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Sunday, August 20, 2017

20/8/2017

20/8/17 The Lough anglers this day got a deluge of heavy rain as the mountains streams poured down into the lake and the Salmon and Sea Trout ran for cover to the dismay of the disgruntled angler and in the words of one angler and I quote, No good just a few Brownies, so on that note we will head for You Tube and Vincent Donnelly’s Video on an anglers view. Wind SE light to fresh with heavy rain and made another good flood. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.2 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.8c.                            

Saturday, August 19, 2017

19/8/17

19/8/17 Lough Currane showed my Noble Anglers today who was in control as they failed miserably in their duties to procure a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a fine Specimen Sea Trout. Wind W light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.4c.  

Friday, August 18, 2017

18/8/17

18/8/17 Straight to the apology  backdate department to Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and for good reason the Commander-in-chief Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats, sent me a text last week that an angler from the US while fishing with Michael caught two fine Sea Trout on the fly while drifting down by Darby’s Island, their weights were 1 ¾ lbs and 1 ½ lbs and both fish were returned to fight their way to the spawning grounds of the Commeragh and the surroundings streams of Lough Currane. Now back to the present, there were just a few boats out and for good reason, Lough Currane was on the wild and quiet side this day and that is not surprising with a strong NW wind blowing with heavy showers and good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.2mm.Maximum air temperature 17.4c.                      

Thursday, August 17, 2017

17/8/17

17/8/17 There were just a few boats out manipulating this day and I can say without any fear of contradiction their lines were slack and after the reasonable big flood yesterday that isn’t surprising and with 16.0mm of rainfall what do you expect, at least my Noble Anglers had a reasonable excuse for not procuring a Wild Lough Currane Game Fish on a rising Lake. Wind Strong SW with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall as already stated, maximum air temperature 17.6c.            

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

16/8/17

A wild Salmon had a French Connection! 
16/8/17 All the Salmon headlines come from the South side and at www.lakelandshouse.com French Angler, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll and considering the wild conditions they did well, with raging flood coming down the Commeragh and down the Copal River. On the Sea Trout front a client fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught and released two Juniors on the drift. Wind SW strong with heavy cloud and heavy rainfall on the surrounding mountains and very little on Lough Currane itself. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 17.7c.  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

15/8/17

Skellig Rock in the distance this afternoon!
15/8/17 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet on the SW front and that sums up today’s manipulations, so the least said the better. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.2 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.3c.

Monday, August 14, 2017

14/8/17

Worth waiting for
14/8/17 Straight to the Sea Trout fly department, Kildare angler, Mr. Gerald Ford, caught and released two Sea Trout, ranging from 1 ½ up to 2 lbs. All while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we head up the Commeragh River and the upper Lakes and Lough Na Huisce / Iskanamacteery and catch of the day, plus a bit of Lough Na Huisce History which was made today and has taken 50 years to register another fine Specimen Sea Trout and that Honour goes to  Cork angler Mr. Brian Clancy, while fly-fishing from the shoreline, caught himself a cracker of a 7 lbs. 2 ozs Specimen Sea trout, caught on a size 8 Invicta. Wind NW light and sunny all day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.8mm. Maximum air temperature 15.7c.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

13/8/17

Fantastic Evening out at Five Spice
13/8/17 The Lough Currane anglers were in a dormant and lethargic mood this day on Lough Currane and I think this sums up today’s manipulations so on that note I think I will Spice today’s notes up on a positive note, this evening I and Margaret headed out for the 5 Spice Restaurant in Waterville and I can tell you without any fear of contradiction their food and service is second to none and just for the record I have had some great Stakes over the years and have eaten in some of the best Restaurants in The US, the UK and the dear old Emerald Isle and the 5 Spice is simply the best in all departments. Wind was all over the place with the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.4 c.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12/8/17

12/8/17 There were just a few boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane and  all was quiet on the SW front. Wind NW light to fresh and mainly bright and sunny. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.4mm. Maximum air temperature 16.8 c.        

Friday, August 11, 2017

11/8/17

The anglers reflections are getting like an addiction and this isn’t fiction because again today my noble anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind W light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.8 c.  

Thursday, August 10, 2017

10/8/17

10/8/17 Today on Lough Currane and the Waterville Fishery in general was a day for reflections of my Noble anglers failures in producing a wild Game fish, be it with fly or lure, all I can say is if the angler was as bad in calling a pint as they are catching wild game Fish we would be in deep trouble and I thinks this sums up today’s reflections. Wind NW with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.3 c.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

9/8/17

Linda
9/8/17   US anglers take all the Salmon and fly headlines North and South, So straight to the action at the North Shore and the Bungalow, US angler Andrew Boyle of Minnesota, caught and released a fine 5 lbs. Salmon Grilse, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we head to the South  side, US angler Ms. Linda Kindellsa, caught a fantastic 11 lbs. Salmon, while trolling with her Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com just for the record the upper lakes were all quiet on the SW front. Wind NNE light and sunny. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 7.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 15.1 c.    

