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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

31/5/17

David
31/5/17 All the reel talking and Salmon headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow, UK angler Mr. David Carr of Carlisle, caught a lightening fresh 4 lbs. Salmon/Grilse, while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com As you can see into tonight's report there is no other anglers names for the simple reason they failed miserably in their duties in all departments and a few lessons wouldn’t do any harm for those who have failed to let their reel do the talking. Wind SW light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.5mm. Maximum air temperature 15.7c.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

30/5/17

30/5/17 With all their  tribulations and manipulations, none of the ten boats out today could stimulate a wild Atlantic Salmon or stalk  a Lough Currane Specimen Sea Trout successfully. In defense of the angler's, they would say it was too bright day, all I can say is the fish were too bright today, if you get my drift!  Well at least my Noble Game fish were smiling with jubilation as they give my Noble angler's a Winston Churchill this day, as my Noble Anglers drown their sorrows with a liquid libation and discuss their failures of the day. Wind N light to fresh. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.1mm. Maximum air temperature 16.1c.      

Monday, May 29, 2017

29/5/17

William
29/5/17 All the Salmon fly headlines come from the Southside of Lough Currane, So straight to the fly action, UK angler Mr. William Smith, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a cracker of a 9 lbs. Salmon this morning and fair play to William, there’s nothing like having your reel do the talking as the rest of the angling community listened to the Lough Currane anthem and watched with envy. Just for the record there were six boats manipulating this day. Wind W light to fresh at times with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.1mm. Maximum air temperature 18.5c.        

Sunday, May 28, 2017

28/5/17

Don
28/5/17 All the Salmon headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow, Cork angler, Mr. Don Spicer, caught a lightening fresh 5 lbs. Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com now we head for the Sea Trout department,  German fly angler, Mr. Markus Kruse, while fishing with Gillie, caught and released a fine 1.½ lbs. Sea Trout and considering there was hardly any wind he did well with his fly rod and what wind was there came from the West, light to calm and there was good cloud cover at times. Now for the rest of the angling news and quote of the day comes from the silent Gillie, did you know silence is golden and it certainly was where the other anglers were concerned and I wonder why, I will leave the rest to your imagination! Yesterdays weather 2.8mm of rainfall maximum air temperature 15.6c

Saturday, May 27, 2017

27/5/17

27/5/17 There were six boats manipulating their flies and stimulating their lures this day and with all their efforts no angler could get their reel to do their talking so they could have the bragging  rights in the bar this evening, sadly all they could brag about was their failures in their ability to catch a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a premier specimen Sea Trout. Wind NW light to fresh with bright sunshine all day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 6.4mm. Maximum air temperature 20.7c.

Friday, May 26, 2017

26/5/17

Markus
26/5/17 German angler Mr. Markus Kruse was in great form again today with his fly rod and for good reason, he caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the fly, while fishing with is Gillie and in the words of his client Mr. Markus Kruse, 3 days fly fishing 3 Salmon, we’ve had perfect 3 days and there is no argument to that, I would call it the Grand slam of Lough Currane fly-fishing! I said to his Gillie, you and Markus have a nickname, it’s the silent anglers, did you know that? The Gillie replied that I do, I asked why the silent anglers, he replied simple we let the reel do the talking. For the rest of the angling community their reels were silent as the Lambs, Wind SE light to fresh with heavy showers throughout the day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 22.5c.                            

Thursday, May 25, 2017

25/5/17

Markus
25/5/17 You certainly can’t knock a good fly angler down and German angler Mr. Markus Kruse is a perfect example of that today and for good reason, he caught a cracker of a 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly while fishing with his Gillie and on that note I will finish this evenings notes in the words of Mr. Markus Kruse, and I quote, well its first class fly-fishing at this lovely place! I replied, can I put that up on the Blog and he said of course, that’s the reason why I’ll always read your Blog. Looking at what’s happening during the day. All I can say is thanks for that. Wind SE light with reasonable cloud cover at times and very warm. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 16.7c.                              

