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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

30/4/14

30/4/14 All quiet in the catching department, so we will head for the catch and lost department, renowned local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com reported that he and his client, lost a Salmon in the 9 lbs class in the fly department, at least they saw a bit of action in the carbon fiber bending department. Local Gillie Mr. John Murphy and his client were heading out on Lough Currane this evening, his client requested that I hold the press until they returned from their evening session, will do, he did give some upper lakes news, He reported to me that he was fishing on  Cloonaghlin earlier today and he caught a few nice Brown Trout. Wind SW light to fresh with good cloud cover with the odd bit of sunshine breaking through, followed with the odd light misty shower.      

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

29/4/14

Mr. Joseph Whelan
29/4/14 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in my noble Salmon department, but the same couldn't be said in the specimen Sea Trout department, Mr. Joseph Whelan of Limerick caught a cracker of a specimen Sea Trout on the troll, weighing in just under 7 lbs while fishing with his gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr. Now for Joseph’s quote of the day, as Terence netted his noble Sea trout, he said, now that was worth the trip down. Wind SE light with reasonable cloud cover.  

Daniel and Joseph
That was worth the trip 

Monday, April 28, 2014

28/4/14

Mr. Michael Shultz
28/4/14 Mr. Michael Shultz Of Berlin, Germany, again takes all the head lines on Lough Currane in the wild Atlantic Salmon department, with a fine 9 lbs Salmon caught on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and yes, I didn’t fail in the paparazzi department. Wind S light to fresh with bright sunshine all day.

Some Black Valley 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

27/4/14

27/4/14 There was one fine Salmon caught on the troll in the 9 lbs class, by Mr. Michael Shultz of Berlin, Germany, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind North light with reasonable cloud cover. Just for the record will put photo up as soon as I get it, reason being I was on the road and missed the photo shoot, sorry for this.                            

Saturday, April 26, 2014

26/4/14

26/4/14 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong gusty NW wind blowing with heavy showers, but with all that some boats did venture out, but alas they failed to entice my Noble Game Fish in all departments. Wind as already stated, amount of rain fall yesterday 18.8 mm.                              

Friday, April 25, 2014

25/4/14

Mr. Barry Martin and Mr. Gerry O'Sullivan
25/4/14 Lough Currane produced a fine 8 lbs Hatchery Salmon today, caught on the troll by Local gillie Mr. Bob Priestley and when I asked, any chance of a photo, Bob replied in the freezer, in other words a frozen Asset. Now to catch of the day and that goes to Mr. Barry Martin of Cork, and for good reason he caught a cracker of a Sea Trout of 8 ½ lbs on the troll, while fishing with his good friend Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan also of Cork and just for the record, Barry has fished the Waterville Fishery all his life so its not surprising he came up trumps, even I can remember Barry holding the boat at the point of Grassy Island, for his cousin David in the Early seventy’s. Staying in the reminiscing department I was fishing with Mr. Tommy O’Sullivan of Beenbane Waterville and London, and his late Father Mr. Tom O’Sullivan was one of the great Gillie’s of the Waterville Fishery and as Tommy said to me, that his father was the greatest fly fishermen  that the Waterville fishery has ever seen, well I will second that, because as a child I witnessed Tom catch many a Salmon on the River Inny and Lough Currane. And also Tommy was my Gillie in the early seventy’s and caught me many a Salmon, nothing like old times. Wind ESE light and fresh to strong this afternoon, reasonable cloud cover this morning heavy cloud in the afternoon followed by heavy rain this evening.                          

Mr. Tommy O'Sullivan reminiscing the days that was

Thursday, April 24, 2014

24/4/14

24/4/14 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments so straight to quote of the day, I was fishing with a Dutch Angler today, he asked me did I drink the Guinness, I replied 20 pints a day, ah he replied, 19 too many, and yes I failed miserably in my duties in the fishing department. Wind NE then veered SE light and overcast with the sun breaking through at times.        

