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Friday, July 31, 2015

31/7/15

Mr. Wim Woermeijer
31/7/15 The Dutch take the headlines in the Salmon department and for good reason. Dutch Angler, Mr. Wim Woermeijer, fishing out of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine Grilse on the fly and in style I might add, the reason I say this is because Wim had a good 20 meters out in rough conditions and within 6 casts rose and sealed my Noble Salmon’s fate and just for the record, for all you imperial Anglers thats 21 yards, Wim’s, Gillie was Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wim was using a floating line. I asked what fly did he catch his Salmon on, he replied as you would say Vincent, that’s  classified information. Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Pat O’Mahony of Cork was in good form, drifting of the Church, Pat caught 3 Sea Trout to his fly rod ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Staying with the Sea Trout, Mr. Pat O’Halloran, fishing out of www.curranelodge.ie caught 3 Juniors this morning. Clients fishing with Terence Wharton Jnr, caught a few Nice Sea Trout on the fly. Wind WSW from light to strong with the heavy downpours and overcast all day.                      

Thursday, July 30, 2015

30/7/15

30/7/15 Straight to the Sea Trout Department, Mr. Andrew Brown of Dublin, caught two fine Sea Trout on the drift, ranging from 2 ½ . Lbs. up to 3 ½ lbs. Andrew’s Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley reported to me that he had one backdate to report. Yesterday, his client Mr. Andrew Brown caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and was sportingly put back to fight the battle of the Reds this December and here is a perfect example of sportsmanship plus not letting your fingers do the talking after your days fishing. Just for the record Lough Derriana is fishing well in the Junior department.                

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

29/7/15

Richard 
Nick 
29/7/15 We start at the famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and in the words of Waterville House. Mr. Richard Corrigan enjoying fishing at the Butler's Pool, caught a 5 lb Salmon, on a Silver Stoat Fly and ably assisted by his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Now we head upstream to Lough Currane and the Salmon department. Mr. Nick Scot of Rome, Italy, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 5 lbs. 11 ozs Salmon / Grilse on a Red Ass Green Peter using a sinking line, Nick was telling me that there was a good wave at the time he struck his Salmon and had one hell of a good fight. Just for the record Nick was dabbling the two droppers when his fish took the point fly. Staying with Mr. Nick Scot and party, yesterday they were fishing the upper lakes of Lough Derriana and they caught a good few Brown Trout and finished their day off with a Sea Trout  of 2 ½ lbs. all on the fly. Wind was light variable with the odd shower.  Just for the record today’s pictures from the Butler’s Pool are courtesy of Waterville House and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie          


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

28/7/15

Elvis the Star of Lough Currane
Butler pool
Michael just before he releases James Henchey's
Salmon 
James Henchey  on Lough Currane
on the 26/7/15
28/7/15 Another cold blustery day on Lough Currane, but with all that, Elvis was the Star of the day and for good reason, 12 year old, Master. Elvis Gingham, from Brussels, caught his first ever Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and may it be the first of many. In the Sea Trout C&R department Mr. Andrew Brown, caught 2 Juniors on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley. Now to the backdate department, over the weekend, UK angler, Mr. James Henchey, caught and released a fine Grilse on the Famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and James also very kindly sent me the photo of his Salmon that he caught on the lake, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com  Wind NW fresh and gusty with showers.


         

Monday, July 27, 2015

27/7/15

Better late than never
27/7/15 Breaking News, Vincent Appleby causes controversy over photographs or the lack of them I should say. The reason for this on Saturday 25th there was a fine Salmon caught by Ms Lesley Bishop, while fishing with her Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com  and Her Gillie wasn’t amused because I didn’t put the picture of all of them up on the Blog, my apology for this but the reason I didn’t was because Lesley wasn’t holding the fish that she caught, so lets put the record straight and seeing is believing, I believe it caused a heated discussion in the back of the Lobster Bar, but this only speculation on my part ? Now for today’s facts. Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong NW blowing but this didn’t deter a few boats going out and all the head lines go to UK angler Mr. Ken Towner, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Grilse and lost one as well and finished their day off with a Sea Trout in the 2 lbs. class. Weather as already stated.        