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

24/5/17 Breaking News on the Butler Pool this evening

Markus
Breaking news just in from the world famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie  renowned UK fly angler Mr. Sean Smith caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon on the fly, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com    

24/5/17 Straight to the fly and Salmon and Sea Trout department, all the headlines go to German angler Mr. Markus Kruse and for good reason, while fly fishing with his Gillie, Markus caught and released a fine Sea Trout in the 4 lbs class for starters and finished his day off with a fine 5 lbs. Salmon. Now for the rest of the angling news there isn’t any for the simple reason they failed miserably in their duties, a few  lessons from the Gillie wouldn’t  do any harm. Wind SSW light and come evening strengthened to light to fresh with good cloud cover all day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.3mm. Maximum air temperature 16.3c.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

23/5/17

Mr. Cadis
23/5/17 Straight to the action Mr. and Mrs. Cadis, caught a cracker of a 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with their gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now to the hired out boat department of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and young angler of the day and in the words of his Granddad, a nice selection of Trout caught by my grandson Maxime Allonsius on Lough Currane today on a spoon. Wind W fresh and overcast and very humid. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.8mm. Maximum air temperature 15.7c.           

Maxime

22/5/17

22/5/17 All the headlines go to renowned fly angler Mr. Michael Smith of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Nile O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught and released a fine 4lbs. Sea Trout on the drift and for the rest of the angling community their mobiles were as silent as the Lambs and their heads were bowed down as they headed for the Bar for their nightly inquest on their efforts this day and they could only come to one conclusion, that again we have failed miserably in all departments and I concur. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.7mm. Maximum air temperature 15.2c.        

Sunday, May 21, 2017

21/5/17

21/5/17 Lough Currane was on the wild side today, with a strong SW wind this morning then veered SE in the afternoon fresh to strong and with good cloud cover. Four boats did venture out onto the wild waters of Lough Currane today, but to no avail, or put it in simple English they failed miserably in their duties in all departments, so on that note we head into yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.5mm. Maximum air temperature 13.6c.  

Saturday, May 20, 2017

20/5/17

Phil 
20/5/17 We head straight for the Salmon department and to the South side of the Lake and for good reason, US Angler, Mr. Phil White caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now we head to the North side and the Bungalow, in the Sea Trout department, Local angler Mr. Jim Sayers, reported that this evening while drifting caught the first lightening fresh 1 lbs. Junior of 2017 and he also was telling me that there were a few nice Brown Trout caught by another angler also fishing out of the Bungalow. Wind NNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times and very cold this evening out there on the lake so Jim was saying. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall o. 8mm. Maximum air temperature 13.1c.

Friday, May 19, 2017

19/5/17

19/5/17 What can one say about the Lough Currane anglers this day, well its simple they all failed miserably in their duties in all departments and as one gillie said this evening, what do you expect from we fly anglers, miracles! I replied no Salmon actually! mind you, a wing and a prayer is no harm, so make sure your flie has a good wing and as you look to the heavens your prayers might be answered, but a word of warning be careful as you look up to the heavens you could miss a rise of a life time. Just for the record there were about 5 boats manipulating. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover plus a few showers, yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.6mm, maximum air temperature 13.0c.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

18/5/17

18/5/17 I start with the sad news that the Waterville fishery has lost another great angler, Mr. Malcolm Hutton RIP of The UK and Waterville, sadly past away today while doing what he loved, fishing with his rod in hand at the ready, well Malcolm you be gone but you will never be forgotten and on behalf of all the Waterville anglers and the good people of Kerry we send our deepest sympathies to all his Family and Friends. Now today’s fishing notes and there is only one angler that takes the headlines and that is UK fly angler extraordinaire Mr. Sean Smith, who manipulated his flies with pure professionalism and why do I say this because he caught a fine 8 ½ lbs. Salmon, while fishing with is Gillie Mr Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and Neil’s quote of the day was nothing like eating humble pie, all I can say it’s a pleasure to eat it! Wind NW light to fresh and variable at times, with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.7mm, Maximum air temperature 14.6c.              

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

17/5/17

17/5/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front, which I find surprising after the flood, admittedly the land took most of it but at least the lake went up a few inches  and still my Noble Anglers can’t seem to take advantage of this small flood and one can only come to the conclusion the professionals are losing their art of flie and lure selection? And just for the record I would be delighted to eat humble pie! On that sarcastic note we head for the weather, Wind WNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.1mm.Maximum air temperature 14.4c.        

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

16/5/17

16/5/17 There were a few boats manipulating their flies and lures but sadly they couldn’t stimulate their flies or lures enough to attract a Wild Atlantic Salmon, the same couldn’t be said in the Sea Trout department, Mr. Michael Shultz of Berlin Germany caught and released a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind W fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rain fall 27.4 mm. Maximum air temperature,14c.

