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Monday, July 6, 2020

6/7/20




Upper Lakes Open, so Come on Down and Cast Your Flies!

Now that the lockdown is over and restrictions are being eased, we are delighted to announce that the Waterville upper lakes Derriana, Cloonaughlin and Namona, along with beats on the inny and Cummeragh are now open again. A new club has been established under the guidance of a committee including Michael Roden, Kevin O’Sullivan, Neil O’Shea, John Quinlan, and Tadgh O’Sullivan to oversee angling activities on these spectacular fisheries. Currane Fisheries Ltd will also run the hatchery, organise the annual cleaning of the spawning streams. Please support this community based not for profit initiative. Memberships and day tickets are available from the Mace shop in Waterville.

06/07/20  All quiet on all fronts this day. Wind light SW and veered SSW later in the day with reasonable cloud cover, humidity 83%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17. 6 centigrade. 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

5/7/20




Upper Lakes Open, so come on down and cast your Flies.

5/7/20 All quiet on the Southwest front. Wind West Northwest fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover, Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.0 Centigrade.    


Now that the lockdown is over and restrictions are being eased, we are delighted to announce that the Waterville upper lakes Derriana, Cloonaughlin and Namona, along with beats on the inny and Cummeragh are now open again. A new club has been established under the guidance of a committee including Michael Roden, Kevin O’Sullivan, Neil O’Shea, John Quinlan, and Tadgh O’Sullivan to oversee angling activities on these spectacular fisheries. Currane Fisheries Ltd will also run the hatchery, organise the annual cleaning of the spawning streams. Please support this community based not for profit initiative. Memberships and day tickets are available from the Mace shop in Waterville.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

4/7/20


4/7/20 To all American Anglers Happy Independence Day. On this side of the Atlantic today the electricity was off In Waterville this evening, the same goes for the Wild Atlantic Currane Salmon this day as the Currane Anglers battled a strong Southwest wind to no avail. That sums up today’s manipulations. Wind as already stated and overcast all day and followed by heavy rain at times, humidity 90%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.6 centigrade.
Now that the lockdown is over and restrictions are being eased, we are delighted to announce that the Waterville upper lakes Derriana, Cloonaughlin and Namona, along with beats on the inny and Cummeragh are now open again. A new club has been established under the guidance of a committee including Michael Roden, Kevin O’Sullivan, Neil O’Shea, John Quinlan, and Tadgh O’Sullivan to oversee angling activities on these spectacular fisheries. Currane Fisheries Ltd will also run the hatchery, organise the annual cleaning of the spawning streams. Please support this community based not for profit initiative. Memberships and day tickets are available from the Mace shop in Waterville.
   

Friday, July 3, 2020

3/7/20



Upper Lakes and Commeragh River!

Now that the lockdown is over and restrictions are being eased, we are delighted to announce that the Waterville upper lakes Derriana, Cloonaughlin and Namona, along with beats on the inny and Cummeragh are now open again. A new club has been established under the guidance of a committee including Michael Roden, Kevin O’Sullivan, Neil O’Shea, John Quinlan, and Tadgh O’Sullivan to oversee angling activities on these spectacular fisheries. Currane Fisheries Ltd will also run the hatchery, organise the annual cleaning of the spawning streams. Please support this community based not for profit initiative. Memberships and day tickets are available from the Mace shop in Waterville.

3/7/20 The 0872074882 mobile number was as quiet as the Currane anglers reels this day. So the least said the soonest mended. Wind Southwest light and overcast followed by light misty rain all day, humidity 98%. Yesterday weather, maximum air temperature 15.5 centigrade.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

2/7/20


Now that the lockdown is over and restrictions are being eased, we are delighted to announce that the Waterville upper lakes Derriana, Cloonaughlin and Namona, along with beats on the inny and Cummeragh are now open again. A new club has been established under the guidance of a committee including Michael Roden, Kevin O’Sullivan, Neil O’Shea, John Quinlan, and Tadgh O’Sullivan to oversee angling activities on these spectacular fisheries. Currane Fisheries Ltd will also run the hatchery, organise the annual cleaning of the spawning streams. Please support this community based not for profit initiative. Memberships and day tickets are available from the Mace shop in Waterville.


2/7/20 I do not know about Waxing Gibbous, all I can say the Currane anglers are waxing their lines with a sinking feeling. Wind Northwest, light and overcast, humidity 84%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.7 centigrade.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

1/7/20

1/7/20 Now that the lockdown is over and restrictions are being eased, we are delighted to announce that the Waterville upper lakes Derriana, Cloonaughlin and Namona, along with beats on the inny and Cummeragh are now open again. A new club has been established under the guidance of a committee including Michael Roden, Kevin O’Sullivan, Neil O’Shea, John Quinlan, and Tadgh O’Sullivan to oversee angling activities on these spectacular fisheries. Currane Fisheries Ltd will also run the hatchery, organise the annual cleaning of the spawning streams. Please support this community based not for profit initiative. Memberships and day tickets are available from the Mace shop in Waterville.
Now today’s action, all quiet on all fronts. Wind Northwest light and overcast, humidity 88% Lough Currane Moon Phase Waxing Gibbous. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.5 centigrade.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

30/6/20


30/6/20 Good News from our Chairmen Mr. Michael Roden.

