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Saturday, April 30, 2016

30/4/16

Michael and Neil
Bob and John
30/4/16  Straight to the action, UK angler Mr. John Fish, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon off the point of the Grassy Island. Now we head for the trolling department, Mr. Michael Shultz of Berlin Germany, caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of my noble anglers all quiet on the SW front. Wind West and veered SW this evening with reasonable cloud cover.                    


13 lbs. Salmon caught on the fly yesterday
by UK Angler Mr. John Fish

Friday, April 29, 2016

Enrico
29/4/16 My Noble Anglers showed how it should be done today, it’s a pity the paparazzi can’t say the same but that’s another story. So lets get straight to the fly action and catch of the day, Mr. Enrico Fantasia of Dublin and fishing out of www.curranelodge.ie caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon on the fly. While fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Staying with the fly, UK angler Mr. John Fish, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com caught a fine 13 lbs. Salmon. Now to the C&R trolling department, Mr. Andy Wishart of Northern Ireland, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught and released a fine 7lbs. Salmon. Now we head downstream to the famous Butler Pool at www.watervillegolflinks.ie  Last night the Fly man of www.fishingwithdom.com gave a Fly Mans flie to Waterville pro Golfer, Mr. Liam Higgins, which he gladly excepted and within a few casts Liam caught the first Grilse of 2016. Wind NE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times.                  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

28/4/16

28/4/16 The anglers presentation of flie and lure was an utter disgrace in the eyes of the Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout, as my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties to procure a Lough Currane Game Fish. Wind  NW fresh with reasonable cloud cover.            

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

27/4/16

Mr. Paul Tatner
27/4/16 It was  bitterly cold day on Lough Currane today, but this didn’t deter Scottish Angler, Mr. Paul Tatner from venturing out on Waterville Lake, with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com as Tom trolled over to the South side and headed for Edery Bay, the next thing their rod went off and all hell broke out, by all accounts Paul had one hell of a battle which he won, his Salmon weighing in at 7 ½ lbs
. Wind NE light with the odd April shower.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

26/4/16

 A clear night over Europe, c/o Tim Peake @ The International Space Station
26/4/16 Well today my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com there was a cold NE wind blowing and no good, so all I can say is the least said the soonest mended.        

Monday, April 25, 2016

25/4/16

Axel
Frank and Michael
another fantastic catch
Going smoking tomorrow 
25/4/16 There was some great fishing in the trolling department, on Lough Currane again today, so straight to the action. First in the striking zone, German Angler Mr. Axel ZurBrugge and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a cracker of a 9 ½ lbs. Salmon, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  Now we head across to the South side of the Lake, German Angler, Mr. Michael Rieger, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  Now we cut back to the North Shore and Vince’s Harbour, Local angler Mr. Anulak Hitmiangsong and fishing out of the Smugglers and at http://www.thesmugglersinn.ie/ caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon, also in good form and no stranger to Lough Currane was Mr. Paul Drennan, who caught a fine Salmon in the 10 to 11 lbs. class, with his Gillie. Now to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Phil White of the US and fishing out of http://www.curranelodge.ie/ caught a fine 5 lbs. 9 ozs Sea Trout on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr. Wind NE with reasonable cloud cover.        
Tham



Sunday, April 24, 2016

24/4/16

Frank and Michael
24/4/16 All the headlines come from the South side of the Lake and for good reason, German angler, Mr. Michael Rieger, caught a fine 6lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and for the rest of the angling community they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind North light with the odd light shower.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

23/4/16

Mr. Axel ZurBrugge 
Mr. Arnold Slater
23/4/16 There was a European flavour  on Lough Currane toady and we start on mainland Europe, German Angler, Mr. Axel ZurBrugge and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com caught a fine 10 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we cut across the English Chanel, UK angler Mr. Arnold Slater, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Wind East light to calm with bright sunshine all day.        


22/4/16

The FRY Man
22/4/16 Lough Currane was on the quiet side, the only bit of news was in the Salmon and Sea Trout frying department, and as you can see the Fly man of www.fishingwithdom.com turned fry man by showing his skills on how to use a frying pan and going by all accounts the Kerry fire service were on stand by and as you can see by the photo the truth of the fry is in the eating of. Wind calm this morning and come afternoon there was a light breeze from the west.

