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Friday, June 22, 2018

22/6/18

22/6/18 Straight to the Grilse department, an angler fishing on his own, caught 2 while trolling and released the second, ranging 4 lbs. up to 5lbs. On that Note we will head for the C&R Video of Andrew Mcgall and Screaming Reels so take note you Currane Anglers and even if you don’t take note its definitely worth watching. Wind W then veered N and bright and sunny all day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.4c. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

21/6/18

21/6/18 We Start with the action on the South side and at www.lakelandshouse.com Luxemburg Angler Ernie, fishing out of Lakeland’s Holliday Homes and at  www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon / Grilse, while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly and at www.lakelandshouse.com Now we head to the North Side and the Bungalow, Mr. Peter Liddel  and Mr. Alex Muir from Newcastle caught two fine Salmon in the 9 lbs. class and just for the record their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com reported to me that one of their Salmon was sportingly put back to fight another day. For the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind NE light and bright and sunny. Yesterdays weather 0.3mm.Maxumum air temperature 15.2c. Just for the record I will put Ernie’s Photo up tomorrow when I will get it.         





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

20/6/18

Ernie
20/6/18 Lough Currane was on fire in the Grilse Trolling department but only one boat came up trumps and that was Luxemburg Angler Ernie and for good reason, while fishing with his Gillie and at www.lakelandshouse.com caught two fine Grilse on the Troll, ranging from 4lbs. up to 5lbs. Now I can hear you saying where’s the Fire, well it was reported to me at least 7 Salmon Grilse were lost, so you can say it was on fire with Salmon or fire with temper at the losses. Wind NE bright and sunny. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 19.1c. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

19/6/18

19/6/18 The Currane anglers headed out on to a wild Lough Currane as the waves and the wind from the SW slammed into the North Shore and with all the elements against the Currane anglers come 3.30pm the majority of them called it a blank day but we will give them full marks for effort and audacity. Wind as already stated. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 15.5c.

Monday, June 18, 2018

18/6/18

Pete ans Nigel 
18/6/18 The UK Hampshire hogs were in magnificent form again this day in the Salmon fly department, First in the Hampshire hogs striking zone was Mr. Pete Ruffle, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon / Grilse. Now for catch of day and that goes to fellow Hampshire hog Angler, Mr. Nigel Henshaw and his Gillie and at Watervilleboats@gmail.com and for good reason, Nigel caught a cracker of a 8 ½ lbs, Springer Salmon and finished his day off with a fine 5 lbs Grilse / Salmon. I was talking to the anglers this evening and I can tell you they were delighted with their fishing trip to the Waterville Fishery and I believe their going to have a few casts tomorrow morning on the world famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie   so tight lines. Just for the record the UK Hampshire hogs were fishing out of www.cliffordbandb.com Wind W fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 6.2mm. Maximum air temperature 15.5c.                       

Sunday, June 17, 2018

17/6/18

The Royal Hampshire Hogs, Pete and Trevor!
17/6/18 All the action comes from the North Shore at Mr. Michael O’Sullivan’s Salmon and Sea Trout Station and at Watervilleboats@gmail.com to be honest that’s not surprising because the Hampshire Hogs were in great form again today, and as we all know this weekend was a Royal one in South Kerry, well I have news for you, the Hampshire Hogs finished their week off with a Royal Flush or you could say a Royal Splash, UK Angler and renowned Hampshire Hog  Mr. Trevor Dewberry, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine  4 ½ lbs. Salmon and finished his day off with a C&R Sea Trout of 1 ½ lbs. Staying with the fly and the Hampshire Hogs, Mr. Pete Ruffle, While fly fishing with his Gillie and at Watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a fine 4 ½ lbs Salmon / Grilse and for the rest of My Noble Currane Anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind W fresh with good cloud cover and misty rain at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.3mm. Maximum air temperature 15.0c. 

16/6/18

C&R SEA Trout 
Nigel and Trevor
16/6/18 There was some great fly action today by the Currane anglers from the renowned Hampshire Hogs Fishing team, we start with catch of the day and that goes to Mr. Nigel Henshaw and for good reason, while fishing with his gillie Mr Dominic McGillicuddy and at www.fishingwithdom.com  caught two 6lbs Salmon / Grilse  on the fly and staying with the fly, fellow Hampshire Hog angler  Mr. Trevor Dewberry caught and released a fine Sea trout of 3 lbs. and finished his day off with a fine 4 ½ lbs. Salmon/Grilse all  while fishing with his Gillie and at Watervilleboats@gmail.com  and for the rest of the Currane Anglers all quite on the SW front . Wind NW fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday's weather, amount of rainfall 6.4mm. Maximum air temperature 14.4c.             
             