Now that the lockdown is over and restrictions are being eased, we are delighted to announce that the Waterville upper lakes Derriana, Cloonaughlin and Namona, along with beats on the inny and Cummeragh are now open again. A new club has been established under the guidance of a committee including Michael Roden, Kevin O’Sullivan, Neil O’Shea, John Quinlan, and Tadgh O’Sullivan to oversee angling activities on these spectacular fisheries. Currane Fisheries Ltd will also run the hatchery, organise the annual cleaning of the spawning streams. Please support this community based not for profit initiative. Memberships and day tickets are available from the Mace shop in Waterville.



Now today’s manipulations on Lough Currane, going by the mobile all quiet on all fronts. Wind Southwest then veered Northwest with misty rain this morning, humidity 87%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.7 centigrade.  

Monday, June 29, 2020

29/6/20


29/6/20 As the Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, Bed and Breakfast’s opened their doors today, after three months of dry throats, you can understand the Currane Anglers were gasping for their pint and as the surge gained momentum this evening  in pulling their pints, I can say where the Currane Anglers are concerned there was no pulling Wild Salmon or Sea Trout over the Gunnell this day. Wind West light with reasonable cloud cover, Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.6 centigrade.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

28/6/20

28/6/20 The Currane Anglers were all quiet this day, the same could not be said for the weather with a strong Northwest and overcast with heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.1 centigrade.   

Saturday, June 27, 2020

27/6/20


27/6/20 No Reports of any action on this wild and windy day. Wind was Northwest fresh to strong followed by heavy showers throughout the day, humidity 81% air temperature 13 centigrade? Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15. 4 centigrade.                                

Friday, June 26, 2020

26/6/20

This aircraft is taking the Covid 19 virus Seriously so when Ireland
opens its Borders in July remember stay safe and don't be complacent!    
26/6/20 The Currane anglers look to the sky as their reels stayed silent this day. Wind Southeast variable Light to fresh followed light rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 19.4 centigrade.   

Thursday, June 25, 2020

25/6/20


25/6/20 Lough Currane was all quiet in all departments this hot and humid day, with a light to calm and variable wind mainly Northwest. Now we head for the Gillie Technical department, Just for the record Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  has changed his business  email so just click the www, If you are in a lazy mode? info@oshealoughcurrane.com Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.6 centigrade.                              

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

24/6/20


24/6/20 Made a good drop of rain last night which was no harm. Wind was light and variable from the Northeast to the Northwest. The Salmon were staying deep and putting the Currane Anglers in deep deep Salmon depression. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.9 centigrade.    

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

23/6/20

Liam

23/6/20 All the Salmon Headline News comes from the World Famous Butler’s Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie Professional Golfer, Mr. Liam Higgins, caught a fine Salmon Grilse on the fly. So straight to quote of the day, that’s tonight’s dinner sorted, All I can say is enjoy! Wind South Southwest light and overcast with light rain for most of the day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.4 centigrade.

Monday, June 22, 2020

22/6/20


22/6/20 All quiet on the Southwest Front in all departments this day on Lough Currane as light rain fell for the best part of the day in a fresh wind SSW. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.0 centigrade.

21/6/20

My Father RIP

21/6/20 Well at last we got a flood, as you can see it wasn’t that big going by the pictures, but it will be interesting to see how much the Lake rises in the next two days, plus there is more rain forecasted this coming  week. On the Salmon count today the Currane Anglers were all quiet this Father’s Day and today’s notes are in memory of past Currane Dad’s. Wind Southwest fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.7 centigrade 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

20/6/20

20/6/20 The Currane anglers celebrated with a sparkling water as the Southerly gale’s and rain lashed down on the Waterville Fishery, I do not want to sound pessimistic, but it will be interesting to see how much rain fell before their sparkling water go’s flat, I hope it stayed sparkling. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.7 centigrade.  

Friday, June 19, 2020

19/6/20


19/6/20 Well the Grilse secret is out, I can say without any fear of contradiction the Currane Grilse  Anglers have failed miserably in their duties in reporting their catches, because in the last week or two there have been a few Grilse caught on the troll and all I can say is fair play to a North Kerryman  for letting the Grilse out of the Net, sadly it wasn’t on our Net first. Now for today’s action all quiet on the Western front, you have my permission to contradict today’s notes. Wind Southwest light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.1 centigrade. Just for the record Kerry is on a Yellowweather warning plus there is strong wind forecasted as you can see if you click the Yellow weather link.              