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8/8/17

8/8/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front, so on that note we head for the upper Lakes and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com On Lough Derriana today with my client, Dublin fly angler, Mr. Ian McMullen, caught and released 1 Sea Trout  of  1 ½ lbs. Wind North light to fresh with the odd heavy shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.5c.

Monday, August 7, 2017

7/8/17

A brand New Start!  
7/8/17 All quiet on the SW front this August Bank Holiday Monday in all departments. Wind N light with the odd shower this morning but mainly sunny throughout the day. As you all know the old Waterville Lake is no more so what do you think of the New. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 10.6 mm. maximum air temperature
15.3 c.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

6/8/17

Fishing warning, smoking, drinking and fishing is bad for your health 
Rubbish Paddy its these bloody catch and release laws 
6/8/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front in all departments. Just for the record there was a lot of rainfall today and made a reasonable flood so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that today was overcast all day with a light to fresh wind from the West. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.6 c.                        


Saturday, August 5, 2017

5/8/17

Ethan 
5/8/17 All the Salmon and Sea Trout headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow, so straight to the action in the Salmon trolling department, Ethan Devarney and Philly Lennon, from Athlone, caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Salmon / Grilse on the troll and finished their day with a nice Sea Trout /Junior on the fly, all while Fishing with their gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Wind NW light mainly sunny. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.9c.                      

Friday, August 4, 2017

4/8/17

4/8/17 I start tonight’s notes on a comment on Mr. Carlos Gutierrez, fine 18 ¼ lbs Salmon, made by an avid reader of the fishing Blog on Facebook and I quote, Wish I'd been there, such a nice and refreshing report while much of Austria is caught in a heat wave  (up to 37 C) Now to tonight’s notes and they are short and sweet and in the words of one angler and I quote, after my days fishing it left a bitter taste in my mouth and I don’t think my fellow anglers did much better, I think that sums today’s action or lack of it, need I say more. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.8mm.Maximum air temperature 17.2c.                    

Thursday, August 3, 2017

3/8/17

3/8/17 Straight to the C&R trolling department, French angler, Mr. Hugues Bois, was in good form today when he caught and released a fine 6 ½ lbs. Salmon, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  and for the rest of the Waterville anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 8.2mm. Maximum air temperature 18.4c.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2/8/17

2/8/17 There was a strong SW wind blowing today and again it was All quiet on the SW front in all departments, or put it this way there were more pints pulled than there were Salmon and I will leave the rest up to your imagination, be it fly or spin but you can be sure its facts. Wind as already stated with good cloud cover and heavy showers throughout the day and this evening. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.0mm. Maximum air temperature 16.8c.  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

1/8/17

1/8/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front after yesterdays 18 pounder, so the least said the better on today’s performances. Wind W then veered SW in the afternoon with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1. 4mm. Maximum air temperature 16.2.        

Monday, July 31, 2017

31/7/17

Carlos
Born Free
31/7/17 Mr. Carlos Gutierrez from Columbia was the toast of the Lough Currane C&R Salmon department today and for good reason, Carlos finished this last day of July with a bang and a cracker of a 18 ¼ lbs. Salmon caught on the troll and by all accounts Carlos had a good battle with his mighty 18 ¼ lbs. Salmon and his Father finished their day off with a fine C&R 3 lbs. Grilse and I can say without any fear of contradiction today’s anglers from Columbia and their Gillie Mr. Neil O‘Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com went above and beyond their call of duty and did it in style and I can understand why, they call The Bungalow The Home of the Waterville Fishery. Wind W fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 8mm. Maximum air temperature 16.5c.

     

Sunday, July 30, 2017

30/7/17

30/7/17 Going by the Lough Currane post and telegraphs department there were just three boats out this day on Lough Currane and my Noble anglers were  manipulating the flie department and the trolling department and all three boats came up with the same common denominator and the same words of wisdom at their end of their day, their common denominator was the big 0 and yes their words of wisdom and I quote, Vincent is right again, we did fail miserably in our duties in all departments and even the good Doctor couldn’t find the cure! Even tough you might think I’m coming out with manure! But it’s still No Spin No Fly’s just Facts. Wind West fresh with good cloud cover with showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm, Maximum air temperature 16.0c.                                

Saturday, July 29, 2017

29/7/17

29/7/17 Here are the game fishing headlines, My Noble anglers were fishing as if they had a raging toothache as their vibrations went down the line with agony and despair with their failure in rising or luring a wild Game Fish or if you like their angling skills have a lot to be desired this day as they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind West light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.1mm. Maximum air temperature 16.4c.  