Friday, April 22, 2016

21/4/16

US Angler Mr. Peter Thornton
      21/4/16 Lough Currane came up with the goods again, all in the trolling department and first in the striking zone was US angler and no stranger to the Waterville Fishery, was Mr. Peter Thornton, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 9 lbs. Class and on a personal not I would like to apologize to Peter and Michael for not coming down to take the photo, but sadly had trouble starting my bike and you can say without any fear of contradiction the paparazzi failed miserably in his duties but going by the photo that Peter sent who the hell needs the paparazzi. Talking of ones failings, I forgot to mention the other night that fine Specimen Sea Trout that Mr. Tom Murphy caught, it was the first Specimen Sea Trout to be caught on the fly this season so a belated congratulations. Now back today's trolling, also in good form was Kenmare angler Mr. Dick Elder, while fishing with the fly man Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine Salmon in the 8 lbs. Class. Wind NE light and overcast.                              
                                                         

caught by Mr. Dick Elder

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Arnold 
Tom
 4/20/16 There was some great fishing on Lough Lough Currane today, so lets  go straight to the action. Local Angler Mr. Martin Lanigan O’Keeffe caught a fine Salmon on the fly in the 7 lbs. Class, while fishing with his Gillie the Fly man, the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and Dominic’s quote of the day. Not bad 3 Salmon in  three days, from the Top fly man on Lough Currane. Well who am i to argue ? Staying with the fly, UK Angler Mr. Arnold Slater was in great form, while fishing off the Morgan’s Rock, he caught himself a fine Salmon just over the 8 lbs. His Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com wasn’t satisfied with that, so on their way home he put the trolling rods out and caught a fine Salmon in the 7 lbs. Class which Tom played himself and as Tom netted his Salmon, Arnold said, its a pity its not 12th of May with a raw smile and Tom replied, agree, but not bad, two Salmon in one day. Wind ESE light with sunshine all day, with reasonable cloud cover at times.  fishing with his Gillie the Fly man, the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and Dominic’s quote of the day. Not bad 3 Salmon in  three days, from the Top fly man on Lough Currane. Well who am i to argue ? Staying with the fly, UK Angler Mr. Arnold Slater was in great form, while fishing off the Morgan’s Rock, he caught himself a fine Salmon just over the 8 lbs. His Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com wasn’t satisfied with that, so on their way home he put the trolling rods out and caught a fine Salmon in the 7 lbs. Class which Tom played himself and as Tom netted his Salmon, Arnold said, its a pity its not 12th of May with a raw smile and Tom replied, agree, but not bad, two Salmon in one day. Wind ESE light with sunshine all day, with reasonable cloud cover at times.           



Martin
         

19/4/16 Breaking News on the Sea Trout front

 Cork Angler Mr. Tom Murphy caught a fine Specimen Sea Trout in the 6 lbs.Class on the fly
Mr. Tom Murphy


4/19/16 All quiet on the SW front and you don t have to be a rocket scientist to work out that my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments, so on that note, Goggle says his quote of the day is what happened to Mr. Fly today, ( Blank)? Now back to yesterday, Local Angler Mr. Paddy Walsh, caught a fine salmon on the troll, in the 8 lbs. Class. Wind SE light with bright sunshine.
Mr.Paddy Walsh

Monday, April 18, 2016

18/4/16

Dominic and Martin
18/4/6 There is only one angler that makes the headlines and that goes to Local Angler, Mr. Martin Lanigan O’Keeffe, Martin caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie and Lough Currane's number one fly Guide and for the rest of the angling community all quiet on the SW front. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover


Sunday, April 17, 2016

17/4/16

Breaking News on the Salmon front
Martin
Mr. Martin Lanigan O’Keeffe, fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and of www.fishingwithdom.com caught A fine 10 lbs. Salmon off the Morgan's Rock. Now for quote of the day from Martin's Gillie Mr. Dominic  McGillicuddy, Not bad for a amateur and not bad for the Top fly Man/Gillie on Waterville Lake.
17/4/16  Lough Currane is fishing  hard  as you can tell by the last few days and today was no exception and with no wind to talk of, so my Noble fly were made redundant. On the trolling front there were no reports  of any rod benders.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

16/4/16

16/4/16 Short and sweet this evening. Here are the facts  of the day, there aren't any and for the simple reason my Noble Anglers were still out of Gear, that Mr. Chris Evans has a lot to answer for? Top Gear or not. Well we Anglers always have a good excuse and with Top Gear and bright sunshine and a Northeast wind what do you expect.