Thursday, June 18, 2020

18/6/20

18/6/20 Good news on the Weather front? The Waterville Weeping vase is expecting 21.8 mm of rainfall over the weekend? All I can say is its better than nothing. On today’s manipulations all quiet on all fronts. Wind North with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.8 centigrade.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

17/6/20


17/6/20 Here is your metrological report for Lough Currane. Wind Northeast light with reasonable cloud cover at times, humidity 79% and for the rest of the Currane Anglers news, all quiet on the Southwest Front. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.5 centigrade.       

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

16/6/20


16/6/20 Yesterday’s Currane manipulations all quiet on all fronts. Wind Southwest and very cloudy. Now back to today’s efforts plenty of good views of rocks, a few Currane anglers were looking like the Phantom of the opera, far better to be wise and safe than sorry. Wind Northwest. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.9 centigrade.      

Monday, June 15, 2020

15/6/20

Dr Tim RIP

15/6/20 Sadly today Lough Currane lost another great fly Angler to the Heavenly Waters, Cork and Waterville Currane Angler Dr Tim O’Connor RIP sadly passed away yesterday. On behalf of our Chairman and all the members of the Angling association and all the good people of Waterville, Kerry and Cork our Sincere Sympathies to all his Family and friends


Dr Tim RIP
To those good people who did not know Tim, well here is some of his angling history and relationship with the Waterville Fishery. Tim’s Family can go back the best part of 100 years, I can say, Tim himself fished 70 of those 100 years give or take. Thankfully to technology i.e. Digital cameras and the paparazzi we have a good few photos of Tim’s great days on Lough Currane, I can just hear Tim say to his Gillie and good friend Tom O’Shea, you can ring the paparazzi. Well Tim you may be gone but you will never be forgotten as a dedicated Doctor and angler. May He Rest In Peace.   

Sunday, June 14, 2020

14/6/20

Low Pool!

14/6/20 The Currane Anglers are no fans of the Rocky Films as you can imagine as the weather has full control of all proceedings on Lough Currane and today was no exception, with humidity at 83% and thunderstorms. All I can say is one has to give credit to the Currane anglers who are dogging it out there in these drought conditions. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 17.7 centigrade.     

Saturday, June 13, 2020

13/6/20

Mr. E.G. Appleby RIP

13/6/20 Currane all-round angler my Father, Mr. E.G. Appleby RIP would have been 92 today, so Happy Birthday Dad, gone but not forgotten. 


Well Currane Anglers had two Genuine complaints this day, firstly low water and secondly the air was very thundery and eventually the thunder struck the Currane waters late this evening, on the rainfall no comment as of yet. Wind NE to calm. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.0 centigrade. 

Friday, June 12, 2020

12/6/20


12/6/20 Again the weather forecast are the headlines this day, wind East light and overcast, with the sun breaking through at times. On the Currane anglers enthusiasm, the least said the soonest mended, they say a dripping tap can drive you to the drink, all I can say is the Currane water levels are falling as fast and the same goes for the anglers enthusiasm, Cheers. Wind as already stated, yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.2 centigrade.  

Thursday, June 11, 2020

11/6/20

11/6/20 The Currane Anglers meteorological report for today’s proceedings, wind strong East with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.2 centigrade. That sums up today’s proceedings.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

10/6/20


10/6/20 Few boats out today, sadly their Common denominator was 0 the same could not be said for their blood pressure, in other words the Currane angler is suffering with Curraneitis. Wind Northeast light to calm with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.6 centigrade.             

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

9/6/20

Wind West light and overcast all day. The Currane Anglers maybe struggling, and their enthusiasm might be low, mind you not as low as Lough Currane. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.4 centigrade.  

Monday, June 8, 2020

8/6/20


Currane Anglers on the Rocks Cheers! 
8/6/20 There was a few Currane anglers manipulating a flie and a lure this day, but as you can see by the photo the elements are certainly against the Currane Anglers. Wind North-East light to calm with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather. Maximum air temperature 12.7 centigrade.   

Sunday, June 7, 2020

7/6/20

7/6/20 We start on the same theme as yesterday in all departments except for the wind was not as strong but the same old direction. So we will go back in time in memories past in the Specimen Sea Trout department, a clean sweep in 1995 all I can say is, I hope when the new Government is formed eventually they will get down to work on protecting the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout out at sea, especially the Salmon that are in lock down, please remember Minister’s it’s the good Irish People’s Salmon and Sea Trout Irish Heritage that is being liquidated. Just for the record what I have wrote is my own personal opinion. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.1 centigrade.   
In Memory of Odie  Lucey RIP .
Great original Landlord of the Lobster Waterville
plus a great Angler in his own right!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

6/6/20



South Side!
South side !
6/6/20 Another wild day as a cold North-Northeast wind hammers the Southside. What is that I hear you say, what about the Currane Anglers manipulations this day? All I can say in their defence is they tried their best and sadly all they caught was more frustration with the lack of action and that is your ration on today’s proceedings. Wind as already stated, just for the record good cloud cover followed by some showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.      

