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Monday, April 6, 2020

6/4/20


6/4/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind West fresh with bright sunshine. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 12.2 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.1 centigrade.       

Sunday, April 5, 2020

5/4/20

5/4/20 The Currane anglers were in lock-down as a strong Southeast wind took control on today’s fishing procedures. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy rain at times and it will be interesting to see how much rain fell in tomorrow’s weather report. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.7 centigrade.     

Saturday, April 4, 2020

4/4/20


4/4/20 The Currane anglers had an off day today and that’s not surprising as there was a strong ESE wind blowing with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 11.2 centigrade.  

Friday, April 3, 2020

3/4/20 Update

 3/4/20 All quiet on the Currane waters today. Light wind from the NW then veered SW and veered back West light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 11.6 centigrade.     
   

Thursday, April 2, 2020

2/4/20


2/4/20 All quiet on the SW Front in all departments. Wind North with good cloud cover.Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 10.2 centigrade.    

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

1/4/20


1/4/20 There were a few boats out on the big Lake and going by the good vibrations at least one angler fishing out on the Waters of Currane caught a fine Salmon on the troll and for the rest of my Noble Currane Anglers it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind light East with reasonable cloud cover. It's with great sadness that I have to report that chef Michael Lucey R I P of the Cable station, Waterville, sadly passed away yesterday. On behalf of all the Currane Anglers and the good people of Waterville and Kerry, our Sincere Sympathies to his Mother Eileen and all his Family and friends. May He Rest in Peace.    

Michael RIP
   

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

31/3/20

I Don't Know what the Problem is, Lock Down My Ass!

31/3/20 Just the odd boat out manipulating the Currane waters, again the wind was in the East, but sadly no anglers reported any rod benders. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 10.7   

Monday, March 30, 2020

30/3/20

Wild Atlantic View
Great Picture again Thanks!

30/3/20 It was a cold day on Lough Currane with a fresh cold Eastly wind with reasonable cloud cover. For the Currane angler’s manipulations, well you could say their reels and mobiles were frozen out this day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 9.3 centigrade

Sunday, March 29, 2020

29/3/20

Today Lough Currane in the distance
Great photo ! 
29/3/20 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts and in the words of one local angler, it’s too bloody cold out there. Going by the Currane detective agency, there was one boat manipulating the North Shore. Wind East fresh and bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.9 centigrade.      

Saturday, March 28, 2020

28/3/20


28/3/20 All quiet on all fronts, wind ENE fresh to strong with bright sunshine all-day. Just for the record there is a very important notice on the Covid 19 up on the Irish Angling Update site. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.9 centigrade.   

Friday, March 27, 2020

27/3/20

27/3/20 Bright sunshine was the order of the day with a light wind from the West. One can say, all the Currane Anglers got was a suntan. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.5 centigrade. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

26/3/20

26/3/20 All quiet on all fronts on this bright and sunny day, with a calm to light variable wind. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 9.1mm. Maximum air temperature 12.8 centigrade.     

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

25/3/20

No Spin just plenty of fly's

25/3/20 Again the Currane Anglers reels were all quiet on all fronts this day, Wind Light to calm East with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 10.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 10.3 centigrade.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

24/3/20


24/3/20 Currane Anglers were all quiet on the Western frontier. Wind SSW fresh and overcast with misty rain throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 10.7 centigrade.   

Monday, March 23, 2020

23/3/20

Tam

23/3/20 A new week, a new strike, yes you have it, local angler Mr. Anulal Hitmiang (Tam) while trolling this morning caught a fine 10 lb Salmon on the troll in a light SE wind and overcast. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall 0.9mm. Maximum air temperature 11.8 centigrade. Now we head for the Killarney Lakes and for good reason because it was reported to me that a cracker of a 21 lb Salmon was caught last Saturday on the Middle Lake. Just for the record that’s two Salmon caught in Kerry in the past ten days in the 20 lb plus class.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

22/3/20


22/3/20 There were a few boats manipulating this day but sadly my Noble Salmon were keeping their distance as laid down by the Government. So stay safe Anglers and non-anglers alike. Wind SE light bright and sunny Yesterday weather, amount of rainfall 14.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 7.7 centigrade.           

