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Wednesday, January 20, 2021


20/1/21 Today’s report come from a barbless Currane angler, 4 boats on the lake today, 1 barbless boat stayed out all day, 3 brown tag boats that were out, 2 of them just out for 2 hours, the other brown tag boat just out for the bare hour, few kelts to report, sad to see such little effort being put in and for a matter of interest where were the other 12 Brown Tag Anglers.   

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


 19/1/21 It is sad to see that again there were no traditional local Brown Tag anglers on this 3rd day of the Brown Tag Spring fishing. So, let us get the opinion of local angler Mr. Brod O’Sullivan, Its all yours Brod, well Vince I have been getting my Salmon Licence for 65 years and I didn’t get a Brown Tag and it will be the first time in my life that I won’t be able to reminisce going down the North Shore in January and February and yes I’m in my eighties but in fishing terms I still feel I’m in my twenty’s and in a way I feel Discriminated that I didn’t get a tag and I’m sure there are much younger local anglers than me that feel the same, all I can hope is I get a Brown Tag in March. Talking of Younger anglers, local angler Mike also makes his point, its all yours Mike, False data from a fish counter that has never worked properly has caused our lake to be empty today, I feel anglers are being treated like criminals, begging for brown tags to be able to fish a lake that we have been on since we were young boys, how can you have proper figures when the counter was off so many times, never cleaned properly and has a pass that has no counter, it’s a shame to see what’s going on based on lies             



Monday, January 18, 2021


                                                        Brown Tag Boat Yesterday?


 Please Rapala you must be Joking and I'm not                                                                               Hooked  

18/1/20 There were no boats out today to the best of my knowledge and I can’t check the Big Lake because I’m outside the 5 kilometres and I have no intention of being caught by the local Garda and being tagged, talking of tags, back to the fishing, on yesterdays report I had a comment made to me by Currane fly angler Mr. Gary Winston Humphrey and I quote, are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the Spring Fishing, sad times.    


Sunday, January 17, 2021



17/1/21 Well its great to be back on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts zone. so, let us go to the new and heart breaking and reality of Brown tags spring fishing on the Currane system and as you can imagine this was the main talk on this opening day, some Gillies were smiling because their boat was Brown tagged as they trolled the Currane waters, for the unlucky Gillies who were not so lucky in the draw got their plier’s and files out and then headed out to the catch and release department. Well Brown tag or no Brown tags I can say both failed this opening day. Just for the record there were 9 boats out, six Brown Tags Boats and 3 C&R Boats and where the other 9 tags were, I could not tell you. Wind, well in my opinion it was coming from the Currane anglers and could you blame them, plus it was overcast this Grey day.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


 Happy New Year to Waterville and the Currane Anglers. 

In advance of the new season can I encourage all anglers to join our local fishing club Currane Fisheries more than ever we need to pull together to support the work of our club who among other things run the salmon hatchery, clean the spawning streams, and control the fishing on the upper lakes. With a lack of tourist anglers’ revenue has been severely impacted. Memberships are available from The Mace Store in Waterville at €100. 

Tight Lines 


Michael Roden