Friday, June 5, 2020

5/6/20


5/6/20 Today there was a Strong North-Easterly wind, followed by violent gusts at times, as the Currane Anglers headed out for today’s proceedings, I can tell you  by the end of their day it was quite clear the wild Currane  Salmon made their proceedings loud and clear that they were keeping their mouths shut. The same could not be said for the Currane Anglers, which is not surprising you could say the anglers need the patience of a St. Well that sums up today’s manipulations. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 13.9 centigrade.    

Thursday, June 4, 2020

4/6/20

Wild Atlantic Way two days ago! 

4/6/20 Again the weather is the talk amongst the Currane Anglers and for good reason, one minute its roasting, the next minute it’s the complete opposite and today was no exception, with a strong and Gusty Northeast wind blowing, whether your Salmon or Sea Trout Anglers, the present conditions are an anglers nightmare. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.2 centigrade.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

3\6\20


3/6/20 As we all know the Waterville Fishery is extremely low in the water department and today’s North-Northeast wind certainly did not help the Currane angler’s enthusiasm, which is quite understandable but Thankfully this reporter is currently one boot ahead, just. That sums up today’s notes. Wind as already stated, bright and sunny all day but as you can imagine today was much cooler thanks to the North East wind. Yesterday’s weather 20.2 centigrade.   

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2/6/20


2/6/20 The Currane Anglers had Currane withdrawal symptoms today as the temperature rose to a height of no spin no flies and that is no Bull, that sums up today’s angling news. Wind NW light to fresh and very warm and little to no cloud. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 21.9 centigrade.

Monday, June 1, 2020

1/6/20



1/6/20 The Currane Angler’s blood pressure is nearly as low as Lough Currane and as you can see by this photo taken 3 miles away, give or take from the Bull rock and that sums up today’s lack of action, or you could say the heat is on the Currane Anglers, so on that note we finish today’s notes on this evening sunset on the Currane waters. Wind West light and bright sunshine and very warm. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 24.1 centigrade.     

Sunday, May 31, 2020

31/5/20


31/5/20 Well its at the end of May plus the June bank Holliday all in one, not one fish recorded this day and what would you expect with a low Lake, clear skies, and air temperatures in the high twenties. I know Currane Anglers are true Professionals but give us a break. Wind Southeast light. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature, 21.9 centigrade.   

Saturday, May 30, 2020

30/5/20

30/5/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind Southeast light to fresh. Sunny all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 22.1 centigrade.   

Friday, May 29, 2020

29/5/20


29/5/20 A better fishing day weather wise but sadly the Lough Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon kept their Mouths shut and stayed deep as the Currane Waters get lower and lower. Wind Southeast light to fresh with the odd strong gust, Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 23.0 centigrade.       

Thursday, May 28, 2020

28/5/20


28/5/20 The Currane Anglers were at a standstill thanks to a strong Southeast wind followed by bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather 17.3 centigrade, so on that note we will head for memories past on Lough Currane and my apologies to UK and Currane Angler, Mr. Gary W Humphrey for not putting it up sooner.       
Frank, Gary, Brod

The above Photo brings back many happy memories of Fishing Lough Currane with my Father & Brod O’Sullivan of Stela Maris Waterville.
This particular trip was very fruitful the Year 2000 June I believe, we had fantastic fishing with Brod who at the time said it was like the old Days, 11 Salmon & 17 Sea Trout caught all around Lough Currane, all Trolling, lost as many again. The weather at the time was very rough with intermittent showers which prevented the Drift Netters from venturing out to Sea.  This we believe allowed a fantastic run of Grilse to enter Lough Currane and we were lucky enough to be there for this Bonanza.
Regards Gary    

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

27/5/20

Today!
27/5/20 Suntan factor 50 was the order of the day but takeaway the 5 and you have the facts of the day. Wind Southwest light to calm and hardly a cloud in sight. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.1 centigrade.   

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

26/5/20

Currane on the Rocks, Cheers!
The Bull Rock 

26/5/20 Going by the Lough Currane post and telegraphs, there were four boats out, three boats trolling and one on the drift, plus a photo of the Bull Rock that gives you a fair idea that the Currane anglers are really up against the elements! Wind West light and calm in the afternoon, good cloud cover in the morning, bright and sunny in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 6.7 mm, maximum air temperature 13.6 centigrade.    