Friday, April 15, 2016

15/4/16

15/4/16 What can I say ? Well for  starter's BBC's Top Gear were  in The Kingdom  today but my Noble Anglers  were not in top gear  or any gear except  their fishing gear and they failed miserably in their duties too in catching a wild Atlantic Salmon or a wild specimen  Seatrout. Wind Northeast light with showers.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Vincent
caught on the Fly
14/4/16 Lough Currane kept its International fly reputation in the Salmon department today, so here is the action as it unfolded out during the day. First in the striking fly zone was local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.vincentsfishing.com while fly-fishing off the Morgan’s Rock, caught a fine 10 ½ lbs. Salmon. Now we stay with the fly and head for the Ledge in the Mouth of the Commeragh, Mr. Jerry O’Sullivan and Mr. Barry Martin were in good form again today, as Jerry cast his fly at the Ledge and his good Friend Martin held the boat, all hell broke out as Jerry’s fly rod was bent double into a cracker of a Salmon in the 10 lbs. class and it wasn’t long
Tim
caught on the Troll
Jerry and Barry
Caught on the Fly
before Barry lifted up the net and had one swipe and as they say the rest is history. Staying at the Ledge, Jerry was telling me that it wasn’t long before he had another cracker of a Salmon on, but sadly my noble Salmon gave them a Winston Churchill, but as Jerry said a fine two days fishing. Now for a International taste in the trolling department,  Dutch angler Mr. Tim Van Der Laan, who I might add, has been coming to Waterville for well over 35 years, celebrated all those years in style by catching a  fine 10 lbs. Salmon, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Snr. Wind East light to calm with April showers.                                        

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

13/4/16

Tham with his Hound and fine catch
10 1/2 lbs. Salmon.
Mr. Tom Murphy's
fine Sea Trout 
Mr. Mark Knowles
Caught in the last few days 
13/4/16 There was some fine action on the lake today, so straight to the action. In the C&R department, UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles while fly fishing had a good battle with an 8 lbs. Salmon which he won, then he sportingly let his Salmon live and hopefully fight for the spawning grounds of the Commeragh River this coming December. Now to the Sea Trout fly Department, Cork angler, Mr. Tom Murphy, was in good form again, while fishing an intermediate fly line, caught himself a fine Sea Trout in the 4 to 5 lbs. class. Now we head for the trolling department, Local angler Mr. Anulak Hitmiangsong of www.vincentsfishing.com or as he is known in the Kingdom, Tham, caught a fine 10 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll. Staying in the trolling department, Cork Angler, Mr. Barry Martin, while fishing with good friend Jerry O’Sullivan caught a fine 7 ½ lbs Salmon in Copal on the South side and Jerry was telling me that they lost a fine Salmon in the 10 lbs. class in the morning. Wind SE light to calm with the odd shower.                      
Mr. Mark Knowles  with his fine catch
Yesterday 


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

12/4/16

12/4/16 Lough Currane again produced the goods, all the head lines go to UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles with one C&R Salmon on the troll then not satisfied with that, Mark got his fly rod out and caught himself a fine Salmon in the 9 lbs. class give or take. Will put up the picture when I get them. Wind SE light with reasonable cloud cover.                

Monday, April 11, 2016

11/4/16

Mr. Tom Murphy 
Tom's Wild Atlantic Specimen Sea Trout
11/4/16 There was some fine fly fishing on Lough Currane today, so straight to the fly action, On his first day out this season, Mr. Tom Murphy from Cork, caught a fine 6 lbs. specimen Sea Trout on the drift. Staying with the Fly, local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of www.Vincentsfishing.com caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 10 lbs. Class, off  the Morgan’s Rock. Now we head for the Mouth of the Commeragh, UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles, caught a fine 9 lbs.


Vincent O'Sullivan 
Salmon on the fly but sadly camera shy. Staying with Mark, yesterday he caught a fine Salmon on the troll. Wind SE Light with reasonable cloud cover.              


Sunday, April 10, 2016

10/4/16

9 lbs. Wild Atlantic Salmon
caught by Liam Ellis  
Liam Ellis take center stage  with his fine 9 lbs, Salmon
10/4/16 I come to the conclusion that the majority of the modern day anglers are fine day fishermen and who could blame them today, with heavy rain all day and dam cold plus a strong wind coming from the East, so as you can imagine very few, if any boats ventured out so on that note we head back to the future, yesterday their was a fine 9 lbs salmon caught on the troll by local angler Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville and I can tell you his vocal cords were in good form this morning and for good reason. Liam made it quiet clear that I was failing in my duties in the reporting department and he politely told me in the future check your email, all I can say is Guilty as charged. Staying back to the future, we head for the upper Lakes and Lough Derriana, yesterday there were a good few Brown Trout caught, the best of which was in the 4 lbs. Class.            