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

23/4/14

23/4/14 Straight to the Salmon department, Mr Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork takes the headlines with a fine 10 lbs. Salmon caught on the troll on a Rapala. In the specimen Sea trout C & R department, UK Angler Mr. John Bojter, fishing out of www.lakelandshouse.com and fishing with his Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer, caught a cracker of a Sea trout in the 7 lbs. class and sportingly released my Noble Sea Trout to continue his journey. Staying in the C & R Sea Trout department there were a couple of Sea trout caught and released by another boat but nothing that would hit the RTE news headlines. Wind SSW and variable with reasonable cloud cover.      

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

22/4/14

Mr. Frank Donnelly and Master Hamilton
22/4/14 There was some good action in the trolling department on Lough Currane today and first in the striking zone was local angler Mr. Brod O’Sullivan, who caught a Salmon in the 8 lbs class. Now for catch of the day and that goes Mr. J. Hamilton and his son, and for good reason, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine 12 lbs Salmon and finished their day off with the first Grilse this season, weighing in at 6 lbs. Now to the C & R department Local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley caught a fine 6 lbs salmon on the troll and after a good battle Bob sportingly put my noble Salmon back to fight another day. Wind E then veered SE light and overcast.        



Monday, April 21, 2014

Hilda, Queen of Derriana
21/4/14 Again my noble anglers failed in all departments this Easter Monday, Wind NE fresh to strong and overcast with rain late this afternoon. Now we will head upstream to Lough Derriana, I will let the King 0f Derriana tell his and her story in their own words and I quote, Hi Vincent here’s a picture of my wife Hilda’s first time fishing. On her second cast she caught these 2 nice brownies on her own choice of flies (Red Ass Green Peter and a Jungle Bunny) we had great fun on Derriana at Easter. Tight lines Vincent from cork. Mr. Derriana :-)    

Sunday, April 20, 2014

20/4/14

20/4/14 Lough Currane was blazing with bright sunshine, with a light north-easterly blowing down the lake, yes you have it, my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments, Talking of blazing sunshine as the sun set  the Lobster Bar lantern brightened up the Village of Waterville and good crack was had by all this Easter Sunday    
Mr. Tim Shea takes the limelight at the Lobster 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

 Mr. Mike Sheehy
19/4/14 This Easter Saturday you could say there was Salmon on the wing. In the Salmon department, Mr. Mike Sheehy, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Junior Scully, caught a fine 10 lbs Salmon on the troll. Now to the Noble Goose department, the picture tells it all, or you could say a wing and a prayer. Wind SE light with bright sunshine.

The one that got away 

Friday, April 18, 2014

18/4/14

18/4/14 As We all know today was Good Friday and my Noble Salmon certainly had a good Friday, as they gave we the anglers a Winston Churchill, so on that note I wish you all a very Happy Easter and tight lines. Weather, calm and overcast.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

17/4/14

17/4/14 What went wrong ? I will tell you, My Noble Anglers failed miserably in all departments, not good enough, I here you say, I agree.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mr. Tony Antoniedi
16/4/14 There was good action on Lough Currane today, first in the striking zone was Waterville and UK angler, Mr. Tony Antoniedi, who caught a fine 7 lbs Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  Staying in the trolling department and catch of the day, that goes to Mr. Tam Hitmiang of Waterville, who caught 2 Salmon fishing with his good friend, ranging from 9 lbs. up to 11 lbs. and for the rest of we angling community the least said the soonest mended, all I can say is, lessons are in order. Wind SSW light with reasonable cloud cover.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

