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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

31/1/16

31/1/17 There were four boats out and I will put it in plain English, they failed miserably in their duties in all departments and in the words of one angler and I quote, now the Shooting season is over the professionals will be back in action, well time will tell. Wind calm in the morning, come afternoon there was a light breeze from the West with reasonable cloud cover.    


Inny River Brown - Tags for 2017 

As the Inny River has been set as a Brown Tag River for 2017, there is a total allowable catch by rod and line of 30 salmon or sea trout (over 40cm) for 2017 

Due to the low amount of Brown Tags available to anglers, it has been decided that they will be distributed via a lottery system at four different dates throughout the season. 

 March 1st  6 tags will be issued  

June 1st  8 tags will be issued 

July 1st 8 tags will be issued 

August 1st 8  tags will be issued 

The lottery will be held at the Inny Bridge on the Waterville / Cahersiveen road at 18:00 (6pm). Time and venue may change depending on weather but anyone who has submitted details to the authorized distributor will be notified beforehand. 

Tags will not be distributed before March 1st  in order to allow anglers to purchase their licences and submit their licence number to the authorized distributor. Any angler wishing to fish the Inny during this period will have to do so using Catch and Release methods only. 

The authorized distributor is; 

David Lordan  IFI, Kenneigh, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry 087 0697440 

A valid National or Kerry licence number for 2017 must be submitted with name, address and contact number to the authorized distributor only, up to 2 days before each lottery. 

In order to ensure that the tags are distributed as evenly as possible, if an angler receives a tag in any of the draws, whether or not they use it throughout the season, they cannot enter any of the 'remaining draws. 

If an angler decides to finish their season early, we would encourage them to return the tag to the authorized distributor so as it can be put back into the pool of tags for the next draw. 

Any angler wishing to fish the Inny River without a brown tag assigned to their licence must do so using catch and release methods only: 

 Anglers may not use worms.  Anglers must use single, barbless hooks at all times. 

The fish must be handled carefully and should not be removed from the water prior to release. 


Brown tags cannot be transferred between licence holders without contacting the authorized distributor before the tag has been transferred. 



Monday, January 30, 2017

30/1/17

30/1/17 What anglers decided to go fishing were disappointed and for good reason, the weather took command and dictated today’s procedure and there was only one course of action, yes you have it, it was a day for the high stool again and talk about the southerly Gaels cutting across Lough Currane and as my Noble Angers were talking of the ins and outs of fishing in the bar there was steady rain for the best of the day. Now to all anglers who love your River Inny here are the 2017 regulations and the only advice I can give you is read it carefully so you can get your quota hopefully, so read on.



Inny River Brown - Tags for 2017

As the Inny River has been set as a Brown Tag River for 2017, there is a total allowable catch by rod and line of 30 salmon or sea trout (over 40cm) for 2017

Due to the low amount of Brown Tags available to anglers, it has been decided that they will be distributed via a lottery system at four different dates throughout the season.

 March 1st  6 tags will be issued

June 1st  8 tags will be issued

July 1st 8 tags will be issued

August 1st 8  tags will be issued

The lottery will be held at the Inny Bridge on the Waterville / Cahersiveen road at 18:00 (6pm). Time and venue may change depending on weather but anyone who has submitted details to the authorized distributor will be notified beforehand.

Tags will not be distributed before March 1st  in order to allow anglers to purchase their licences and submit their licence number to the authorized distributor. Any angler wishing to fish the Inny during this period will have to do so using Catch and Release methods only.

The authorized distributor is;

David Lordan  IFI, Kenneigh, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry 087 0697440

A valid National or Kerry licence number for 2017 must be submitted with name, address and contact number to the authorized distributor only, up to 2 days before each lottery.

In order to ensure that the tags are distributed as evenly as possible, if an angler receives a tag in any of the draws, whether or not they use it throughout the season, they cannot enter any of the 'remaining draws.

If an angler decides to finish their season early, we would encourage them to return the tag to the authorized distributor so as it can be put back into the pool of tags for the next draw.

Any angler wishing to fish the Inny River without a brown tag assigned to their licence must do so using catch and release methods only:

 Anglers may not use worms.  Anglers must use single, barbless hooks at all times.

The fish must be handled carefully and should not be removed from the water prior to release.


Brown tags cannot be transferred between licence holders without contacting the authorized distributor before the tag has been transferred.




Sunday, January 29, 2017

29/1/17

29/1/17 Four boats headed out with good intentions of catching that first allusive Salmon, but come evening their enthusiasm on this 13th day was soon short lived as they headed for the bar to discuss their misgivings of the day and their failure in all departments. Wind light and variable with good cloud cover. Air temperature 8c but felt like 6c.          

Saturday, January 28, 2017

28/1/17

28/1/16  All quiet on the SW front, with just four boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane, sadly  their skills to catch the first Salmon of the season has a lot to desired, need I say more ! Wind West light with good cloud cover. Now we head for the Waterville Inn because tonight is party time, The local  shooter's club are having their annual end of season party, and there will plenty of live  music so no doubt there will be a few sore heads! tomorrow.

