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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

28/2/17

28/2/17 Lough Currane again was on the wild side with a strong and squally North wind with the odd wintery shower. Now for Angling News, the least said the soonest mended and for good reason the anglers that did venture out failed miserably in their duties.  Important Notice Remember The first of March is the big draw for the Brown Tag lottery so if you have forgotten the rules keep reading and take note.  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, February 27, 2017

27/2/17

27/2/17 There were 3 boats manipulating this cold day while temperatures were just above freezing and with a brisk and gusty wind from the West which made it feel even colder and to make things worse there were wintery showers throughout the day and all my Noble Anglers got for their efforts were chilblains and cold cramps, come evening all they could talk about in the Bar was about the one that got away, mind you it was a different story after a few jars!   Important Notice Remember The first of March is the big draw for the Brown Tag lottery so if you have forgotten the rules keep reading and take note.  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, February 26, 2017

26/2/17

Front Entrance of the Waterville Lake Hotel  
26/2/17 Lough Currane was on a Orange weather warning alert today as storm force South Westerly winds battered down the Lake, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know Lough Currane anglers were fruitless, as all fishing satiation's were closed and if a boat did venture out? you could say the angler in question was a Cadbury fruit and Nut Case!! Going back to Waterville Lake Hotel that was! here are a few pictures of the front entrance, an end of an era and the beginning of a new one!!
photo taken from the front entrance 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

25/2/17

25/2/17 There were 3 boats manipulating in calmer
waters today with a nice breeze coming from the West and overcast with heavy showers. Now for the action or the lack of I should say, the only angler to see a bit of action was Kildare and Waterville Angler Mr. Noel Clancy and in his own words and I quote, Another cracking day with 5 small Kelts to my rod and all caught on the troll, all put back safe and sound. Now to the other two boats, I can say without any fear of contradiction there was no comment and I wonder why, its simple they failed miserably in their duties in all departments.  

Friday, February 24, 2017

24/2/17

24/2/17 With all the excitement of the falling or knocking down of the Waterville Lake Hotel, my Noble Anglers are still gobsmacked  of the Rise and fall of the Waterville Lake, going by their performance today if my noble Anglers were on site and performed as they are doing on the Lake they would be sacked!! On yesterdays Notes it brought a lot of interest on the Blog, I received an email from an avid reader of the Fishery Notes with a nice bit of history of the Waterville Lake. So Mr. Mike Power of Dublin has the last word on today’s Notes.  Vincent,
Thank you very much for putting up those photos of the demolition of the Waterville Lake Hotel.
The Southern Lake hotel 
I stayed in the hotel one Easter weekend many years ago.
In fact, I am old enough to remember when the Southern Lake Hotel sat on the same site, managed by the late Ann Meldon RIP. My wife and I are booked to visit Waterville for two weeks in July and I can't wait!!
Regards
Mike Power

Thursday, February 23, 2017

23/2/17



Waterville Lake Hotel
Flattend
The Pool the last stand
23/2/17 Storm Doris takes the headlines as anglers were left stranded on the shoreline as they looked up towards the Waterville Lake Hotel that was, yes you have it, sadly it was demolished yesterday!! What would the great Mr. Jack Mulcahy RIP say if he was alive today, Jack Built this great Hotel, which was opened in 1972. As I knew Mr. Jack Mulcahy reasonably well, I’m sure there would be a tear in his eye, then he would smile because he was a great believer in progress ie the Waterville Golf links. On a personal note it’s a Pity they don’t have a Statue of the Great Jack Mulcahy in Waterville. Wind North and strong with heavy showers.                    

The Pictures tell the story

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

22/2/17

Wind or no wind I'll go fishing!
22/2/17 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in the Pro Fisherman department? And for good reason, there was a strong 35 km SW wind with gusts up to 70 Km but at least there was one Pro that went out and fought the wild elements of Lough Currane and that was the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and his quote of the day and report of the day is as follows, very lonely out here, I’m the only boat out and just two Kelts for my effort.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

21/2/17

21/2/17 There were  3 boats out manipulating on Lough Currane today and again they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind W  fresh to strong and overcast  with rain at times.