Friday, June 15, 2018

15/6/18

Charles and Camilla  flying in to Derrynane 
Peter, Nigel
15/6/18 We start with the flying visit of Prince Charles and Duchess  of Cornwall, flying by helicopter to and landing at Derrynane House, Caherdaniel, so on that note we will stay with the fly and we head for Lough Currane, where UK fly angler Mr. Peter Ruffle, caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and In the Sea Trout department, UK angler Mr. Nigel Henshaw while fishing with his Gillie and at watervilleboats@gmail.com caught a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the Troll. So you can say without any fear of contradiction it was an all round UK performance today. Wind W with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.3mm. Maximu
m air temperature 15.6c.               

Thursday, June 14, 2018

14/6/18

Storm Hector, Four!
14/6/18 Storm Hector hits Waterville as a yacht brakes its moorings in Ballinskelligs Bay and as luck would have it, it landed along the 18th  fairway as golfers of www.watervillegolflinks.ie  looked down with amazement on the unmanned yacht and staying with storm Hector, we anglers got a small drop of rain  14.8mm to be precise but sadly the dry land took it but this didn’t  deter the Bungalow anglers from going out for a bit of action and action is exactly what they got. Mr. Hugh Brennan and Mr. Peter Morris, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 7lbs. Salmon and finished their day off with a fine 2lbs, Sea Trout  and all fish were caught on the troll and C&R. Staying at the Bungalow in Neil’s hired out boat department an angler fishing on his own caught a Sea Trout in the 2 ½ lbs. class. Wind North then veered West fresh with showers. Yesterdays weather, rainfall as already stated, maximum air temperature 15.9c.                             

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

13/6/17

Some Angler 
Some Engineer
13/6/18 Lough Currane was on a wild side with strong SW wind blowing across the Lake and I was informed by Currane anglers detective agency that only the odd boat ventured out. Wind as already stated, reasonable cloud cover with light misty rain. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.2c. Today my Father would of been 90 years young today so dad you be gone but your not forgotten all I can say is you were a Great Dad, Great Angler, Great Engineer.

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

12/6/18

12/6/18 The Lough Currane Anglers tried their best to procure C&R but as we all know the elements are against us weather wise. Wind East light, bright and sunny. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.1c. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

11/6/18

11/6/18 We the Currane anglers are trying our best to procure a few C&R Photos but sadly our wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout kept their heads down in deeper and cooler waters of Lough Currane, as we the Anglers were sweating the day out and hoping for a rod bender and at times looking to the heavens praying for rain. Wind NNE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.9c.         

Sunday, June 10, 2018

10/6/18

Nothing Like a C&R!! 
10/6/18 Low Lake or not, at least one boat saw some good action in the trolling today, in the keep net and the C&R department, all the action came from the Bungalow and at www.oshealoughcurrane.com Angler Mr. John Smith caught and released a fine 10 lbs. Salmon and finished his day with a fine Grilse in the 4 lbs. plus class, all while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quite on the SW front. So I can say without any fear of contradiction and to all you pessimistic anglers if your not out there you can’t catch fish and here lies the lesson. Wind East light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays Weather, maximum air temperature 18.8c.   

Saturday, June 9, 2018

9/6/18

9/6/18 The Lough Currane anglers are digging into their low water fly boxes and sadly today they failed but not miserably and the same goes for the Currane Lure men, and you don’t have to be a meteorological scientist to know that the Currane Anglers are in badly need of Water as they headed for nearest watering hole this evening after their good sun tanning today. Wind W light and very sunny and warm is an understatement. Yesterdays Weather, maximum air temperature 21.9c.   

Friday, June 8, 2018

8/6/18

8/6/18 The Lough Currane Salmon and Sea Trout anglers were as quiet as each other this day and in the words of one Cork angler who caught a fine Brown Trout just under 2 lbs.  he said to me, as I sportingly put it back, I said to myself its healthy for the fish but this hot weather isn’t  fit for man or beast and I replied its not much good Fishing either and a good flood wouldn’t do any harm. On a lighter note I will leave you in the hands of Vincent Donnelly, the talented  Fisherman and Artist extraordinaire. Wind light NW very bright and hot. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 19.4c.   

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7/6/18

7/6/18 Heat waves still in control of the Waterville Fishery which isn’t surprising with the sun blazing down on Currane and very thundery at times so its not surprising that the Currane Anglers are spending more money on suntan lotion and bottles of water than they are on flies and lours. Wind W light and very warm. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.8c.     

