sea Trout season. We start with the W.F.D.G. draw which was held in the Lobster Bar this evening and the winning ticket drawn out, was Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan of Lake road Waterville, so congratulations to Kevin. Now we head for the Waterville Inn for the presentation of the Jolly Swagman Sea Trout Cup for the biggest Sea Trout caught this year and that was won by Dutch Angler Mr. Tim Van Der Laan, Sadly Tim couldn't
be there to receive The Jolly Swagman Sea Trout Cup, So Local Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer was
Damien gets the Party into full swing
Damien Presents the JS Cup to Mike
presented the Cup by the Landlord of the Waterville Inn on Tim’s behalf, and there was great craic had by all, with plenty to eat and on behalf of the anglers I would to thank Mr. Damien Duff and his good wife Sally for a great night of entertainment. Now to today’s closing facts well I will let you decide because there was no wind what so ever, you could say the

one of the winning tickets drawn out of the bucket
for a spot prize
Waterville fishery was at a standstill with little to no action except there was the odd Junior taken and a few Brown Trout taken on the upper lakes. Now to the personal department, I would like to thank all you anglers who have put your say in, in the past season and for the great support I got when I was criticised but everybody is entitled to their own opinion and without your fantastic support this site wouldn't exist so keep reading and having your say, this is the Anglers site, and to all you anglers who let their fingers do the talking at the end of their days fishing a big thank you for that and for the ones who failed on a regular bases may the Lord have mercy on your laziness, but I must admit I was guilty of that myself at times and last but not least I would like to thank all the team of the Inlandfisheries for their great support to me and the Waterville Fishery this year as they do every year. If there is any news in the close season I will keep you up to date so on that note I will sign off by saying No Spin No Fly’s Just Facts and look forward to keeping you all up to date in 2015                


                     
           

Sunday, October 12, 2014

11/10/14

11/10/14 As promised I will start with Mr. Jim Sayers and his party who were fishing on Lough Namona yesterday and here are their results, Jim caught  a fine Sea Trout in the 4 lbs Class and his good friend John Walsh, caught a fine Brown Trout in the 1 ¼ lbs class and  Jim was telling that they also lost a good fish, in his opinion it was a Salmon but as he said he wouldn't put a mortgage on it, they also caught a Junior. Now Back to the present and we will stay with the upper Lakes and Mr. Jim Sayers and party, today they were fishing on Lough Cloonaghlin, Jim reported that the action ddidn'tstart until late afternoon, reason being they were waiting for the wind to get up so here are their results. Mr. John Walsh, caught a fine 1 ½ lbs Sea Trout, they also caught 20 Juniors and a good basket of Brown Trout. Staying with the upper Lakes, on Lough Derriana, Tim and Jeremy O’Connor, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 1 Sea Trout of 1 ½ lbs. Now we head down stream to the big Lake /Lough Currane. Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville caught 3 Trout while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com just for the record all yesterdays and today’s catches were returned. Wind light and variable. Last Night I got an email from a concerned angler, so I will let him have centre stage. Vincent:
I am disturbed to hear that the EU has dismissed the complaint regarding salmon farms and their effect on wild fish stocks.  At the same time, IFI has just stated, after examination of all the information regarding the same subject, that there is considerable negative impact to the wild fish stocks as a result of the sea lice attendant to salmon farming.  Please urge your readers to spend some time in the close season writing to their local TDs to encourage them to raise questions regarding this subject.
It might also be an idea for some organization to file a lawsuit on behalf of all the anglers requesting an injunction against these farms pending further investigation.  Surely there are some lawyers in Ireland who are also fishermen?  The time to protest these dangerous and polluting salmon farms and stop the further decimation of the wild salmon and sea trout stocks is now!
Ireland is one of the last countries in the world where you can easily access such fishing, and where it does not cost exorbitant amounts to do so.  Please stand up and prevent the EU from using Ireland as a market garden.  Most European Countries have already decimated their own fish stocks, prevent Ireland from making the same mistakes and ending up barren of salmon and sea trout.
Very truly yours,
Murray T. Beatts
A concerned angler


                     
           


Friday, October 10, 2014

The Kerry Way
Some Anglers see red I wonder why?
9/10/14 First to the apology department reason being for missing Mr. Jim Sayers phone calls this evening, reason being phone on silent, sorry for that will put the record straight tomorrow, on that note we head out onto the Lake. Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville was in good form again, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com with 5 Trout to their Boat and for the rest of the angling community no comment excluding local Angler Mr. Jim Sayers. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

9/10/14

Anglers get a presidential  salute 
9/10/14 Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville, take all the headlines in the C&R department with 7 Trout to his rod. As always Donagh was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and for the  rest of the angling community they either failed to catch my Noble Sea Trout, or if they did have the odd rod bender, they most certainly failed to let their fingers do the talking, whether they caught fish or not. Wind NW fresh with showers throughout the day.        

8/10/14

8/10/14 There was Fork Lightening and Thunder and two lightening conductors, at least one boat saw some action. Mr. Mark Doormen was in good form with his carbon fiber fly rod with 3 Sea trout, ranging from Junior class up to 2 lbs, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley and you can say without any fear of contradiction they brought their fellow anglers down to earth. One Gillie text me, too many flashes, all I can say to that is, they were dam lucky they weren't electrocuted. Wind W strong this morning and calmer in the afternoon with heavy showers throughout the day.        