Monday, May 15, 2017

This Robin had plenty of wind!
15/5/17 Lough Currane was at a stand still and for good reason there was a strong SSW blowing down the Lake as anglers looked in dismay and headed for the Bars empty handed as the Landlords smiled as the beer flowed and the euros changed hands. Wind as already stated and staying with the weather there was heavy rain for a while last night and this morning but for the majority of the day it was light misty rain. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 9.4mm. Maximum air temperature 13.8c.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

14/5/17

14/5/17 Lough Currane was all quiet this day in the Salmon department after yesterdays fine action, so on that note we head for the fly and Brown Trout department. UK angler Mr. Nigel Henshaw, fishing out of Waterville Boats and of  watervilleboats@gmail.com caught 2 nice Brown Trout both in the 1 lbs. class, while fishing with his gillie. Wind SW fresh to strong with good cloud cover with showers and talking of rain http://www.met.ie have put Kerry on an Orange alert, forecasting 50 to 70 mm of rainfall.  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

13/5/17

Nigel and Peter
You can't  beat the A Team
There is no argument to that, a 14 1/2 lbs Salmon and a 9 lbs Salmon.
13/5/17  There was some great action on Lough Currane this Morning and all the action came from the Hampshire Professionals, first in the striking zone was UK Angler Mr. Peter Ruffle, fishing out of watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing wit his Gillie, staying with watervilleboats@gmail.com and the Hampshire professionals, fish of the day goes to UK Angler Mr. Nigel Henshaw and for good reason, he caught a cracker of a 14 ½ lbs. Salmon on the Troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley and considering there were just a few Boats out that was good fishing. Wind SW light to fresh with good cloud, plus a few showers. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 14.2c,  

Friday, May 12, 2017

12/5/17

Keith
C&R
Brown
12/5/17 Lough Currane may be on the low side and when I say low I mean low, but it was nice to see the professionals in action in the Salmon department and in the fly C&R Brown Trout department today. We start in the Salmon department, UK angler Mr. Keith Nicklin, caught a fine 8 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now we head for the Brown Trout fly and C&R department and all fly headlines go to local C&R fly angler Tom Murphy, who caught 5 fine Brown Trout and all safely returned to the Currane Waters. On a personal note that’s what I love about Lough Currane low water or not you always have a chance in all departments, and where the other 6 boats were concerned this day it was all quiet on the SW front and they call themselves professionals, I think its back to the drawing board for them! Wind NW light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, Maximum air temperature 16. 7c.



Trout

All Caught 
On the fly


Thursday, May 11, 2017

11/5/17

This Morning 
Eric and Ursula
11/5/17 There was 5 boats manipulating the waters of Lough Currane today, but sadly their enthusiasm soon dwindled, as the day went on and as the bells struck 5 they headed for port and there was only one thing on their minds, a good pint of porter and then their yearns began! I will leave the rest to your imagination.  As you can see by the pictures it tells the story what the anglers were up against. Wind light and variable, you make your choice. Now to the apology department, yesterday I was sent two nice pictures of Local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen of  watervilleboats@gmail.com and his good Wife Ursula and not forgetting their hound  and yes I failed miserably in my duties! Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.3c.    
Eric And the Hound

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

10/5/17

10/5/17  I start with the Sad news that Lough Currane and the Waterville Fishery, has lost another great fly angler, Mr. Gerry Bambury RIP of Kenmare and Spunkane Waterville, sadly past away today and Gerry will certainly be missed by his fellow anglers and for good reason, Gerry was a renowned fly angler all over Ireland and with all the fly competitions he entered all throughout the Island of Ireland, that’s not surprising, so on behalf of all the good people of Waterville, Kenmare, Killarney and all Irish Fisheries we send our deepest sympathy to all his Family and Friends. Now to today’s fishing facts well it’s only right that nothing was reported on this sad day.  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I hate to do this to you, but another glorious day on the Strand and yes my Noble angler were left stranded!
9/5/17 Again this morning it was blazing saddles with bright sunshine and a light variable wind, come afternoon the sky’s clouded up, still the wind was light and variable and with a good few boats out 8 to be precise, still the participating anglers couldn’t manipulate or stimulate a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane premier Sea Trout, but in their defence a cracker of a photo taken by professional photographer and local angler Mr. Ken Towner, gives my Noble Anglers a fine excuse for the lack of action this day On Lough Currane. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 20.0c  

