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Sunday, April 30, 2017

30/4/17

John With his C&R Salmon
I didn't fail in my Duties 
30/4/17 It was another wild day on Lough Currane, wild or not, anglers headed out and it’s the fly anglers that take all the headlines plus some mighty  quotes! So to the action and we head for the C&R fly department at the  Ledge, UK angler Mr. John Eames, while fishing with his Gillie, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon. Now for John’s quote of the day! 8lb Salmon caught on a Silver Stoat returned - I did not fail in my duties!!!!!!! Now we head for a Salmon fly fishing lesson, for the Gillie and the client, when fly fishing one shouldn’t leave your  renowned fly fishing station and for good reason, you might lose your spot to other renowned fly anglers and land up with egg on your face, so remember when taking a rest make sure your within the boundary’s of the Station!! Now we head for the Sea Trout fly department, UK angler Mr. Phil Staniforth, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine 4lbs. Sea Trout and now Dominic’s quote of the day, no Photo too rough and broke my Oarlocks, that’s how rough it was out there and I’m very tired after a hard day holding the boat,time for a well earned pint!! Now we head for the trolling department, German Angler fishing out of www.butlerarms.com  Mr. Axel ZurBrugge caught a fine Sea Trout on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and Neil also reported to me  that in the past few days he and his client caught and released two Seatrout while fishing the world Famous Butler Pool and www.watervillegolflinks.ie Wind SE gale blowing at times with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 13.6mm.Maximum air temperature 12.6c.                                                              

Saturday, April 29, 2017

29/4/17

29/4/17 I start on a sad note and for good reason, its with great sympathy that I have to inform you that my neighbour Mrs. Phyllis Greenan RIP of Douglas, Co Cork and of Caherdaniel West, Co Kerry, sadly past away on the 27th and on behalf of all the good people of Caherdaniel and Kerry I would like to send our deepest sympathy’s to her son Philip and all her family and friends and on a personal note, sorry Philip for your  great loss and I will always remember you holding up your first Salmon with your Mum down by the Lake, all I can say is your Mum may be gone but will never be forgotten. Now to today’s fishing news, Lough Currane was  wild this morning with a strong SE wind blowing but this didn’t deter four boats manipulating in all departments and as the 5 bells rang my Noble Anglers came in and looked at their calculators, low and behold all they could only register was a  0! need I say more. Wind as already stated, overcast with heavy showers throughout the day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.5mm. Maximum air temperature 12.4c.

Friday, April 28, 2017

28/4/17

28/4/17 Where do I start, well I suppose at the beginning and sadly the end is like the beginning and why do I say this well my Noble anglers went out first thing this morning empty handed and came back to their harbours this evening empty handed and one can only come to the conclusion that their choice of flies and lures have a lot to be desired and with 10 boats out manipulating this day, they ought to be ashamed of their performance. Wind West light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 11.9c.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

27/4/17

27/4/17 Lough Currane was all quiet after yesterdays fine catch, there were at least 10 boats manipulating this day and I can say without any fear of contradiction none of today’s anglers had a Father and Daughters touch in the Salmon department, so we head for the Sea Trout department, German Angler fishing out of www.butlerarms.com  Mr. Axel ZurBrugge caught a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout on the troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind NE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover, plus the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, 0.1mm of rainfall, maximum air temperature 10.9c.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

26/4/17

Aemilia and William
Nothing like a Double
Cheers
26/4/17 Today was Father and Daughters Day on Lough Currane and for good reason, Aemilia Timmermans, while fishing with her Father Mr. William Timmermans of Holland and Waterville and fishing out of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  caught two fine Salmon on the troll and both were in the 7 lbs. class, staying with the Dutch connection, Mr. Tim Van Der Laan of Holland, caught a fine Sea Trout on the fly, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Snr and for the rest of the participating anglers all failed miserably in their duties. Wind NNE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and cold but at least one boat was on fire with activity. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.0mm, Maximum air temperature 9.7c  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

25/4/17

25/4/17 Lough Currane anglers that were manipulating their flies or lures today, were not letting their fingers do the talking at the end of their day, I hear you say why? well there could be two reasons, firstly they are ashamed of their performance or their lack of skill to procure a wild Atlantic Salmon, or secondly their fingers were so cold at the end of the day they couldn’t text, which is not surprising because it was dam cold out there and for good reason, there was a NE wind blowing light to fresh, so I would say that is their excuse for their failure to communicate. Just for the record there were four boats out fighting the elements. Yesterdays weather. Maximum air temperature 12.4c.