8/10/14

8/10/14 There was Fork Lightening and Thunder and two lightening conductors, at least one boat saw some action. Mr. Mark Doormen was in good form with his carbon fiber fly rod with 3 Sea trout, ranging from Junior class up to 2 lbs, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley and you can say without any fear of contradiction they brought their fellow anglers down to earth. One Gillie text me, too many flashes, all I can say to that is, they were dam lucky they weren't electrocuted. Wind W strong this morning and calmer in the afternoon with heavy showers throughout the day.        

8/10/14

8/10/14 There was Fork Lightening and Thunder and two lightening conductors, at least one boat saw some action. Mr. Mark Doormen was in good form with his carbon fiber fly rod with 3 Sea trout, ranging from Junior class up to 2 lbs, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley and you can say without any fear of contradiction they brought their fellow anglers down to earth. One Gillie text me, too many flashes, all I can say to that is, they were dam lucky they weren't electrocuted. Wind W strong this morning and calmer in the afternoon with heavy showers throughout the day.        

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

7/10/14

7/10/14 Straight to the Lough Currane premiership Sea Trout results. Mr. Andrew Brown caught 6 Trout to his rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley. Now we head down the North Shore and head into the Bungalow. Mr. Dermot Devereux, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 5 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Now we head out of the bungalow and down to Vince’s Harbour, Mr. Phil Staniforth caught 4 Trout to his rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Wind WSW fresh and overcast with heavy rain this evening.  

Monday, October 6, 2014

6/10/14

6/10/14 There was only one angler that was in the rod bending zone today and that was Mr. Peter Ruffle, who caught 6 Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and for the rest of the Angling community they either failed miserably in procuring my Noble Sea Trout, or what is more lightly they failed to let their fingers do the talking at the end of their days manipulation. On the weather front there was reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower plus a mixture of hailstone and the amount of rainfall yesterday was 30.8 mm.
5/10/14  Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW blowing down the lake and here are the Lough Currane Sea Trout results. First in the striking zone was Mr. Enrico Fantasia of Dublin, who caught 1 Sea Trout to his rod and in the words of his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com it was wild out there and bad. Staying with the North Shore. Mr. Peter Ruffle, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com also caught 2 Trout to his rod. Back to the weather just for the record it made a fair bit of rain today, it will be interesting to see how much rain fell, but remember one has to take into account we had a long dry spell and because of this the land will take a fair bit before we will get the benefit, will give the facts as soon as they are on line.                

Sunday, October 5, 2014

4/10/14

4/10/14 There were a few boats manipulating and here are the reported results, Peter fishing out of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught 2 Trout with his Gillie MD. Now we head for the Bungalow, Mr. Enrico Fantasia of Dublin, caught 2 Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  Now we head down the North shore to Vince’s Harbour, Trevor, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 6 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Now we cut across to the South side and Coffees Bay, Mr. Denis O’Sullivan of Lake road Waterville, caught 3 Juniors. Wind was south first thing this morning and veered all over the place, but come afternoon it went into the NW and it was very cold out there going by the reports, so my Noble Anglers did well and I have spoken in the authority invested by myself.            

Friday, October 3, 2014

3/10/14 There was a light Westerly blowing down the lake with heavy rain at times, but this didn't deter, Trevor, from catching 2 Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie MD Esq. Just for the record Trevor was fishing out of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Now we cut across the Lake to the South Side and the hired out Boat Department of www.lakelandshouse.com and their backdate department, Renée and Jean Louis from France, caught 12 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. over 3 days and staying in www.lakelandshouse.com backdate department, Mr. Steve Cloake, fishing with his Gillie Mr. John Murphy caught 16 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 3 ½ lbs. Just for the record these catches were caught in the past week.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The light of day
2/10/14 There was a strong SW wind blowing down the lake and very few boats ventured out, 3 to be precise and there was only one boat that manipulated their rod during the day with some fine action and then let his fingers do the talking in the evening and that was UK angler Mr Rob Elson, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 7 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior Class up to 3lbs. Wind as already stated and overcast.      

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

1/10/14

Mr. Joe Simpson
photo courtesy of
loughcurrane.com 
1/10/14 Lough Curran was on the quiet side with just 2 Juniors caught by Kevin and Senan Lavery, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com As you all know its a year to the day when Mr. Paul Lawton of Cork caught and released that magnificent Sea Trout, and was ably assisted by Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville and their cameraman was Mr. Peter Muldoon of Co. Cork, but sadly they have failed miserably in their duties to procure the same results this day and I have to say its back to the drawing board in all departments i.e. Gillie, fly man and cameraman, on that note we head for the poaching department of www.loughcurrane.com and the higher Lakes and Lough Namona, Regular visitor Joe Simpson caught a fine brown trout on Lough Namona today!  Just for the record you can fish the upper lakes until the end of the season and remember its fly only Wind west light with reasonable cloud cover.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30/9/14

30/9/14 Today may have been the last day of the 2014 Salmon season but at least 3 Anglers went out with their Swan song. I start on the Famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie Mr. Paddy Barrett, was in great form again and finished his season with a 5lbs. Salmon and his good friend ended the day with a fine Grilse, and in the words of their Gillie MD, I am one of the greatest! Now we head downstream to the Big Lake/Lough Currane, There is one angler who has made the head lines many a time this Season and that is Mr. Andy Wishart of Northern Ireland and today is no exception, yes you have it, he caught a fine Grilse in the 4 lbs class on the troll, which he sportingly put back and just for the record Andy was fishing in the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Now to the Sea Trout department, UK Angler Mr. Rob Elson, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton, caught 3 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Anglers fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 1 Junior. Just for the record there were a nice Bag of Sea Trout caught by some Cork anglers, one of their Sea Trout was of a good grade so lads if you are reading the Blog, please drop me a line or even a photo if you have one. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover this morning and good sunshine this afternoon, on that note as from tomorrow its all Sea Trout and C&R so let battle commence.        