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

6/6/18

6/6/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts and that’s not surprising, it was very humid and thundery but I must admit there was no thunder in the sky’s or the anglers reels. Wind light West with good cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature  21.5c. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

5/6/18

Mariet and William RIP
5/6/18 Lough Currane is mourning this day and for good reason and its with great sadness that I have to tell you that renowned Salmon and Sea Trout Angler, Mr. William Timmermans, RIP, of Waterville and Holland sadly past away yesterday. On Behalf of all the Waterville Fishery and all the good people of Waterville and Glencar and all of Co. Kerry I would like to send our Sincere Sympathies to his good Wife, Mrs. Mariet Timmermans and all their Family and friends. Well William you may be gone and you certainly won’t be forgotten and for good reason, you fished the Waterville Fishery for well over fifty years and I believe William caught his first Salmon on the troll going by the Holly Island and in that fifty years plus of fishing the Waterville Fishery, William caught a good many more and on that note I will say, William RIP. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

4/6/18

Frank
4/6/18 All the Salmon headlines come from the Bungalow on the North Side and at www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com UK angler Mr. Frank Warburton, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught a fine 4lbs. Salmon / Grilse on the troll and considering the bright conditions they did mighty well and for the rest of the Lough Anglers it was all quiet on the NW front like the wind today with bright sunshine all day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.7c.         

Sunday, June 3, 2018

3/6/16

Gerard !
Michael stands in for James!
3/6/18  We start again in the back date department, Yesterday local angler Mr. Gerard Cronin caught a fine 6 lbs. Salmon on the troll last night on the evening shift, staying in the backdate department we head down stream to the world famous Butler Pool and of www.watervillegolflinks.ie UK angler Mr. James Henchey, caught two salmon in the last few days and his fishing party  left the best to last as you will read in today’s notes. We start today’s facts on Lough Currane and sadly it was a suntan lotion day as the sun blazed on the Currane anglers as they cast their flies into the  points and ledges but to no avail and on the lure front it was all quiet on the SW front, so on that pessimistic note we head down stream and finish today’s facts on an optimistic note on the world famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and Catch of the day and that goes to UK angler Mr. James Monks and for good reason, he caught a cracker of a 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly and I believe this was James’s first visit to Waterville and I’m sure after that performance it won’t be his last. Wind West light all day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air  temperature 16.6c


Saturday, June 2, 2018

2/6/20

Breaking news in the Brown Trout Department, Brown trout fishing on Derriana. Good, Cheryl Mckibbin caught her first ever trout  on fly 1 1/2 lbs. Brown Trout so a big congratulations and may it be the first of many!

2/6/18 I start in the backdate department, on the world famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie In the last few days, UK angler Mr. James Henchey, while fly fishing on the Pool caught a fine Salmon. Now we head up stream to Lough Currane, it was reported to me an angler while trolling on his own also caught a fine Salmon. Now back to the present and we start in the early morning department, local gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of  www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine Salmon while trolling on his own. Wind calm all day with good cloud cover plus light showers in the late afternoon and very humid. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.0. Maximum air temperature 19.2c

Friday, June 1, 2018

1/6/18

Michael
1/6/18 Straight to the Bungalow of  www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Dublin fly angler, Mr. Brian Quearney, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of  www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 8lbs. Salmon. Now we head over to the South Side and at www.lakelandshouse.com German angler Mr. Michael Rieger, caught a fine 3lbs. Sea Trout while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Wind West with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.7c. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

31/5/18

31/5/18 All the Salmon headlines come from the Bungalow and at www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com UK Angler, Mr. Graham Roberts, caught a fine 8lbs. Salmon, while trolling with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now to the Sea Trout department, an angler trolling on his own caught a fine Sea Trout in 3lbs. Class give or take and staying with Sea Trout it was reported to me that there are a few Sea Trout showing which is great to hear. Now to the weather, another warm day but not as hot as yesterday, mind you I say that one Gillie was telling me yesterday he went into have lunch on one of the Islands and within 10 minutes the Currane Midges attacked and I can tell you it didn’t take long for the anglers to get the hell out of it. Wind flat calm up until about 2pm then there was light breeze from the West. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 20.1c. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

30/5/18

South Kerry sunset 
30/5/18 Again the Lough Currane anglers were scorched as the sun takes control of the fishing   and one can say without any fear of contradiction the only fish to be smoked are the Lough Currane Fishermen and fair play to those anglers that are sticking to their flies and lures. Weather calm this morning and come after noon there was a nice breeze from the West. Yesterdays Weather, Maximum air temperature 21.4c. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

29/5/18

29/5/18 There was a nice light wind from the West, with the sun blazing down on Currane, sadly the Lough Currane Anglers all they were hitting was the water bottle because it was roasting hot with temperatures soaring into the low twenty’s? That is your  meteorological  service for today, on the Game Fishing front you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out today’s common denominator. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17c.     

