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Sunday, November 26, 2023



26/11/2023 It’s with great sadness that I have to report that renowned Currane fly Gilli Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan RIP sadly passed away this morning, so on this sad day we head into the passed on a personal note, the year was 1971, I and Mother headed up to London and picked up Vincent and headed for the River Tay to fish the Catholes and Benchil beats for six days, on the first day Vincent I headed out with our gillie Sandy, within minutes the reel went off as while harling/trolling and I can tell you the rods were wound in fast so I could play this cracker of a Salmon as it  jumped and Vincent shouted that fish is around 15 to 20 lbs and I can remember as the fish was coming close to the boat Vincent grabbed the gaff before the Gilli had a chance, I can tell tell you Sandy wasn’t amused but smiled because he thought Vincent would make a mess of it, well he took one swipe and the 17 lbs Salmon was in the boat and the rest is history. Now we head for 1973 when Vincent RIP and his good wife Dawn RIP came back home to Waterville and I can tell you it wasn’t long before he hit the Sea Trout specimen department headlines, while trolling with his client, caught a record of 9 lbs 3 oz Sea trout, well ten years later he broke his own Currane Sea Trout record again, while flyfishing caught a fine 10 lbs plus specimen Sea Trout. Now we head for Vincent’s flyfishing impossible, it was in the late eighties Lough Currane was freezing, the Bog was frozen, parts of the Mouth of the Commeragh were frozen and there was Vincent flyfishing with his client and I can tell you it was so cold out there that the trolling reels froze up, so had to land on Darby’s Island and I said to my Father, I think Vincent is wasting his time in theses freezing conditions, well the next thing his client’s Salmon rod was bent double into a fine 10 lbs plus Salmon caught on a size 6 fly. As one of Vincents clients once said, I had a great Salmon fishing holiday Vincent thanks for everything, but I have to go home for a well-earned rest after a great week of fly fishing. Well, Vincent, I can just see you fishing on the Heavenly waters with your good wife Dawn and your Son James.

So on behalf of the Currane Anglers and all the good people of Waterville and Caherdaniel and all people of Co. Kerry, we send our Deepest Sympathies to all the O’Sullivan Family especially his children Sonia, Jemma, Vincey and Marita, his sons in law Tham, Martin and Mark, daughters in law Breeda and Jannie and all the Grand Children.

Rest In Peace Vincent



Thursday, October 12, 2023


Owen Currane angler of the year 2023

12/10/2023 There were 7 boats out manipulating their skills on this last day, sadly not a great finish to the end of the 2023 season and for good reason, for starters there was 31 mm rainfall yesterday, a total of 41 mm within 26 hours so you can understand why. Now back to today’s action, just the odd trout, but one boat did report 4 small seatrout for their efforts. Wind was slack ESE and variable and overcast all day, followed light rain at times. Now we head for the Currane Anglers of the year and that goes to Curran fly Angler is Mr. Owen Moriarty who caught his first Salmon on the fly, weighing in at 11 lbs. Junior Currane fly angler of the year is Master Dan Dwire for catching his first ever two Salmon on the fly. All I can say is congratulations to the winning Currane Anglers.

As I have being saying for over 20 years it’s that time of year again and yes you have it, first of all I would like to say a big thank you to you the readers of the Blog and especially Mr. Myles Kelly and all the team in the Inland Fishery Ireland for their great support as always, this 2023 season. Also, a big thank you to Mr. Paul Burke of the Trout and Salmon, who has the hard work of editing my reports every month, well Paul you still have the patience of a Saint. So, on that note I can’t wait for the 2024 Season, Happy Christmas to you all and stay safe and I’m looking forward to January 17th, 2024, and writing On The No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone.








Wednesday, October 11, 2023



11/10/2023 Another big flood today, the amount of rainfall I will give you the facts in tomorrow nights notes, staying with rainfall, there was 10mm of rainfall yesterday. Now we head out on to Lough Currane, a good few brown trout out caught on the drift and the odd decent sea trout caught also, one boat C&R 1 seatrout 1 junior and over 20 brownies around rabbit. Now to the backdate department, a lone Wild Trout angler, had some good fishing on the south side of the lake during the last week. Wind light ENE and variable.        




Tuesday, October 10, 2023



10/10/2023 Straight to the backdate department and for good reason, because I failed miserably in my reporting on last weekend’s notes on the Wild Trout Currane fly anglers, I can tell you I got a good diplomatic thrashing for not checking my phone, I have to say I am guilty as charged, so let’s put the record straight, Wild Trout Currane angler Mr. Adam Healy, C&R 14 Brown Trout and one Sea Trout on Saturday and finished his 2023 Currane Season on Sunday for a quick half an hour and C&R two Brown Trout with his Daughter,  before pulling up the boat for the Winter. I hope this puts the record straight and again my apologies to Adam and his daughter. On a personal note, Adam’s catches just proves that the Currane Wild Trout fishing wasn’t as bad as I have been reporting? If you get my drift. Now back to today’s action and yes, I have checked my phone, and all is quiet phone wise. Wind SW light and variable followed by thick fog at times.        

Monday, October 9, 2023



9/10/2023 Another bright and warm day for the Currane Wild Trout anglers as they cast their flies for that elusive Wild Currane Trout and going by my WhatsApple the wild Trout were very elusive? Wind South veered SW light.  

Sunday, October 8, 2023


 8/10/2023 The Wild Trout Currane anglers were all quiet on this bright and sunny day and followed by a light Southerly light and variable wind.      

Saturday, October 7, 2023



7/10/2023 The Wild Trout Currane anglers were all quiet today but personally in my opinion their flies and tries weren’t good enough, thankfully the same couldn’t be said for Ireland as they thrashed Scotland 36-14 in the 2023 rugby world cup this evening in the Stade de France in Paris, I will say one thing it certainly looks like they have a great cast, roll on Ireland. Wind SSE veered South light to fresh with good cloud cover.