Monday, May 8, 2017

8/5/17

Ballinskelligs Bay
8/5/17 It was blazing saddles day and one can say without any fear of contradiction it was no wilder day, with a light wind from the NW and the sun blazing down on Lough Currane and as you can see from the poached picture, courtesy of http://thecrescentwaterville.ie/  it tells the story. At least my Noble Anglers have genuine  excuse for their failures. Just for the record there were four boats out manipulating their suntan! Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 16.1c.
 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

7/5/17

Nick and Terence at the helm!
Wild Atlantic Salmon!
7/5/17 All The Salmon headlines go to UK angler Mr. Nick Depalmer, and for good reason, Nick, caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton. On a personal note I would like to thank Nick’s Son, Mr. Anton Depalmer for sending the pictures of his Dad’s fine fish, the reason I say this is because the paparazzi failed miserably in their duties, but going by the quality of the photos I’m glad I did and thanks for that. Now for the rest of the Lough Currane news, yes you have it, the rest of the angling community failed in all departments. Wind light SE and Veered SW with bright sunshine all day.  

Saturday, May 6, 2017

6/5/17

C&R Sea Trout
Master Chef
6/5/17 Straight to the C&R department, local angler Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville fishing with his good friend the Master Chef, caught a fine 56 cm / 4.lbs 7ozs Sea Trout on the fly and Liam’s quote of the day, yes the fly was beautifully and  correctly presented and as you would say Vincent, the truth of the pudding is in the eating of, the only thing was I released this fine Sea Trout, Master Chef or no Master Chef , as you can see the Chops in the frying pan. Now for Liam’s fly of the day it was the Reverend Mother, plus a wing and a prayer. Now Back to yesterdays notes and for good reason a very unhappy reader made it quite clear that yesterdays notes were rubbish, all I can say is you can’t pleases everybody. I have only one point of order if you are going to say the notes are rubbish, pleases give a reason why! Wind same as yesterday.

Friday, May 5, 2017

5/5/17

Who's the chicken the anlger or the Salmon!  
5/5/17 There were a few boats out manipulating their flies and lures this day on Lough Currane and with all their efforts be it with the fly or the lour they were all in vain all because my Noble Salmon were a bit of a pain but in my opinion the anglers that do complain are a bigger pain, if you get my drift and why do I say this well its simple, it’s either bad fly selection or bad presentation because a Salmon will always take a good presentation like an angler likes his liquid libation and if you can come up with better crap! you have an open invitation! Wind East fresh to strong with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 14.1c.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

4/5/17

4/5/17 Today was a better fishing day cloud wise, but sadly my Noble Anglers that were participating in today’s action failed miserably in their duties and I can just hear them in the bars making their excuses for their inability to produce a Wild Atlantic Salmon, the only excuse they have is that the wind was in the East and there was no feast. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.7c.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

3/5/17

Marks Salmon
Lough Currane today
3/5/17 You could say that the weather was in control of the anglers today and for good reason, with bright sunshine all day and a light wind from the West, one would think that the high stool and a pint of larger in the hand was the order of the day, well think again because UK angler  Mr. Mark Knowles, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the fly off the point of Darby’s Island, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton junior. So to all you anglers that say a bright day is no good for fishing you can Mark that as incorrect. Yesterday's weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 16.0c.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2/5/17

2/5/17 There were a few nice boats out manipulating this day with the fly and the lure and trying their best to stimulate their fly’s and their lure’s to attract the Wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane Premier Sea Trout and what did they get for their efforts, as this is a Family Blog, I will be as polite as one can be and its simple, they enticed absolutely nothing. As the evening fell my Noble anglers headed for the nearest watering hole to talk about the one that got away, as the Guinness hit their vital organs the losses and weights got bigger, you could say all in an anglers days repertoire. Wind W then veered SE with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.5mm. Maximum air temperature 14.0c.  

Monday, May 1, 2017

1/5/17

Mr. Joe Lane
The Paparazzi at work
1/5/17 Mr. Joe Lane of Co. Cork was the toast of the Lough Currane anglers today and for good reason, while trolling with his good friend, Mr. Liam Boland also of Co. Cork, caught a cracker of a 6 lbs. 6 ozs Sea Trout on a Rapala. Joe was telling me that he had one almighty battle, but it wasn’t long before the Sea Trout came to the surface and his good friend Mr. Liam Boland was ready and waiting with the net and as they say the rest is history and by all accounts there is some celebration this evening in Cork. Now for the Salmon news and what can I say? not a lot because they failed miserably in their duties with the flie and lure. Wind WNW light with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 7.6mm. Maximum air temperature 12.1c.