Monday, April 24, 2017

24/4/17

24/4/17 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments. Wind NE and gusty with reasonable cloud cover and in the words of local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com it was brutal out there and very cold and just a few boats out 4 to be precise. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 14.0c.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

23/4/17

No Good No Fly's! 
23/4/17 There were six boats manipulating this day and I can say they failed miserably in their duties in all departments, but to be fair first thing this morning the lake was calm when the wind eventually did come it was light to calm from West with reasonable cloud cover at times. Come evening my Noble Anglers headed for the Bars and Swallowed their beer down fast and contemplated on their failures and as you can see by the picture, Swallows have a big talk too!  

Saturday, April 22, 2017

22/4/17


Axel ZurBrugge 
22/4/17 We start with the Sad news that Lough Currane has lost another great Angler, Mr. Jim Linehan of Kanturk RIP Co Cork and Ballinskelligs, sadly past away yesterday and on behalf of all the anglers of Waterville and the good people of Kerry we send our sincere sympathies to all his Family and friends. Jim Fished Lough Currane for many years and loved fishing out on the Sea especially Ballinskelligs Bay and not forgetting the Lakes of Killarney, all I can say is one thing, Jim you maybe gone but you certainly won’t be forgotten. Now today’s action and it all comes from the Bungalow, German angler, Mr. Axel ZurBrugge fishing out of the Butler arms   caught a fine 9 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the angling community they just watched with envy. Wind W light to calm this morning and light to fresh in the afternoon. Yesterdays weather . Maximum air temperature 15.7c.

Friday, April 21, 2017

21/4/17

Lough Currane today!


Photo taken 4 miles away! 
Sunset on Lough Currane
picture taken by Kath Freeman 
21/4/17 The weather takes all the head lines again today which is not surprising with the sun blazing down on Lough Currane, as you can see by the photo. Anglers that were out manipulating with their flies and lures, can say they are exonerated from criticism for the lack of fish   without any fear of contradiction and as I always say a picture always tells the story. Just for the record there were 4 boats out and there was a light wind from the West. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.6c.                    

Thursday, April 20, 2017

20/4/17

Lough Currane this morning
picture taken by Kath Freeman 
Ballinskelligs Bay
20/4/17 Lough Currane was like a mirror this morning with bright sunshine, it was good to see 10 boats heading out, but they had to wait for a bit of a breeze which eventually came in the afternoon from the West, come 5 pm this evening their Boats were as empty as when they left their port of call and as you can see the pictures tell the story and confirms my Noble Anglers are exonerated for failing in their duties in  procuring a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a Specimen Sea Trout. Wind as all ready stated. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 13.3c                  


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

19/4/17

The first C&R Sea Trout of 2017
caught on the fly by Martin.
Andy with the first specimen Sea Trout of 2017
with te Premier Sea Trout Lake in Ireland
in the background 
19/4/17 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in the Salmon department, but the same couldn’t be said on the Sea Trout department with two cracking Sea Trout caught. So lets get to the Sea Trout action. We start in the C&R fly department, local angler Mr. Martin Lanigan O’Keeffe, while fly fishing with is Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught fine 5 lbs. Sea Trout and just for the record that’s the first Sea Trout recorded caught on the fly this season. Now we head for the hired out boat and trolling department of watervilleboats@gmail.com Fish of the day goes to Northern Angler Mr. Andrew Wishart, who caught a cracker of a specimen Sea Trout of 6 ½ lbs. Wind W veered at times NW with reasonable cloud at times. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 12.4.c.  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

18/4/17

Anglers take note there is great satisfaction in C&R
18/4/17 Lough Currane was on the quiet side after the Easter Bank holiday weekend in all departments, but there was a bit of excitement around the Holly Island sometime today as a gillie and his client drifted in the Commeragh, boats watching from a distance new they were into a good fish? but as they got closer after about 20 minutes, they could see that the Gillie was on his mobile as his client waited patiently for him to finish his conversation and to carry on fishing. All I can say is some phone call some Gillie. As promised here is the photo of the Salmon being released by Mr. Matthew Solon on Sunday with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind light to calm with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.1mm. Maximum air temperature 12.0c.          