Sunday, July 26, 2015

26/7/15

US Angler Mr. Bill Dooner 
26/7/15  US Angler, Mr. Bill Dooner was in great form, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly  of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a cracker of a Salmon on the troll in the 12 lbs. class. Now to the fly department, UK angler Mr. James Henchey, caught 5 ½ lbs Salmon, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com Now to the Sea Trout department Mr. Neil Shiers caught 1 Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the Sea Trout Anglers their was no comment, ether they caught nothing or their hands were to cold to let their fingers do the talking at the end of their day. Wind West and overcast and did not feel that warm.                  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

25/7/15

Lesley's first ever Salmon
Lesley on dry land
25/7/15 The conditions first thing this morning were only fit for trolling with bright sunshine and there was not enough wind to blow out a candle, so you don’t have be a rocket scientist that trolling was the only way forward and one Lady Angler took full advantage of theses conditions and that was Ms Lesley Bishop from Shank Hill Dublin and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a fine 7 lbs. 1 ozs Salmon on the troll, while fishing with her Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com and just for the record that was Lesley’s first salmon and may it be the first of many. Now to the Sea Trout department. Mr. John Magee from Northern Ireland, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 4 lbs. Sea Trout on the fly and for the rest of the fly fishing community there was little to no action, but to be fair it wasn’t exactly warm out there even though there was good cloud cover all afternoon with light rain around 4pm with a good breeze from the South.                  


Friday, July 24, 2015

24/7/15

C&R Angler Mr. Steve Cloke.
24/7/15 The Wind was from the NE so very few anglers didn’t catch themselves a feast, but Mr. Steve Cloke would beg to differ and for good reason, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. John Murphy, caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the fly, which he sportingly put back, which is great to see. Wind as already stated with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower. Yesterday evening, local angler Mr. Jim Sayers, caught a fine 2 lbs Sea Trout on the drift.                      

Thursday, July 23, 2015

23/7/15

Anthony and Tom
Anthony 
23/7/15 Mr. Anthony Buckley of Cork ended his 59th  year in style with two fine Salmon / Grilse on the troll, weighing in at 3 lbs. and 4 lbs. and his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com reported that they caught and released a Sea Trout in the 2 lbs. class, also caught on the troll, plus they lost a fine Grilse, but at least Anthony finished his 59th in style and many Happy Returns for tomorrow. In the fly department, US Angler, Mr. Dooner caught a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com    For the rest of the angling community, No Comment, but to be fair the wind was light to calm NW all day with bright sunshine with the odd bit of cloud cover at times.            


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

22/7/15

Mr. PJ Lynham and party
on the Butler Pool 
22/7/15 Straight to the Cock-up  Department, yesterday I reported that Mr. Rod Roberson caught a cracker of a Sea Trout of 8 lbs. and I was politely told by a disgusted Angler, that Rod, must have the record for long-distance casting because yesterday Rod was in the UK, all I can say is some cast some Sea Trout and considering he caught this fine fish on the 22/5/15 and the same goes for Bob Priestley’s Catch, How did I make this Cock-up, simple, trying to poach some facts then not checking my own records so my sincere apologies for this clerical error.  Now today’s facts. We start on the famous Butler Pool and www.watervillegolflinks.ie   PJ Lynham - Fly fishing on the Butlers Pool, this morning, caught a fine 6 1/2 lbs. Salmon. Just for the record the Butler Pool facts were sent to me my www.watervillegolflinks.ie Thanks for that and your great support. Now we head upstream the Lough Currane and we head down the North Shore to the hired out boat department of  Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Mr. John Flannigan from Lough Rae Co Galway, caught a fine 3 ¾ lbs. Trout and his good friend Mr. Michael Sweeney also from Co Galway, caught a 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and just for the record this catch was in the last few days and today Mr. Michael Bonner of Donegal and also fishing out of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a fine 3 ½ lbs Sea Trout on the drift. Now to catch of the day on Lough Currane and that goes to Mr. Andrew Wishart of Northern Ireland, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine 6 lbs. Grilse on the troll and they finished their day off  with 2 Sea Trout 1 lbs. and 2 ½ lbs both caught on the fly and both were returned to fight another day. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover.          

