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Sunday, July 31, 2016

31/7/16

31/7/16 My Noble Anglers failed in all departments again this August Bank Holiday weekend and all we can hope is that these so called professional anglers pull their act together, be it in the fly department or the trolling department before they lose their bubble. Wind W light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.                  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

30/7/16

30/7/16 Lough Currane was the quiet side in all departments ie Fly, lour, Black Birds Fancy and last but not least a good  few anglers didn’t  let their fingers do the talking at the end of the day, one can only come to one conclusion, my Noble Anglers don’t like to advertise that they have failed miserably in their duties in procuring a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a premier Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout. Wind NE light with bright sunshine.                  

Friday, July 29, 2016

29/7/16

Mattis 
29/7/16 12 year old  German Angler, Master Mattis Hopert, takes all the limelight on Lough Currane today and for good reason, he caught a nice 4 lbs. Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and its great to see young anglers taking centre stage. Wind E light with reasonable cloud cover at times and very warm.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

28/7/16

28/7/16 Straight to the Sea Trout department, Cork angler Mr. Patrick O’Conner, caught two Trout on the drift, while fishing with is Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the angling community their performances have a lot to be desired in all departments ie choice of flie, or fly line selection and in the telecommunications department. Wind variable NNW with good cloud cover and very humid with showers.              

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

27/7/16

27/7/16 I was speaking to the Commander-in-chief of Waterville Boats, Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Michael reported that there wasn’t much to report on the Pro front, but it was a different story in Michael’s hired out boat department and you could say the Hawk was shot down in the fly department last night, now we know how he lost his feathers!  Dublin angler and no stranger to the Waterville Fishery, Mr. Andrew Brown caught a fine Salmon / Grilse and finished his day off in his hired out boat from Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com  with a fine Sea trout all caught on the fly. Wind W and light with reasonable cloud cover.    

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

26/7/16

26/7/16 Straight to the Sea Trout department, Dublin Angler Mr. Sean Kestel, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught a nice 1 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the troll and for the rest of my Noble Anglers they failed miserably in their fly selection and their choice of floating or intermediate fly lines, so on that note one should look at this video of a young man playing a cracker of a fish at  https://www.facebook.com/tore.wiers.9/videos/1268840839822556/ the reason I say this is because the way you are performing you will be forgetting on how to reel them in, what’s that I hear you say? you speak for yourself, I am!  

Monday, July 25, 2016

25/7/1`6

Mr. Michael O'Sullivan takes the limelight
On the Butlers Pool 
If my Noble Hawk was as bad as the Lough
Currane Anglers the Hawk would extinct 
25/7/16  Lough Currane was on the quiet side so on that note we will head down stream to the world famous Butler Pool and www.watervillegolflinks.ie Mr. Wymes from Dublin, while fishing the Butlers Pool, caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Salmon on the fly and guided by Mr. Michael O' Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com  Wind W light to fresh with good cloud cover and the odd showers.


My Noble Hawk concurs 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

24/7/16

24/7/16 There was no rhythmic sounds of a St George Hardy reel sounding across Lough Currane today, one could only hear the effing and blinding of disgruntled anglers cursing for the lack of  a rising fish or the lack of skill in my opinion be it in the fly selection or their drift, but they still  changed their floating line to a intermediate line or visa versa, but alas there was no immediate response from my Noble Game Fish and if there was, there was definitely no sounds on my mobile so you can say my Noble Angers failed in all departments. Wind NW fresh with good cloud cover with showers.                      

Saturday, July 23, 2016

23/7/16

23/7/16 My Noble anglers were ready and waiting at the starters gates this morning and I can tell you by the end of their day, their baskets were empty and their selection of flies or lure’s were useless and as they headed for the shoreline and pulled their boats up for the night, they headed for the bars, you can be sure the yearns began of that fish that never was. Here endeth the lesson. Wind light to calm with reasonable cloud cover with the odd light shower.

