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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

20/2/18

Mike
20/2/18 The Lough Currane long wait is over, local angler Mr. Mike O’Dwyer melted the Lough Currane ice in style this morning, while trolling, Mike caught a lightening fresh 7 lbs. Salmon and as Mike netted his Fish he said catching the first of the 2018 after a long wait is special and there is no argument to that and what Mike did next is even more special, in Mikes own words, The first salmon caught on the lake in 2018 was netted this morning by local angler Mike Dwyer.
John Foley RIP
World Champion Honey maker and Salmon Angler! 
The salmon will be and was auctioned off this evening at 7pm in the Lobster Bar. The proceeds will be donated to the palliative care unit in University Hospital Kerry on behalf of the Foley family, Beenbane, in memory of John Foley RIP who passed away while under their care on January 8th. There was a good atmosphere in anticipation of how much would be risen, well we weren’t disappointed, in total so far 560 Euro’s and the winner was Willie Kirwan from Mooncoin, Kilkenny 200 Euro donated , James of the Lobster Bar donated 150, Dan Fitzpatrick An Corcan donated 50, Villa Maria 50, Waterville Boats 50, Anonymous 50 donated, Anonymous 10 donated. Just for the record the Salmon was donated to the Waterville Meals on Wheels.    Wind NE light bright and sunny. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4 c.             

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