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Monday, January 17, 2022



Photo of Waterville boats Harbour courtesy of Waterville Boats at  

My Quote of the Day No Brown Tags Here at present. 

15/1/2022 Great to be back on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone and sadly we Currane anglers are in another Spring Brown tag season again and to say the Currane Anglers are Browned off would be an understatement and, on that note, we will get down to today’s facts. Well, there were 3 Brown Tag boats out and one Barbless out and staying with the Barbless Angler, and what an angler he is, I’m talking of Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris, Waterville, who’s been fishing Lough Currane for 73 years and its sad to see that He is fishing Brownless and barbless today, all I can say, I would love to know what his Father Mr. Jack O’Sullivan RIP  would say, Jack was a Fishery Officer and I can say Jack was a mighty fishery officer as he was teacher and just for the record Jack has all the Salmon fly and troll records on Lough Currane and Brod with my Father have the record for the Inny and that record was got well over fifty years ago. Now from the past to the present there were no Brown Tags used up this opening day. Wind South light to fresh and very cold.      

Monday, December 6, 2021

Currane Angler has his say

 Hi Vincent, I just sent this to the minister for the marine. Thought you might like to publicise the issue on your blog and invite more submissions on fish farms to

Thanks, Colin Lynam:

Dear minister, 

I was disgusted to learn of the application to place a vast fish farm in the West Connacht Coast Special Area of Conservation Ref: No. 002998 (SAC) in Ballinakill bay. I have recently moved to Letterfrack.

Personally I’m sick of the way we treat the environment in this country. Most of the seatrout fisheries of south Connemara are extinct due to aquaculture. Deenish fish farm has destroyed Lough Currane (previously the greatest seatrout fishery in this country). It continues to produce manky farmed salmon and pump out sealice despite a court order to halt. How can this be? The current proposal to now destroy the migratory fish stocks of north Connemara is disgusting and needs to be stopped.

I brought my children fishing on the Dawros river this summer and we caught one of the deformed salmon that had escaped from the existing fish farm. This fish could have introduced disease or bred with the wild stock of fish in the river, dooming it’s mutant offspring to failure.

It wasn’t alone. There were multiple captures of these fish in the river this summer.

I feel it is time for us to make a stand and protect our environment. All salmon aquaculture in bays should be halted and moved far out to sea or better again onshore.

It’s the right thing to do to protect the tens of thousands of jobs that benefit from angling in the poorest parts of this country: a number that dwarfs the tiny number of jobs in the foreign multinational fish farm sector. It’s the right thing to do for our environment. And it’s the right thing to do for our children before wild salmon and seatrout have been wiped out by human greed and the complicity of your government.  It’s up to you. History is kind to politicians who make brave decisions for the right reasons.

Yours sincerely 

Colin Lynam

Sunday, October 31, 2021


                           Mr. James McGillicuddy RIP 

It is with great sadness that I have to report the sad passing of Mr. James McGillicuddy RIP of Lohar, Waterville and of the Waterville Fishery and hatchery. James worked at the Hatchery with his colleagues for a good many years as well as looking after the streams, I can say without any fear of contradiction the Passing of James to the upper Heavenly hatcheries is their great gain and our great loss. So, on behalf of our Chairman Mr. Michael Roden and all the Waterville Hatchery team, the Currane Anglers and all the good people of Caherdaniel, Waterville and all good people of Kerry, we send our Sincere Sympathies to all his family and friends.   

              James McGillicuddy RIP        

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


The Pictures tell the story! 

12/10/2021 Well the 2021 season has come to an end with only two boats out manipulating their skills on the flat calm waters of Lough Currane and for all their efforts they reported a few Brown trout, but as you can see by the photos they did well to get that bit of action. Well, another Covid Salmon and Sea Trout Season has past and please God come the 2022 season we will have a normal season. Now I would like to say a big thank you to you the followers of No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone, because without you the good readers and supporters of the Waterville fishery there would be no blog and I thank you for all your fishing story’s and complaining especially over the you know what at the beginning 2021 Spring season. Now another big thank you goes to Mr. Myles Kelly and all the Inland fisheries team for their great support throughout the year and last but not least on a personal note, I must give a big thank you to Mr. Paul Bourke of the Trout and Salmon Magazine. I think that’s about it for this 2021 Season and let’s hope 2022 will bring our tourists back to Ireland, especially the Waterville Fishery and I look forward to reporting to you on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone in 2022 so stay safe and have a very Happy Christmas and New Year. 

Monday, October 11, 2021


                                             The Photo tells the story !

                           The New    

 Decaffeinated Car! 

11/10/2021 There were a couple of boats out from the Southside manipulating their skills on this flat calm and sunny day and going by the quietness of their post and telegraphs I take it their fly lines were all quiet and that’s not surprising considering the conditions.                                                     

         Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way                                Caherdaniel !

Sunday, October 10, 2021


   An air birds eye view of the World famous Butler pool and the Currane River and Lough Currane!

10/10/2021 You could say today the Currane drifters were reflecting on their casting on this flat calm and bright sunny day and one doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to know today’s scores, so we will leave it at that. Now we head for the sky, you may well ask why, well it’s simple, in last night’s report I took a video of the World famous Butlers Pool and even though I say it myself it was not bad, until I was brought down to earth and as I said in yesterday’s notes the truth of the pudding is in the filming as you can see in this video.

                                    Sunset this evening 

Saturday, October 9, 2021


                               World Famous Butler Pool 

9/10/2021 Lough Currane rising as the Currane drifters were casting, as luck would have it there were also a few Trout were rising and taking and sportingly put back. Wind NNW light and variable and followed by bright sunshine all day. Amount of rainfall yesterday 64.7 mm and as you can see by the video the truth of the pudding is in the filming of the world Famous Butler Pool 

                         Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way!