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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

31/8/16

31/8/16 Lough Currane was mainly quiet, just the odd Junior being caught, so on that note we go back to yesterday and the C&R department. Mr. Paul Clark, fishing out of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and fishing with his Gillie, caught 5 Sea Trout in the Junior class and finished his day off with a cracker of a Sea Trout of 9 ½ lbs. I must apologise to Mr. Paul Clark and all the readers of this Blog for not putting this fine catch in yesterdays notes. Wind W light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

30/8/16

That's some catch
photo by ITA  Hannon
https://www.facebook.com/groups/458497960957656/
30/8/16 Well my noble anglers had a good excuse for not procuring a wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout today, because it was wild out there with a strong SW wind blowing down the Lake so on that note don’t forget to book your seat for the annual 2016 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, it will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The entry fee €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact, Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan at 0876889775            

Monday, August 29, 2016

29/8/16

caught on the 27/8/16
by Dr. Tim Gleason 
29/8/16 UK angler Mr. Arnold Slater, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  was in good form again with his fly today with 4 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class up to 3 lbs. Now we head for the backdate department, In the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com on Saturday the 25th.  Mr. John Burton caught 5 Juniors on the drift. Now to the apology depart, I was severely criticised by a local Gillie for failing to check my email for a photo that was sent by his client Dr. Tim Gleason, all I can say is Guilty as charged and again I apologise to Tim and his Gillie for this discrepancy. Wind W light to fresh and overcast with misty rain at times this morning.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

28/8/16

28/8/16 There were no records broken on Lough Currane Salmon and Sea Trout department, or in the https://www.facebook.com/CharlieChaplinOfficial/?fref=ts  and you can say without any fear of contradiction they have made themselves look like right Charlie’s in all departments and its as simple as Black and White and not much could be said for the Green and Gold either, so the least said the soonest mended. Wind W light with bright sunshine all day.              

Saturday, August 27, 2016

27/8/16

27/8/16 Straight to Sea Trout fly department, Dr. Tim Gleason fishing with his Gillie, caught 3 Trout to his fly rod. Staying on the drift, Mr. Arnold Slater caught 3 Trout to his fly rod, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and in Neil’s hired out boat department, in the past few days fly anglers from Co Mayo, caught 10 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class up to 5 lbs. Wind SE fresh with good cloud cover.

Friday, August 26, 2016

26/8/16

26/8/16 All quiet on the SW front as the anglers looked to the heavens praying for a rod bender but their prayers weren’t answered, one can only come to the conclusion either they lack the skill in their choice of fly selection or drift or they weren’t praying hard enough and in my opinion they failed in both departments. Wind SW with reasonable cloud cover at times.  
 Its that Time of year again and to all you competitive Anglers, just to let you know, you can book your boat or seat for the annual  2016 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, it will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The entry fee €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact, Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan at 0876889775
         

Thursday, August 25, 2016

25/8/16

25/8/16  My Noble Anglers went out on Lough Currane this day with anticipation with their fly rods at the ready but by the end of their day they headed for the Bars, all they were looking for was Commiserations for their lack of their ability to produce a wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout and all I can say is you’d want to pull your act together in all departments. Wind SW fresh with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower.        

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

24/8/16

Tom strikes again
24/8/16 My Noble Anglers again failed miserably in their duties in all departments, so on that note we head for the upper Lakes and Lough Derriana and I will let Cork angler Mr. Tom Murphy have the last say on yesterday’s fishing and I quote, fished Lough Derriana yesterday with Stephen Galvin. Picked up and released this well reddened cock fish late in the evening. Plenty of resident brownies. Wind West light with plenty of sunshine.      

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

23/8/16

23/8/16 As you all know that Lough Currane is on the rise and as you well know that doesn’t make for good fishing and with another 11.9 mm rain fall yesterday, it will take two or three days to settle down. On the River front again my Noble anglers are either still scared of the that Mighty Bull or their keeping their catches to themselves, on that note we head for the Waterville Inn and I would like to on behalf of all the anglers and good people of Waterville, wish the Landlord Mr. Damian Duff a speedy recovery. Wind next to nothing with bright sunshine all day.