 

Monday, September 29, 2014

29/9/14

The New Hatchery fish tanks and top of the range and the best technology
all you do is pull the plug
29/9/14 Straight to the hired out Boat Department of www.lakelandshouse.com Canadian Angler, Mr. John Hamill, caught 4 Juniors on the drift and Mr. Clive MacDonnell caught 1 Sea Trout to his fly rod. UK angler Mr. Rob Elson fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton, caught 4 Sea Trout, all in the 1 ½ lbs class and Rob was telling me that he lost a cracker of a Sea Trout, it took his fly and went right down and sadly the rest is history. Now we head to the Salmon department, again Mr. Paddy Barrett was in good form with a fine 6lbs. Salmon caught on the fly and ably assisted by his Gillie MD. Wind SW with good cloud cover this morning but sadly bright sunshine all afternoon.

The picture tells the story 

28/9/14

Mr. Ed Kelly
28/9/14 There was some reasonable action in both the Salmon and Sea Trout department, mind you that depends what boat you were manipulating in? In the Salmon department, Mr. Ed Kelly of Killarney caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll just out side the Mouth of the Commeragh. Also in good form in the Salmon department was Mr. Paddy Barrett, who caught a fine Salmon on the fly, in the 7 lbs. class, fishing with his Gillie MD Esq. Now to the Sea Trout department, guests fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 3 trout on the drift. Also in good form in the C&R Sea Trout department was Mr. Guy Hollis, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 fine Sea Trout from 2 lbs up to 3 lbs. Staying with the Sea Trout, Luxemburg Anglers, Erni and René, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 7 Sea Trout on the fly, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. and in Franks hired out Boat, fly department, Mr Finsing, caught 1 Sea Trout of 1 ½ lbs, Mr. Phil Cronin and Donal O’Reilly, caught 3 Juniors to their boat, Mr. Jamie Boot caught 1 sea Trout of 2 ½ lbs. Bob and Roman of Luxemburg caught a nice basket of Juniors. Now we head slightly west, Mr. Rob  Elson of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton, caught 4 Sea Trout on the drift, ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs and all were returned and staying with Mr. Rob Elson of the UK, yesterday, while fishing with his Gillie, Rob, caught and released a fine 4 ½ lbs. Grilse and finished their day off in the fly department with 3 sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. Mr. Michael Roden, caught 1 Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Junior Scully. Wind West light with good cloud cover.    




 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

27/9/14

27/9/14 Straight to the Sea Department, Mr. Keith Nicklen, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  caught 2 Sea Trout on the drift, both in the 2 ½ lbs class. Staying with the drift, Mr. Pierre Loyer, fishing his Gillie MD, caught 6 Sea Trout all in the Junior class. Mr. Guy Hollis, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 1 Sea Trout in the 1 ½ lbs. class, which he sportingly put back to fight another day. I finish today’s notes with a Photo that was sent to me today and I will let Barbara have the last word on today’s notes. Hi Vincent
I went fishing with Michael O'Dwyer on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th of September and caught a Salmon. We really enjoyed our first 'proper' fishing
experience and had a fabulous afternoon with Michael on the beautiful loch.
Regards
Mike and Barbara 
Barbara Hewitt
Newcastle-upon-Tyne,




 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

26/9/14

Renée and Erni 
26/9/14 Lough Currane as we all know is on the low side but this doesn't deter enthusiastic Anglers from manipulating his or her flies or lures and today was no exception, first in the C&R striking zone was UK angler Mr Rob Elson, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, who caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse on the troll and finished their day off with 3 sea Trout in the Junior class caught on the drift. Mr. Keith Nicklen, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine Salmon and finished their day off with a Sea Trout. Staying with the Sea Trout, Mr. Mike Fish, caught a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie, the one and only MD, well DM your diagnoses was correct. Now for catch of the day and that goes to those renowned Luxemburg Anglers, Erni and Renée, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 2 Salmon and finished their day off with 2 Sea Trout. On the weather front, calm this morning, come afternoon there was a nice light Westerly blowing down the lake and very warm with good sunshine througho
ut the day.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

25/9/14

25/9/14 Straight to the South side of the lake and the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com and in Lakeland’s fly department, Boat number 1, Mr Fran Murray and Mr. Shane O’Neill, caught 15 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. In Boat number 2, Bob and Roman, caught 5 Juniors and in Boat 3, Erni and Renée caught 4 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Now we cut across to the West end, Mr. Mark Doorman, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 2 Sea Trout both in the 2 lbs class. Now we head down the North shore and to the Bungalow, Mr. Lindsey Richards of the UK fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com was in good form again in the C&R department with 5 Juniors to his rod. Now to Vince’s harbour, French guests fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 3 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. Wind light W with good cloud cover with misty rain at times.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