15/4/14 Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  fishing with his client from the UK, caught a 9 lbs Salmon on the troll. Wind SE fresh to strong at times and bright sunshine. Now to the London Marathon Department. Today there was a Heroes welcome home for Mrs Sara O’Dwyer who ran the marathon in 4 hours and 34 minutes and I will let the photos tell the story and just for the record, Sara is the good wife of renowned Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer. 
Where are you? your Late

the picture tells the story

The best View

Its the real thing

Monday, April 14, 2014

14/4/14

Frank and his Guest
14/4/14 Sun may have been bright and the sky’s clear with a light Variable wind but this didn’t  deter my Noble salmon into action, first in the striking zone was a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine Salmon in the 10 lbs class on the troll and staying in the trolling department, there was a cracker of a Salmon in the 11 lbs class, caught by Mr. Tam Hitmiang of Waterville. Now for quote of the day and that comes from Tam’s good wife Mrs. Marietta Hitmiang, behind every great man there is a great women and going by today’s fishing performance there is no argument to that.                                        

Tam and Marietta 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

13/4/14

Mr. Axel ZurBrugge Of Germany
13/4/14 Straight to the trolling and the C & R department, a guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught and returned a fine 11 lbs Salmon. Staying in the trolling department, Mr. Axel ZurBrugge Of Germany, fishing out of www.butlerarms.com and with his Gillie Mr. Neil O‘Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the troll. Now for quote of the day and that comes from a German Angler, Mr. Axel ZurBrugge, I have been fishing 10 days and caught 3 Salmon, I think that’s very good, and I can tell you Axel there is no argument to that. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover.                            

My Noble Thrush
www.loughcurrane.com/gilliesandboathire.html

Saturday, April 12, 2014

12/4/14

 Mr. Sean Moran, Master Fionan Brain, Mr. Sion Brain  
12/4/14 Attention All Gillie’s, look out there is a young Gillie in the making so we better watch it, because there was history made today On Lough Currane when 4 year old Fionan Brain caught his first Wild Atlantic Salmon, weighing in at 10 lbs and as he arrived back at the Bog, Inland fisheries Officer Mr. Sean Moran was there to make sure he had his licence and I can tell you he was one proud young man to show his Salmon licence and his Noble Salmon and may it be the first of many. Now for rest of the news there isn't
any. Wind NW light with misty rain this morning then the sun broke through.

Friday, April 11, 2014

11/4/14

Mr. Neil O'Shea and Mr. Axel ZurBrugge 
11/4/14 There was a light NW wind blowing, and it wasn’t long before Mr. Axel ZurBrugge, trolling rod was singing the Lough Currane’s National anthem, and after a good battle with his Noble Salmon his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com took the net, and in one swipe there were smiles all round as Axel admired his fine 10 lbs. Salmon. Just for the record Mr. Axel ZurBrugge, was fishing out of www.butlerarms.com              

Thursday, April 10, 2014

10/4/14

A Family affair
with the French Connection 
10/4/14 You could say today was a Family affair in the wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea trout department. First in the striking zone was Mr. Paul Curran of London, who caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and staying with Waterville Boats, Mr. Eric Jouen, caught a cracker of a Sea Trout in the 9 lbs class on the troll, on the south side. Wind SW this morning then veered NE in the afternoon. Now to the local news department, the international renowned Lobster Bar got a new facelift today, in more ways than one!      
Lobster Cheers, theres no slate here ?




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

9/4/14

9/4/14 There were a few boats manipulating their flies and lures, but alas they failed to entice my Noble Game Fish be it Salmon or Sea Trout, so going by today’s performance my Noble Anglers had too much drink on the slate last night, on that note, we will head upstream to Lough Derriana and let Mr. Michael Jones and his good friend Mr. Maurice Willis, tell about their days action. We had great sport on Lough Derriana, nothing big, but we had over 40 Trout to the boat, (4 nice Trout over 12 inches ideal for the table) No Duck Fly. Maurice, had a Kelt and I broke in another Kelt, but all in all a great day out. Wind SW light and overcast.  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

8/4/14

8/4/14 My Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments, so the least said the soonest mended. Wind WSW light and overcast. To all you Anglers who want booze on the slate, this is how its done in Waterville and theres no leaks in this photo