Monday, August 22, 2016

22/8/16

22/8/16 The Lough Currane wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout were in a subdued mood today and that’s not surprising with filthy water coming down the Capal and the Commeragh River, it’s a good job we Lake anglers always have a good excuse! On the River Inny front all quiet on the western front and the only conclusion I can come to is, that Limousine  Bull must have been on duty on both banks of the River Inny, need I say more. Wind W light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 17.7 mm.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

21/8/16

21/8/16 Sadly the weather takes all the headlines as my noble Anglers headed out for their days manipulations on Lough Currane and Lough Namona, all you can say their boats were lighter this evening as they burnt their fuel and ate their lunch baskets empty and hoping to find that allusive fish, be it on the fly or the troll. Now for their excuse for failing miserably in their duties, in the words of local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea and of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind SW mad, on Lough Namona, local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com reported much of the same in all departments. Staying with the weather, its made a good flood so all eyes will be on the river front tomorrow be it the World famous Butler Pool of www.watervillegolflinks.ie the Mouth of the Commeragh, the Commeragh River and last but not least the great River Inny so let the fly and Spin take the headlines tomorrow.
This what the anglers thought of today's fishing
and this what the Limousin Bull thought of my
photography 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

20/8/16

20/8/16 Kerry had a yellow alert today but yellow alert or not this didn’t deter a few anglers venturing out and there is one angler, glad that he did and that was Northern Angler Mr. John McGee, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 3 lbs. Grilse/Salmon on the troll in a strong and wild NW wind with heavy showers and for the rest of the anglers they either failed in all departments or they had their fine day fisherman’s hat on. Wind as already stated, amount of rain fall yesterday 11 mm.

Friday, August 19, 2016

19/8/16

19/8/16 There was a strong SW wind blowing down the lake which made fishing difficult, but this didn’t deter a few anglers with their Gillie’s heading out, so we start in the fly department, UK angler Mr. Phil Staniforth, caught a fine Grilse, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Now we head for the trolling department, Mr. Guy Hollis, caught a fine Salmon/Grilse of 4 ½ lbs. while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil ’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the angling community there is no criticism this day, reason being My Noble Anglers have a good excuse! I have spoken.                

Thursday, August 18, 2016

18/8/16

18/8/16 The fly takes  all the headlines on Lough Currane and on Lough Derriana, we start on the Big Lake/Lough Currane, UK Angler Mr. Garry Kirby while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 2 nice Sea Trout on the drift. Now we head up the Commeragh River and Lough Derriana, Scottish Angler Morag MacLean from Aberdeen, fishing with her Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught two fine Sea Trout both in the 1 ½ lbs. class as her Dad looked on with satisfaction as she manipulated her flies to perfection. Wind SE fresh with good cloud cover and heavy rain this evening.
To all you anglers who like manipulating your flies across the water don’t forget to book your boat or seat for the annual  2016 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, it will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The entry fee €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact, Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan at 0876889775

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

17/8/16

17/8/16 Now to all you anglers who like winning, don’t forget to book your boat or seat for the annual  2016 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, it will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The entry fee €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact, Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan at 0876889775
Now for today’s manipulations and Straight to the Sea Trout fly department, Northern Ireland angler, Mr. Guy Hollis, caught a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com staying with the Sea Trout, Cork angler Mr. Tom Murphy gives his fly fishing report and I quote, fished last evening and today for one small juniors and a few brownies. There was another boat out early morning for two small juniors and a few brownies. Wind North light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and very humid.      

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

16/8/16

16/8/16 Lough Currane was on the wild side and just a few boats ventured out and that’s not surprising,  with a strong SE wind blowing down the Lake, there was good cloud cover and very humid. If  an angler said that he caught a fine Salmon, I think the picture below will put you in the picture!!  
This is Kerry
No Spin No Fly's Just Facts 

Monday, August 15, 2016

15/8/16

15/8/16 You can say without any fear of contradiction that Lough Currane was purely a French Connection today in the Salmon department and for good reason, French angler, Mr. Pierre Loyer, caught a fine 4lbs. Grilse on the troll and he lost another good fish. On a personal note I must apologise to Pierre for not going down to the lake to take the photo after he took the time to text me, again sorry for that and for the rest of the anglers they failed miserably in their duties in all departments as I did in the photography department but with any luck Pierre will send me a photo of his Fish. Wind SE fresh to strong with plenty of sunshine.  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