24/9/14

24/9/14 Straight to the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Fran Murray and Mr. Shane O’Neill caught 2 Juniors on the drift. Now we cut across the Lake to the Bungalow, Mr. Peter Liddel, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a find Sea Trout just over the 3 lbs which he sportingly returned, so my Noble Sea trout could head up stream to produce our great Sea Trout, be it small or specimen and best of all so we the angler can have good sport for the future and of course its right to survival, the reason I say this is because I had an email commenting on  my photo of the Fish Farm out at Scarriff so I will let Mr. Murray T. Beatts have the last word on today’s notes. I saw your post about Salmon Farms, and all I can say is ask the Canadians!  They have had a lot of trouble as a result of salmon farming in the ocean, including but not limited to inshore pollution caused by the inevitable overfeeding that goes along with salmon farming.  In some areas it has changed the coastal biology completely.
Further, part of the local history in Waterville, as told to me by Michael Moriarty, is that the first incidence of UDN, commonly called Salmon Disease, was in Waterville and was rumoured to be the result of the short-lived rainbow trout hatchery there. This happened long before my time so it was not something I witnessed myself, but Mike was convinced of it.
Atlantic salmon and sea trout are such a fragile resource, that I would not agree that taking any risk with them merely to make money, was a good idea.  Especially since the sea trout fishing in Waterville is now so much better than it used to be in my day.

23/9/14

23/9/14 We start on the north side, at the Bungalow, first in the striking fly zone was Mr. Jim Sayers of Waterville with 3 Juniors to his rod, also in good form at the Bungalow was Mr. Anthony O’Sullivan and friends, who caught 2 Sea Trout. Now we cut across the Lake to the south side and the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. John Keeshond and Wynn, caught 6 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class up to specimen class of which was 6 lbs. Also in good form was Erni and Renée, who caught 4 Sea Trout from Junior class up to 2 lbs. while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now we head back to the Bungalow, Mr. Lindsay Richards of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  was in good form in the fly C&R department with 3 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 1 ½ lbs and last but not least, Mr. Peter Liddel, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 1 Sea Trout in the 2 ½ lbs class. Wind WNW light with rain late this afternoon but not enough to tickle my Noble Game Fish’s taste buds?  

Monday, September 22, 2014

22/9/14

Salmon Farms, what do you think? Drop us an email.
22/9/14 There were a few boats manipulating their flies and here are the results of the day, first on the podium with 5 Sea Trout to his rod, all in the 1 ½ lbs class was Mr. Lindsay Richards of the UK and guided by his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Staying at the Bungalow, Mr. Peter Liddel caught 2 Trout to his rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we head down the Lake to Vince’s harbour, Mr. John Watson, caught 4 Sea Trout to his Rod, ranging from Junior class up to 4lbs while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Wind calm this morning and a light westerly Mr. in the afternoon with reasonable cloud cover.            
         

21/9/14

This Morning 
21/9/14 There was bright sunshine all day and very little to no wind this morning but come afternoon there was a light Westerly blowing down the lake and at least some anglers took advantage and let their flies do the talking.Mr. Lindsay Richards of the UK, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught a nice Sea Trout in the 1 ½ lbs class. In the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. John Keeshond and his good friend Wynn, caught a few nice Sea Trout in the Junior class this evening. Now for the wise crack of the day? and that goes to Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com I sent Dom a text, any good by you and any wind? his reply, 2 Trout and Sam, all I can say is up the Kingdom of Kerry and congratulations to Kerry for winning the Sam Maguire.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

20/9/14

20/9/14 There was good action in Sea Trout fly department despite a light wind with bright sun throughout the day so lets get to the facts. Mr. Peter Liddel caught 3 Juniors on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. Paul Amos caught a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout and not satisfied with that he topped that with a fine Sea Trout of 3 lbs and left the best to last with a Sea Trout in 5 lbs. Class which he sportingly put back to fight another day, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and just for the record, Michael reported that one of their Sea Trout were quite fresh. Staying on the north side and in the hired out boat department of Waterville boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com I failed to report yesterday that Mr. John Young of the UK caught 5 Juniors and finished his day off with a fine Sea Trout of 2 ½ lbs. Now we head up the North Shore to the Bungalow and staying in the fly department, Mr. John Hallstead of Dingle and Mr. Ken Partington  caught 10 Sea Tout, ranging from Junior class up to 6 ½ lbs. Now we cut across the Lake to the South side. Mr. Jack Feehan caught 1 Sea Trout of 2 lbs while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now we head to the West end of the Lake, Mr. Andrew Price of Ennis, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 3 Sea Trout ranging from juniors up to 2 lbs. Not a bad days manipulation.              
         

Friday, September 19, 2014

19/9/14

19/9/14 Staying with yesterdays catches and for good reason, here are the late results, in the Salmon department, Mr. Olivier Blazy, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the troll and finished their day off with 2 Sea Trout on the fly, of which the best was 2 lbs. and in the hired out boat C&R department of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Mr. Liam McKnight caught 2 Juniors. Now back to the present, and staying in the boat department of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Mr. Liam McKnight was in good form again with two Juniors. Now we cut across the Lake to the South side. Dr. Ken Web while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 6 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class up to 2 lbs. In Franks hired out boat department, Mr. Dave Cronin caught 3 Juniors on the drift, and Rob and Martin Burns caught 10 Sea Trout on the fly, ranging from Junior Class up to 2 ½ lbs. There was no wind until about 3pm and when it did eventually pick up it was easterly and light and overcast with heavy showers throughout the day, so on that note we will head for news desk of www.loughcurrane.com

                                             
                             

                                                  Pictures and report courtesy of


                                                        www.loughcurrane.com







Good news from the catchment generally. The IFI team has been monitoring the principal
spawning streams in the catchment with, at first reckoning, excellent results!
and recorded
The stop nets are fixed - about 20 metres apart.

