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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Only Duck fly on the pool today
18/7/18 Straight to the weather and the order of the day was bright sunshine and very warm and with all that there was at least 3 boats manipulating their lures, all they had to report at the end of their day was a Suntan. On the early shift it was reported that an angler fishing on his own had a good crack from a Salmon while trolling but sadly the salmon won the day and that sums up today’s action. Now to the apology department and yes I failed miserably in my duties, yesterday I failed to check my email because of this I failed to report that Northern Ireland angler Mr. Andy Wishart’s daughter, Kerry caught her first Salmon while trolling with her Dad and may it be the first of many and again sorry for not putting it in yesterdays notes. Wind calm this morning and come afternoon there was a nice breeze from the NW. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 18.8 c. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


17/7/18 All quiet on the SW front in all departments, you could say it was a Rod Stuart day, I’m Sailing, Wind W fresh and variable with reasonable cloud cover and very warm. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature, 17. 5 c

Monday, July 16, 2018


16/7/18 Straight to the Sea Trout department, Co Offaly Angler Mr. John Smith caught a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout on the fly and returned his Sea Trout, all while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of Wind NW with reasonable cloud cover and the odd shower. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall 8. 1 mm. Maximum air temperature 18. 0 c.

Sunday, July 15, 2018


15/7/18 Lough Currane Anglers were more enthusiastic this day after a light sprinkle of rainfall, but I can tell you by the end of their day, their enthusiasm had sunk to a low like the waters of Currane, so a full pint of beer was order of the day after their hard efforts, need I say more. Total amount of rainfall for kerry was 3mm, maximum air temperature 18.3.

Saturday, July 14, 2018


Butler Pool ! 
Currane River!
Ballybunion photo by the Kerryman!
14/7/18 As forecasted we did get a spot of rain in the SW but I have to report one sweated more water than the clouds, on that note we will head out to Lough Currane and I can tell you the action was as slack as the rain again. Now we had for the photo department of North Kerry and a scorched Ballybunion Golf course, photo courtesy of the Kerryman and the low waters at Waterville Bridge. Wind W fresh with good cloud cover and very humid. Yesterdays weather, 18.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.9c.


Friday, July 13, 2018


13/7/18 All quiet on the SW front in all departments which is not surprising considering water levels are on a lower scale, so one can understand the lack of action and there is rain on the way tomorrow but sadly it will hardly wet your head and amount forecasted for Waterville is 0.5mm. As you can see by the photo  of The World Famous Butler Pool and  at Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays Weather maximum air temperature 21.8c.                                                     

Thursday, July 12, 2018


12/7/18 Currane Anglers could only look at a flat calm Currane today so one could say the fly anglers were made redundant and even if the wind had got up they would need to ask the patron St. of fishing St. Peter to intervene and the same goes for the anglers that manipulates on the troll, but I will say one thing, dry spell or not Lough Currane has a great reputation for proving otherwise when conditions are hard. Wind no comment. Yesterdays weather maximum air temperature 22.5c. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Sun Set in Waterville
11/7/18 England may be disappointed they lost their semi final of the World Cup but not as half as much as we Currane anglers because we didn’t even get a strike, so one can say it was a disappointing day all round. Wind was light W and variable. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 21.2 c. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


The Currane anglers were the only ones that got crisped and fried today as the Wild Atlantic Game Fish stayed dormant in the deep waters of Currane preserving their oxygen. Wind NW light, reasonable cloud cover in the morning and bright sunshine in the afternoon. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 20.5c.                           

Monday, July 9, 2018


9/7/18 Currane anglers had to endure another scorching day on Currane and with all their hard efforts, be it the early shift or the evening shift, their reels were all quiet on the SW front. Wind NE light with bright and sunny for most of the day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 19.9c             


Jim's, Salmon gets the chance to fight another day! 
Listowel, picure by Robert  Edmonds
Kenmare picture by
Jerry O'Sullivan of Radio Kerry
8/7/18 Lough Currane maybe low but this didn’t deter UK angler Mr. Jim Marriot from catching a fine Salmon on the fly, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of  and as you can see by the photo it was put back to fight another day. Now back to the dry weather beleave it or not there is stll fresh water flowing into Currane as you can see by the video, mind you Kerry anglers in Listowel are bone dry and the same goes for the Kenmare anglers who are also looking at a dry river, so we Currane anglers have no excuse, on that sarcastic note I have to say easier said than done. Wind NW light variable and sunny. Yesterdeays weather,maximum air temperature 20. 8c. Now last but not least went out to Dooleys Restaurant this evening  and we had a Brilliant meal and to say first class would be a understatement and thanks Dooleys for a great evening.

Saturday, July 7, 2018


7/7/18 The Currane anglers sweated out again this warm day, but sadly their sweat didn’t rise the lake and there was no rise out of the Wild Atlantic Game Fish either. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 20.0c. 

Friday, July 6, 2018


19.3c. 6/7/18 Believe it or believe it not there was light misty rain in Waterville this morning so light infact it will be interesting to see did it register,  in meteorological language when it is so light, its a trace and I can tell you going by my mobile phone there was no trace of action on Lough Currane today in the Wild Atlantic game fishing department and with the water levels being so low it’s not surprising. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover and very warm this afternoon, yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 19.6c. Going back to low water levels the Inland Fisheries have a special message for river  anglers and I quote. Inland Fisheries Ireland is appealing to anglers and fishery managers to voluntarily cease salmon angling on catch and release rivers with immediate effect due to high water temperatures and the current drought conditions. The agency also advises for conservation purposes on open rivers, anglers should cease angling once their daily bag limit is reached

Thursday, July 5, 2018


 5/7/18 The Currane Anglers had a cooler day but sadly the wild Atlantic Salmon are staying in a dormant mode. On the Sea Trout front it was reported to me that one boat caught and released one Junior, I take it, it was caught on the fly, but I could be jumping to the wrong conclusion and I’m sure I will soon be corrected if I  have failed miserably in my duties. Wind West light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 19.3c. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


4/7/18 This 4th of July was the hottest day since the American independence, that might be a slight exaggeration, but if you were an angler on Lough Currane today it would feel like it especially if one landed on one of the islands at lunchtime, so God only knows what the fish feel like, very lethargic one would think, plus one must take into consideration also the lake is very low and to catch fish in theses conditions you can take your hat off in celebration and as you all have seen he can be caught if your out there, mind its getting harder. Wind NW light to fresh and bright and sunny all day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 23.9c.   

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

3/7/18 All Quiet on a sweltering SW front on the early  shift but it was a different story on the late night shift and again it’s Swiss Angler Mr. Markus Hodel and fishing out of takes all the trolling headlines on Lough Currane this evening while fishing with his Gillie, caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse. Wind SW light to fresh with bright sunshine all day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 23.9.                 

Monday, July 2, 2018


2/7/18 Swiss angler, Mr. Markus Hodel and fishing out of takes all the trolling headlines on Lough Currane today and for good reason, while trolling with his gillie, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon. Now for the rest of the angling news sadly it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind E light and very warm again this day. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.9.       

Sunday, July 1, 2018


1/7/18 Hot weather set to continue as the Currane anglers get baked again and sadly there was no smoked Salmon today and as the water level is getting critical which is no surprising because amount of rainfall for June was 39.2mm, facts are from Met √©ireann. Wind E, strong, sunny and warm. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 22.1c.