Saturday, April 9, 2016

 An osprey dives into the River Spey for his lunch...
9/4/16 Again it was another cold day on Lough Currane with snow on the mountains and still my Noble Anglers failed in all departments so the least said the soonest mended,  so here is a photo of a pro angler taking his fish on the wing. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover at times.    

Friday, April 8, 2016

8/4/16

8/4/16 As Anglers headed out with enthusiasm and anticipation of catching a wild Lough Currane Game fish, I can tell you come 5 pm their enthusiasm was more for a hot toddy and a pint and talking of the one that got away, but going by my secret service they didn’t even have that pleasure. Wind South then veered Northeast with heavy rain in the morning and cold.        

Thursday, April 7, 2016

7/4/16

Thorsten
7/4/16  Thorsten from Germany was the Toast of Lough Currane today and for good reason, he caught a fine 7 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and where the other anglers are concerned you could say it was all quiet on the SW front or if one would like to be john blunt about their status in the league of catchers, they failed miserably in the duties! There was a squally North
wind blowing with wintery showers.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

6/4/16

Mr. Tom Duggan
6/4/16 Lough Currane was on the wild side, infact so wild the majority of anglers headed for the high stool instead of fighting the rough elements of Lough Currane, but two boats did venture out, one angler came up Trumps and that was Kilkenny Angler Mr. Tommy Duggan, who caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 13 lbs. class on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and the philosophy of the day is, you can’t catch my Noble Salmon if your not out there. Wind north strong especially with the Hale and rain showers and cold.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

5/4/16

Tam and Henry
Just after capture
5/4/16 There was some Good action on Lough Currane today so straight to the action, first in the striking zone was Local Gillie Mr. Tam Hitmiang and of www.vincentsfishing.com fishing with his good friend Mr. Henry Hunt of the Smugglers Restaurant, Waterville, they caught a fine 8 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll going by the bungalow, staying in the Salmon department two anglers fishing on their own caught a small Salmon but a Salmon is a Salmon fair play to them. Wind West light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Last but not least I would like to thank Mrs. Marita Hitmiang for taking all the fantastic pictures today.    

Fish out of the Smugglers  
Mr. Mrs. Tam Hitmiang 


Monday, April 4, 2016

A Rainbow Trout
4/4/16 Where do I start the same way as I finished yesterday, yes, you have it, All anglers failed miserably in all departments. So on that note we head for the apology department, yesterday I forgot to report on the upper Lakes, on Lough Namona, Angler Mr. Chris Fogarty  and Party, caught some fine Brown Trout up to 3 lbs. plus and they were well satisfied with their day’s manipulation but it’s a pity one can’t  say the same for my reporting. Wind NE light and bright sunshine with some cloud cover at times.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

3/4/16

Pictures taken by Margaret 
3/4/16 Today was on the quiet side in all departments on Lough Currane and with bright sunshine and slack winds that’s not surprising so the least said the soonest mended
Do you know this Flie


Saturday, April 2, 2016

2/4/15

A fine Sea Trout
Breaking News in the Sea Trout Department, Local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a fine sea Trout in 4 to 5 lbs class on the troll and as Eric said and I quote, I will have to, do catch on release now until May, running out of tags, was a good battle with this sea trout.
Gerry

2/4/16 Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork and Waterville, makes all the head lines on Lough Currane today and for good reason, he caught himself a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Gerry was telling me that he didn’t get out there until 2 pm and just as he was about to head for home the rod went off at 5pm and the rest is history and in the words Of Gerry, I’m good! the proof is all there for every one to see. Wind Southerly and light with good cloud cover and staying with the weather, the amount of rainfall yesterday was 32.6 mm. Just for the record there were at least 9 or 10 boats manipulating                

Friday, April 1, 2016

1/4/16

Anglers never give up they just head for the nearest Bar 
1/4/16 This April fools day was on the angler, as the weather took control of the Fishery which is not surprising with a strong gale force wind from the SW with very heavy rain and made a good flood, come afternoon the wind dropped and the sun broke through, my Noble anglers could head out and the ones that did failed in all departments.