The fry are counted and measured.....
We observed one of the operations on the middle Commeragh last week, where in just 20 metres of stream almost 1000 salmon fry were recorded!!
....the team move through with the electro fishing nets
fry are placed in buckets. Note the aerator!

18/9/14

Mr Tony Reddiford from Bristol, UK
18/9/14 Straight to the fly department, Dr. Ken Web caught a fine 3 ½ lbs Sea trout, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and in Frank’s Hired out boat department, Mr. Bill Pearsey and Mr. John Williams, caught two fine Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs. up to 3 lbs. also in good form were the Bradley’s from the North of Ireland with 3 Juniors. Now we cut across the lake to the North side and the Bungalow, and in the C&R department, Mr. David Burton of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 Juniors, staying at the Bungalow and the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com as sent to me via email and in their words. Mr Tony Reddiford from Bristol, UK caught a 9lb 2oz Salmon at the Black Rocks today on a size 10 Watson's Fancy to round off a great week staying at www.curranelodge.ie Also caught this week 5 sea trout between 15-17" and plenty of juniors and brown trout. Wind light E and veered SE at times and very warm and humid and overcast.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

17/9/14

17/9/14 Again Lough Currane saw some good action, but sadly the paparazzi failed miserably in his duties, but more on that later. Now to the action, in the fly and C&R department, Mr. David Burton of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 Sea Trout both in the 1 ½ lbs. class. Staying with C&R,Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 4 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 4 lbs. Now we go South Side and the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Dermot Doheny caught 2 Sea Trout, 1 lbs and finished his day off with a Sea Trout in the 2 lbs. Class, also in good form in Frank’s hired out boat department was Rob and Martin Burns, with 5 Juniors. Now to the trolling department, Ms. Barbara Hewit caught her first ever Salmon weighing in at 5 lbs and may it be the first of many,  and Barbara’s Gillie MD reported to me that they also lost one. Now to catch of the day and that goes to Mr. William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 9 ½ lbs Salmon and finished their day off with 4 Juniors, and yes you have it that is where I failed with the Camera , sorry for this but due to recent miss reporting I went to Speck Savers to check me eyes. Now to the upper Lakes on Lough Derriana, guests caught 3 Sea Trout and a few Brown Trout. Wind Light Variable and come afternoon it was Easterly fresh with very good cloud cover and humid.      

16/9/14

Mariet 
Mariet and William
16/9/14 Some anglers saw some good fishing on the Waterville Fishery today, so lets get to the action. For a mixture of salmon and Sea Trout we start at the Bungalow, Mr. William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the fly and his good wife Mrs. Mariet Timmermans finished their day off with a fine Sea Trout of 4 lbs also caught on the fly, and their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com also reported they added 2 Juniors to their basket. Staying North side, and at the Bungalow, Mr. David Burton of the UK and fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com again was in great form in the C&R fly department, with 3 Sea Trout and their weights are as follows 1 Junior, a 1 ½ lbs Sea Trout and finished their day off with a nice Sea Trout of 2 ½ lbs, and Mr. tom O’Shea was telling me that they saw a few nice fish today. Staying with the C&R department, Local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley had a good day with 3 Sea Trout to his rod, ranging from Junior class up to specimen class, and that Sea Trout weighed in at 6 lbs, 8 ozs. Now we head upstream to the famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie  an angler caught a fine Salmon on the fly in the 10 lbs. class. Wind SE light with bright sunshine with reasonable cloud cover at times.  


All the same catch 

Monday, September 15, 2014

15/9/14

15/9/14 Straight to the apology Department, last week I made two errors, i.e. spelling of a gentleman’s name and exaggerated his catches so on that note lets put the record straight. We stay at the Bungalow and in the past week, Mr. Jimmy Keogh, paid his last visit to Lough Currane 20 years ago and it wasn't long before he made up for lost time, He caught 7 Sea Trout in the past week, ranging from Junior class up to 2 to 3 lbs. Jimmy’s choice of flies for the week were Red Arse Peters and Hoppers, and just for the record all the facts came from www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now back today’s striking zone. In the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com  Mr. Dave Flynn and his good friend, Andy, caught a fine basket of Brown Trout and Sea Trout on the drift, ranging from Junior class up to 4 lbs. Staying with the Sea trout, Mr. Markus Kruse caught a fine Sea Trout with his Gillie MD Esq. Also in good form was William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville, caught 4 Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and staying on the North side and the Bungalow, Mr. David Burton again was in the C&R mode while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com with 4 Sea Trout, their weights are as follows, 2 Juniors, a 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout and they finished their day off with a fine 3 ½ lbs. Sea Trout.                                  

14.9/14

14/9/14 There was great fishing on the Waterville Fishery today, so we will start on the Big Lake / Lough Currane, Mr. Niall Green and Mr. Willie Cotter, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 2 Sea Trout, both in the 3 ½ lbs. Class, now To frank’s hired out boat department, Mr. Maurice Cahill and Mr. Joel Mending and Mr. Yves Paris, had a cracker of a day, with 15 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. and finished their day off with a fine Salmon on the fly. Staying in the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Dave Cronin caught 1 Junior. Now we cut across to the north side, Mr. Markus Kruse caught one 2 lbs Sea trout to his rod, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer, staying with the Sea Trout, Golfers from Sweden and fishing out of http://www.the-smugglers-inn.com/ and fishing with their gillie Mr. Vincent Appleby and of www.salmonandseatrout.com caught one Trout on the troll which they sportingly put back. Mr. Mark Doorman was in good form again, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, Mark caught a fine 3 lbs, Sea Trout on the drift. Now we head for the upper Lakes and Lough Namona and the C&R fly Department, Mr. David Burton fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 3 Sea Trout, 1 Junior then went up a level to the 3 lbs class and finished their day off with a fine Sea Trout of 4lbs, Wind SE fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover.              

