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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

31/7/18

31/7/18 Lough Currane anglers still thirsty for fish and dehydrated with lack of Natural Currane Water, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to what the poor wild Atlantic Game fish feels like and that sums up this Months manipulations. Wind Strong SW with reasonable cloud cover followed by the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 17.4 c.               

Monday, July 30, 2018

30/7/18

30/7/18 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong WSW wind blowing and one can say without any fear of contradiction that Currane Anglers reels were as dormant as the Currane wild Game Fish. Just for the record there was the odd shower, wind as already stated. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall 1.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 17.6 c.           

Sunday, July 29, 2018

29/7/18

Will
29/7/18 Straight to the World Famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie the Butler Pool gets another first in the Salmon department and that honour goes to 14 year old Master Will Lodge of The USA, while on a golfing holiday with his Dad and staying at the Would Famous Butler Arms hotel and at www.butlerarms.com decided to rest the driver and putter and put the fly rod into action today and it wasn’t long before Will caught his first ever salmon on the fly and by all counts his Gillie told me that Will wasn’t satisfied with his fly selection, so fair play to Will, he changed his fly and the rest is history and all I can say is some change of sport and some change of fly and may it be the first of many. Congratulations and well done. Now we head upstream to Lough Currane for todays news, well it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind WNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfal
 0. 3 mm. Maximum air temperature 16. 9 c. 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

28/7/18

 28/7/18 In the words of one Gillie, Lough Currane was hard out there today with a strong WNW wind blowing and nothing doing. They say self praise is no recommendation, well I would beg to differ because my words of wisdom came into reality and if one back dates to the 24/7/18 you will get my drift. Wind as already stated with the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4. 6 mm. Maximum air temperature 18.1 c. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

27/7/18

27/7/18 Again UK angler Mr. Michael Fish and his Gillie take all the fly fishing headlines, so straight to the fly line and reel in today’s facts, Well Michael wasn’t fly fishing long before his fly rod doubled with a fine 4 lbs, Salmon / Grilse and then topped that with a fine 5 lbs. Salmon / Grise followed by a cracker of an 8lbs. Salmon and to finish their marvellous fly fishing this day with a Junior and topped it again with a fine 4 lbs. Sea Trout. I asked the Gillie what flies did you catch them on, he swiftly replied they were Salmon and Sea Trout A la carte flies. Well that sums up todays action. Wind W light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.3c.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

26/7/18

26/7/18 Well it did make some rain last night, not that one would know it, but thankfully the Wild Atlantic Game Fish does, so lets get to the action and its all from one boat, UK Angler Mr. Michael Fish, while fly Fishing with his gillie, caught three Grilse, weights as follows 4 ½ lbs. 5 ½ lbs. 6 ½ lbs. and a fine Sea Trout of 1 ½ lbs. We’re about to call it a day and decided to have a few more casts and as luck would have it, within a couple of casts Michael’s  fly rod was doubled into a fine 6 ½ lbs. Sea Trout and just for the record the 6 ½ lbs. Sea Trout was put back. Wind SW fresh, raining in the morning and cleared by early afternoon. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 20.6 c. Will put photos up as soon as I get them!                                                

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

25/7/18

dry Commeragh !
Dry Inny!
25/7/18 It’s the same story on a fishing point of view, sadly no fish to view, but it’s a different view on the low water on the Commeragh and Inny River, as you can see by the photos. Wind SW fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, Amount of rainfall 0.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 19.4 c. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

24/7/18

24/7/18 All quiet on the SW front and you could say the Anglers enthusiasm is wilting and I just hear the response from the Wild Atlantic Game Fish, you can sing that Lough Currane Anglers! its not often that Fish and Angler agree, but there is light at the end of river? www.met.ie/#forecasts  is forecasting a little rainfall and as one great Gillie Mr. Jack O’Sullivan RIP once said to me, there was enough rain to activate the Salmon and I politely said Jack that’s rubbish, that down fall wouldn’t wet your head! well the rest is history because the next day Jack and Father Eric Cantillon RIP caught 16 Salmon in a mornings fishing, all caught on the fly. So take note! Wind W variable light bright and warm. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.2 mm. Maximum air temperature 18.8. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

23/7/18

Coffee's Bay !
Low !
23/7/18 The Currane anglers were going to great depths to entice a Wild Atlantic Game fish this day but sadly the fish stayed still and dormant as we  the angler and the fish alike sit in waiting for the rain and I can tell you Lough Currane is low as you can see by the photos I took this evening. Wind W light to fresh. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.1 mm. Maximum air temperature 21. 2 c. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

22/7/18

Waterville Bridge, Pool side 
Pool low
22/7/18 Currane anglers keep trying their best, and in the words of Wimbledon Champion Jimmy Connors, when he shouted out on center court, what the hell do you think I’m trying to do, well you can say we Currane anglers are at that stage and as one angler said to me, low lake or not I’ll still keep trying. Wind W light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18. 3 c.                                                 


Full view of Pool

Saturday, July 21, 2018

21/7/18

21/7/18 All quiet on the SW front in all departments and I can tell you the readers and we anglers who are out fishing out on the Lake  are as frustrated as the Wild Atlantic Game Fish of the lack of water. Wind N light to fresh and bright and sunny. Amount of rainfall 1.1 mm. Maximum air temperature 18. 2 c. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

20/7/18

20/7/18 All quiet on the SW front in all departments be it the early or day shift and the same goes for the late shift. On the weather front there was light misty rain today and so light infact it wouldn’t make you wet, wind NW fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.4 c.   

Thursday, July 19, 2018

19/7/18

19/7/18 Great to see a few boats out manipulating their flies and lures again on Lough Currane this day, sadly my mobile phone was as quiet as their reels but we give them full marks for effort and considering the conditions its well disserved. Wind NW fresh bright and warm. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 18.6c.                               

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

18/7/18

Kerry
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

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

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 www.oshealoughcurrane.com 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

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

14/7/18

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

Low
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 www.watervillegolflinks.ie Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays Weather maximum air temperature 21.8c.                                                     

Thursday, July 12, 2018

12/7/18

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

11/7/18

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

10/7/18

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

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             

8/7/18

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 www.oshealoughcurrane.com  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

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

6/7/18

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

 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

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

Markus
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 www.butlerarms.com 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

Markus
2/7/18 Swiss angler, Mr. Markus Hodel and fishing out of www.butlerarms.com 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

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.