Friday, July 28, 2017

28/7/17

28/7/17 What can I say about the Waterville Anglers on their performance today, well it’s simple, they all failed miserably in their duties in all departments Need I say more, I will if a late report comes in so watch this space. Wind WSW fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.7c.  

Thursday, July 27, 2017

27/7/17

Miss. Manson Filippi.
27/7/17 Straight to the South side and the fishing station of www.lakelandshouse.com French Angler Miss Manson Filippi, caught a cracker of a 3 lbs. Sea Trout, while fly fishing with her Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and I can say without any fear of contradiction this angler and her gillie didn’t fail miserably in their duties and it’s a pity I can’t say the same for the rest of the Waterville anglers! But I could be eating my words if a late report comes in. Wind West fresh to strong with good cloud cover with the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 8.6mm. Maximum air temperature 16.9.                

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

26/7/17 Update

 Mark               
Sorry for the delay and I forgot to cut across the Lake to the North Shore and the Bungalow and the Sea Trout fly department. German caught two fine Sea trout both in the 2 ½ lbs. class, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com              






26/7/17 All the Game fishing headlines come from the South side, so straight to the Salmon and Sea Trout fly department, Mr. Mark Whelan, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine 6 lbs. Salmon and finished his day off with three nice Sea Trout all in the 1 lbs. class. And for the rest of my Noble Anglers there was no comment on this fine catch, all I can say jealousy will get you nowhere and my advice is, get a few rod benders and your problem will be solved. Wind NW fresh to strong with good cloud cover with the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 11.2mm. Maximum air temperature 18.2c.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

25/7/17 Photo update and catch update


One happy Family after their days fishing
Breaking news on the Salmon front; German anglers, fishing with their gillie Mr . Frank Donnelly  of www.lakelandshouse.com on Lough Currane caught a fine  5 lbs. Salmon on the troll . and in the hired out boat fly department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught and released  four fine Sea Trout on the drift.

25/7/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front in all departments, so on that note we head for the upper lakes and Lough Namona and in the words of local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com on Lough Namona today, flat calm all day what do you expect miracles and I think that puts today’s fishing conditions in its proper prospectus. Wind S light to calm and overcast with heavy rain at times this evening. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.7c.          

Monday, July 24, 2017

24/7/17

Ballinskelligs Bay this evening 
24/7/17  The Lough Currane anglers were in a dormant mood in all departments, be it fly or troll and in the words of one renowned  angler and I quote, today we anglers were going around in ever decreasing circles and eventually we came up with a common denominator, and you don’t need a computer to work out the answer because its simple, yes you have it, absolutely useless. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.8

Sunday, July 23, 2017

23/7/17

23/7/17 All the action comes from the North side and the Bungalow, so straight to the C&R Sea Trout department, Dublin angler Mr. Mark Whelan, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught two fine Sea Trout, both in the 1 ½ lbs. class give or take. Staying at the Bungalow, we head out with Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and his client Mr. John McGee for a spot of C&R Salmon fly fishing and I can tell you it wasn’t long before John had his fly rod bent double into a fine 4lbs. Salmon Grilse and a good battle was had by all and My Noble Salmon was released back into the wild waters of Lough Currane. Wind North light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.2mm. Maximum air temperature 17.4c.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

22/7/17

22/7/17 All the fly and C&R Trout headlines come from the North side  and the Bungalow, Mr. John McGee, While fly fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught and released 3 fine Trout, for the rest of the Currane anglers their was no comment on their failures on today’s procedures! Wind NW fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 15.8mm. Maximum air temperature 15.0c.

Friday, July 21, 2017

21/7/17

21/7/17 Fishing on Lough Currane today was like fishing in the spring with a strong and cold gusty North wind blowing with heavy down pours and talking of the North that’s exactly where we start and end  today’s notes, so straight to the C&R Sea Trout fly department, Youghal angler, Mr Chris Bulman, caught one Junior on the drift, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and considering the cold conditions Chris did well to see is fly rod doubled. Wind as already stated. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 19.6mm. Maximum air temperature 15.9c.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

20/7/17

20/7/17 All the Game fishing headlines come from the South side of the Lake and at www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Ralph Griffin, caught a fine 4lbs. Grilse on the fly, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and for the rest of the anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind WSW light with good cloud cover and heavy rain this evening. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 9.8mm. Maximum air temperature 18.3  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

19/7/17

19/7/17 Straight to the apology department and for good reason, in yesterdays notes I got my facts wrong and the Co. Monaghan angler I can tell you he wasn’t amused and the reason why was because I forgot to mention the good anglers name, well lets put the record straight, Master Danny McQuaid caught and released two fine Trout on the fly, while fishing with is Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and just for the record this isn’t double accountancy its an apology to 14 year old Danny McQuaid the Co Monaghan angler. Now to today’s action or I should say the lack of it because My Noble anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments so the least said the better. Wind W then veered NW in the afternoon with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 24.3.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

18/7/17


Late news
Monaghan angler while fly fishing caught two Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr Neil O'Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com

18/7/17 All the Currane fly lines were slack in the Salmon and Sea Trout department and the same goes for My Noble Lure anglers or you could say their lures were redundant as all the anglers were this day on the Waterville Fishery and if there were few catches you can say they failed in all departments. Wind light SE and very sunny and very warm and humid. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.7c.