14/8/16

14/8/16 Straight to the Sea Trout fly department. We start out from the Bungalow, Kildare Angler, Mr. Gerald Ford, caught 2 Sea Trout on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Staying with the fly, Cork Angler Mr. Tom Murphy will have the last word on today’s notes and I quote, Hi Vincent,  fished until dark last evening for a few brownies. Today, with low expectations, I had four Juniors  to 14 inches in two hours and just for the record I was fishing a intermediate fly line and all my fish were returned.  Wind SE light to fresh and very sunny with cloud at times. Now to all you anglers who like winning, don’t forget to book your boat or seat for the annual  2016 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, it will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The entry fee €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact, Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan at 0876889775

Saturday, August 13, 2016

13/8/16

13/8/16 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, ie Fly, lour, worm, Prawn, last but not least and not surprising my mobile phone, so on that note we look to the sky’s and yes you have it, the Lough Currane weather, Wind W light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.
Its that Time of year again and to all you competitive Anglers, just to let you know, you can book your boat or seat for the annual  2016 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, it will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The entry fee €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact, Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan at 0876889775

Friday, August 12, 2016

12/8/18

12/8/16 Its that Time of year again and to all you competitive Anglers, just to let you know, you can book your boat or seat for the annual  2016 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, it will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The entry fee €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact, Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan at 0876889775

Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing down the Lake, a few boats did venture out but my old iphone was as silent as their fly reels and that sums up today’s action, all I can say is it’s a good job my Noble anglers can blame the weather for the lack of producing a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane Specimen Sea Trout or Junior wouldn’t go a miss either. Wind as already stated there was good cloud cover and a nice drop of rain this evening.  

Thursday, August 11, 2016

11/8/16

11/8/16 Its that Time of year again and to all you competitive Anglers, just to let you know, you can book your boat or seat for the annual  2016 ‘Currane Championship’ Waterville’s Sea Trout Catch and Release Fly-fishing Competition, organised this year by The Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust, it will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The entry fee €150 including
Dinner at the prize giving on the Saturday evening. All are welcome to enter! Contact, Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan at 0876889775

Now to today’s news or the lack of it, so on that note I will let renowned Cork Angler, Mr. Tom Murphy, give his prospectus of today’s manipulations. Perfect conditions today on Currane. All I have to report is a softened cough and a dry net.
An enigmatic lake, and that keeps it interesting. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times.              

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

10/8/16

Tom
10/8/16 They say you can’t keep a good angler from rising to the top, well today was a perfect example of that and yes you have it, Cork Angler Mr. Tom Murphy’s words of wisdom were brought out in practice today and I quote, the trout were off today so I tried a bit of Salmon Fishing and I can tell you one thing it wasn’t long before his fly rod was bent double into a almighty Salmon and Tom had won hell of a battle with his 10 lbs. Salmon and as his Salmon came to the surface he had one swipe with the Net and the rest is history. Tom’s next port of call was the Waterville Inn to celebrate his catching of his 10 lbs. Salmon and I will let his good friend, Mr. Brendan Spillane have the last word on Tom’s day out on Lough Currane and again I quote, Your fishing well Tom, No Spin No fly’s just facts. Now for the rest of the News and the news is the rest of my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties what they need is a few lessons in the art of presentation both in the Salmon and Sea Trout department. Wind North light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times but mainly sunny.              

9/8/16

Tim and his
14 lbs. Salmon
Tom's
Fine Sea Trout
9/8/16 Straight to the action and Catch of the day and that goes to Dr. Tim Gleeson, Tim caught a cracker of a 14 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie. Now we head for Sea Trout department, Cork Angler, Mr. Tom Murphy was in good form with his fly rod again today on Lough Currane, so on that note I will hand you over to Tom and his story of his day, in his own words and I quote, Went out for a few hours this afternoon. Fishing was slow but picked up with the wind. Had a few juniors that were undersize, list a very good fish but managed to hold on to this one. Brought up a few nice boils as well. If conditions stay the same for the rest of the week, fishing could be good. Now we head up stream to the upper Lake and Lough Namona, A Swiss Angler caught a fine 3 lbs Sea trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the angling news there isn’t any, you can say without any fear of contradiction that is your ration and if I’m wrong you can take it as red that the anglers that didn’t report their catches failed miserably in their duties but we will give them the benefit of doubt. Wind North with reasonable cloud cover,      


