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Friday, April 25, 2014


Mr. Barry Martin and Mr. Gerry O'Sullivan
25/4/14 Lough Currane produced a fine 8 lbs Hatchery Salmon today, caught on the troll by Local gillie Mr. Bob Priestley and when I asked, any chance of a photo, Bob replied in the freezer, in other words a frozen Asset. Now to catch of the day and that goes to Mr. Barry Martin of Cork, and for good reason he caught a cracker of a Sea Trout of 8 ½ lbs on the troll, while fishing with his good friend Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan also of Cork and just for the record, Barry has fished the Waterville Fishery all his life so its not surprising he came up trumps, even I can remember Barry holding the boat at the point of Grassy Island, for his cousin David in the Early seventy’s. Staying in the reminiscing department I was fishing with Mr. Tommy O’Sullivan of Beenbane Waterville and London, and his late Father Mr. Tom O’Sullivan was one of the great Gillie’s of the Waterville Fishery and as Tommy said to me, that his father was the greatest fly fishermen  that the Waterville fishery has ever seen, well I will second that, because as a child I witnessed Tom catch many a Salmon on the River Inny and Lough Currane. And also Tommy was my Gillie in the early seventy’s and caught me many a Salmon, nothing like old times. Wind ESE light and fresh to strong this afternoon, reasonable cloud cover this morning heavy cloud in the afternoon followed by heavy rain this evening.                          

Mr. Tommy O'Sullivan reminiscing the days that was

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