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Wednesday, April 17, 2024



17/4/2024. Local gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports that there were 8 boats out, all their lines were slack and just for the record it was very cold out there. Wind was Northeast fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.3 mm., amount of sunshine 3.9, maximum air temperature 11.2.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024



16/4/2024. Reports that there were six boats out and all lines were slack this day. Wind NE fresh, followed by the odd shower. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.0 mm, amount of sunshine 7.7, maximum air temperature 11c. Now we head again for the Upper lakes Saga, when you read this comment, it’s quite clear why anglers from all over the World support the Honest and Mad fishermen.

Phil the stage is yours, Jerry, I do hope it all gets resolved as soon as possible. It would be great to get some new Mad Fisherman YouTube videos of the mountain lakes back online. It’s worth mentioning that during the long months of the COVID lockdown the brilliant archive of Vincent Donnelly’s videos kept many anglers sane & provided a very much appreciated source of entertainment during a very difficult time. These videos really portrayed the Waterville club, the magnificent Lakes and friendly farmers etc in such good light. It was amazingly good publicity. It seems such a shame that it has now come to this. So, I’d like to think that the club committee will be “big enough” and show some common sense and agree to go back to the way things were……. Maybe they need to sit down and take a deep breath and calmly think about it. Or perhaps have a wee Jamesons Whiskey, “For the Chest of course” 😂😂😂.  Come on lads get it sorted.



Monday, April 15, 2024



15/4/2024. Everything comes to those who wait, there was a fine 11lbs. Salmon caught on the fly, by the Currane Pros, so congratulations to the Pros, for the rest of the Curran anglers their lines were slack going by my WhatsApple. Wind fresh to strong NE, followed by heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.6mm, amount of sunshine 0.6, maximum air temperature 12.4c. On that positive note we head for the Honest and Mad fisherman’s saga and for good reason there was a first-class comment from Phil, take it away Phil the stage is yours, Jerry, Sounds like a sensible idea calling a meeting to resolve this silly new rule. The sooner the better (spoken as a subscriber & follower of the Mad Fisherman YouTube channel. As it stands It’s doing damage to reputation and wider public opinion of the club. It’s being discussed in all corners of Ireland. A return to the way things have traditionally been run would be the sensible thing to do. Why change things if they weren’t broken.

Sunday, April 14, 2024



14/4/2024. Lough Currane was all quiet this day, wind WSW fresh to strong, followed by a few showers. I was reading comments today on the Honest fisherman and his good friend the Mad fisherman, so the comments are still coming in, let’s continue on the Honest fisherman and the Mad Fisherman’s saga and my brilliant quote of the day comes from Phil, when you read it I don’t think you will be disappointed, so the stage is yours Phil, so take it away, Just seems crazy to stop the guys camping up at the mountain lakes. They produce such entertaining videos providing probably as much enjoyment for viewers as they get from making them. The “friendly farmers” also seem in on the fun helping clear the camp spot & bringing up logs etc. They all seem a great & friendly bunch, leaving the place as they found it from what I can see. What’s the issue here? I can’t see any, except for a committee member that doesn’t like to see others enjoying themselves….. but I suppose there are some individuals like that everywhere.  

Yesterday’s weather amount rainfall 0.9mm, amount of sunshine 8.3, maximum air temperature 11.9c.  









Saturday, April 13, 2024



13/4/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day in all departments. Wind fresh WNW followed by reasonable cloud at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.2mm, amount of sunshine 0.0.   

Friday, April 12, 2024



12/4/2024. Just two boats out and in the words of local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of, no good. Now we head for Facebook nonsense. Could someone please tell me how technology tells Facebook that last night’s notes were violent and graphic content? Wind fresh SW variable and overcast all day and followed by misty rain. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 10. 2mm, amount of sunshine 0.0.   

Thursday, April 11, 2024



11/4/2024. reports that there were 3 boats out, all their lines were slack. Wind SSE light to fresh and variable. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall, maximum air temperature 13.2c, amount of sunshine 0.0.