Monday, February 20, 2017

20/2/17

20/2/17 There were four boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane today and you can say one thing is certain my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties again. What can I say about those so called anglers, well only one word comes to mind, amateurs !! Wind Westerly and overcast  all day. Air temperature 11c felt like 9c. Amount of rainfall so far for February 99.6mm.  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

19/2/17

 19/2/17 There were 5 boats out this day manipulating their lures and flies, but the only bit of stimulating my Noble Anglers got was in the trolling department with a few Kelts being caught. Wind NW light with good cloud with the odd shower.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

18/2/17

18/2/17 There were four boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane today and you can say without any fear of contradiction they all failed miserably in their duties in the procurement of the wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover.

Official there was no strike on the lake today. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

17/2/17

17/2/17 There was a fresh to strong SW wind blowing with good cloud cover with misty rain, but this didn’t deter Local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com from manipulating his flies and lures but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon was in a lethargic mood, as I must say were the rest of the angling pros as they sat by the fire on this miserable day, the lazy articles! Amount of rainfall so far this month 82.7 mm. Air temperature 9c felt 7c.            

Thursday, February 16, 2017

16/2/17

16/2/17 There were a few boats manipulating in all departments as they hammered the North side of Lough Currane but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon gave the Currane anglers a Winston Churchill this day. I’m coming to the conclusion my Noble Anglers need a few lessons from the McGillicuddy school of  fishing. Wind SW light with good cloud cover.      

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

15/2/17

15/2/17 There was great anticipation today after yesterday's breaking of the ice, but my Noble Angers were soon brought down to earth which is not surprising, going by what I heard a good few Angers had soar  heads after last night's celebrations, all I can say is I have no sympathy for any of them, cheers. WIND SW fresh with good cloud cover. Just for the record we all know who caught  the first on the Troll, now  the battle is on who will get the first Salmon on the fly, I wonder what odds would  the bookie give on Dominic doing the double.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

14/2/17

Dominic Strikes first
Dominic breaks the ice
Damian presents the Paddy Carey Cup
14/2/17 At last the waiting is over as the ice melted on Lough Currane today, Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com took the Bull by the horns or I should say Rapalas, while fishing on his own early this afternoon caught the first 9 lbs. Salmon of 2017 while trolling along the North Shore as other anglers looked on with envy and I can tell you the first port of call was the Waterville Inn to be presented the Paddy Carey Memorial Cup by the Landlord Mr. Damian Duff  and I can tell you the Beer is flowing this Valentines evening. On a personal note it was nice to see that my words of wisdom of no spin No fly’s were brought out in practice and if you read Saturdays notes today’s fish kept Lough Currane record intact. Wind S fresh with good cloud cover and just for the record there were a good few Kelts caught today.    



The Smile tells the story

My work is done for the day

14/2/17

Breaking news lough Currane ice is Broken yes you have it the one and only Mr . Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithindom.com  caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the Troll.

Monday, February 13, 2017

13/2/15

 Heinz  RIP
13/2/17 Lough Currane was at a standstill with a strong SE Gale blowing across the Lake as anglers just watched the waves hit the shoreline and I can tell you it wasn’t long before they headed for the Bars for a pick me up liquid libation, but I must say one angler did hit the elements once wind dropped but to no avail. Again the Waterville Fishery has lost another great angler, I am sad to inform you that German Angler Mr. Heinz Stratman RIP past away earlier this month. I can say without any fear of contradiction that Heinz’s history and knowledge of fishing goes back 50 years on this fishery and what a great character he was. Heinz you will surly be missed in the Salmon Sea Trout community, so on that note on behalf of all the anglers and the good people of Kerry, we send our deepest sympathies to his Good Wife, Family and Friends.        