21/7/15 Breaking News just in

 Got this one off of church island today on fly 3.5lbs on a prototype fly.. Got a few more small lads all returned.. Tks mike o Driscoll
Mike
The seatrout are starting to co-operate again!
This last week has seen a number of fish caught mostly
in the 3 to 5lb bracket! Bob Priestley had two nice fish on the
fly this morning and Rod Robinson released a fine specimen
of about 8lbs, also on the fly. Poached from www.loughcurrane.com 

Rod Robinson
21/7/15 The Bungalow Takes the headlines, we start in the Sea Trout department and in the Junior Class, Mr. Tony Hall, caught 1 Junior to his fly rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com now to the Italian connection, Mr. Nick Scott from Italy and fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 4 lbs. Sea Trout on the drift. Wind NW light with the odd light shower.    
Angler Mr. Tom Murphy
Caught last week

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

20/7/15

Dominic
20/7/15 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing. There was only one angler that hit’s today’s headlines in the fly C&R department and that is Northern Ireland Angler, Mr. Andrew Wishart, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 3 fine Sea Trout, two in the 2 ½ lbs. class and finished their day off with a cracker of a Sea Trout of 5 lbs. and the truth of the pudding is in the eating of, as you can see from this great photo taken by Andrew before his gillie, Dominic dose the honours of releasing their fine catch. for the rest of the angling community they either failed miserably to catch my Noble Game Fish or they failed to let the fingers do the talking.      
Mr. Gerard Cronin
caught on the 19/7/15

Sunday, July 19, 2015

19/7/15

19/7/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in the fly department so we head straight to the trolling department, Mr. Andy Wishart was in good form again, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com they  caught a 5 lbs. Grilse. Staying in the trolling department, their was a touch of enjoyment followed by a touch  sadness for Local angler Mr. Gerard Cronin of Waterville as he was trolling around  and reminiscing to himself of the great days out on Lough Currane with his good friend and fishing Buddy Tommy O’Sullivan who sadly passed away earlier this year, well Tommy must have been looking down at his good mate Gerard, because it wasn’t long before Gerard caught himself a fine 5 ½ lbs salmon/Grilse, as he netted his fish he looked round as if Tommy was their and Gerard said to himself I dedicate this Salmon in memory of my school and life time good friend Tommy and it is a pity I can’t  shake hands with you my great friend. May the sod rest lightly on his Soul.    

Saturday, July 18, 2015

18/7/17 Updated

 Roger and his Family.
Andy 
18/7/15 We Start with the early shift on Lough Currane, Northern Ireland angler Mr. Andy Wishart and his gillie  Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  were in great form early this morning with two fine Grilse caught on the troll, both were in the 7 lbs. class. Now we head downstream to the famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie Mr. Roger Simpson, fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  caught a fine 6 ½ lbs. Grilse on the fly and they finished their day off on Lough Currane in the Sea Trout fly department with 2 Sea Trout up to 3 lbs. Now we head up to the upper Lakes and Cloonaghlin Mr. Liam Ellis caught and released  a fine Trout on the drift.
 Wind West, strong and overcast and has made another flood this evening.                                