Monday, July 17, 2017

17/7/17

The Wild Atlantic way! 
 Breaking news in  the C&R fly  Department, Mr. merigh Persons and Mr. Grahem Elswood caught  three fine Trout, while fishing with their gillie Mr Neil O'Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  
The Pictures tell the story!
17/7/17 Blazing sunshine was the order of the day and all my Noble anglers caught was a suntan at no extra charge except for suntan lotion. So one can say without any fear of contradiction my Noble anglers are 100 percent exonerated for failing miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind light to fresh and variable at times S SSW and went NW this evening. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm. Maximum air temperature 17.8c.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

16/7/17

Three sad and merry Anglers 
16/7/17 Lough Currane anglers today spent more time putting suntan lotion on their faces than changing their fly lines from floating to intermediate or visa versa and the same could be said in their fly selection and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know why my Noble anglers had a good excuse for not performing up to their usual standard but at least one angler did feel his fly line taut and hear his fly reel sing and that was UK angler, Mr. Keith Francis, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught and released a fine Sea Trout. Now for some breaking news to all you anglers who like a liquid libation after your day’s manipulations on the Waterville Fishery, there is good news for you, because Curran’s  Supermarket have just opened their new off license in the past few days so come on down and weigh your specimen Sea Trout and have a can, as you can see by the photo these three sad anglers discussing the pros and cons of their days manipulaions and the only thing they could agree on was they were well contented with their time in the off license but the same couldn’t be said for their fishing, cheers! Wind N light with brigt sunshine all day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 18
.4c.  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

15/7/17

15/7/17 All the Salmon fly headlines come from the North side and Vincent’s harbour, Northern Ireland angler, Mr. Gavin Wishart, caught 2 Salmon Grilse, their weights  ranging from 4 lbs. up to 6lbs and sportingly returned 1, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy and at www.fishingwithdom.com  In the Sea Trout fly department, UK angler Mr. Mike Fish caught and released a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout. And for the rest of the angling community their lines were slack, their reels were redundant and at the end of their day they couldn’t  let their fingers do the talking. Wind WSW light to fresh at times and overcast. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall 6.2mm. Maximum air temperature 16.9c.      

Friday, July 14, 2017

14/7/17

Wild Atlantic Salmon 
14/7/17 My Noble anglers failed N. E. S. and W in all departments, be it the magnificent fly manipulators or the magnificent lure artists, all I can say is these magnificent anglers skills have a lot to be desired in all departments. I can just see the Lough Currane Specimen Sea Trout and the wild Atlantic Salmon looking up to the skies as they meet at the Ledge Bar and saying it’s all the ones that got away today and they call themselves anglers! As I finish today’s manipulations I have to eat humble pie because I have just received a photo of a Salmon caught on the fly this evening by UK  angler Mr. Mike Fish, Mike also caught a few Nice C&R Tout and as the Parson said to the Vicar, that’s one. Wind SW fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 16.8c.                                    

Thursday, July 13, 2017

13/7/17

13/7/17 All quiet on the SW front in all departments but don’t be surprised if there is late news. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 19.5c. Wind WNW light to fresh with good cloud cover.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

12/7/17

12/7/17 Straight to the apology and the backdate department, Northern Ireland angler Mr. Andrew Wishart, sent me a text yesterday telling me that he was fishing out of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a fine 6 lbs. Salmon on the troll  and yes I failed miserably in my duty’s and again I apologise to Andrew for my discrepancies. Now today’s action, all the Sea Trout action comes from the Bungalow, Welsh angler, Mr. Meurig Parsons, caught and released two fine Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the fly fishing community they failed miserably in their duties and if they did manipulate the odd Salmon or a fine Sea Trout, they certainly did fail for not letting their fingers do the talking at the end of their day. Wind was light and variable and sunny with the odd bit of cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.2mm. Maximum air temperature 19.6.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

11/7/17 Update

Andy
11/7/17 Lough Currane was calm cool and collective, or put it this way, calm with a light wind from all directions with reasonable cloud cover, so in in my opinion all fly anglers are exonerated if they failed to produce a Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout. On the collective Salmon side, Mr. Andy Price caught a fine 5 lbs. Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Bob Priestley.