Saturday, March 21, 2020

21/3/20


Lough Currane today!
21/3/20 I will make it short and sweet, the Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments. Wind ESE light and overcast with misty rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 8.8 centigrade.       

Friday, March 20, 2020

20/3/20

Sion 

20/3/20 All the Salmon headlines go to Currane anglers Mr. Joe O’Dwyer and his Gillie Mr. Sion Braine and in the words of Sion and I quote, in the boat by 7.30 am. Joe and Sion tag team it again with a fine 10lb Salmon, caught on the troll or the fly, you decide and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on all fronts, as you can see by the picture it tells the story of the day. Wind East light, bright and sunny. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 9.1 centigrade.        

Thursday, March 19, 2020

19/3/20


19/3/20 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Just for the record there was six boats out manipulating which is great to see. wind East light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 8.0 centigrade.      

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

18/3/20


18/3/20 Lough Currane anglers were as calm as the Currane waters and their humour was as light as the wind, but come docking time their language, well that’s another story. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 5.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.9 centigrade.     

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

17/3/20

17/3/20 All Salmon headlines this Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations were on the World-Famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie   and one can say without any fear of contradiction that Waterville’s pro Golfer Mr. Liam Higgins was in great form while casting his fly, Liam Celebrated his Saint Patrick’s day by catching a fine Salmon in the 7 lb class. Down on Lough Currane, there was no reports of any rod benders. Just for the record it was another wild day, with a strong South West wind and overcast followed by rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 6.5 mm. Maximum air temperature 10.7 Centigrade  

Monday, March 16, 2020

16/3/20


16/3/20 The odd boat may have ventured out this day, if they did they had a touch of Wild bill hickock, because there was a strong South West wind blowing down the Laugh, plus going by my mobile it was all quiet on the South West front. Wind as already stated and overcast all day, followed by light rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.2 Centigrade.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

15/3/20



Joe
Paudie
River Laune
15/3/20 Straight to the action, Currane Angler Mr. Joe O’Dwyer, caught a fine fresh 10lb Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Sion Braine, we will let Sion have the last say on their fine fish and I quote, Joe was fishing with me for the last week and we had 19 kelts and finished today with a 10 lb Salmon. Wind NW fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Now in my book we go to Ireland’s Salmon of the week and it’s a cracker of a 22lb Salmon caught by Mr. Paudie Hubbert of Tralee, while Fishing the River Laune yesterday, so congratulations Paudie on a Salmon of a life time and that’s from all the Kerry Anglers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5 .1 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.1 centigrade.                          

Saturday, March 14, 2020

14/3/20


14/3/20 The Weather again takes control of Lough Currane as a strong SW wind blows down the Lough as the Currane anglers debated the pros and cons, well one doesn’t have to be a Fly or Rapala pro to know their tackle boxes stayed dry. Wind as already stated, with reasonable cloud cover followed by showers. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall 6.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.0 Centigrade.                  

Friday, March 13, 2020

13/3/20

13/3/30 They say Friday the 13th is unlucky, well I have news for you because local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com would beg to differ and for good reason, he caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind SE and veered S and overcast with heavy down pours. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.0c

Thursday, March 12, 2020

12/3/20

12/3/20 Great news for all you fly anglers, because the ice was broken on the Lough Currane fly department, Young Conor,
Terence and Conor 
takes the first Currane fly honours by catching a fine 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly on Lough Currane and His Dad Mr. Terence Wharton Junior was delighted as you can see by the photo! Wind WNW fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4c.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

11/3/20


11/3/20 Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front in all departments. Wind W strong with reasonable cloud cover, followed by heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.3 mm, Maximum air temperature 11. 6c.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

10/3/20


10/3/20 Nice to see a few good boats out but sadly nothing to report this day by Lough Currane Anglers so we will finish today’s notes on the weather front, Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 11.6mm. Maximum air temperature 11.6 c.