Monday, May 28, 2018

28/5/18

Markus 
28/5/18 The fly anglers may have been redundant for the lack of wind, so its over to the lure department where there was some fine action, we start at the W End of the Lake, Local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon while trolling on his own, now we head down the North Shore to the Bungalow, Mr. John Smith of Birr, Co Offaly, caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 11 lbs. class, while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Now for C&R of the day and that goes to Swiss Angler Mr. Markus Hodel and fishing out of the Smugglers Inn at https://www.thesmugglersinn.ie/ caught and released a fine 8 lbs. Salmon, while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com Today’s weather bright, hot and flat calm as you can see by the C&R photo. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall,4.5mm. Maximum air temperature 18.0c.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

27/5/18

27/5/18 The Lough Currane Anglers this day were made redundant because of the lack of wind, mind you the same couldn’t be said for their verbal’s and the trolling department didn’t fair much better and that sums up today’s action. Wind as already stated and very humid and overcast all day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall o.o. Maximum air temperature 19.6c

Saturday, May 26, 2018

26/5/18

26/5/18 The temperature may have been down slightly due to the good cloud cover today but sadly the results were the same as yesterday but on a brighter note https://www.met.ie/warnings are warning of Flash floods as you can see for yourself if you click the above and as one angler said this evening while having a liquid libation in the Bar and I quote, a flood would be no harm and there is no argument to that. Today’s weather, wind NE light and very humid. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.1mm. Maximum air temperature 19.6c. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

25/5/18

25/5/18 Heat wave hits Lough Currane with temperatures hitting 24c.today? as the Wild Atlantic Salmon go into a dormant mode, so its not surprising that the Currane Anglers get red faced with a mixture of a suntan and blood pressure! That sums up today manipulations, but to be fair what would you exspect when all the elements are against we anglers. Wind NE light to fresh and clear skies. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 16.2c. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

24/5/18

A fantastic day but a Anglers Nightmare!!
24/5/18 Lough Currane anglers could only look up to the blue skies as the Sun blazes down on South Kerry. So you don’t have to be a rocket scientist or a bookie to work out the odds of catching a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a Lough Currane Sea Trout, mind you I say that because Lough Currane has a great reputation for making one look a fool! So watch this space. Wind NW fresh. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.6c.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

23/5/18

South side of Currane today!
Waiting for his reel to go off
today!
The pharmacist did well in the selling of suntan lotion today to prevent the Currane Anglers from getting a suntan, all I can say is the suntan lotion worked a treat, but sadly the same couldn’t be said for their flies and lures. Wind West light and bright sunshine all day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 16.5c.16.5c.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

22/5/18

22/5/18 What are the headlines, well it ain’t fish and that’s not surprising with bright Sunshine all day and light winds from the East then veered West, light in the afternoon, but strong enough to cast a good fly! Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 14.6mm. Maximum air temperature 12.4c. I will finish today’s notes on the sad news of the passing of Mrs. Maura Dwyer RIP of Beenbane, Waterville, whose Children who I might add are great sportsmen, be it Salmon angling or All Ireland Football Medals, so on behalf of all the Currane Anglers and all the good people of Waterville and Kerry we send our Sincere Sympathies to all the Family

Monday, May 21, 2018

21/5/18

Michel !
Waterville Lake today!
21/5/18 There may have been 27.5mm of rainfall yesterday and a ENE wind today but I can say without any fear of contradiction this didn’t deter French angler and no stranger to the Waterville Fishery, Mr. Michel Allonsius, while fly fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the fly and finished their day off with a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout. Wind as already stated and just for the record good there was cloud cover with heavy showers this morning. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall as already stated, maximum air temperature 13.8c.     


Sunday, May 20, 2018

20/5/18

20/5/18 There was a massive big flood last night and I can tell you the rain hasn’t  stopped all day and still falling as I write today’s news and sadly its the weather that’s making all the headlines, not the fly or the lour. That sums up today’s action and to be fair to the Currane anglers, they are exonerated for their failures this day because the conditions out there were Kat. Wind S moderate and overcast. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 14.6c.                

Saturday, May 19, 2018

19/5/18

19/5/18 In the words of a renowned  Lough Currane Gillie and who will remain nameless and fishless and that sums up today’s action in all departments. Wind SW light to fresh and overcast. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.8c.             