Monday, July 10, 2017

10/7/17

10/7/17 All the fly and Sea Trout headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia and his good friend Mr. Denis Daly, caught 3 Juniors on the drift while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and where the rest of the Sea Trout fly community are concerned either their fly selection has a lot to be desired and if this the case its not surprising that their lines were slack. My Noble Salmon anglers were on the same wavelength as the majority of the Sea Trout anglers ie a negative flie or lure but at least some anglers had a positive outcome. Wind west light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.4mm. Maximum air temperature 16.3c.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

9/7/17

Alan 
9/7/17 Will leave the best until last, so on that note we head for the Bungalow and the C&R fly department, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught and released a fine Sea Trout. Now to catch of the day and that accolade goes to Mr. Alan Cassidy and for good reason, Alan caught his first ever Salmon Grilse on Lough Currane this morning, so congratulations and may it be first of many and as every Game angler knows nothing like your first Salmon and believe it or not I can’t remember mine and why do you ask yourself ? Well it’s simple, I was only 4 years old and it was on the famous Butler Pool in 1963. Wind West light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air
 temperature 18.2c.  

8/7/17

Tim
Jim
8/7/17 Straight to the Salmon department, Dr. Tim Glesson, fishing with his good friend, caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now we head for the North Shore and the Bungalow and the fly department, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia caught and released 3 Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and considering the light wind conditions they did well in the fly department as you can see by Tim’s photo and for the rest of the fishing armada, they failed miserably in their duties but at least they had a good excuse. Wind West light to flat calm with reasonable cloud cover at times and very warm and humid. As promised here are the pictures of the 6. 68 lbs. Specimen Sea Trout caught by Local angler  Mr. Jim Sayers on Lough Derriana yesterday. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm. Maximum air temperature 17.4c.                                    

The Specimen Sea Trout hunter 

Friday, July 7, 2017

7/717

Gillie Tom O'Shea
7/7/17 UK angler Judge David Burton takes all the fly and Sea Trout headlines on Lough Currane today and finished his fishing trip with a fine C&R 3 lbs. Sea Trout and his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com takes the limelight but I will let you be the Judge of that! Now we head upstream to the higher lakes and Lough Derriana and Waterville’s top specimen Sea Trout hunter Mr. Jim Sayers, who I might add, kept his reputation and the Waterville Fishery as the anglers number one destination for the mighty Specimen Sea Trout and why do I say this, well today Jim caught a cracker of a 6. 68 lbs. specimen Sea Trout, caught on the fly and Jim’s specimen flie is the Bibio. There is a photo, as soon as I get it I will put it up! So watch this space! Wind W light to calm with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm. Maximum air temperature 17.3c.    

Thursday, July 6, 2017

6/7/18

Gillie Tom O'Shea
6/7/17 All the fly and Sea Trout headlines come from North Shore and the Bungalow and again UK angler, Judge David Burton, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught and released two fine Sea Trout, their best was 3 lbs. as you can see by the great photo taken of Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea and as you can also see by the photo the weather conditions weren’t easy, but as you can imagine the Judge and Gillie would beg to differ. Where’s the rest of Waterville anglers are concerned their aspirations were high this morning as my Noble anglers headed out on Waterville’s premier Salmon and  Sea Trout Lake, as the hours past their aspirations turned to commiserations and for good reasons, my Noble Anglers had to admit that their flie and lure selection had a lot to be desired and as the anglers headed for the bars to talk about their failures and downing their sorrows with whiskey and beer, my Noble Salmon and Sea Trout were jumping for joy and celebrating the anglers failures in producing a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane Sea Trout. That’s the Verdict of the Judge and the Gillie on today’s manipulations! Wind W light to calm with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm. Maximum air temperature 19.7c.                      

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

5/7/17

5/7/17 Judge David Burton and fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  laid the Law down in the Sea Trout department and for good reason, conditions on Lough Currane weren’t easy but the good Judge showed the rest of the Waterville anglers his skills in how to manipulate and stimulate his flies and by doing so caught two fine Sea Trout Both in the 1 ½ lbs class. Wind Light to calm West with good cloud cover. Yesterdays Weather, amount of rainfall 2.8mm. Maximum air temperature 16.1c.        

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4/7/17

Judge David Burton
4/7/17 We Start at Vincent’s harbour, UK and Waterville angler Mr. Ken Towner, caught a cracker of a 5 lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and I can tell you Ken was delighted with his afternoons manipulations in the Sea Trout department. Two anglers fishing on their own were seen catching a Grilse and a fine Sea Trout on the fly. Retired UK  Judge David Burton has the last say in today’s Salmon department and his catch of the day was a fine 4 lbs. Salmon caught on the fly and you can say without any fear of contradiction his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com is not Guilty in failing in his duties and the truth of the pudding is in the eating of. Now we head for the backdate department of www.lakelandshouse.com  Yesterday
Dublin anglers Connal Bennett had a 12 trout up to one and half pounds and Martin Kearney had two sea trout of 2 ½ lbs on Saturday and Sunday. Wind SW light and overcast and very foggy this evening. Yesterday weather, amount of rainfall 3.4mm. Maximum air temperature 16.4c.    