Monday, August 8, 2016

8/8/16

8/8/16 All quiet on SW front in all departments, which was surprising with a nice wind from the NW the only defense I can give to the pontificating Anglers is that it was bright all day, as my Noble anglers went searching for that allusive specimen Sea Trout or a fine Salmon, but sadly their lines were slack all day and it was the same story in the trolling department. Need I say more.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

7/8/16

7/8/16 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing across the lake, a few boats did venture out, but sadly their lines were slack, by the end of  day, they had failure written all over their faces, not very impressive in my opinion and the same can be said for their fishing skills, so the least said the soonest mended. Wind as all ready stated with reasonable cloud cover. I know what a few anglers would say when reading today’s notes and yes and we know where the wind is coming from.        

Saturday, August 6, 2016

6/8/16

6/8/16 Lough Currane was on the foggy side or was it  my Noble anglers couldn’t see through the silver cloud to manipulate his or her’s fly or lour, or was it purely lack of ability to catch my Noble Game Fish and as they say every cloud has a silver lining but sadly that wasn’t the case today. Wind SE then veered SW with very low cloud        

Friday, August 5, 2016

5/8/16

5/8/16  There was 1 Sea Trout caught by a Swiss angler, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the Lough Currane Anglers their professionalism has a lot to be desired in all departments. On the Inny front in the past couple of  days, local Anglers have procured a few Bars of Silver and one angler in question was Mr. Rod Robinson, who caught a fine Grilse which I might add He sportingly returned. Just for the record I didn’t hear of any rod benders on the Inny today, but you can say with reasonable doubt that some angler had his ball of Silver. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and very warm.      

Thursday, August 4, 2016

4/8/16

Ball of Silver. 
4/8/16  We Start on the River Inny and Mince sauce was the flavour of the day, so straight to the action and in the anglers own words and I quote,  Vincent Great fishing reports. You thankfully sent me to river on my annual visit to Waterville. Great fishing and a lovely 8lbs. Salmon, a ball of silver for my efforts. Caught on stoats tail. regards Paul Stevens. In the Inny back date department , yesterday, Mr. Colin Lynam, caught two fine Salmon in the 5 lbs. class and both caught on the fly. Now we cut across the Valley to the Big Lake/ Lough Currane and for today’s action on the lake Mr. Colin Lynam while fly fishing with his Gillie, caught a fine 6 lbs. Grilse and finished their day off with a 1 ½ lbs Sea Trout and for the rest of the angling community, no comment. Wind NW fresh with reasonable cloud cover.    

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

3/8/16

The Wild Atlantic Lamb 
3/8/16 Lough Currane was on the wild side, even though few boats ventured out but sadly failed, but in their defence the conditions weren’t great for my Noble Sea Trout and if there were a few rod benders they failed miserably to let their fingers do the talking at the end of the day. On the River Inny there were a good few Anglers manipulating, but again my iphone was as silent as the Lambs, at this rate it will be mutton before you know it. The photo you see is of an angler fishing off Lambs Head today and gives you a good idea how wild it was, picture courtesy of renowned angler Mr. Tom Murphy. Wind West and strong and overcast with heavy showers.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2/8/16

My Noble Anglers were like Gannets up on the Inny this morning
Photo taken by Mr. Lee Tiller  
2/8/16 The majority of anglers headed for the Waterville Fishery River systems this morning and going by one of my spies the Inny was like Piccadilly this morning with anglers heading upstream, but come evening my iphone was like the silence of the lambs but you can be dam sure some of my noble Anglers had their mint sauce and if they didn’t procure they ought to be ashamed of themselves. Now we head across the Valley to Lough Currane and all was silent in all departments which is not surprising with 31.8 mm of rainfall. Wind SW fresh and overcast with mist rain.                    

Monday, August 1, 2016

1/8/16

its amazing what Wild Kerry has to offer 
I Agree
1/8/16  Big flood takes the headlines this first day of August as the Anglers looked up to the heavens as rain poured down from the heavens as my Noble Anglers failed miserably in all departments, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that all the anglers eyes are on the Waterville fishery river systems for tomorrow’s manipulation, Wind SE then veered SW. Now we head out to the Wild Atlantic with Mr. John O’Shea and at  skelligtours@gmail.com here are some fantastic photos taken yesterday of Kerry’s Wild Bird Sanctuary and abundance of wild Dolphins. Photos taken by Mr. Lee Tiller.