Monday, March 9, 2020

9/3/20


9/3/20 The Currane Anglers were at a standstill this day as a strong wind came from the West and you don’t have be a rocket scientist to know the Currane anglers were put into checkmate in all fishing departments and if there was a mad hatter out there all I can say is no comment! Wind as all ready stated. Overcast with heavy rain at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.mm, maximum air temperature 9.5 c.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

8/3/20

8/3/20 Just a few Currane Anglers out this day and going by the anglers mobiles it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind SW early this morning and then veered NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover, followed by showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 7.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.9c c

Saturday, March 7, 2020

7/3/20


7/3/20 SW gales and heavy showers are today’s headlines and no reports of any action and if a boat did venture out, they have failed to report their manipulations. Wind as already stated. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 10. 3 c.                  

Friday, March 6, 2020

6/3/20

6/3/20 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts after yesterday’s cracker. Wind NW and veered SW with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.8 c.  

Thursday, March 5, 2020

5/3/20

Patrick dose the honours for Chlo
5/3/20 Straight to the Southside and Salmon and Sea Trout station of www.lakelandshouse.com French angler Mrs. Chlo Duperat, caught a cracker of a 11 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with her Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com and this evening Chlo’s husband Patrick did the honours by holding this fine Salmon for the photo shoot. Wind SW and veered NW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.9 c.   

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

4/3/20

Sunset in Waterville tonight 
4/3/20 Lough Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts, this was confirmed by the French Connection. That sums up today’s lack of action. Wind light and variable with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5. 5 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.5 c.           

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

3/3/20

 3/3/20 There were a few boats out manipulating this day, for all their efforts all the Currane anglers precured were a few Kelts. Wind NW light to fresh. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.8 mm, Maximum air temperature 7.5 c.               

Monday, March 2, 2020

2/3/20


2/3/20. Four boats out manipulating on the Currane waters, sadly their reels and mobiles were all quiet on all fronts. Wind NW and gusty throughout the day and followed by wintery showers. Yesterday’s weather, facts not available.   

Sunday, March 1, 2020

1/3/20


1/3/20 AS storm Jorge waved goodbye, the Currane anglers headed out onto a battered Lough Currane and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know their chances of catching a Wild Atlantic Salmon after storm Jorge were slim and that was the case today. Wind fresh WNW followed by wintery showers throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.8mm. Maximum air temperature 7.7c. Wind strength 49 KMH gusts up to 109 KMH                

Saturday, February 29, 2020

29/2/20

Jorge chases the Wild Atlantic way!
29/2/20 Storm Jorge closes the Currane Anglers Salmon and Sea Trout stations. Wind W Storm Force Jorge and overcast with wintery showers throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 18.8mm. Maximum air temperature 12.7c.   

28/2/20


28/2/20 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing, going by the Currane detective agency, one boat did venture out, but no news is good news, so on that note we head back to yesterday’s notes to the apology department and for good reason, I failed miserably in my duties to report that Wexford Angler Mr. Michael McCormack was fishing out of www.thecrescentwaterville.ie and Robert of The Crescent can have the last say and I quote, Good to see our returning guest, who stays with us at the Crescent B+B for catching the first Salmon on the Lough Currane in 2020, again well done Michael.  Wind SW west Strong and overcast. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 1.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.6 c.         