Monday, April 17, 2017

17/4/17

Michael and Matthew about Release their Salmon.
Michael 
17/4/17 Straight to the hired out boat department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Mr. Michael Solon of Co Clare caught and released a fine 10 lbs. Salmon, caught on the fly, while fishing with his Son Mr. Matthew Solon. Now to the trolling department, Mr. Michael Mymes, fishing out of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon and staying with Michael, I head for the clerical error department, yesterday I reported that Mr. Michael Mymes caught a Sea Trout on the fly this was incorrect, it was caught on the troll and I can tell you this, it was made quite clear to me by the Commandeering-in-Chief of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com so my apologies for that. Wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.1mm. Maximum air temperature 13.4c.      



Sunday, April 16, 2017

16/4/17

Neil and Matthew and their C&R Salmon
Jove with his Wild Atlantic Salmon
16/4/17 This Easter Sunday we start on the North Shore and at the Bungalow, in the C&R fly department, Mr. Matthew Solon, from Co Clare, While fishing with is Gillie Mr. Neil O'Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 8lbs.salmon on the fly today and sportingly put back this fine fish so it can fight the elements of the Commeragh River and hopefully spawn this December. Just for the record Mr. Matthew Solon is also a professional Fishing Guide and works as a Gillie on the Ponoi river in Russia. Just for a matter of interest I will have a picture of  Matthew’s fish being released in the next few days, sorry for this! Now we stay on the North Shore and head East down the Shore line and to Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com Mr. Michael Mymes caught a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the fly, while fishing with is Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of watervilleboats@gmail.com and in Michael’s backdate fly department, yesterday, Mr. John McBride from Co Down caught a nice 3lbs Grilse on the World famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie  Now we head across the Lake to the South side and catch of the day Mr. Jove Panlilio from the Philippines caught a cracker of a 13 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com they say a picture tells a story and you can say without any fear of contradiction that’s one satisfied Angler and all I can say is congratulations and well done. There were at least 10 boats out this day on Lough Currane, wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 11.5c.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

15/4/17

Brod
The Master.
15/4/17 They say a good angler never losses his touch and today was a perfect example when renowned retired Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Waterville, while fishing with his good friend Terence from Co Mayo, caught a cracker of a 13 lbs. Salmon on the troll going by the Major’s point. Now for quote of the day from  retired Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan, I and Terence showed those so called professionals anglers how its done and I must say its not bad for a Man in his eighties. I don’t have to report how the other anglers did because Mr. Brod O’Sullivan put it in a nut shell. Just for the record there were 12 boats out manipulating this Easter weekend, Wind North light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.3mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4c.            


Friday, April 14, 2017

14/4/17

14/4/17 All the headlines come from the Bungalow on the North shore. Caherciveen Angler Dr. Jim Comerford, while trolling caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon and you can say without any fear of contradiction that Jim had a good Friday. For the rest of the angling community and their manipulations the least said the soonest mended. Wind West light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.5mm. Maximum air temperature 12.6c.  

Thursday, April 13, 2017

!3/4/17

 13/4/17 There were a nice few boats out manipulating their lures around the points and ledges and into the deep and out to the Bull, as the fly anglers cast their flies into the current or into the Ledge, trying to entice A wild Atlantic Salmon and as you can tell by my writing my Noble Anglers failed miserably this Holy Thursday. Wind SW light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.8mm. Maximum air temperature 12.4c.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

12/4/17

12/4/17 There were at least 4 four boats manipulating this day on Lough Currane and with all their skill and knowledge they still couldn’t procure a Wild Atlantic Salmon, in other words they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. So on that note we head for the complaining department and yes you have it, yesterday I revived a text on why I keep taking shots at the Waterville anglers and here is the text in full, Just for the record Vincent there are probably many fish caught on the lake that are not reported to you so you should not blagard the anglers. There was a fine 10 lb salmon caught on Sunday 9th, fresh but with net marks on him. Maybe it's not the angler's fault, it's the lack of fish. !!!! Now for my defense, Well thanks for starters and just for the record I do know that there’s a lot of Salmon not reported and that is a fact and of which you have proved by the text you sent me and forgive the pun, Anglers who don’t report their catches are letting the local community down in a big way because for every Salmon or big Sea Trout which is not reported is a big financial Loss to the community, One Salmon or a specimen Sea Trout is potentially worth 250 Euros and how do I come up with that calculation, well one Salmon or Sea Trout might entice 1 angler to come down and fish the Waterville Fishery and last but not least I don’t have a Crystal Ball because if you the anglers don’t report that is not my problem because I can only report what is reported to me, need I say more! Wind NE light and overcast. Yesterdays maximum air temperature 10.8c.          