Friday, July 22, 2016

22/7/16

Tim
Chris just before the C&R
22/7/16  Dr. Tim Gleason, had a cracker of a day in both the Fly and Trolling department, Tim caught two fine Grilse, both in the 4 lbs. Class, all while fishing with his gillie. Now to the apology department, again I failed miserable in my duties and on that note I will let the angler in question have the last word on today’s notes. Hi Vincent, Chris McCarthy here. Had this beast last Wednesday July 13th on a Pearly kate mclaren. Reckon he was around 8 lbs. He was safely returned. I'll send on a picture him going back too. My fishing partner Colm Murphy has one around 5lb too. Great day out. Keep up the good reporting work, Chris. Wind WNW light with reasonable cloud cover.                
Chris on the the put back 



Thursday, July 21, 2016

21/7/16

21/7/16 The Waterville fishery was on the quiet side and where the Noble anglers of Lough Currane are concerned you can say without any fear of contradiction they failed miserably in their duties again today and in my opinion they need a wake up call from the fifth generation Angler. Wind WSW then veered W light to calm and overcast and humid.              

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

20/7/16

Mr. James Henchey
20/7/16 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, as all my Noble lake anglers failed miserably in their duties and with a light gentle breeze from the SW then veered NW one would have thought there would be some action, so one can only come to one conclusion that their presentation has a lot to be desired, so on that not we head down stream to the world Famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and to an angler that when he presents his fly, there is only one outcome and that is UK angler Mr James Henchey, who caught a fine 6lbs. Salmon and Guided by Mr Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at  watervilleboats@gmail.com              

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

19/7/16 Breaking News


Mr. James Henchey
Breaking News From the World famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie UK angler Mr. James Henchey,  caught a fine Salmon on the fly in the 5 lbs class.  

19/7/16 Things were real hot out on Lough Currane today, but sadly it wasn’t the fishing but the weather and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and I quote, No good just hot. I text, Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and all I got was no good, wind all over the place and for the rest of the angling community I’m still waiting for their report the lazy articles.      

Monday, July 18, 2016

18/7/16

As calm as it gets
18/7/16 My Noble Anglers were smothering their faces with suntan lotion than changing their flies today and for good reason, there was no wind to talk of and blazing sunshine all day and as you can see by the photo they had little to no chance of enticing a Lough Currane Premier Sea Trout or a Wild Atlantic salmon and if an angler did produce, he or she failed to report their catches and catches will entice anglers to put their skills to the test in these hard conditions.      

Sunday, July 17, 2016

17/7/16

17/7/16  Waterville and Caherdaniel Postmen, Mr. Joe Murphy, puts the post to one side today, so he can deliver the killer Trout fly and that’s exactly what Joe did and within a few casts, his fly rod was bent double into a fine Sea Trout of 1 ¾ lbs. Not bad for his first day out this Season and staying with the Sea Trout fly department, Northern Ireland Angler Mr. Malcolm Davidson, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught one Junior to his rod and sportingly returned his Junior. Wind West light and overcast with light misty rain.                    

Saturday, July 16, 2016

16/7/16

16/7/16 I start in the Specsavers department and yesterdays fine 6 ½ lbs. Specimen Sea Trout caught by Mr. Andrew Wishart, as you can see in yesterdays notes I didn’t put down what lake Andrew was fishing on, all I read on Andrew’s text was on the other Lake and if I had taken the time to continue reading his text which he kindly sent I would have seen, PS with a smiley, Lough Derriana. Now today’s facts and we start and finish in the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com  Mr. Owen McBride, caught 2 Juniors on the drift to his boat and last but not least, Northern Ireland anglers, Ronnie and Gary, caught 4 Juniors on the drift in their hired out boat also from www.lakelandshouse.com  and for the rest of  my Noble Anglers they failed in all departments and the least said about their skills the better, what’s that I hear you say, what about your own skills! point taken, When will I learn to keep my mouth shut! Wind West fresh and overcast with mist rain at times.    