Thursday, February 27, 2020

27/2/20

Michael

Stephen 
27/2/20 Great news at last and I’m sure you all know the Currane ice is broken, so straight to the Wild Atlantic trolling department and the hired out boat department of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  Wexford and Lough Currane Angler Mr. Michael McCormack, caught a cracker of a 14 lbs, Salmon on the troll, so congratulations to Michael for catching the first Lough Currane Salmon of 2020 and may it be the first of many. Staying in the trolling department and renowned Cahersiveen and Currane Angler Mr. Stephen Donnelly, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon with his good friend Mike. Wind WSW light to calm with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2. 6 mm. Maximum air temperature 7. 7c

     

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

26/2/20


26/2/20 There were four Currane boats out and sadly Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tried their best to break the ice in the fly and troll departments but sadly their prayers weren’t answered. Wind West light with good cloud cover with the odd shower. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 7.7.c.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

25/2/20

25/2/20 Lough Currane anglers were at a standstill with a strong WNW wind blowing followed by violent gusts with the heavy wintery showers, plus a mixture of hale, sleet and snow this morning and much of the same in the afternoon but not so violent. That sums up today’s lack of action in the Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout department. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 11.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.7 c. 

Monday, February 24, 2020

24/2/20


24/2/20 There were four boats manipulating this day and sadly the Currane anglers’ reels were all too quiet for their liking on all fronts, that sums up today’s action. In scoring terms, you could say Currane anglers 0 the Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon won. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 6.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 12. 2 c.   

Sunday, February 23, 2020

23/2/20

23/2/20 There were a few boats out, four to be exact and sadly the Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind SW light and overcast followed by light rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 11.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 12 c.      

Saturday, February 22, 2020

22/2/20


22/2/20 Lough Currane was still on the rough side, but this didn’t deter the Currane Anglers from heading out, all I can say is they battled the elements but they didn’t conquer the wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind WSW fresh to strong and overcast, followed by heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 11.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4 c.      

Friday, February 21, 2020

21/2/20

21/2/20 Lough Currane Anglers headed straight for the high stool for a large whisky in the jar, as SW gales hammer Lough Currane. Those are the facts of the day and all I can say to you all you readers are, you can’t blame the Currane anglers and you certainly can’t blame the Salmon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 7.1 mm. Maximum air temperature 10. 3 c.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

20/2/20

Inny Valley

20/2/20 A few boats did venture out today but all drew blanks, but to be fair to the Currane anglers there was a strong NW Wind blowing followed by wintery showers, but it was great to see some action from the Currane Anglers, it’s a pity one can’t say the same for the Salmon. But to be fair Lough Currane is high after all the rain in the last two weeks. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 13.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 10. 8 c.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

19/2/20

19/2/20 No Currane Anglers manipulating on the Currane waters and for good reason, fairly wild out there with a strong SW wind blowing and overcast all day with heavy rain this evening and the estimated amount of rainfall for Waterville is at www.met.ie/#forecasts Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 7.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 8. 9 c.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

18/2/20


18/2/20 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW early this morning then veered NW and overcast with heavy winery showers. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall, 5.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.3c.       

Monday, February 17, 2020

17/2/20

Wild Atlantic!

17/20/20 Storm Dennis may have left the Currane waters, but Dennis’s backfire was still strong enough to keep the Currane anglers on the Currane Shorelines. Wind West North West fresh to strong and overcast with heavy rain and hail showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 7.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.3 c.   

Sunday, February 16, 2020

16/2/20


16/2/20 Dennis the Menace was in full control of the Currane anglers again today and with strong WSW gales blowing down the lake, so that’s not surprising the Currane anglers’ lines were slack. Staying with the weather today, overcast with heavy rain and hail showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 22. 2 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4c. I will end today’s notes on an optimistic note and weather permitting, I can without any fear of contradiction say there will be a Salmon caught this week and the one can say the ice is truly broken.                 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

15/2/20


15/2/20 Lough Currane’s menace of the day was storm Dennis who has kept the reigns of power over the Currane Anglers for the last two days. Wind SE wild and overcast with heavy rain at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4 c.                       