Saturday, September 13, 2014

13/9/14

13/9/14 Straight to the Sea Trout hired out Boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Eddie shanahan, caught 14 Sea Trout on the fly, ranging from Juniors up to 1 ½ lbs. Now we go to the west end of the Lake, Mr. Mark Doorman, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 2 Sea Trout on the drift, both in the 2 lbs class. Now we head down the North Shore to the Bungalow, Mr. David Burton, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 1 Junior on the drift, which he sportingly put back to fight another day. We stay at the Bungalow and in the past week, Mr. Jimmy Keoghs, paid his last visit to Lough Currane 20 years ago and it wasn’t long before he made up for lost time, He caught 20 Sea Trout in the past week, ranging from Junior class up to 2 to 3 lbs. Jimmy’s choice of flies for the week were Red Arse Peters and Hoppers, and just for the record all the facts came from www.oshealoughcurrane.com              

Friday, September 12, 2014

12/9/14

12/9/14 I start today’s notes on the sad News that the secretary of the Angling Association Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan’s Mother, R.I.P. sadly passed away today in Ennis, Co Clare and here are the Funeral arrangements, Wake 5-7.30 Saturday evening at Cahercalla Community Hospital Ennis. Leaving for Ennis Cathedral. Mass Sunday 10.30 to Adare cemetery.
On a personal note and on behalf of all the angling community and the good people of Waterville and Caherdaniel, I would like to send our deepest sympathy to Kevin and all his Family and friends.





Straight to the C&R Sea Trout fly department, Mr. David Burton, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class, staying with the Sea Trout department, Mr. William Timmermans from Holland and Waterville, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught six sea trout, ranging from Junior class up to 3 ½ lbs. Wind SE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

11/9/14

11/9/14 There was a strong SE wind blowing down the Lake, which made it hard fishing on the North side and there wasn't much activity on the South side either, going by the telecommunications’   but at least two anglers, Wiebke and Mike, caught 2 Sea Trout in the 2 lbs. class.  Fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com

10/9/14

10/9/14 There was a nice SE wind blowing down the lake, but sadly my Noble Anglers failed to rise my Noble Game fish in the blazing hot sunshine. So you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work out today’s results.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9/9/14

9/9/14 We start with flat calm conditions this morning but this didn't deter Mr. Markus Kruse and his Gillie MD from putting their trolling rods out and it wasn't long before they had a rod bender, but sadly my Noble Salmon had the last laugh, but the same couldn't be said when they got their fly rods out for a bit of sport in the Sea Trout department, they met 8 Sea trout in total and caught 4, 2 juniors, 1 Sea Trout in the 2 lbs Class and finished their day off with a fine Sea Trout in the 4 lbs. Class. Staying with the Sea trout department Ms Wiebke Behnecke from Cologne, while fishing with her Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught her first ever Sea Trout weighing in at 1 ½ lbs. May it be the first of many. Wind flat calm this morning but come lunch time the wind came from the West, light with reasonable cloud cover.

Monday, September 8, 2014

8/9/14

8/9/14 Straight to the back date department, yes you have it I failed miserably in my duties in my reporting on the upper lakes, anglers fishing with their Gillie MD, on Lough Derriana yesterday 7/9/14 caught a fine catch, with 7 Sea Trout ranging from Junior class up to 3 lbs. and topped that with 20 Brown Trout. Now back to the present, All my Noble fly anglers could do today was sit and wait, reason being the lake was like a milk pond, with clear blue skies and the sun raging down, need I say more. On that note, I must apologise for the lack of information, but as you can see my Noble Anglers failed miserably in all departments.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

7/9/14

I have spies every where
7/9/14 Bright Sunshine was the order of the day and very little action in the morning, reason being there was no wind come afternoon there was a gentle breeze from the east, the only bit of action reported was from Marc’s fishing party from Belgium and fishing out of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and in the words of Marc and I quote, 3 Sea Trout, Junior class. So ends our weeks fishing, and in the words of my satellite reporter it was too bright and as you can see by the photo there is no argument to that.                            

Sun set in Kerry

Going, going

Gone

6/9/14

Young Angler of the day Eva Lane
6/9/14 Straight to young angler of the day and that goes to Eva Lane, who caught her first ever Sea Trout and may it be the first of many. Staying with my Noble Sea Trout and the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Marc’s fishing party from Belgium, caught and released 10 Sea Trout ranging from junior class up to 2 ½ lbs. Also in good form in the C&R department, was Mark from Belgium, who caught 7 Sea Trout to his rod, the best weighing in at 2 lbs. while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com staying with the Sea trout, Mr. James and Tom Merrite of the UK, caught 2 trout, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we head up to the upper lakes and Lough Derriana, Mr. Dermot Deveroux and Mr. Mick Dunbar, caught 3 Sea trout on the drift, ranging from Junior class up to 3 lbs. Wind E light with good cloud cover.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