Friday, July 17, 2015

17/7/15

17/7/15 Again there was a strong wind from the West, even though there were a few boats out manipulating, sadly they failed miserably in their duties to  procure a Lough Currane wild Game Fish. On the amount of rainfall there has been a total of 79.6mm so far this month and that includes yesterday where there was 14.7mm. So with any luck once Lough Currane settles down again we should see some good action. Just for the record, I get my rainfall facts from http://www.met.ie/latest/yesterday.asp                            

Thursday, July 16, 2015

16/7/15

16/7/15 It was a wild Day on Lough Currane today, even though a few boats did venture out but alas drew a blank. Staying on the weather front it has made another good flood. Will give more facts tomorrow, my net is going down, see you as soon as possible.                        

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

15/7/15

Patrick Norton on the
Butler Pool
Kevin O'Shea on the
Butler Pool
15/7/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side with just 1 Trout recorded to Mr. Michael Wright, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com but to be fair it was calm all day with bright sunshine and in the words of one angler all Lough Currane was   fit for was the Killarney races so on that tout we head upstream to the famous Butler Pool and at www.Watervillegolflinks.ie Yesterday there was some good action on the Pool and in the words of Waterville House, Mr. Patrick Norton, fishing the Butlers Pool at Waterville House, caught a 7 ½ lbs. Salmon on a Black Shrimp Fly and in the evening, Waterville’s Kevin O’ Shea catches the 2nd 7lbs. Salmon of the day at the Butlers Pool at Waterville House. Pictures courtesy of  www.Watervillegolflinks.ie                  


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

14/7/15

Caught yesterday by
Mr. Tom Murphy 
14/7/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side and to be fair to all fly anglers there was little to no wind this morning and what wind was there was from the NE and was NE all day and light to fresh in the afternoon, but at least a couple of boats did see a bit of action in the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. Laurence O’Reilley caught a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and last but not least Mr. Mike Gallagan caught a 4 lbs. Sea Trout on the fly, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Just for the record on the upper Lakes there has been a few Juniors and a few good Brown Trout caught up to 2 ¾ lbs. Yesterday Mr. Tom Murphy caught a fine Sea Trout on the drift and in the words of Tom Himself, Vincent, I attached a short summary. I tie my own flies so it's a Bibio variant so to speak. It's never off the top dropper. Regards TOM. Wind as already stated and overcast with light showers on the edges of the lake but there was no rain on the actual lake itself.              

Monday, July 13, 2015

13/7/15

Garry
13/7/15 The Fly takes the head lines in today’s manipulation, I start on the South side in Copal. UK Angler Mr. Garry Carr, fishing out of http://www.cliffordbandb.com/ and fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent Appleby of www.salmonandseatrout.com caught his first Sea Trout on Lough Currane and may it be the first of many. Now we head over to the North Side, UK angler Mr. Kevin Wilcock, fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught and released a fine Sea Trout in the 4lbs. Class. Now for a mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout with a touch of C&R, Mr. Mike Gallagan caught a Fine Grilse and finished his Day off with five Ttout and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com told me that all the Trout were released. Mr. Michael Wright, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com while trolling, caught a fine Grilse and they finished their day off with a fine Sea trout. Staying in the trolling department, French angler, Mr. Pierre Loyer fishing with his gillie MD caught a fine Grilse. Wind SW fresh and overcast with misty rain at times.

I'm the King
 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

12/7/15 Update, Angler Tony Derick

Martin 
12/7/15 There was some Good action on the Lake today and we start in the morning, Northern Ireland Angler and no stranger to the Waterville Fishery, Mr. Andrew Wishart, fishing out of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught 2 fine Grilse on the troll, staying in the trolling department, Guests fishing with local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com caught a fine Grilse. Also in good form in the trolling department, Mr. Tony Derick, caught a 4 lbs, Grilse Trolling and finished their day off with a fine Trout,while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now to the Salmon C&R Fly department, UK Angler Mr. Mark Knowles, caught two Grilse on the fly and sent me a picture of gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com sitting on his laurels after their catch and release. Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Donal Rooney, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 1 1 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the drift. In the specimen Sea Trout department and in the anglers own words, Hi Vincent,
Derick 
Attached photo of a six pound sea trout posing with Martin James of Cork. Caught on a size 12 Raymond, Sunday lunchtime. He lost another. Regards, Leonard James. Staying with the specimen Sea Trout, yesterday Mr. Tim O’Mahony  of Cork caught 6 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and finished his day off with a 4 ½ lbs. Sea Trout. Just for the record there were a good few boats out today, whether they caught fish or not they failed  miserably to let their fingers do the talking at the end of their day. Wind West light and overcast.
Neil and  Matthew yesterday.