14/2/20

14/2/20 Lough Currane was all quiet in all departments in anticipation of Storm Dennis this weekend. Wind SW Fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 10 c.                

Thursday, February 13, 2020

13/2/20


13/2/20 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts. Now for the Gillie who failed miserably in his duties today and lo and behold it’s not in the Salmon department but it’s in the Garlic department because a Gillie that forgets his Garlic in the supermarket at 12.30 pm when he should be out fishing ought to be ashamed of himself. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 23.2 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.5 felt like 6 c.            

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

12/2/20


12/2/20 As storm Ciara headed across the Irish Sea, one boat did head out today in a fresh wind from the West but sadly all was quiet on the SW front but to be fair to the lonesome Angler, Lough Currane has been turned over and over like a pancake in the last few days and it’s been reported that Storm Dennis will hit Ireland this weekend. Wind as already stated, overcast all day with heavy showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 7.1 c.         

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

11/2/20


11/2/20 Again Storm Ciara deals up another no go to the Currane Anglers, which isn’t surprising with a strong NW wind and followed by severe gusts at times with wintry showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 8.1 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.1 c.    

Monday, February 10, 2020

10/2/20



A taste of storm Ciara
10/2/20 Storm Ciara still in control of the Currane Anglers and as you can see by these photos, just for the record the photos weren’t taken by me and going by the quality we have a new paparazzi on the books and going by todays photos he hasn’t gone with the wind. That sums up today’s notes. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 18 mm. Maximum air temperature 12.8 c. Wind NW wild with a mixture of hail and snow showers.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

9/2/20


9/2/20 Storm Ciara takes control of Lough Currane and MET.ie have put a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry from tomorrow, 6am to 8pm just click for the facts. So, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that tomorrow is another day for the high stool. Wind W strong and overcast with heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 21.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.3 c.          

Saturday, February 8, 2020

8/2/20

8/2/20 Straight to the point, the Currane Anglers were left stranded on all Salmon and Sea Trout stations as storm Ciara takes control of today’s proceedings and for good reason, Met.ie changed it from a yellow warning to an orange warning. Wind SSW and overcast all day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 9.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 10.9 c.       

Friday, February 7, 2020

7/2/20


7/2/20 The Currane Anglers were at a standstill as Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing down the lake and followed by heavy showers and still waiting for the first Lough Currane Salmon of 2020, all I can say is Thank God we Anglers have Patience! Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 9.6c.     

Thursday, February 6, 2020

6/2/20


6/2/20 The Lough Currane anglers are still waiting to crack the ice as storm Ciara approaches this weekend, just for the record it’s a yellow warning according Met.ie Wind SE light to fresh and overcast all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 9.6 c.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

5/2/20

5/2/20 The Currane Anglers were all quiet, be it fly or troll. Wind SE light and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 10. 1 c. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

4/2/20

4/2/20 All quiet on the SW front. Wind WNW light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.2 c.  

Monday, February 3, 2020

3/2/20


3/2/20 TheCurrane Anglers had good conditions with a fresh wind from the NW with the odd shower but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon would beg to differ as they kept their heads and tails down in the deep waters of Currane. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 11. 4 c.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

2/2/20

2/2/20 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing down the lake, so you can say that the Lough Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front. Wind as already stated and overcast and followed by heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.8 c.   

Saturday, February 1, 2020

1/2/20


11.2 c.1/2/20 Sorry to say all the Currane anglers are still waiting to break the Lough Currane ice. Wind light SW with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.8 c.