Friday, May 18, 2018

18/5/18

18/5/18 The Lough Currane anglers fly and trolling reels were as silent as the Lambs this day even though there was a fresh gentle SW breeze to help the Currane fly Anglers cast their flies in anticipation of a rise of a Wild Atlantic Salmon or a wild Lough Currane Sea Trout and I can say without any fear of contradiction my mobile phone was as silent as their reels and that sums up today’s manipulations. Wind as already stated with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.2c.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

17/5/18

Markus!
17/5/18 A nice bit of action in both fly and trolling department so straight to the North Shore and the Bungalow, French Angler, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine 12 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now we head for the fly department and fish of the day and that honour goes to German Angler, Mr. Markus Kruse, while fly fishing with his Gillie, caught a cracker of a 13 lbs. Salmon on the fly. Wind SSE light with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 14.3.         

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

16/5/18

Lough Currane today!  
16/5/18 The Lough Currane anglers had a long day today and as they say a picture always tell the story and today is no exception as you can see by the picture that the Lough Currane Anglers are exonerated in all departments for the lack of action. Wind a cold NE light. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 2.8mm. Maximum air temperature 13.7c.                                               

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

15/5/18

Mike and Terence!
Mike!
15/5/18 A nice bit of history was made today by Mr. Mike Corner Jones of the UK and his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Snr, fishing out of  Hogs Head Golf Course, caught a cracker of a 11 lbs. Salmon and by doing so is the first ever client to catch a Salmon on the troll, fishing out of Hogs Head Golf Course. Just for the record this was also Michaels’ first ever Salmon and may it be the first of many for both Michael and Hogs Head Golf Course and to finish the day with a double Grand slam Michael’s good friend Mr. Greg Campbell of the UK caught a fine Brown Trout on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr. Now to the weather and in the words of  local Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr, and I quote it was bitterly cold out there with a ENE wind blowing. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.3mm. Maximum air temperature 14.0c.                               


Monday, May 14, 2018

14/5/18

14/5/18 Today’s notes are short and for good reason, it was all quiet on the SW front, but to be fair we Lough Currane anglers can’t complain with the Wild Atlantic Salmon’s activity  today because they were in a lethargic mood. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 13.1c.       

Sunday, May 13, 2018

13/5/18

Tim

13/5/18 All the action comes from the Bungalow, so straight to the facts of the day , Dr. Tim O'Connor caught a craker of a 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly, while flyfishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O'Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Staying at the Bungalow, also in good form was
Mr. John Smith of Co. Offley, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O'Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com
 caught a fine 8 lbs.Salmon on the troll and Neil also reported that an angler fishing out of the Bungalow caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Just for the record yesterday there was a fine 4 lbs plus Seatrout caught and released. Wind SW Moderate with good cloud cover. Yesterday's weather,maximum air temperature 12.3c.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

12/5/18

12/5/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front in all departments after yesterday's 19.8mm of rainfall and the next few days should be intresting once the lake settles down. Wind W light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday's weather amount of rainfall as already stated, maximum air temperature 12.2c.

Friday, May 11, 2018

11/5/18 Straight to the apology department and I refer to UK angler Mr. Ken Towner's 8lbs. Salmon, in yesterday's notes, I failed miserably in my duties in reporting this bit of Lough  Currane history in client  and gillie relationship, so on that note  we will let Ken tell you the full story and why this Salmon was special. Ken it's all yours.  An important picture of 30 years! Vincent O'Sullivan and I caught a lightning fresh 8/9 lbs. Salmon on the fly. We have fished on Lough Currane for 30 years and this one was a bit special. Well here's to the next 30 years and sorry for failing to report your bit of history but I hope this puts the record straight. Now today's  facts, there was a fine 7lbs.Salmon caught on the fly by Mr. Jack Murphy, while fishing with his gillie Mr Dominic McGillcuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com    and for the rest the Currane anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Just for the record it made a big flood early this morning. Wind W fresh to strong with good cloud cover at times. Yesterday's weather,amount of rain fall 3.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.4c.

10/5/18

10/5/18 Great news on the Specimen Sea Trout department and we will let the captor have his say on this great Sea trout!  The 'man with the hat  strikes again, catch and release department!!!. Lovely fresh specimen sea trout in the 9 lbs class. No pictures unfortunately as by myself and had to get fish back in water quickly and with minimum distress. All I can say is congratulations Mr. Jerry O'Sullivan.Now we head for the Salmon department, Mr. Michael Roden , while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Junior Scully, caught a cracking 12 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now to the fly department UK and Waterville angler Mr. Ken Towner caught a fine 8lb salmon on the fly today, while  fishing with his gillie Mr. Vincent O'Sullivan. This fine fish gave Ken one almighty good rise and took him right  down to the backing on its first run and Vincent O'Sullivan had the last say with the net. Wind strong SW good cloud cover. Yesterday's weather,  amount of rainfall 8.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.2c.
Ken and Vincent 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

9/5/18

9/5/18 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong NW wind blowing, wind or no wind the Currane anglers did venture out manipulating their flies and lures, but sadly all Currane anglers caught was a wind tan. Wind as already stated and just for the record there were a few heavy showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.2mm. Maximum air temperature 13.3c.     