Monday, July 3, 2017

3/7/17

Frank
3/7/17 Local gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com was in good form in the Salmon department, while trolling on his own, caught a fine 5 lbs Salmon. Staying in the Salmon department, two anglers fishing on their own caught 1 Salmon. In the Sea Trout department, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught and released two Sea Trout up to 2 ½ lbs. Wind SW light and
overcast.  

Sunday, July 2, 2017

2/7/17

2/7/17 All the Sea Trout fly fishing headlines come from the Bungalow, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia, caught and released another fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of  www.oshealoughcurrane.com and in Neil’s hired out boat department a guest caught two Juniors, which were sportingly put back. Now to the apology department and for good reason and I can tell you that local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com gave me a right diplomatic thrashing for not mentioning that all the catches yesterday out of the Bungalow were catch and release and Dublin angler Mr. Enrico and  Kenmare angler Mr. Mike Hennessey weren’t amused either and can you blame them and no you can’t and as they say I’m guilty as charged, but the record has been put straight. Wind West light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfasll 2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 15.4c.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

1/7/17

1/7/17 All the Sea Trout headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow, Dublin angler Mr. Enrico Fantasia, caught a fine Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Staying at the Bungalow in Neil’s hired out boat Department, Kenmare angler Mr. Mike Hennessey, had a cracker of a day, with 3 Sea Trout ranging from Junior class up to 5 lbs. Just for the record there were a good few boats out but as usual they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Now for news on a Super Trawler off the Kerry Coast and I can tell you it will make you sick so click link. Wind NW light to fresh with misty rain for the most of the day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm. Maximum ait temperature 15.2. Amount of rainfall for the Month of June was 141.5 mm.      

Friday, June 30, 2017

30/6/17

Martin and Bob
30/6/17 All the Salmon and Sea Trout action come from the Bungalow on the North Shore, so straight to the Salmon and Sea Trout department. UK angler Martin Sutton, fishing out www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught a fine 4 lbs. Salmon Grilse on the troll and finished his day off with a fine fly C&R 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout, all while Fishing with his gillie Mr. Bob Priestley. We stay at the Bungalow and the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Tralee Angler Mr. Tadhg O’Neil and guest caught two trout on the drift and for the rest of the Angling community there was no comment, I wonder why? Its simple they were ashamed of their inability in producing a wild Atlantic Salmon or a Premier Lough Currane Sea Trout, be it on the fly or troll. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.6mm. Maximum air temperature 14.6c.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

29/6/17

29/6/17 There Were 10 Boats out manipulating this day on Lough Currane but with all their efforts the Lough Currane Anthem was none existent, you can say without any fear of contradiction that my Noble anglers flies and reels were like frozen assets and for good reason, my Noble Game Fish  were in a dormant mood which  is not surprising  with a strong and gusty wind from the NE blowing all day and very cold. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.2c.  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

28/6/17

Shay
28/6/17 All the Salmon and Sea trout headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow and we start in the Salmon department, first thing this morning, Shay McCarthy, caught a fine 4½ lbs. salmon caught on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie  Mr . Neil O'Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Staying at the Bungalow we move to the fly C&R Sea Trout department. Greg & Martin Sutton, while fishing with their gillie Mr. TOM O'Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught two fine Sea Trout both in the 1.2/5 lbs . class. Both caught on the drift. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday's weather, amount of rainfall 1.2 mm, maximum air temperature 14.9c. I'm early so if I get any news will update as soon as I can

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

27/6/17

Colin 
27/6/17 They say you can’t knock down a pro angler and today was a perfect example of that and yes you have it, the one and only Mr. Colin Lynam of Dublin takes the Crown King of the Salmon be it fly or troll because he was in control in all departments and for good reason on his last day of his Trip to the Waterville Fishery, he was in brilliant form again on Lough Currane and on Copal. We start on Lough Currane First thing this morning Colin, caught a fine 5 lbs. Grilse on the fly and topped that with a fine C&R 7 lbs. Salmon also caught on the fly and finished his Lough Currane fly trip with a C&R 5 ½ lbs, Sea Trout and as always he finished his day off on Copal and sealed his 1 hour trip With 2 4lbs. Grilse and on his last cast of the day caught a fine 2lbs. Sea trout and just for the record all the Copal fly fish were returned. You can say without any fear of contradiction Colin had an amazing fishing trip to Waterville and with 21 years experience, fishing this great Fishery that doesn’t surprise me. Wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover with the odd light shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 11.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 15.6.                            

Monday, June 26, 2017

36/6/17

Colin
26/6/17 Dublin angler Mr. Colin Lynam again takes all the Salmon headlines again today, you could say he’s on a good roll and he certainly is because he caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll and in his own words and I quote, caught it this morning and made up for the bad evening and a bad evening it turned out to be, with heavy rain and I mean heavy and has made a good flood. Wind SSE fresh and over cast. Just for the record there were six boats out and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s scores but just for the record Mr. Colin Lyman’s boat 1 the other 5 boats 0. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.4mm. Maximum air temperature 15.2c.            