15/7/16

Mr. Michael Wright 
Mr. Andrew Wishart 
15/7/6 There was good manipulating in all departments on the  Waterville fishery today so straight to the action. We start at the Bungalow on the North Side of Lough Currane, UK angler Mr. Michael Wright, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 5 1/2 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now to the fly department, Kilkenny angler, Mr. Tom Nugent, caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie. Now for fish of the day and in the anglers own words, Northern Ireland angler, Mr. Andrew Wishart, I  caught a  6 ½ lbs. specimen Sea Trout, on the fly on the other Lake with my Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  Wind W and strong and overcast with misty rain.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

14/7/16

14/7/16 Lough Currane took a day off in the rod bender department, in other words the manipulating anglers failed in all departments, all I can say is what it needs is that fifth generation Angler to show them on how to do it!! On that note I will head back to yesterdays catch and German angler Mr. Nils Sperlich and his report, in his own words or as good as and a photo of his fine fish. I was fishing with my Gillie, on Lough Currane and I caught 2 beautiful salmon. Both around 4lbs and 57 cm. The first is swimming again. Best regards, Nils Sperlich. Wind SW light to fresh and overcast with rain this evening.    
Nils just after the catch
caught yesterday 

Nils at the end of his days fishing
13/7/16

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

13/7/16

13/7/16 I Start on a Sad Note that a good friend of mine, Mr. Mickey Courtney of Waterville sadly past away, even though Mickey did not fish himself,  he chauffeured a good many Anglers to and from the Butler Arms to their fishing destination  and if Mickey said it once he said it many a time, I remember  taking you Vincent and all your family to the airport and that he did, well Mickey you have taken flight yourself and you may be gone but you will never be forgotten and I on behalf of all the good People of Waterville and Kerry, would like to send our condolences to all his Family and friends. Now to the Fishing, all the headlines go to German Angler Mr. Nils Sperlich and for good reason on his first time ever fishing for the Wild Atlantic Salmon, he caught two Grilse on the troll, both in the 4lbs. Class, while fishing with his Gillie. Wind NNW light to fresh with the odd shower.          


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

12/7/16

Mr. Liam Ellis
Tagged in all
12/7/16 It’s a mixture of Troll and fly on Lough Currane, renowned Northern Ireland Mr. Andrew Wishart, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon on the Troll and finished their day off in the fly department and it wasn’t long before Andrew was into a another fine 7 lbs. Salmon which was sportingly returned to fight the wild elements of the Commeragh River come this December. Now we head up to the Upper lakes and Lough Derriana and catch of the day. In the Anglers own words or as good as. Mr. Tom Murphy of Cork take the helm. The end of a great day's fishing on Derriana with Liam Ellis. A fine specimen (the fish). A dozen Juniors and plenty of brownies. Well done Liam. Now Mr. Liam Ellis will have the last say on today’s action, Sea-trout 7 lbs 9 ozs, netted by Tom Murphy, all I can say is a fine double act to finish today’s notes and congratulations to both anglers for keeping the reputation of the Waterville Fishery in the specimen Sea Trout Fly department. Wind N light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.      


Monday, July 11, 2016

11/7/16

fifth generation Gillie in the making, Master Shay McCarthy
Mr. John Eames 
11/7/16 Young Waterville angler Master Shay McCarthy is keeping his reputation in the Salmon department and for good reason, this morning while fishing on the River Inny caught  a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon on the spinner all while fishing with his Uncle and local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and www.curranelodge.ie  and staying with the Inny,  UK Angler Mr. John Eames, also caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 14 lbs. class on the fly. On that note we leave the great River Inny and cut across the Valley to the Premiership Sea Trout Lake in Ireland and Lough Currane and the Home of the Waterville Fishery, the Bungalow and the fly and C&R Sea Trout department, Mr. Niall Greene, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught two Sea Trout both in the 1 ½ lbs. class. And for the rest of the angling community the either failed to catch or they failed to report their catches, in either case they are a disgrace in all departments and I have spoken by the authority of my Good Self!! Wind North light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and just for the record the amount of rainfall this month so far is 37.6 mm.       