Every one deserves a rest ?


Saturday, July 11, 2015

11/7/15

Joe and his C&R Sea Trout 10/7/15
11/7/15 It was a wild day on Lough Currane with a strong SW wind blowing, but this didn’t deter renowned  International professional Salmon and Sea Trout Guide, Mr. Matthew Solen from Co. Clare and guides his clients from Chile to Argentina and as far a field as Russia. Matthew was fishing with Waterville’s Top Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and with that combination it wasn’t long before Matthew caught himself a fine 6 ½ lbs Salmon Grilse on the fly and if it wasn’t for the wild conditions they would have added to their basket but the weather won the day and by 2.30 pm they called it a day. Now Back to yesterday on the upper lakes, on Lough  Cloonaghlin, Mr. Joe Simpson, caught and released a fine 3.5 lbs. Sea Trout. Sorry for the delay Joe.

Friday, July 10, 2015

10/7/15 UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles, was in excellent form again with the fly rod today with 3 Salmon / Grilse and finished his day off with 3 Trout and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com wasn’t amused in my reporting in the last few days, reason being, I failed to make it clear that his Client, Mr. Mark Knowles, returned all his Sea Trout that he has caught in the last few days. In my defence all I can say is, give me the facts please. In the total Sea Trout department, Mr. Steve O’Callaghan, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 3 fine Sea Trout on the fly, up to 2 ½ lbs. Wind SW and gusty at times with good cloud cover.            

Thursday, July 9, 2015

9/7/15

Dave
Photo taken by Local Angler
Mr. Ken Towner  
9/7/15 We Start again on the upper Lakes, Enrico Fantasia of Dublin, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com on Lough Derriana caught 1 Junior and a good few Brown Trout, best weighing in at 2 lbs. and all put pack to fight another day. Now we head down stream to Lough Currane and the battle of the day in Salmon Fly department, first in the striking zone was UK angler Mr. Dave Eccelstone, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com  caught 2 Fine Grilse both in the 5 lbs. class and fellow UK Angler, Mr. Mark Knowles, wasn’t going to be out classed and that he wasn’t, he caught a fine Grilse in the 5 lbs. Class and finished his day off with four Trout up to 3 lbs. All while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Now to the total Sea Trout department, Mr. Ronan Brodrick, fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 4 Sea Trout from junior class up to 4 lbs. again all returned to fight the battle of going up to their spawning grounds. Wind SE light and overcast with misty rain.      

8/7/15

C&R Photo by John 
Dave and Vince
Photo taken by local anger Ken Towner 
8/7/15 The Fly takes all the headlines. Today we start with the Upper Lakes and on Lough Derriana and in the words of the Angler himself,  Hi Vincent, I was up on Derriana for a few hours today and managed a few brownies to 1 lbs. and a nice Sea Trout of about 2.75 / 3lbs See Photo. I left my landing net in the car so had to beach the boat to unhook and return it.
John Allen. Now we head down stream to the Big Lake / Lough Currane and again the fly was the main attracter. UK angler Dave Eccelstone, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com caught a fine 4lbs. Salmon / Grilse and finished his day off with a great 7 lbs.8oz. Sea Trout and last but not least, UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught  1 Salmon / Grilse. Wind NW moderate with reasonable cloud cover.                    