Friday, January 31, 2020

31/1/20

      Congratulations to  Mr. Kevin O'Shea who officially caught the first Salmon in Ireland 

31/1/20 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts as the Currane anglers blood pressure rises for the lack of Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon action. Wind SW fresh to strong with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.2 c.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

30/1/20

Kevin being Presented the Paddy Carey Memorial Cup by Landlord
 Mr. Damian Duff, of The Waterville Inn
Kevin

30/1/20 Before we head out onto Lough Currane we head to the Waterville Inn and for good reason, your Man the King of the fly on the Pool, Mr. Kevin O’Shea was presented the Paddy Carey Memorial Cup by the Landlord of the Waterville Inn Mr. Damian Duff for catching the first Salmon of 2020 on the World Famous Butler’s Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and all the drinks were on Kevin and a good time was had by all, so on that note we go to today’s facts of the day and I can tell you the Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind WSW and overcast all day with light misty rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 10.1 c.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

29/1/20


29/1/20 We Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind SW then veered SSW and overcast with showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 6.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 7. 5 c.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

28/1/20


28/1/20 Lough Currane was all quiet on the Wild Atlantic Salmon front, but the same couldn’t be said for the strong and gusty NW wind with heavy wintery showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 7.7 c.

Monday, January 27, 2020

27/1/20


27/1/20 Again Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts and for good reason, there was a strong SW wind blowing. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 9.0 mm. Maximum air temperature 9. 0c. Just for the record one or two boats did venture out.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

26/1/20

Mr. Noel Cronin RIP
26/1/20 The Currane anglers and golfers start with the sad news that Mr. Noel Cronin RIP retired Manger of Waterville Golf links and Waterville House, sadly passed away yesterday, on behalf of the anglers and Golfers and the good people of Kerry our Sincere Sympathies to all Noel’s family and friends. On a personal note it was appropriate that the first Salmon of the 2020 season was caught on the World-famous Butler Pool yesterday. Now today’s facts, All quiet on all fronts. Wind SW and overcast with heavy showers with strong gusts. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 7.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 10.2 c.  
Picture courtesy of Waterville Golf Club.  

Saturday, January 25, 2020

25/1/20



Kevin
25/1/20 www.watervillegolflinks.ie take all the headlines as local Angler Mr. Kevin Shea caught the first Salmon of 2020 and it was a cracker of 12 lbs and lightening fresh, caught on the fly on a 9 foot fly rod. Kevin was telling me he had one hell of a battle late this afternoon. So, one can say that the Champagne Salmon bottle has been truly cracked opened on the World-Famous Butler Pool and at  www.watervillegolflinks.ie Now we head downstream to Lough Currane, Wind SW and overcast and all quiet in all departments. Yesterdays’ weather amount of rainfall 1.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 8. 4 c.       

Friday, January 24, 2020

24/1/20

24/1/20 Currane anglers were all quiet on this 8th day and still waiting to crack open that bottle of Champagne. Wind light, variable and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 8.9 c.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

23/1/20

23/01/20 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts and to be fair, Lough Currane was flat calm all day and overcast. Yesterday’s Weather, Maximum air temperature 13.4 c.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

22/1/20

22/01/20 The Currane anglers are still waiting for Waterville’s first noble spring Salmon. Wind flat calm with reasonable cloud cover. Now we head for the skies with Kerry International Airport and good news for all you Lancashire and Yorkshire Anglers and Golfers because Ryan Air will have flights from Manchester to Kerry twice a week from the end of March. Yesterday’s weather , maximum air temperature 10. 2c.     

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

21/1/20

21/1/20 The Currane Anglers tried their best on the calm waters of Lough Currane this day and all they could catch was the reflections on a calm and cool collective day and that sums up today’s manipulations in all departments. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 10 c.

Monday, January 20, 2020

20/1/20

20/01/20 Into the 4th day and still waiting for that elusive Wild Atlantic Salmon and be it caught on fly or troll it will be great to see the Currane ice broken and the sooner the better and Just for the record there were a few Kelts caught today. Wind South light with good cloud cover. 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

19/1/20


19/1/20 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front in all departments, just for the record there were a nice few boats out plus there were a few kelts caught. Now we head for the apology department for not putting up all the pictures up on the evening of the opening day in the Lobster Bar, so I will finish with the photos In memory of Mr. Ken Towner RIP with his Waterville fly-fishing mates Dave Ecclestone and John Young. Wind South light with reasonable cloud cover.    







