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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