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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.                      

23 comments:

  1. Well done David and Tom, especially for the catch and release. Thank you Vincent for sharing Hope, x

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  2. http://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/a-magical-vision-for-a-magical-place-35057260.html
    Much of that sand is now in the Finglas river, Lough Currane's most important sea trout spawning stream. Environmental Impact Analysis? The IFI is a joke, lol.

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  4. It should be mandatory catch and release for all sea trout. Anyone who kills one is a fool because there's very few left.

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    1. Agree Paul, but releasing a seatrout that has been caught with two trebles and then dragged around the lake while 4 other rods are pulled in, doesn't give the poor fish fish a great chance of survival.

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    2. Salmon farms and their sea lice production are the greatest threat for sea trout, not a handful of trollers. Why are you avoiding the real issues?

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    3. Roger, are you having a stroke? The post I replied to was about mandatory catch and release. Rod caught fish are either an issue or they aren't, which is it? I never said that the farm isn't the main and massive problem, but as that is not going to go away any time soon, then we should preserve the few surviving sea trout any way possible. Maybe stop the abuse and threats and do something a bit more constructive about the lice problem.

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    6. Very funny. You're very old, but I am young and have a lot to live for. I cant get a reputation for fightong geriatrics. You're a gas man.

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    7. By the way, what kind of a stroke are you offering? A happy ending? Sorry, not my bag man.

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    8. By the way, what kind of a stroke are you offering? A happy ending? Sorry, not my bag man.

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    9. When I was a young man, it was old men who inspired me to a lifetime of fishing in wild places. Those old men went to war for their beliefs, when they were young men, such a pity the strain seems to have died out and been replaced by wankers.

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    10. Well you obviously had a better quality of old men. You inspire nothing. A keyboard warrior. You're old enough to have gone to war yourself but you were inspired to go fishing instead.

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    11. I was instrumental in many fisheries conservation efforts; stopping the dredging of lowland English rivers, Pair Trawling for bass and drift netting for salmon in Ireland. At my own expense, I founded Irish Angler magazine and successfully got rid of the nets. Now, what is it you have done for angling, pseudonym, keyboard warrior, except to report me to the cops?

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    12. I didnt report you to the cops. You havent done me any harm. How did you get rid of the nets? Just shout "Wankers" at them til they gave up? Look Roger, I agree with with you about the farm and the lice, but you Trump logic that anyone who disagrees with you in any way is to be abused and called childish names is never going to achieve anything. You're just a sad, angry, old bastard.

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    13. Produced and edited a fishing magazine, Irish Angler, and ran "Ban Drift Nets" on the cover for two years, with the support of the boys. Now exactly what is your problem?

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    14. Roger I think you are been honest saying you end drifting in Ireland,
      I was deeply involved stop the nets now I never saw or heard of you at any stage of the campaign

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  5. That's understood. Smolt returning a week after leaving covered in lice clearly point the finger at the fish farms. This is about ignorance. Nobody is talking about the fact that the lake is dying in front of our eyes which is why visiters to the Currane are happy to kill sea trout. They are not being told that the run has collapsed.

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