Sunday, July 10, 2016

10/7/16

Mr. Andrew Wishart
Andrew's full catch
Now back to the present and here is today’s  action and it all comes from the River Inny and for good reason. Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing down the Lake with light rain to heavy rain for most of the day. So on that note we head for the action on the Inny and here is the action as it filtered through to me. They say you can’t keep a good fly angler down, well today was a perfect example of that, Northern Ireland angler, Mr. Andrew Wishart caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 11 lbs. class and finished his day off with a fine Salmon in the 6 lbs. class. All while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  Now we head up to the next Pool and my Catch of the day and that goes to Local angler Master Shay McCarthy, who caught his first 4 lbs. Salmon on the Spin and may it be the first of many, all while fishing with his uncle and renowned Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and as Neil said and I quote, Shay McCarthy, is the fifth generation Gillie in the making and there is no argument to that and you can’t beat youth .          


Master Shay McCarthy 




Mr. Ken Towner
10/7/16 Breaking news or you could say old news, Straight the facts and the apology department, I failed miserably in my reporting duties on the 8th of July reason being I didn’t check my email box properly because if I had I would of seen  a fine photo of a Salmon caught my UK angler Mr. Ken Towner so again I apologise for my bad reporting. So on that note  here is Ken’s story of that day in his own words in a email that he sent. Hi Vincent, caught a  9 ½ lbs. salmon caught on the fly along with a 2 ½  lbs. Sea Trout caught also on the fly. Today 8th July with Gillie Vincent O'Sullivan. The fly was a hairy Mary stolen from Gillie Dominic McGillicuddy.


















Saturday, July 9, 2016

Andy on the River Inny
9/7/16 Lough Currane was at a standstill for the majority of the day with a gale force SW wind blowing down the lake and that was no harm because there was a nice flood coming down the River Inny. So on that note we head across the Valley to the River Inny and catch of the day and that goes to Northern Ireland angler Mr. Andy Wishart, who caught two Salmon ranging from 7 lbs. up to 13 lbs. while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and just for the record you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know there were a few anglers manipulating up there on the River, I will leave the rest to your imagination or if not its more plus than minus?      

Unknown Angler

Friday, July 8, 2016

8/7/16

Mr. Denis Murphy 
8/6/16 www.lakelandshouse.com takes the main  headlines so lets get straight to the action and in the Salmon  fly department, Mr. Denis Murphy, was in cracking form while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught  2 grilse and 1 salmon 4lbs. 5 lbs. 7lbs all caught   on the fly. Now to Franks hired out boat, Seatrout department  Andrew Gifford from UK caught 2 sea trout on the fly, there weights are as follows, two and half and one and half lbs. Now we head across the lake and the North Side and the Bungalow, UK angler Mr . Mark Fleming caught two Trout to his rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  All in all not a bad day's manipulating in the fly department, for the rest of the angling community they failed miserably in their duties. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover.  

Thursday, July 7, 2016

7/7/16 All the Salmon and Sea Trout headlines come from the Bungalow and at www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com UK angler Mr. Keith Francis, was in brilliant form in the C&R department today as he manipulated his fly rod and flies upon the Lough Currane waves and it wasn’t long before he saw some great action in the Sea Trout /Junior department, Keith caught 7 Juniors then came his catch of the day which was a fine 5 lbs. Grilse, all while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and their choice of  Flies were a Claret Bumble and Delphi and using a intermediate fly line. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

6/7/16

Mr. Earl Gill
6/7/16 I start with a backdate, in the hired out boat department  www.oshealoughcurrane.com there were two salmon caught all on the drift, in the past few days. Now back to the present and in the fly department Mr. Peter Glover was in good form with his fly rod and the truth of the pudding is in the eating of, Peter caught two Grilse and finished his day off with 2 Sea Trout, all while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Now we head for the trolling department, Mr. Earl Gill, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  caught a 5 lbs. Salmon. You can say another good day in all departments. Wind SW strong and with good cloud cover with rain this evening.  

