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Thursday, May 23, 2024



23/5/2024. We start in the apology department and for good reason, sadly I missed the Gillie’s text last night, but it’s a great story so let’s put the record straight. We go back about 25 years give or take,  Currane anglers father and son from Germany came to Waterville to fish, sadly I haven’t got any records on that trip, all I do know is yesterday they were back out there on Lough Currane and I can tell you they weren’t out there long while trolling with their Gillie, of Waterville Boats and at when their reel went off and fair play to them they caught a fine 8lbs. Salmon with their gillie, all I can say is, 25 years well worth waiting for My Noble Gentleman the Salmon. Now Back to today’s fishing notes, Yes, I can say I have looked at my WhatsApple all quiet on the SW front. Wind light to fresh NNE and variable, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm, amount of sunshine 1.9, maximum air temperature 14.9c.           

Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Hardly a bear cloud in the sky
22/5/2024. No reports of any rod benders this day? going by my WhatsApple, so on that note we will head for the Gillie’s photo of the week, as you can see it looks like that the bear is on the charge, all I can say is, it’s a pity there isn’t few a bears out there fishing on the lake. Wind NE light to fresh and followed by showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0-0mm, amount of sunshine 16.3c, maximum air temperature 8.2c.    

Tuesday, May 21, 2024



21/5/2024. The weather has full control over the Currane anglers and that’s not surprising considering we have a low lake, followed by bright sunshine and clear skies and what rain we have had has gone straight out to sea because of the East winds and just for the record the total amount of rain so far this month is 29.7mm. Now to today’s weather, wind NW light to fresh and variable, followed by clear skies. Now to yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 6.2, maximum air temperature 14.3c. On that note here ends the Currane anglers metrological service.     

Monday, May 20, 2024


Ballinskelligs bay

Ballinskelligs Bay

20/5/2024. As you can see by the picture it was a perfect day for the sea fishing, need I say more? In other words you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s results? Wind, SW light to calm followed by blazing sunshine. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13.5, maximum air temperature 18.9c.     

Sunday, May 19, 2024



19/5/2024. The Currane Anglers were all quiet on this bright and sunny day with hardly a cloud in site, followed by a light wind from the NE and veered NW light to calm, so on that note we will head for the Currane anglers view and for good reason, Currane angler, Bill responds to Barry’s, Currane view, the stage is yours Bill.

 Well said Barry. The truth. People can obscure and try to hide it, but it always comes out. As far as fish farms are concerned, they wrecked Loch Maree, then Connemara. Then, with 30 years accumulated evidence a bunch of greedy shysters sacrificed Lough Currane for a few dirty shekels. I hope it comes back to haunt them. Most certainly, Karma will catch up anyone who knowingly destroys the environment.  What right have these people to destroy Ireland’s natural assets for future generations? The tide of opinion is turning on the Pacific west coast. Hopefully, sense will return to Ireland.

Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 7.9, maximum air temperature 16.7c.  




Saturday, May 18, 2024


Mr.Pete Ruffle, Hampshire hog angler of the week


18/5/2024. I start tonight’s report in the apology department and for good reason, because I failed miserably in reporting the Hampshire Hogs Fish of the week and I can say without any contradiction that Hampshire Hog and Currane angler of the week was Mr. Pete Ruffle, who caught a fine 11lbs. Salmon with his Gillie and fishing with Waterville Boats and at and fishing out of and as you can see by the photo that Mr. Pete Ruffle was the Hampshire Hog angler of the week and I’m sure the pints were flowing in the Lobster Bar. Now back to the present and today’s action, all I can report is my phone lines were as slack as the Currane anglers reels. So on that note we will head to the Currane anglers view, the stage is yours Barry,

Are there ANY fish actually in the lake? They used to be catches on most days with about 15 boats out at least. How the mighty has fallen after the introduction of that bloody monstrosity up the coast. Officials used to say that there was no scientific proof of a detrimental effect in the siting of a fish farm nearby, in spite of it already ruining the Connemara Sea Trout fishery. Same on the West coast of Scotland. Hope everybody who pocketed a few quid in the process of installation of fish farms is feeling smug and self-satisfied with their part in the debacle they have helped create. They have ruined what was once the finest Sea Trout fishing lake in Ireland.

Wind NNE light, followed by reasonable cloud at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 0.4, maximum air temperature 15.0.  



Friday, May 17, 2024



17/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments going by my WhatsApple. Wind NE light to fresh and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall, trace, amount of sunshine 4.0, maximum air temperature 17.8c.