Monday, May 25, 2020

25/5/20

25/5/20 Day in day out its been the same fishing lines on this Blog,  today’s fishing manipulations is no different and I can tell you the fishing reports are getting as difficult as procuring the wild Atlantic Salmon, all I can say is the Wild Currane Salmon maybe keeping their mouths Shut, but here’s one angler, come reporter who has no intention of shutting down. Wind S light and overcast all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.6 centigrade. 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

24/5/20

24/5/20 You can say without any fear of contradiction that the Currane anglers patience is at rock bottom, talking of rock bottom, Lough Currane has not had a big flood since St. Patrick’s Day, so one can appreciate their lack of enthusiasm and understand that you would need the patience of a Saint to manipulate ones lures. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.2 centigrade.                 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

23/5/20

The Currane Anglers are at a quandary with their flies and lures, and for good reason, as the rain fell the land took the majority of the rainfall and Currane is still dead low, as well as the angler’s enthusiasm. Wind SW fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.   

Friday, May 22, 2020

22/5/20

Wild Atlantic Way
Derrynane 

22/5/20 Lough Currane was like the Wild West and for good reason, there was a strong Southwest wind blowing down the Lake, you do not have to be a rocket scientist to know all the Salmon stations were closed. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 18.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 15.5 centigrade.        

Thursday, May 21, 2020

21/5/20


21/5/20 There was some good fishing conditions out there on the Lake today, except for the low water conditions in the opinion of the Currane Anglers and there is no argument to that, sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon kept their mouths shut in all departments this day. Wind Southeast Fresh to strong in the afternoon and overcast, followed by heavy rain this afternoon, expected amount of rainfall for Waterville 13.8 mm?  Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.7 centigrade.    

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

20/5/20

20/5/20 All quiet on the Western front in all departments, be it flie, troll and mobile. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast, followed by light misty rain late this afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.8 centigrade.    

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

19/5/20


19/5/20 Today’s angling proceedings are a repeat of yesterday’s manipulations, in other words lacking action in all departments. Wind SW and overcast all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.1 centigrade  

Monday, May 18, 2020

18/5/20


18/5/20 Lough Currane water level low, my Noble Currane Anglers enthusiasm low as you would expect. Followed by strong winds from the SSW and overcast all day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.4 centigrade.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

17/5/20


17/5/20 Lets look at today’s action on Lough Currane, amount of strikes in the Salmon and Sea Trout department, the least said the soonest mended. Wind SW light to fresh and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.5 centigrade.       

Saturday, May 16, 2020

16/5/20

16/5/20 The Currane Anglers blood pressure is as low as the Currane water level. That sums up today’s manipulations in all departments. If I missed out on any of the 5-kilometre anglers, you have only got yourself to blame! Wind NE then veered SW in the afternoon and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.

Friday, May 15, 2020

15/5/20


15/5/20 Bright sunshine all day, wind NE light and variable at times. Need I say more, I wish I could, but I cannot because they did not, if you get my drift! Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.4 centigrade.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

14/5/2020


14/5/20 All quiet on all fronts and that includes the one that got away. Wind NE light, bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.9 centigrade. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

13/5/20

13/5/20 We start with the sad news that Mrs. Betty McGillicuddy, of Baslicon Waterville Passed Away, on behalf of the Lough Currane Anglers and all the good People of Caherdaniel, Waterville and all of Kerry, we send our Sincere sympathies to Dan and all the McGillicuddy Family and friends. Special note from the Lough Currane Anglers, to renowned Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, again our Sincere sympathies on the passing of your good Mother R. I. P. 


Now for yesterday’s facts there was one Salmon caught on the troll. And on today’s manipulations, all quiet on all fronts. Wind light North East and variable. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.1 centigrade.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

12/5/20


12/5/20 Here is the Lough Currane meteorological report, early this morning, wind was East and then veered Southwest in the afternoon with reasonable cloud cover at times. The Currane detective agency reported that there were two boats out manipulating. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.6 centigrade.     

Monday, May 11, 2020

11/5/20


11/5/20 All quiet on all fronts on this cold and sunny day. Wind Strong East. Now for all you anglers who sadly live outside the 5 Kilometres fishing line, like my good self, all I can say is be patient, because It is far better being lockdown at home than being lockdown in the graveyard!  Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.2 centigrade.  

Sunday, May 10, 2020

10/5/20

Reflections of Lough Currane today!

10/5/20 No thundering reports this day as the Currane Anglers headed out in flat calm conditions this morning, finally the wind did get up from the North East strong and that sums up today’s manipulations. As they say the picture tells the story. Yesterday weather, maximum air temperature 20.5 centigrade.          

Saturday, May 9, 2020

9/5/20


9/5/20 Light and variable winds all day and very thundery, that sums up today’s manipulations, or I should say the lack of, but what would you expect when there is thunder in the air. All I can say you might get a good strike if one is fishing with a carbon fibre rod. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.4 centigrade.       