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

8/5/18

Barry!
Phil!
8/5/18 I start today’s notes in the complaints department and for good reason and its to you anglers who fish the upper Lakes could you please leave the rain cover cups on the petrol tanks all the time and at the end of your day always put the Tank on the stern seat and just for the record those cups stop the rain going into the tank. Now Straight to today’s  Grand slam angler and that goes to UK angler, Mr. Phil Staniforth and for good reason, for starters its Phil’s Birthday and he celebrated in style by catching a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the fly, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  Now Fish of the day and Text of the day and it reads as follows, Hi Vincent, just in case the other anglers failed miserably in their duties today, am glad to report that myself (Barry Martin) and the man from Cork sporting the finest hat in all the world saved the day - fresh 8 lb salmon on the troll at the grassy at 7 pm. All I can say is Some Salmon some hat and some Text, brilliant in all departments. Wind fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.5 c.   

Monday, May 7, 2018

7/5/18

7/5/18 The Lough Currane Anglers reels were all quiet on the SW front on this misty Bank holiday Monday, on the weather front there was a light misty rain at times with a light breeze from the SW. As the Lough Currane anglers flies were on the slack side, we will head over to the Artist Mr. Vincent Donnelly and his video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX_Fvb6nzw0&feature=push-u&attr_tag=ZVCXX8-9yQUOqmZ1-6  Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 13.3c.                 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

6/5/18

A Calm Lough Currane today!
6/5/18 Fish of the day goes to Dutch Angler Mr. Niels Woermeijer, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll  while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com and Neil also reported that he did see another angler catching salmon and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Now to the backdate department, Local Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com reported that in his hired out boat department, Northern Ireland angler Mr. Andrew Wishart caught a fine Salmon on Friday. Wind SW light to calm with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.0mm. Maximum air temperature 14.3c.                       

5/5/18

Noel !
5/4/18 Sorry for the delay out at a 60th Birthday at The Waterville Inn. Now to today’s facts and catch of the day goes to Mr. Noel Clancy of Co. Kildare and Waterville, while trolling caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW. with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.2mm. Maximum air temperature 13.7c.   

Friday, May 4, 2018

4/5/18

Jim
Wild Atlantic Salmon
C&R Salmon by Phil.
4/5/18 Straight to the Lough Currane action and it all comes from the North Shore, I will leave the best to last and its all in the trolling department. Local angler Mr. Jim Sayers, fishing out of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll, now we head down to Vincent’s harbour, UK angler Mr. Phil Staniforth caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com and not satisfied with their fine performance, they put out their trolling rods again, low and behold they were into another fine 9 lbs. Salmon which they sportingly put back and hopefully will spawn this coming December or early January. On a personal note its great to get photos of Salmon being released so keep catching and releasing and remember to send your photos in, as Neil and Dominic have done so far this season. Wind W light and overcast. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.3mm. Maximum air temperature 12.8c.                       



Thursday, May 3, 2018

3/5/18

3/5/18 The Currane anglers are still waiting for the first May action of a wild Atlantic Salmon and certainly waiting patiently for a historic Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout, but to be fair to the Currane anglers, in the last few days we have had another reasonable flood, so one should give the lake a chance to settle down. Just for the record there has been 18.1mm of rainfall so far this May and that doesn’t include today’s rainfall. Yesterdays maximum air temperature 11.6c. Today’s weather, Wind W then veered NW and light misty rain throughout the day.   

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2/5/18

2/5/18 Straight to the Breaking News Department good news to report on the Sea Trout front and congratulations to Waterville House and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie because on the 27th of April a guest fishing out of Waterville House and fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Snr. Caught and released a fine 2 ½ lbs. Sea Trout while trolling and as we all know, local angler Mr. Kevin O’Shea caught the first Salmon for 2018 on the world famous Butler pool so again congratulations to Waterville House on getting the double grand slam. Now back to the present day and sadly all fly reels and trolling reels were all quiet on the SW front. Wind NW fresh with Showers. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall  17.4mm. Maximum air temperature 11.6c.     