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

11/4/17

Alfred 
11/4/17 All the News comes from the Bungalow on the North Shore and for good reason, Alfred from Germany and fishing in a hired out boat from www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll and for the rest of the angling community they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind NW light with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather air temperature 11.7c            

Monday, April 10, 2017

10/4/17

10/4/17  There were 4 boats out manipulating the Waters of Lough Currane today and sadly again my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments be it the fly or the troll, so on that note we will head for the criticism department and fair play to the angler who sent a text to me complaining about my attack on the Anglers failure in catching a Wild Atlantic Salmon and his texts is as fallows, Vincent it amazes me the way you abuse we poor anglers when nothing is caught, because to be honest if we anglers fished the same way you write there would never anything to report and as you would say and I quote, the truth of the pudding is in the eating of. Just for the record there was no name on the text and normally I would ignore that type of Text but I like the anglers sense of humour, plus he will be surprised that its up on the Blog. Wind North light with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 0.1mm. Maximum air temperature 13.7c.  

Sunday, April 9, 2017

9/4/17

9/4/17 All Lough Currane Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments, I’m coming to the conclusion their a bunch of amateurs especially in the fly department!! Its about time they pulled their act together and the same goes for the anglers who’s trolling. Wind W then veered NW with reasonable cloud cover at times with April showers this evening. Maximum air temperature yesterday was 16.1c.                                

Saturday, April 8, 2017

8/4/17

Lough Currane 
8/4/17 Here is today’s Lough Currane menu, for starters there were 5 boats manipulating between the fly fishing and trolling, I can say without any fear of contradiction My Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Now for the weather menu, Bright sunshine all day with a light wind from the south and as you can see by the picture it shows that the anglers had a legitimate excuse for failing to catch a wild Atlantic Salmon.              

Friday, April 7, 2017

7/4/17

7/4/17 My Noble anglers didn’t  let their fingers do the talking at the end of the day, so I had to Google their performances and low and behold I got the answer within 2 seconds and the answer was they failed miserably in their duties in all departments and with a nice breeze from the South, plus there were six boats manipulating, one would have thought they would have procured a Wild Atlantic Salmon, admittedly they had one excuse and that was there was bright sunshine all day.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6/4/17

Bob
10 lbs. Wild Atlantic Salmon
 6/4/17 Lough Currane was on the bright side, even though there was nice water coming down the Mouth of the Commeragh, sadly my Noble fly anglers couldn’t entice a wild Atlantic Salmon to the fly so on that disappointing note we will head for the trolling department where I can say there was some action and all headlines go to local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley fishing on his own, caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon while manipulating his lures and as I always say a picture always tells a story. Maximum air temperature yesterday 11.1c. Amount of rainfall 0.0.          
      


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

5/4/17

Thorsten 
5/4/17 All the action comes from the Bungalow and the hired out department of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Thorsten from Germany, caught a fine 9lbs ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll and as you can see by the picture there wasn’t much wind out on the lake and what wind was there was coming from the North, light and overcast. Now for the rest of the angling news, there were 7 boats out and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know the rest of the anglers made no comment and why you ask yourself, well its simple they failed miserably in their duties.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4/4/17

4/4/17 Wlld yesterday and calm today and I will put it in a nutshell, my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind NE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Amount of rainfall yesterday 21mm.

Monday, April 3, 2017

3/4/17

  3/4/17 Lough Currane was at a standstill with a strong SW wind, but I say that with a stutter because one boat did venture out and I presume headed for the Mouth of the Commeragh for a bit of fly action, but all I can report there was plenty of casts but no takers and in the words of the Gillie in question, Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com No good and a bit rough and I was the only boat out and that sums up today’s action. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy rain at times and made a flood. Amount of rainfall yesterday, 0.1mm Maximum air temperature 11.7c. Just to let you know there is good news on sponsorship department, Inland Fisheries Ireland announces sponsorship for Kerry angling initiatives.      
 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2/4/17

Peter
2/4/17 Straight to the Action and the trolling department, First thing this morning Mr. Peter Murphy, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon, while fishing with is Gillie, now we head for the afternoon session, German Angler and no stranger to the Waterville Fishery. Mr. Peter Rall caught a fine 9lbs. Salmon on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley.
Wind SW with good cloud cover. Yesterdays rainfall 0.1mm. Maximum air temperature 11.6c.      
Peter

Saturday, April 1, 2017

1/4/17

1/4/17 As we all know today was April Fools day and my Noble Anglers take the Lough Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon April Fools plaque with honours! Need I say more! Wind North and gusty with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall yesterday 5.2mm. Maximum air temperature 12.6c. Just for the record there were 9 boats  manipulating.