Monday, April 7, 2014

7/4/14

Mr.Ken Towner
7/4/14 There were two Salmon caught, first to the fly department, there was a fine 6 lbs Salmon caught by Mr. Ken Towner of Waterville and the UK, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com Now to the trolling department, Local gillie, Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  caught a fine 10 lbs Salmon. Wind NNW fresh with heavy showers at times and talking of showers it made a good flood last night.        
Up and coming Angler and just for the record he caught his fine Brown Trout today

Sunday, April 6, 2014

6/4/14

 Mr. Tim Van Der Laan of Holland
Mr. Ger Jager of Amsterdam, Holland
6/4/14 Again Lough Currane kept its international reputation on the specimen Sea Trout front and all the headlines in that department go to long time regular angler Mr. Tim Van Der Laan of Holland, who caught a cracker of a Sea Trout of 11 ½ lbs. on the troll on the South Side of  Church Island, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton. Now to my Noble Salmon department, first in the striking zone was another Dutch Angler and Tim’s good friend, was Mr. Ger Jager of Amsterdam, Holland, who caught a fine Salmon on the troll in the 10 lbs class, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr. Now we cut across the lake to the North side, staying in the trolling department, Mr. Martin Coveney caught a fine 6lbs Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Now on a personal note I would like to thank www.loughcurrane.com and all you anglers for sending in your photos of today’s catches, so remember all you anglers keep catching and clicking because its you the anglers that makes this site what it is and that is a fact.         
                   


Mr. Martin Coveney and Mr. Tom O'Shea

Saturday, April 5, 2014

5/4/14

Peter Thornton with his fine specimen Sea Trout
Mr. David Homes with his fine catch of  Trout and Salmon
Again David Homes with this magnificent 4 lbs Brown Trout
5/4/14 There was good sport in all game fishing departments, so lets start in the specimen Sea Trout department, Mr. Peter Thornton of the USA caught a fine Sea Trout in the 11 lbs class on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Now staying with the trolling, we cut across to the south side and Edery Bay, and the Salmon and the Brown Trout department, Mr. David Homes, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a cracker of a Salmon of 10 ½ lbs and finished their day of with a great Brown Trout in the 4 lbs class. Wind S in the morning then veered SW in the afternoon fresh to strong and overcast with heavy rain at times.



Friday, April 4, 2014

4/4/14

Mr. Axel ZurBrugge and Mr. Neil O'Shea
4/4/14 All the head lines go to German angler Mr. Axel ZurBrugge, who caught a cracker of a Salmon on the troll in the 11 lbs. class, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com and for the rest of my Noble anglers they looked on as Axel admired his fine fish. Wind SE fresh to strong and overcast with rain in the late afternoon.
               

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mr. Jim Syers
3/4/14 Lough Currane was on the quiet side, until renowned all-round angler, Mr. Jim Sayers of Waterville, went manipulating with his lures, and it wasn't long before his trolling rod was doubled into a lightening fresh 9 ½ lbs. Salmon, Jim was telling me, he had one almighty fight with his Noble Salmon and the rest is history, as the beer flowed down at the back of the Lobster in celebration. Now to yesterdays photo of Mr. Mark Knowles of the UK, photo taken by fellow Angler Mr. Ken Towner of Waterville and the UK. Wind SSE light with reasonable cloud cover.              

Mr. Mark Knowles. caught yesterday 2/4/14 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2/4/14 Duck Fly Update

2/4/14 Straight to the fly department, UK Angler Mr. Mark Knowles, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and on a personal note on their catch of the day, I would like to apologise for not taking the photo sadly I was on me bike, and yes I failed miserably in my Duties, and staying with the photo Mark did get a photo of his fish and with any luck I will have it up tomorrow? Wind SE fresh with reasonable cloud cover and just for the record it made a flood this morning. Now to the duck fly department, Local Gillie Mike O’Dwyer, reports that there is a record amount of Duck fly hatching on all Loughs with some nice Brown Trout rising      
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

1/4/14

1/4/14 As we all know today was April fools day, and I wonder who the fools were? Yes you have it, my Noble anglers were, because they failed to fool my Noble Salmon. Wind SE fresh and overcast with the odd shower.