UK Angler Mr. Mike Fish
9 lbs.Salmon caught yesterday 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

5/7/16 Breaking News on the Sea Trout Front

Lough Currane Sea Trout
All caught by Mr. Tom Murphy
Breaking news on the Sea Trout front and the fly only department. Renowned Cork fly Angler, Mr. Tom Murphy saw some good action on Lough Currane and in his own words and I quote. My wonderful Currane. Kept a brace from five. Nice evening here for fishing. Met a lot of fish. They're a bit shy tonight.






5/7/16 UK angler Mr. Mike Fish, takes all the headlines and for good reason, on his last day out, while fishing with his Gillie, caught a cracker of a 9 lbs. Salmon and just for the record I will put the picture up as soon as I get it. Now for the rest of the news, well there isn’t any, well put this way the mobile is on the quiet side of life, like some of the Lough Currane Anglers reels. Wind SW fresh with good cloud cover.

Monday, July 4, 2016

4/7/16

4/7/16 Lough Currane again produced some good fly fishing, so lets get straight to the action, UK Angler, Mr. Michael Fish, while fly fishing with his Gillie, caught two fine Grilse, ranging from 4 lbs. Up to 5 lbs. and just for the record  released one. Now to catch and text of the Day from the Gillie and I quote, Mr. Peter Glover, got 3 Grilse and one Salmon on the fly and one 3lbs. Sea Trout. NW fresh with good cloud cover with showers.  

Sunday, July 3, 2016

3/7/16

3/7/16 Lough Currane was on the slack side in all departments, but there is one angler who would beg to differ and that is  Mr. Martin Coveney of Cork, who caught a nice 4 lbs. Salmon/Grilse on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out the rest of the manipulating Anglers failed miserably in their duties in procuring a Wild Atlantic Salmon, or one of Lough Currane’s magnificent Specimen Sea Trout, mind you I say that, but there is good few Anglers who would rather catch a few nice Juniors!! Wind West light with bright sunshine.                      

Saturday, July 2, 2016

2/7/16

Mr. Terry Bradley
Mr. Ger Marten 
2/7/16 Another cracker of a day on Lough Currane and the fly department. We start on the South side of the Lake, Mr. Terry Bradley, caught a fine 7 lbs Salmon on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.Lakelandshouse.com Now we cut across to the north side and the Bungalow, Limerick angler Mr. Ger Marten caught and released 3 Sea Trout and finished his day with a fine 4 lbs. Salmon, all while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com now to catch of the day and that goes to UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 3 Grilse and just for the record Mark has been Dominic’s guest for the last few days. Wind NW fresh with reasonable cloud cover.                  


1/7/16

Mr. Roger Baker
1/7/16  Lough Currane produced some cracking fly fishing today in both Salmon and Sea Trout departments and here are the results of the day, in first place in the Salmon department, a guest fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  caught 4 Salmon, their weights are as follows, 10 lbs, two Salmon in the 8 lbs class and one in the 7 lbs. class of which three of theses salmon were returned to fight the spawning grounds of the Commeragh River and Dominic’s guest finished the day off with a fine Sea Trout of 4 lbs. Now to the total C&R Sea Trout department, Dublin Angler, Mr. Enrico Fantasia, caught 5 Sea Trout, ranging From Juniors up to 2 lbs. All while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we cut across the Lake to the South side, Local Gillie Mr. Roger Baker of www.cloghvoola.com and in His Own Words. Saw a white-tailed sea eagle just before catching this one, four and a half to five lbs. and a peregrine falcon just after releasing her safely (holding on to the wrist of the tail until they pull themselves free). Wind strong NW with heavy showers throughout the day.