Sunday, February 12, 2017

12/2/17

Cheers the waves were nearly as big as those large Paddy's  
12/2/17 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong NE blowing up the Lake, so as you can imagine again most anglers preferred a warm fire and a large Paddy and spoke of what could have been and I’m not talking of Mr. Bean ether! Going back on Lough Currane there were two boats manipulating but sadly no takers. Wind as already stated and over cast and very cold air temperature 5c. felt 0c. I end this weeks notes on a sad note, I regret to inform you that the Waterville Fishery has lost another great angler, Mr. Kevin Edwards RIP of Town View, Mallow and late of Killahan, Abbeydorney passed away, so on behalf of all the anglers and the good people of Kerry, we send are deepest sympathies to all his Family and Friends.        

Saturday, February 11, 2017

11/2/17

Cold Brisk day on Lough Currane
11/2/17 I’m coming to the conclusion that the majority of you Lough Currane anglers are getting Lazy! how do you expect this fishery to keep its status of a Great Fishery if you anglers are warming your backsides in the bar! and if you know the history of the pros and cons of Lough Currane you would know the deadly day is approaching the Currane system fast, so get out there and keep that record intact and just for the record that’s 54 years of experience talking. Wind NE fresh and very cold, air temperature 5c felt like 1c bright sunshine with cloud cover at times.      

Friday, February 10, 2017

10/2/17

10/2/17 There were 3 boats manipulating the Currane waters today and what can one say about their professionalism, in one word, amateurish and why do I say this its simple their performance has a lot to be desired in all departments. Now we will leave the sarcasm department and head for a bit of history in the Salmon records department,  to get these facts click the link, I think you will be interested ? Wind SE moderate with bright sunshine all day, air temperature 5c felt like 3c.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

9/2/17

Here is your meteorological service for Lough Currane today. In the words of two renowned Gillie’s based on the North Shore, I will start in alphabetical order. Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com said the lake was lifting this morning and this was also confirmed by Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and Tom also reported there were no boats out fishing out from the North Side today and for good reason, there was a southerly gale blowing across the lake. Air temperature 9c but felt like 6c. Just for the record Valentia Observatory has recorded 64 mm of rainfall so far for February. Wind as already stated, there was good cloud cover with showers.    

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

8/2/17

8/2/17 You could say today was all wind and no entertainment in the Wild Atlantic Salmon department, as my noble anglers failed to entice  the wild elusive Salmon and they call themselves professionals Mm! Wind fresh Southerly with showers air temperature 9c felt like 7c.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

7/2/15

7/2/17 Lough Currane was on the calm side this day and what wind was there was from the NW added with a few hale showers and it was cold out there. The only boat to report any action was local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Eric reported to me that the only bit of action was in the Kelt department. Wind as already stated, air temperature 6 c felt like 1c.

Monday, February 6, 2017

6/2/17

6/2/17 Again the weather takes the headlines with a strong SE gale blowing across the lake this morning which made fishing virtually impossible, come afternoon the wind veered SW fresh, but sadly my Noble Anglers had already had called it a day by then.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

5/2/17

5/2/17 Here are today's  facts and quote of the day all in one sentence from local Gillie of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  No good. My first day out. Cold north wind, 5  boat's
out. I will finish by saying that is your ration for today's miserable action and l must apologise on behave of the angler's, their lack of ability to catch the wild Atlantic Salmon.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

4/2/17

4/2/17 Anglers still waiting for that elusive Wild Anltic Salmon as they hammered the Norham Shore  with the troll and the fly, angler's did likewise with the fly but to all no avail. Wind Light  SW and very  cold.

Friday, February 3, 2017

3/2/17

3/2/17 There was just one boat out and going by all accounts my Noble Angler failed miserably in his duties. Wind SW light with good cloud cover. Amount of rainfall in the last 2 days 22.7 mm.  The average temperature in the last 2 days was 10.1 Celsius at times felt like 8c.
             
   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.







Thursday, February 2, 2017

2/2/17

Update
No Boats out and wind wasn't all quite on the SW front as all ready stated


Lough Currane is at a standstill with strong SE WIND BLOWING, don't think that there will any fishing today ? Will Update you tonight and if I don't you will know my net is down.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1/2/17

1/2/17 lough Currane was at a standstill with SW  gales  blowing across the Lake and thats the full story of the day, I could add more but that would be bar talk, so we will stick with no Spin No Flys just Facts.