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

1/5/18

1/5/18 The first day of May started with wild conditions with a strong wind from the SW, so the Currane anglers were left standing and waiting for the wind to drop and thankfully come afternoon they headed out but sadly Lough Currane got the better of them. Wind SW strong in the morning, fresh in the afternoon, plus heavy rain for a good part of the day and it made a reasonable flood. Yesterday weather, maximum air temperature 12.0c. Just for the record the amount of rainfall for April was 197.9mm     

Monday, April 30, 2018

30/4/18

An Anglers excuse
30/4/18 On this the last day of April their fly reels were as silent as the Lambs as the fly anglers cast their flies into the current, into the Ledges and into the points of Currane. As the trollers past the fly men / fly women, they all gave a blank hand signals and that sums up today’s action, all hands and no Wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind NW light variable and bright sunshine all day even though there was a bit of cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 12.4c. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

29/4/18

29/4/18 As April is closing on a cold spell and today was no exception, as you can imagine with the wind  ENE and with bright sunshine all morning it doesn’t make for good fly fishing, but come afternoon it began to cloud over and as you can imagine the Currane fly anglers anticipated a few rod benders but sadly that wasn’t the case, but at least they were out there manipulating their flies and lures. I will finish with quote of the day from a local angler, we flogged our flies all day and all we landed up with is an aching back and now I’m heading for the bar and in the morning I might have a hangover, oh what the hell theres always tomorrow. Wind ENE light and variable with a few showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.8mm. Maximum air temperature 11.2c.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

28/4/18

Snow and its nearly May!
28/4/18 The cold weather is the big story of the day and for good reason, we start with a slight snow flurry on the Kerry Mountains’ as you can see by today's picture and to top it all local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and his client Mr. Martin Coveney were telling me as the temperature dropped and you can believe it or believe it not one hailstone shower lasted an hour and a half and it got so bad that Tom had to bail his boat, I believe they call it global warming, I personally would say that my Noble anglers were frozen
out this day, or as my Uncle asked one Great Gillie Mr. Jack O’Sullivan 45 years ago, any good today Jack, no replied Jack, had a bad day at the Office and I think that’s sums up today's action. Wind NE light to fresh. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 11.7c.   

Friday, April 27, 2018

27/4/18

27/4/18 All the action comes from http://thecrescentwaterville.ie/  and for good reason, their client UK angler Mr. Mark Knowles, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon and that was their ration for the day and for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet on the SW Front. Wind E calm to light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of raifall 1.2mm. Maximum air temperature 10.9                                                                                               

Thursday, April 26, 2018

26/4/18

26/4/18 Straigt to the clerical error department and yes I got a diplomatic thrashing in all departments and yes I failed miserably in my Duties, for getting the facts wrong, so lets put the record straigt, yesterday I reporteded that UK Angler, Mr. John Howard Knowles, caught his 11lbs. Salmon on the troll, well this was incorrect and in actual fact John caught it on the fly. Just for the record Mr. John Howard Knowles and his Dad, Mr. Mark Knowles, were fishing out of http://thecrescentwaterville.ie/  Now todays action, sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon were in a lethargic mood this day and I can tell you by the end of the day my Noble fly anglers weren’t far behind after casting their flies all day and as they say that’s fishing. Wind NW light to calm with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.2mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4c.                                                                                 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

25/4/18

John
Arthur and Niall
John and Terence
25/4/18 There was some good action on the Waterville fishery today so straight to the action. In the trolling department, angler Mr. John Howard Knowles from Preston, caught a cracker of an 11 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while Fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr, also in good form was John’s Father, Mr. Mark Knowles, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught an 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly. Now we head for the bungalow and catch of the day and in the trolling department, fishing out of www.curranelodge.ie Mr. Niall Howe of Co. Down, caught a fine 7 ½ lbs. Salmon and the action didn’t stop there because his good friend Mr. Arthur MisKelly also fishing out of www.curranelodge.ie caught a cracker of a 12 lbs. Salmon, all while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shrea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Now we head upstream on the Commeragh, an angler from Cork caught an 8 lbs. Salmon on the fly, while fishing whith his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com Wind NW fresh and gusty with heavy hale showers. Yesterdays weather. Amount of rainfall 11.0mm. Maximum air temperature12.2c.                                                                     



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

24/4/18

Tham
24/4/18 Mr. Anulak Hitmiangsong or Tham as he is known locally was the talk of the Currane anglers today and for good reason, Tham caught a fine 9 lbs, Salmon on the troll and for the rest of the angling community it was all quiet in all departments, so one can say without any fear of contradiction that Tham was the only angler on song today! Wind calm this morning and come afternoon there was a nice moderate breeze from the NW, with showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 5.8mm. Maximum air temperature 12.7c   

Monday, April 23, 2018

23/4/18

Arthur 
23/4/18 All the fly action comes from the Bungalow, Mr. Arthur MisKelly of Armagh, fishing out of www.curranelodge.ie caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the fly. While fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com and sadly I have noting to report in the trolling department. Wind SW fresh to strong and veered in the afternoon NW moderate. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.6mm. Maximum air temperature 12.1c.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