        

Saturday, January 18, 2020

18/1/20

18/1/20 Second day into the Salmon and Sea Trout Season and it's still all quiet on the SW front. Just for the record there were a few kelts caught on the troll as there were yesterday but I failed Miserably in my duties to report. Wind ESE light with bright sunshine all Day.






Friday, January 17, 2020

17/1/20

17/1/20  It’s great to be back on the No Spin No Fly's  just Facts Waterville Fishery Zone. Sadly we start on a sad note because the Waterville Fishery has lost another great fly angler, sadly Currane angler Mr. Ken Towner RIP passed away on the 6th of January and on behalf of all the Waterville anglers and the good people of Waterville we send our Deepest Sympathies to his good wife Anne, son Jack and daughter Mary. Now I let Ken’s Yorkshire and Waterville mate's  Mr. John Young and Eccy have the last say on a great photographer. Now today's opening day,  well My Noble Salmon were the only one's smiling this opening day. So we head for the Lobster Bar and their Bacon and Cabbage and it was first class in all department's so a big thank you to Management and staff for a great night, fish or no fish. Talking of Salmon we head for the Hatchery and Manager Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com reports,
Hi Vincent
In Dec 2019 16,000 juvenile salmon were released from the hatchery. 11,500 of which were finclippeJust before Christmas twenty broodstock were collected from the cummeragh River. Those fish produced 50,000 eggs to continue the cycle once again for 2020
Now for last heavenly cast on Ken Towner RIP and the finale words by his good Currane and Yorkshire mates Mr John young and Mr, Dave Eccleston finish Ken's story on his last Salmon
Hello Vincent.Good to talk to you earlier and I’m pleased you are keeping well.Thanks for enquiring about Ken’s circumstances in his twilight.You do a fantastic job not only for Waterville but even more importantly for the brother and sister hood  of all who visit and are enchanted by the area but most especially Lough Currane.
Although I moved back to England the friendships made in Ireland have endured.Although ,like Eccy I am from Yorkshire I relocated to Cumbria,near to the town of Penrith.As perhaps you know it’s a rural environment with pristine rivers and lakes.Ken has visited,from London every year since I returned ,sometimes in spring to brown trout fish and sometimes in autumn when the Salmon was the main quarry.Of course he so sadly fell ill last summer and the diagnosis said his days were drawing to a close.He accepted his fate,the man of dignity and grace that he was,and decided to do things in his remaining days,if his illness allowed,fond to his memory.He expressed a desire to venture north one last time,to meet myself and Eccy,and fish the north country rivers which he had grown to love.As the weeks passed I feared it would not happen but finally at the end of September he said he was making the trip.His grand daughter Mary Rose,who had studied at Leeds University,escorted him up to Cumbria where we happily reunited.On day one we fished in the Yorkshire Dales in pursuit of a grayling,a fish Ken was particularly fond of.Heavy rain had made for a big river and it was evident Ken had a lost a lot of strength especially in his legs-we did not manage to capture a grayling.Day two however,we were back in Cumbria and decided to try for a Salmon.Between myself,Eccy and the local river keeper we targeted a pool called ‘Waters Meet’ which is where the river Eamont ,which is sourced in the Lake District national park,joins the parent river Eden.It was the perfect place for Ken to be.The water was perfect,the bank underfoot friendly and the Salmon were running.He fished quite beautifully and was a complete peace with his life and the world.We did not move from the pool and mid afternoon his line tightened and the Salmon was on.It fought very hard and though not the biggest or prettiest fish Ken declared he had never wanted to land a fish so much in his life.Thankfully he did and it brought a beautiful closure to his wonderful angling journey through life.Special memory’s.God rest  your soul Ken.


Ken RIP