Friday, May 8, 2020

8/5/20


8/5/20 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts, to be fair to the anglers, Lough Currane is lacking fresh water, plus with bright sunshine all day, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know their chances of catching a Salmon are as low as the Lake. Wind South light. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 8.1 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.6 centigrade.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

7/5/20


7/5/20 The Currane Anglers were as quiet as the Lambs, in all departments. Wind SW. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.2 centigrade.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

6/5/20

6/5/20 Here’s today’s meteorological report from Lough Currane, Wind Southeast fresh and overcast and followed by heavy showers and prolonged at times. Now for some good news on the Angling news from Inland fisheries Ireland.Click and read. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.6 centigrade.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

5/5/20


5/5/20 All quiet on the South West front, the same could not be said for the wind and for good reason, there was a strong South East wind blowing, as the odd Currane Angler looked up to the overcast sky. That sums up today’s notes. An angler’s quote of the day, a great fisherman’s confidence to catch a fish comes from his passion, not his gear, mind you your good wife might have a different opinion, if you get my drift. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.0 centigrade.

Monday, May 4, 2020

4/5/20


4/5/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind East strong and veered Southeast at times and cold followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.6 centigrade. Now we head for Memories past by Eugene Ferris.

Eugene
I hope this finds you well and safe. I thoroughly enjoy your posts on Lough Currane. I am attaching the story of the first fish I ever caught on a fly. The first fish on a fly. This story is of pure luck that I was fishing with a great fisherman on that day. A year after moving to Kerry from California, a person who had fished the waters of Lough Currane for more than four decades invited me out. I had no real experience of fly fishing. Over the following few years, I fished with him about seven or eight times. I caught a salmon, and plenty of browns on the troll, but nothing on a fly. In fact, I spent a great deal of my time undoing knots, and retying leaders when I tried fly fishing. He frequently stopped his own fishing to get me going again. On September 20, 2013 just before lunch we were on a drift north across the outer entrance of the Commeragh. We were less than 15 feet from one of the protruding rocks when I felt a good strong tug, and a few more to follow. I called out ‘fish on’ as my rod bent over. Looking at the steady bend of the rod, he politely asked if I had possibly hooked the rock. A moment or two of silence, the reel began to peel out line. From that second on, I was in a place way beyond my skills. My breath shortened, heart raced, and other parts of my lower anatomy threatened to give way. The fisherman in the boat grew calmer and calmer, as if couching a small boy. He repeated that this was a “good fish, give it time Eugene”. When it jumped the first time, he told me it looked like a specimen. “What’s a specimen?” was my response. The fish fought, and the minutes zipped by. With a great deal of instruction and patience from my seasoned fishing buddy, my first ever fish caught on a fly entered the landing net.  Without him, no doubt I’d have lost that fish. A few photos, no scales to weigh the fish, only an educated guess. Then released it back to live out its life. A day, and a fish I will never forget.   That very day, my passion switched from golf to fly fishing.

 

Sunday, May 3, 2020

3/5/20


3/5/20 As the great Jack Hargreaves  once said, people who go fishing catch more fish than the people that don’t. Here endeth today’s lesson. Wind Southeast light with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.             

Saturday, May 2, 2020

2/5/20


2/5/20 No reports of any boats out. Wind South East, light to fresh with bright sunshine this morning, with reasonable cloud cover in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.1 centigrade. Now to the diplomatic thrashing department, to all you Good Irish Currane Anglers, surely to God you have some good memories of your experiences on Lough Currane, so cast an email to salmonandseatrout@gmail.com            

Friday, May 1, 2020

1/5/20


Bill 2018
1/5/20 All quiet on all fronts, Wind North and cold with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12 ,0 centigrade.  Now we head for memories past on Waterville Lake, by David Burton. Hi Vincent, your blog is rapidly turning into Judicial memories of Lough Currane! I promise that this is the last (probably) but I am sure that your subscribers might like this story. Two years ago, I came over to Waterville with Bill Shackleton, a friend but a novice fly angler, once again to fish with Tom O'Shea. I have the good fortune to be able to fish some very good beats on the North Tyne which, as you will know, is the most productive Salmon river in England (thanks to the fact that it has a hatchery, but that debate is for another day!). I had persuaded Tom to come over for a week later on in the season so that he could have a go at some serious salmon fishing. Very generously Tom offered to treat Bill and I to a morning on that world-famous fishery, the Butlers Pool, as a thank you for his forthcoming trip. The morning was booked, the conditions were perfect and having tackled up Tom went with Bill to the bottom pool whilst I started further up. Within minutes of starting I could see that Bill was into a rod bender which gave him a real fight before he managed to land a lovely fresh salmon. It being Bill's first Irish salmon Tom agreed that it could be taken, and it graced our dining table that evening. Within half an hour I was into a lovely fresh fish which was landed and released. By the end of the morning, as lunch loomed, Tom and I were walking towards the bottom pool, chatting, when we both saw a fish move in the pool. Tom told me to have a cast at it, I told him that as he was the professional, he could show me how to do it and handed him my rod. He took no persuading and within 4 casts he was into a really strong fish that we also managed to land and then release. Three fish in a morning, Bills first in Ireland, and a fish each. I think the appropriate word is serendipity. What a perfect mornings fishing!! We then continued to have a great weeks fishing on Currane. When Tom came over two weeks later within half an hour of starting to fish, he caught a salmon and ended the week with six good fish with at least two others hooked but lost. Regards, David Burton


Thursday, April 30, 2020

30/4/20

Please Sir.