Sunday, June 25, 2017

25/6/17

Colin
Michael and you can't beet experience 
25/6/17 Again Lough Currane produced some good fishing today, so straight to the action, first in the striking zone was Dublin angler Mr. Colin Lynam who was in great form again with his fly rod and just as good at the trolling and for good reason, Colin caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon on the fly, then decided to stalk for a Sea Trout and within a few casts caught and released a fine Sea Trout in the 4 lbs. class, but the action didn’t stop there because after a good session with his fly rod his experience told him his luck was in and went for a troll and within minutes his trolling rod was singing the Lough Currane National Anthem with a fine 4 lbs, Salmon for his efforts and in Colin’s own words not a bad couple of days fishing and there is no argument to that. Now we head for the North Shore and Waterville Boats and at  watervilleboats@gmail.com Local Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan was in good form today in the trolling department and for an angler who hasn’t been out very often this season showed the younger gillie’s how its done  and the older ones for that matter, why do I say this, well within half-hour going out he caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon and when he dispatched his fish, Michael put on barbless hooks to show how its done in the C&R department,
 well it didn’t take long I can tell you because Michael caught two more Salmon Grilse and as he was winding his fish in he pulled the hooks out of the Salmon’s Mouth and the rest is history and in Michael’s own  words easy come easy go and go he did to have his photo taken by the paparazzi. Wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.6mm. Maximum air temperature 15.2c.                                  
 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

24/6/17

Colin 
Frank holds fish of the day on the pool and Roger takes the photo!
24/6/17 The Waterville Fishery produced some cracking fishing today so straight to the action, with 10 boats out on the Lake there is only one angler that takes all the Salmon headlines and catch of the day on Lough Currane and that goes to Dublin angler Mr. Colin Lynam and he’s no stranger to the Waterville fishery and you can see why, because Colin, caught 3 Salmon on the troll and their weights are as follows 4 lbs. 5 lbs. 7 lbs. respectively and Colin finished his day off with two C&R fine Sea Trout caught on the fly/drift. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Mr. James Merriot, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  caught 1 Junior on the drift. Now we head down stream to the World Famous Butler Pool and catch of the day on the Pool, goes to Mr. Roger Simpson, while manipulating his flies on this famous river it wasn’t long before his fly rod was bent double into a cracker of a 12 lbs. Salmon but the action didn’t stop there because as soon as his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com dispatched his fine fish, Roger was on the hunt and his enthusiasm payed off with another fine Salmon in the 7 lbs. class which I might add he sportingly put back. Wind West fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.8mm. Maximum air temperature 15.4c.                  


Friday, June 23, 2017

23/6/17

Roger 
23/6/17 There was some cracking fishing on Lough Currane today, I will leave the best to last. We start at the Bungalow on the North Shore, UK angler, Graham, caught a fine 2 lbs Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com In the Bungalow’s hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. Eugene Ferris and party caught two fine Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs up to 4 lbs all caught on the fly and on the drift. Now for catch of the day, so we head out of the Bungalow and head for the South side and fly department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Rodger Simpson, was in fantastic form with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  and for good reason, Roger, caught two fine Salmon, both in the 5 lbs. class and finished his day off in the C&R department with 6 Sea Trout ranging from 2 lbs. up to 5 lbs. You can say without any fear of contradiction that Roger’s fly selection was Top Draw and rose a good few more. Wind West light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.0mm. Maximum temperature 15.1c.    
   

Thursday, June 22, 2017

22/6/17

Roger
Tony's 3 1.5 lbs. Sea Trout.
22/6/17 All the Salmon headlines come from the Southside and www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Rodger Simpson, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com  caught two fine Grilse on the fly, ranging from 5 lbs. up to 6 lbs. Now we cut across the Lake to the North side and the Bungalow, in the Sea Trout fly department, UK angler, Mr. Mick O’Neill, caught a fine 1 ½ lbs. Sea Trout, caught on the drift, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Now to the blooper department and yes you have it, I have done it again, failing to check my email and I can say without any fear of contradiction the angler in question wasn’t amused, so my apologies to Cork angler Mr. Tony Duke for my discrepancies, 3 weeks ago Tony caught a fine 3 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the fly and as you can see by the photo it’s a cracker of a Sea Trout. I hope this puts the record straight. Wind Light West. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.3mm. Maximum air temperature 23.8c.                          


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

21/6/17

21/6/17 Again Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments and that’s not surprising with very high humidity and a light wind from the WNW with reasonable cloud cover. On an angling point of view the least said the soonest mended. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.7mm. Maximum air temperature 26.0c.        