Friday, January 27, 2017

27/1/17

Calm
27/1/17 There was just one boat out manipulating today but sadly he did a Les Dawson, a Blankety Blank chequebook and pen! On the Weather front, Lough Currane was on the calm side and what wind was there was from the SW, come evening the Lake was flat calm as you can see by the picture. Amount of rain fall yesterday was 23.1 mm. As you see by the video taken yesterday evening it was no small flood and talking of the Inny, to all you River Inny anglers there are new rules for 2017, forgive the pun, you might be Browned off when you read the rules! You can see the New rules on my Facebook page    


Thursday, January 26, 2017

26/1/17

26/1/17 In the Words of local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and I quote, Too much stormy weather to go out fishing and that’s not surprising with storm force SE wind blowing across the lake and in the words of another gillie many moons ago, a day for the high stool and you can be sure there was plenty of wind in the bar too. Wind as already stated and heavy rain for most of the day. Amount of rainfall yesterday 19.2 mm.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

25/1/17

25/1/17 Anglers were not manipulating their flies or lures this day and for good reason, all fishing  stations were at a standstill , reason being there was a strong Southerly gail wind blowing across the lakes with gusts up to 100 kilometres and just for the record Kerry is on a yellow alert until tomorrow and heavy rain for the SW and talking of rain the amount of rainfall yesterday there  was 9.7mm. Tomorrow's  forcast  isn't much better.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

24/1/17

24/1/17 The only boat out this morning was local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen of Watervilleboats@gmail.com Eric reported that he drew a blank in the morning and that was his ration for the day, reason  being it blew up nasty and that was the end of the days manipulations.  Wind SSE fresh this morning and strong after lunch. There was good cloud cover with misty rain. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 8.5 mm

Monday, January 23, 2017

23/1/17

23/1/17  Lough Currane was a bit on the wilder side this day with a fresh to strong ESE wind blowing across the Lake. My secret Service reports that there were 4 boats manipulating the lures around the Holly Island up to the Grey Rock into the Grassy and straight into the North Shore and what did My Noble Angers produce, I will tell you, absolutely nothing in the Wild Atlantic Salmon Department, even though I’m sure there was some action in the Kelt department. Wind as already stated with good cloud cover with heavy rain this evening, one will have to wait and see how much.  

Sunday, January 22, 2017

22/1/17

22/1/17 There were a few boats out this first Sunday of the season and the only angler who did a Billy Donegan of http://www.radiokerry.ie and I quote Billy’s catch phrase ie let your fingers do the talking. So lets get to the action, Kildare and Waterville Angler Mr. Noel. Clancy certainly let his fingers do the talking and going by his text, Noel had some good action in the trolling department, but sadly it was all in the Kelt department, he caught two Salmon Kelts and finished his day off with a cracker of a fish so he thought until he brought it close to the boat, experienced told him that it was a fine spent Sea Trout of about 8 lbs give or take and thankfully all his fish were released safe and sound. Wind ESE light with reasonable cloud cover with the light shower. Air temperature 8c felt 6c.    

Saturday, January 21, 2017

21/1/17

21/1/17 There were a few boats out manipulating, but sadly when their reels sang out, their smile was soon wiped out as they netted their Kelt and here are the reported catches. We start at the West end of the Lake, Kildare and Waterville Angler Mr. Noel Clancy, caught 1 Kelt while trolling. Now we head down the North Shore to Local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen and at watervilleboats@gmail.com who caught 2 kelts on the troll. Wind ESE light with reasonable cloud cover, air temperature 7c felt like 5c                      


Friday, January 20, 2017

20/1/17

20/1/17 Lough Currane Secret Service reports that there were two boats manipulating and the anglers in question were local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley and Kildare and Waterville Angler Mr. Noel Clancy. Noel reported that he caught 3 Kelts on the Troll and were all returned safely, so I’m sure they will make their way down stream to the Wild Atlantic Way. Wind ESE light with bright sunshine this morning and with reasonable cloud cover this afternoon, air temperature 11c but felt like 8c.                  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

19/1/17

19/1/17 Lough Currane’s fishing menu for the day, bright sunshine, a light ESE wind, plus the odd sound of a trolling reel going off, then a hush of disappointment as the angler or anglers realised it was a Kelt. Air temperature 8c felt like 7c  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

18/1/17

18/1/17 There were a few boats manipulating but no reports of any real action except for the odd Kelt being caught and talking of Kelts, if you catch one I would appreciate it if you would report to me and remember to put your Kelts catches down in your log book. Wind SSE light and overcast, air temperature 10c felt like 8c  

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

17/1/17

A picture always tells a story
17/1/17 Its great to be back in the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts zone and tight lines to all you anglers this 2017 season. Lough Currane had a calm of sadness this opening day and for good reason. It’s with great sadness that I have to inform you with the passing of Mrs Kathleen O’Shea RIP, Wife of Gillie Mr. Donal O’Shea and Mother of Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea, Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea, Daughters Ann and Kathleen, Daughter-in-law Patsy, Son-in-law’s Eamon and Michael and all the Grandchildren. So on behalf of all the Anglers and all Donal’s, Neil’s and Tom’s clients, and all the good people of Kerry we send our sincere sympathies to all the O’Shea Family and friends. Staying with the Lough Currane calm of sadness in the past few weeks UK angler Mr. Jonathan Fish RIP, Dublin Angler Mr PJ Lynham RIP, have sadly past away and again our sincere sympathies to both their families and friends. So on that sad start to the season we head out on to Lough Currane for today’s action or I should say the lack of it and for good reason, my Noble Anglers failed Miserably in their duties in both the fly and trolling departments, but to be fair to the fly anglers there was little to no wind as you can see by this photo. Just for the record there were a good few Kelts caught on the troll which is a good sign. Wind SSE light to calm with good cloud cover, air temperature 8c but felt like 7c.  Just for the record there were about 9 boats out manipulating.