30/4/20 All quiet on the SW front. Wind NW light with showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 20.5 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.0 centigrade. Keep those past memories coming in at salmonandseatrout@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

29/4/20


29/4/20 No reports of any boats out. Wind West and then went flat calm, followed by light to heavy rain this afternoon and this evening believe it or not the temperature fell dramatically as snow fell on the high ground just outside Waterville. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.4 centigrade.  Now we head for memories past on Waterville Lake. By UK Currane Angler Ian Scofield.
 
Hello Vincent, I see the Yorkshire judge had a second memory so I thought this Devon judge might have a go! This is about an old ghillie Mick Donnelly Here goes. I first visited Currane in 1967 and have been staying at Raheen every year since. I was privileged to get to know Mick and Bridie Donnelly who used to live at Raheen and brought up their family there. Mick was one of the old ghillies from pre-war and he would talk of the days before engines were allowed. The boats were wooden, very heavy with heavy wooden oars. In a big NW blowing, there were two ghillie's on the oars with a privileged angler in the stern. Bridie told me she would watch the lake and fear for Mick's health and safety. I once asked Mick if he could swim, and he said "yes, to the bottom" No life jackets of course I was lucky to spend a few days with him on the lake in his mid-80's after he retired. His knowledge of the lake was legendary. He retained his interest in rowing and I can see him now, Guinness in hand watching the rowers at the Valentia regatta. Mick and Bridie are long gone but they are fondly remembered.
Best wishes Vincent


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

28/4/20



Memories on
Lough Currane
2018

28/4/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.2 centigrade. On that note we head for memories past on Waterville Lake. Today’s story is by Currane and French angler, Michel Allonsius. Hello Vincent. During the month of May 2018, I was fishing on a boat accompanied by Dominic my ghillie. In the afternoon Dominic showed me the manifestation of salmon. Immediately I launched my fly and after a few moments I took a salmon that was hanging. A few minutes later another salmon caught the fly and the battle could begin. The sequence was filmed because I had started the shooting which I attach. I see this sequence of France again because I was deprived of a trip in 2020 which allows me to get back into the atmosphere of the lake which left me with exceptionally good memories. Kinds regard. Michel Allonsius France.  so keep those memories and photos coming in all you Currane Anglers and at salmonandseatrout@gmail.com

Monday, April 27, 2020

27/4/20


27/4/20 All quiet on all fronts this day. Wind North and variable with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 15.0 centigrade.  On that note we head for memories past on Waterville Lake, today’s story is by UK and Currane angler, Judge David Burton.  Part (2) 
Tom and the Judges C&R Salmon
hope that all is well with you and all our friends in Waterville in these troubled times. Your subscribers seem to be reluctant to write to you about their experiences and so, if you do not mind, I thought I would share another with you. For years Tom O'Shea had been trying to persuade me to come to Currane in the spring to have a go at trying to catch a springer. Whilst telling me how much I would enjoy it he would always emphasise how difficult they were to catch, particularly as I refuse to troll. Finally, last year I decided to have a go. On the first day I travelled down from Adare and arrived at Waterville mid-morning. My fly rod was set up and out on the Lough we went. Tom took me to the first drift alongside the Derby. As I settled down with my double handed rod I jokingly said, "I'd best make sure that I don't peak too early". No sooner were the words out of my mouth then a salmon took my fly. Having landed and released the fish I could not help but say to Tom "I thought you said this should be difficult" Needless to say that was the last fish we saw for the rest of the week! Kind regards and hoping to see you in September, David
Judge clicks as Tom releases!



Sunday, April 26, 2020

26/4/20


26/4/20 The wind was in the North but sadly the Currane anglers did not journey forth, so as you can see I haven’t anything to report. Wind as already stated and overcast. Just for the record to all you Currane anglers’ home and abroad keep sending your memory’s past on Lough Currane. Send to salmonandseatrout@gmail.com  Yesterdays weather, maximum 15.8 centigrade.   

Saturday, April 25, 2020

25/4/20


25/4/20 No reports of any boats out. Wind North light.Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.4 centigrade. So, on that note we head for Memories past on Lough Currane.