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

20/6/17

Thunder ready and waiting!
20/6/17 There is thunder and lightening in the air so straight to the facts of the day, well its simple there isn’t any and with bright sunshine and very humid and very light and variable wind, what do you expect, Fish! well think again because the Lough Currane anglers failed in all departments but to be fair we will exonerate the 4 boats out fishing this day on the hot waters of Currane. Wind as already stated. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 23.9

Monday, June 19, 2017

19/6/17

some view 
Rudy and Party 
26c and rising 
19/6/17  Lough Currane was like Blazing Saddles and for good reason, the sun was blazing down on the water and what anglers were out, they looked like Phantoms of the opera! One renowned fly angler Mr. Rudy Vey of the U.S.A. and Waterville, took to the saddle and the wild Pony Tracks of Lough Currane and as you can see by his fantastic photos his decision to take to the saddle was correct and in the words of his host Mr. Grant Rogerson of the Ring of Kerry Equestrian Centre, as they made it to the top of the hill looking over Currane, its nearly 26c, on that note you can understand why my Noble anglers failed miserably in their duties. Wind light W. Yesterday weather, maximum air temperature 22.2c.  

The Picture tells the story a satisfactory day!



Sunday, June 18, 2017

18/6/17

18 /6/17 Lough Currane was like a milk pond this morning, come afternoon there was a light breeze from the west and with bright sunshine all day and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know  today's results, need I say more, I will let you come to your own conlousion on the Waterville anglers performance.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

17/6/17

17/6/17 All the Salmon and Sea Trout headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow, in the C&R fly department, Mr. Peter Liddell, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the fly. Staying at the Bungalow, in Neil’s hired out boat department, Mr. Henan and party caught a fine 7 ½ lbs. Salmon and caught a nice basket of Sea Trout all on the fly. Wind WSW light with bright sunshine until evening. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.1 mm. Maximum air temperature 17.4c.                  

Friday, June 16, 2017

16/6/17

16/6/17 There was a nice breeze from the West and sadly my Noble anglers had to confess that they got their casts in a bit of a mess, so as you can imagine this writer tries his best to get them into a bigger mess! What dose this mean in plain English, yes you have it, they failed in all departments, need I say more! Wind W with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4 mm, Maximum air temperature 15.6c.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

15/6/17 Salmon Update at 23.46pm

Bill 
Frank
15/6/17 There was a nice mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout today, so straight to the action, we start on the South side and the Salmon department, Local Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a Fine 5 lbs. Grilse on the troll. Now we head for the North Shore and the Bungalow and the C&R Sea Trout department. Mr. Bill Hayes, caught and released a cracker of a 6 ½ lbs. Sea Trout, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  For the rest of the Lough Currane anglers they were silent as the Lambs as they looked up at today’s professionals. Wind West strong with good cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 11.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 15.1c.
Salmon update!
UK angler Mr. John Emes,
was in flying form today and for God reason, this morning John was in his London office and come evening he was fly fishing with his Gillie on Lough Currane and caught a fine 5.5 lbs Salmon on the fly, talk about come fly with me and they say Ryanair is good their Brilliant.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

14/6/17

14/6/17 There was a strong Southerly wind blowing across the lake all day, but this didn’t deter a few boats from venturing out on the rough waters of Lough Currane and going by my secret service or sources if you prefer, reported that there two Salmon caught on the fly by a Guest, while fishing with his Gillie, so congratulations to them both, the only bit of advice I can give the Gillie I hope he used Domestos to clean his boat this evening, if you get my drift. Wind as already stated with excellent cloud. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 15.8c.        

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

13/6/17

Lough Currane this evening, the calm after the wild conditions! 
13/6/17 It was a wild day on Lough Currane, with a strong SW wind blowing down the Lake, but this didn’t  stop Mr. Bill Rushby catching a fine 4 lbs, Grilse on the fly, While fishing with his Gillie and for the rest of the Lough Anglers there was no Comment and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know why! Wind as already stated, just for the record there was good cloud cover. Now to yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 1.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.3c.

Monday, June 12, 2017

12/6/17

Morag
Bill
12/6/17 There was fine action in all departments, so straight to the action. We start at the Bungalow and the trolling Salmon department, My catch of the day goes to Scottish angler Ms. Morag McClain from Aberdeen, who caught 2 Grilse, both in the 5 lbs class, while fishing with her Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com staying at the Bungalow in the fly and C&R Sea Trout department, Mr. Bill Hayes, caught a cracker of a 5 lbs. Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  Now for a mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout, Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com reported that he saw an angler catch a fine Grilse and a Sea Trout on the fly. Now we head for the backdate department, on the 9th of June,  Donal O'Neil and party while fly fishing the World famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie caught a fine 5.5 lbs. Salmon and four Brown Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Wind SW moderate with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.8 mm. Maximum air

temperature 15,2 c.