5/9/14

5/9/14  Again the fly Anglers are having some great manipulation in the Sea Trout department, so lets get to the action, first in the striking zone, is the Italian connection, yes you have it, Mr. Enrico Fantasia of Dublin, caught 4 Sea Trout, ranging from juniors up to 2 lbs. and in the words of his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com don’t forget to mention that they were all returned. Staying at the Bungalow, Mr. James and Tom Merrite of the UK, fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 4 Sea Trout on the drift, ranging from Junior class up to 4 ½ lbs. Just for the record all their Sea Trout were all returned. Now we head down the North Shore, Dirk from Belgium caught 15 Sea Trout ranging from junior class up to 4 lbs. while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Now to the hired out Boat Department of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Marc’s Fishing party from Belgium caught a total of 20 Sea Trout ranging from Junior Class and there were a good few in the 3 lbs. to the 4 lbs class and of the 20 Sea Trout caught, 19 were returned. Now we head to the south side and the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Dara Tracey, caught 2 Sea Trout both in the 1 ½ lbs. class. Wind west light, with reasonable cloud cover.              

Friday, September 5, 2014

4/9/14

Ms. Jennifer Lane
4/9/14 There was some great Game fishing on Lough Currane in all departments so here are the results of the day. In the Salmon department Ms Jennifer Lane caught a fine 4lbs. Grilse on the troll, while fishing with her Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now we cut across to the North side of the Lake and the Sea Trout fly department. Marc’s Fishing Party from Belgium, and fishing in the hired out Boat department of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught 10 Sea Trout of which 2 were in the 3 lbs. class and a fine Sea Trout in the 5 ½ lbs class and 9 Sea Trout in total were released. Staying on the North side, Mr. James and Tom Merrit of the UK, caught 4 Sea Trout on the drift, ranging from Junior class up to 1 ½ lbs. While fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we head down the North shore, Mr. Chris Mcukeon fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught four Sea Trout ranging from junior class up to 4 lbs. Wind SE light and sunny and very warm.      

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3/9/14

3/9/14 Straight to Marc’s fishing party from Belgium, they started their day on the Famous Butler Pool, saw a few nice fish but sadly no rod benders, so they headed for Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com then went out on Lough Currane and it wasn't long before the action started and here are their catches, they caught 13 Sea Trout on the drift ranging from Junior class up to 3 lbs. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Mr. Enrico Fantasia of Dublin also had a good day with his fly rod, with 9 Sea Trout, 1 in the 5 lbs. class, 2 in the 3 lbs. class and the rest were in the junior Class and his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com said they rose a good few more. Last but not least a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com caught 9 trout. Wind was all over the place, so you can make your choice, with reasonable cloud cover.  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2/9/14 Breaking Mushroom news on the net

Went for cast today no fish but a nice net of wild mushroom
caught by Paul Lawton
taken from his facebook page
2/9/14 Lough Currane may have been lacking wind If you forgive the pun!! but when it did get up my Noble Anglers made the most of it and the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com take the head lines with Marc’s Fishing Party from Belgium Catching 15 Sea Trout of which 11 were of the C&R department and 7 of which were in the 2 lbs. class and the rest were in the Junior class and as Marc would say, fly only. Staying with Sea Trout fly department, Mr. Phil Staniforth, caught 5 Trout to his rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Now we cut across the Valley to the River Inny, there was 1 Grilse caught by an angler on his own. Wind SW light to calm all day and overcast with the sun breaking through at times.

Monday, September 1, 2014

1/9/14

1/9/14 Lough Currane was on the quiet side and for good reason, my Noble Anglers were in a lethargic mood as they looked at the flat calm conditions and when the wind did get up it came from the North and as soon as they went for their drift the wind died down again as did their spirits, so they headed for the nearest bar, need I say more.    

31/8/14

31/8/14 Local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com reported that his clients caught 2 Trout and that it was hard going with a strong SW wind blowing up the lake, so on that note we will head upstream to the world  famous Butler Pool, where there were 2 Salmon taken on the fly. Now for the Sea Trout catch of the day and to get all the facts we head to the upper lakes and Lough Cloonaghlin, where Mr. Sean Brick of Tralee caught 6 Sea trout ranging from Junior class up to 4 ½ lbs. All caught on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com                                          

Sunday, August 31, 2014

30/8/14

 Ms. Yingchun Dong
30/8/14 Straight to the action and a bit of history in the making I believe and for good reason, Ms. Yingchun Dong of Dalian/Dayuqua China, caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon on the troll and went a step further by showing her fly fishing skills in C&R department and it wasn't long before Yingchun, caught herself a fine 2 ½ lbs Sea Trout and finished her day with 4 Juniors and in the words of her Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  all I did was net and admired. Now to the total Sea Trout fly department, Mr. Mark Doorman was in excellent form again with 9 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior Class up to 3 lbs. While fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley. Mr. Andy Wishart and Mr. Gavin Wishart, caught 2 Trout on the drift, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Mayo may have lost the Gaelic football semi final today against the Kingdom of Kerry but at least the Co Mayo Westport Salmon and Sea Trout Blogers were in magnificent form again in the fly department with 10 Sea Trout ranging from Junior Class up to 3 ½ lbs. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover.