22/4/18

Terence
Wild Atlantic Salmon
same Salmon!
 22/4/18 There was some good fly action today, so straigt to the fly department, a Guest fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr, caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon on the fly. On that note we will head for catch of the day and that goes to Co. Clare angler Mr. Declan Macniery, while fly fishing with his Trout Rod and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  caught  a fine 14 lbs. Salmon on the fly. Dominic was telling me that it took 1 hour and 20 minutes to dispatch their fine Wild Atlantic Salmon. In the trolling department it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW fresh with reasonable cloud cover with showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 10.7mm. Maximum air temperature 12.9.                                                                                   

Saturday, April 21, 2018

21/4/18

Leslie 
21/4/18 Yesterday it was the  artistry of the brush, well today Dublin Angler Mr. Leslie Sheil  fishing out of www.butlerarms.com showed his fishing artistry in the trolling department today by catching a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon while fishing with his Gillie/Guide Mr. Tom O’Shea of  www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Wind South moderate and very sunny. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.1. Maximum air temperature 13.3c.

Friday, April 20, 2018

20/4/18

20/4/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front and to be fair to the Currane Anglers Lough Currane is still on the rise and talking of the big flood, Local Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Jnr. Was telling me while holding the boat for his client in the Mouth of Commeragh yesterday, you could see current going all the way up to the Grey Rock and with 42.2mm of rainfall that’s not surprising. As there was no artistry in the angling department today, we will head for a bit of superb artistry with Vincent Donnelly and his brush and you can decide and just click. Wind West light to fresh and bright sunshine with cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 14.8c. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

19/4/18

19/4/18 All quiet on the SW front in all departments. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 5.1mm. Maximum air temperature 12.8c.                                     

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

18/4/18

18/4/18 Another Wild day on Lough Currane with a strong SE wind blowing with heavy showers, but this didn’t deter Kenmare Angler Mr. Dick Elder, catching a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the fly and his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com was telling that it was especially made by Dick. Just for the record because of the wild conditions there were only one or two boats out manipulating. Wind as already stated. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 12.2c. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

17/4/18

Tim looks up to the heavens
great catch
Wild Atlantic Salmon 
17/4/18 Another Wild day on Lough Currane with strong SSW blowing, which kept the North Shore Anglers in dry dock, so on that note we head over to the South side and for good reason, Dutch Angler. Mr. Tim Van Der Laan was in flying form, while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton, caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon and considering the  wild conditions and mighty big flood last night they did well. Wind as already stated with heavy showers. Yesterdays Weather, amount of rainfall 42. 2mm. Maximum air temperature 11.0c. 



Monday, April 16, 2018

16/4/18

16/4/18 All Wild Atlantic Salmon stations on Lough Currane were at a standstill as the weather takes hold, anglers could only watch the wild SSW wind blowing across Lough Currane and that sums up today’s manipulations or lack of, I should say. Wind SSW strong with violent gusts plus heavy rain all day. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 7.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 11. 8c.           

Sunday, April 15, 2018

15/4/18

15/4/18 This weeks angling ends on a stormy note with a strong wind from the SW so as you can imagine the majority of anglers called it a day even though the day hadn’t even started, but as I say that the Lough Currane detective agency did report one boat did head out down the South side but to no avail. Wind SW strong with heavy rain at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 7.5mm. Maximum air temperature 13.0c                                                                                                   

Saturday, April 14, 2018

14/4/18

14/4/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts and that’s not surprising with a Southerly gale blowing across Lough Currane and if the odd boat did get out, their lines were slack.  Now for the rest of today’s forecast, over cast and signs that there’s more heavy rain on the way? Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall  2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 12.5c.                                                                                         

Friday, April 13, 2018

13/4/18

13/4/18 After the excitement yesterday the Lough Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon were in a lethargic mood today, but at least a bit of history was made today, it’s the first time this season that My Noble Anglers have miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind W fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.2mm. Maximum air temperature 14.1c. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

12/4/18

David!
Worth waiting for! 
12/4/18 Lough Currane Salmon is back to normality so lets go straight to the action and just for the record its all in the trolling department. We start at the West end of  the Lake, Mr. David Meigan, fishing of http://thecrescentwaterville.ie/ and fishing with his Gillie, caught a fine 11 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now we head up the North Shore to the Bungalow, our next Salmon port of action, Mr. Paul Sanders, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Wind ESE fresh but come afternoon it went light to calm. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.1mm, Maximum air temperature 11.1c