Richard. Ian, Sylvester! 
Today’s story of Memories past on Lough Currane, is by UK Angler Mr. Ian Scofield
On the April 2nd, 2011 I was with my friend Richard Haigh and fishing out of Raheen Cottage, our Ghillie was Sylvester Donnelly. We Caught a 10 lb Salmon on the troll, but the big story of our trip however was the big salmon, which was returned because of this, it could not be officially recorded. The anglers concerned were sensible honest people and I am sure their story was truthful. The expert who assessed the weight from measurements was Chris Mills who was qualified in Marine Biology, used to manage the Burrishoole fishery in Newport Co Mayo. He thought the fish would have been in excess of 35 pounds and made our Salmon sound small. Really enjoy your Blog. Best Wishes Ian Scofield.  


Friday, April 24, 2020

24/4/20


24/4/20 All quiet on all fronts with light variable wind and very bright and sunny with cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.4 centigrade.  

Thursday, April 23, 2020

23/4/20


23/4/20 Same story, same place and same weather as Lough Currane gets lower and the Currane anglers blood pressure rises. Wind light to calm West with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 18.7 centigrade. On that note we will head for Lough Currane memories of years gone past.
Today’s story 0f the past on Lough Currane, by Mr. Murray Beatts of the U.S.A.
Murray
Murray Beatts and Sean Bric, on my 24th Birthday, May 6th, 1978, I and Sean caught a 10 lb Salmon with my Gillie Paddy Sullivan. Strangely enough, the last time I fished Waterville lake prior to that, was my 18th, 1972, with Bric and Tom Sullivan! On that date, I also caught a 10 lb Salmon. So, this was in the nature of a hat trick! Now my last trip last year staying in the Butler Arms and www.butlerarms.com I caught two Grilse one the troll and a 6 lb grilse on the fly. I hoped to return this year but we all know the story in that. Will be back next year if the world survives! Tight lines, Murray.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

22/4/20

Your not getting my f ing feathers for flies!

22/4/20 All quiet on all fronts which is not surprising with all this dry weather we have been having and followed by winds from the East. Sadly, there is no stories of past experiences on Lough Currane today, I must say to you Currane Anglers from all over the World, you have failed miserably in your duties this day! Wind West, light with reasonable cloud cover.  Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.1 centigrade.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

21/4/20


21/4/20 Have no reports of any boats out. Wind S light and variable with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.8 centigrade  
Today’s story of the past on Lough Currane, by David Burton of the UK
Hi Vincent,
David
As a long time, visitor to Currane fishing with Tom O'Shea www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com (you always describe me as a retired Yorkshire Judge) I have many happy memories and hope to be able to gather more if I’m able to come this autumn. One of the most remarkable memory that sticks in my mind was a number years ago when we were out on a very stormy day with a strong wind blowing down the Lough. We were drifting towards the rocky bay past the Derby I was sat at the stern and Tom was trying to control the boat on the oars. We had just about reached the point when I should reel in and Tom swap seats with me so that he could start the outboard before we were driven onto the rocks when a large fish took my tail fly. Tom was then hard put to keep the boat away from the rocks whilst I tried to land the fish when a good size junior grabbed hold of the dropper. Chaos descended. I was desperately trying to get the junior up to the surface so that Tom could get it unhooked so that I could then concentrate on the bigger fish, Tom was trying to help whilst still keeping the boat safe. Needless to say, by the time we unhooked the junior the big fish, which I had not seen at all, was gone. What a great day. Many thanks for doing the blog, it keeps the memories alive in between visits.
Regards,

Monday, April 20, 2020

20/4/20


20/4/20 All quiet on Lough Currane, wind East light with bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.1 centigrade. On that note we will head for Lough Currane memories of years gone past.
Today’s story of the past is by Mr. Michel Allonsius of France
Michael 
Maxime



1- picture 110314: my grandson Maxime takes first brown-trout with spoon. A salmon jumps on a spoon near boat. Boat rent at Michael O’Sullivan and at watervilleboats@gmail.com 23 May 2017
2- picture 142443: Maxime and six other brown-trout with me. On the 23 May 2017
3- 155315: rainbow in the distance as we headed out on 8 sept 2017
4- 162653: 25 pay 2017 On Grassy island during breakfast.
5- 10900485: mouth of the river Cummeragh in Michael’s boat
6- with Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com   salmon fly fishing 9 pounds on mouth of river on 21 May of 2018. You have picture with salmon at Lobster bar. Boat of Dominic.
7- On 2019 boat for Kerry Brittany ferries was out of order: NO FISHING on Currane.
8- Covid 19: NO FISHING on May. May be on September with boat of Michael or Dominic.
First 
9- On 1976 my ghillie was Vincent Appleby of www.salmonandseatrout.com
10- New picture of Maxime on 23 May 2017
Kind regards