Friday, August 29, 2014

29/8/14

 Laurence and Lukas
May it be the first of many visits to Ireland.
29/8/14 Lough Currane saw some good action in the Sea trout department. We start at the Bungalow and the trolling department, two young German Anglers, Master Lukas and Laurence  Muller, had their first taste of Game fishing when they caught 3 Sea trout ranging from Junior class up to 1 ¾ lbs. While fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Now to the fly department, Mr. Declan McKibben, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 3 Trout on the drift and in Neil’s and Tom’s hired out boat department, the Co Mayo Westport Salmon and Sea Trout Blogers were in magnificent form in the fly department with 12 Sea Trout ranging from Junior Class up to 2 ½ lbs. Now we head down the North Shore, Mr. Andy Wishart and Mr. Gavin Wishart of Northern Ireland, caught 5 Trout on the fly, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Now we head across to the South Side and the hired out Boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. John Delap caught 4 Sea Trout on the drift and also in good form with the fly, was Mr. Bill Bullock with 6 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class up to 2 ½ lbs. Staying with the Sea Trout, Mr. Mark Dorman caught 8 Sea Trout ranging from Junior Class up to 2 ½ lbs. While fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley. Wind NW then veered W fresh to strong and overcast with heavy showers.                          

Thursday, August 28, 2014

28/8/14

28/8/14 Come Lunch time Lough Currane was neigh on at a standstill with a strong SW blowing down the lake but this didn’t deter Mr. Dick Elder, manipulating his flies and it wasn't long before he caught himself a fine Salmon and his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com reported to me that Mr. Dick Elder finished his day off with 2 Trout. Now to www.fishingwithdom.com evening shift or as he put it in Extra time, Miles from the UK, caught 2 Salmon on the fly and finished his evening with 2 Trout. Wind as already stated with heavy showers throughout the day. Special note to all you Anglers who have their boats moored at the bog be warned the photo tells the story and just for the record I was not asked by Waterville House to put this warning up on the Blog

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

27/8/14

27/8/14 Lough Currane was on the wild side for most of the day with a strong SE wind blowing down the lake, plus there was heavy showers throughout the day and with all the elements against my Noble Anglers a few did venture out and came up trumps. First in the Sea trout fly striking zone was Mr. Miles Tandy, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 5 Sea Trout to his rod, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. Now to catch of the day fly department and that goes to Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine 6 lbs Grilse and finished their day off with a Trout.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

26/8/14

Terry and Declan

email just in and what you see is what I got and thanks for your Support.
hi Vincent,
Just a quick note to report some nice evening fishing tonight out from the bungalow with 4 juniors caught by Sarah (8) and Orlaith (6) James from cork. Evening topped off with  a lovely brown of about 2lbs.
We met plenty of fish to the red arse green Peter.
Best regards,
Leonard James


26/8/14 It made a reasonable flood with 17mm of rainfall recorded even though the land took most of it, Lough Currane rose about 5 inches and livened the lake, the fish and anglers alike. Now to the today’s action. In the Salmon and Sea trout department. Mr. Terry O’Keeffe caught a fine 4 lbs. Salmon on the fly and his good friend, Mr. Declan McKibble caught 3 Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs up to 3 lbs. and their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com was telling that Declan also lost a fine Salmon and just for the record they only kept a Sea Trout of 2 lbs. and the 4lbs. Salmon. Now to the total Sea Trout department Mr. Jim Sayers of Waterville had a great day and those are his words not mine but I can understand why. Jim caught 3 Sea Trout all in the 3 to 4 lbs class and finished his day off with 5 Juniors. Jims selection of fly was the Black Aunt and the Silver Watson. Wind light to calm WSW and overcast and very humid this afternoon.

25/8/14

25/8/14 We start in the backdate department as promised from Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com 24/8/14 the Lough Leane Anglers headed out in wild conditions on Lough Currane for their annual competition, as the Kingdom of Kerry were battling it out at Croke Park with the Boys of Co Mayo, only to land up heading for Limerick but thankfully the Lough Leane Anglers got their result and they are as follows, (1) Mr. Batty O’Brian (2) Mr. Jerry Buckley (3) Mr. Denis Cronin (4) Mr. Timmy O’Connor and just for the record they also lost some good Sea Trout and Salmon and if you Lough Leane Anglers are not satisfied with my report don’t hesitate to email me to put the record straight. Reason being when the phone went off, the line was cat, you could say if yesterdays game was played on a mobile Kerry would have lost. Now back to today’s results   Lough Currane was wild with a strong SE wind blowing down the lake and heavy rain on and off all day and it has made a reasonable flood. Just for the record very few boats ventured out. On the evening shift Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville, caught 2 Sea Trout on the fly, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com                              

   
             

Monday, August 25, 2014

24/8/14

24/8/14 There was just 1 Sea Trout reported of 1 ½ lbs. caught on the fly, by Mr. Tony O’Sullivan, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and there was a strong SE wind blowing down the lake with rain on and off all day. Now to the personal department I would like to apologize to Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com for missing his phone call this afternoon, reason being I was in north Kerry so if I missed your catches all will be put right into tomorrow’s  notes once again sorry for this. On that note we end with a wise crack. An angler comes to Waterville and he stops at the first bed and breakfast, he rings the door bell and he tells the landlady, I want t fish here, the landlady replies well bloody fish there then.                      

     
             

Saturday, August 23, 2014

23/8/14

23/8/14 All the action comes from the Big Lake/Lough Currane, first to the day shift and in the striking fly zone were 2 UK Anglers Mr. John Magee and Mr. Neil Shayers, with 2 Trout on the Drift, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and in the Sea Trout trolling department Alan and Cameron Shiel from Dublin caught 3 Juniors, with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Now to the Night Shift and Mr. Donagh McCarthy of the USA and Waterville, caught 7 Sea Trout on the fly, ranging from Junior class up to 3lbs.while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  Wind West light to calm all day, with reasonable cloud cover.