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

7/7/15

Master Joe Kirwan of Wicklow





7/7/15 It was a rough day on the Waterville Fishery today and wasn’t easy to manipulate the flies but the same couldn’t be said in the Salmon fly department, UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and of www.fishingwithdom.com  caught 2 Grilse and finished their day with a Sea Trout. Now we head to the upper lakes and Lough Cloonaghlin and catch of the day goes to 11 year old  Master Joe Kirwan, who battled the elements and was rewarded with 9 fine Brown Trout, the best of which was 2 ½ lbs. all caught on the fly. Wind West and wild and these conditions makes Joe’s fine catch even more satisfying.              

Monday, July 6, 2015

6/7/15

Vincent
Mike the Matador
6/7/15 UK Angler Mr. Vincent Spittal, caught a fine Grilse on the Troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com on Lough Currane, Now we head to the river department and which river you have three choices, all I know is the Crowned Kerry Matador, Mike the Bull caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 11 lbs. class, caught on his special Black Birds Fancy fly. Just for the record I asked Mike where he caught his fine Salmon, he replied no comment. Wind SW fresh with good cloud cover.    


Sunday, July 5, 2015

5/7/15

Steven 
5/7/15 Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney was the Anglers choice of venue today, because the Kingdom of Kerry were playing the Trebles, sorry!! Rebels of Cork, but thankfully, Steven from Serbia, caught a 3 ½ lbs. Salmon / Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com To all you anglers that failed to put boat to water, I can tell you one thing without any fear of contradiction, Lough Currane is the Fitzgerald Stadium of Game Fishing in Kerry and there is No Draws, just Fish and the odd blank!! Wind SW
fresh with good cloud cover.    

Saturday, July 4, 2015

4/7/15

4/7/15 It was a wild gusty day, this day of American independence and my Noble Game fish on Lough Currane made sure that they kept their independence. Wind as already stated with the odd shower.                                          

Friday, July 3, 2015

3/7/15

Graham 
John
3/7/15 It was a wild day on Lough Currane, with a strong SSE wind blowing and all the boats on the North side were landed by lunch time. But wind or no wind this didn’t deter UK Anglers Mr. Graham Elswood and fishing out of www.curranelodge.ie catching a lightening fresh 4 ¼ lbs. Salmon / Grilse on the troll and  Mr. Merick Parsons, finished their morning off with a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout, caught on the drift and he sportingly put back, guided by their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we head over to the South side and hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com great to see an angler letting his fingers do the talking after his days fishing. Hi Vincent, John Burton here, caught and released a 3 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the fly, heading for a well deserved steak dinner and a pint of the best, all I can say that’s the way to do it. And thanks for the photo.                                      


Thursday, July 2, 2015

2/7/15

Number 3 and counting
well done Greg and with over 30 years
of experience on Lough Currane you can see why.  
2/7/15 We Start in the Salmon department, UK Angler, Mr. Greg Sutton and fishing out of http://www.golflinksview.kerry-ireland.com/index.html caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Salmon Grilse on the troll at the point of Green Island, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and staying with the Salmon, an angler fishing on his own caught a Grilse on the troll. Now to the Sea Trout department, UK Anglers, Mr. Merick Parsons and Mr. Graham Elswood, fishing out of www.curranelodge.ie caught and released 5 Sea Trout up to 3 ½ lbs. Their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com told me that they were using a floating line a their star flie was the Bibio. Wind S then veered SW fresh with reasonable cloud cover.                                  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1/7/17

Greg
1/7/15 The first day of July brought very little action in the fly department and for good reason, Lough Currane was like a milk pond. But with the elements against the anglers, at least two Anglers kept the Lough Currane flag flying high and that was UK angler Mr. Greg Sutton and fishing out of http://www.golflinksview.kerry-ireland.com/index.html  caught a lightening fresh 6 lbs. Salmon / Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and a client fishing with his Gillie MD, caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Salmon / Grilse. Just for the record there were about 10 boats out fishing and I come to the conclusion some anglers are not letting their fingers do the talking at the end of their day, all I can say is if I didn’t let my fingers do the talking you the readers wouldn’t be amused and there wouldn’t be any argument to that. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy rain at times.