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Saturday, February 28, 2015


28/2/15 Just one boat ventured out from Waterville Boats and at first thing this morning and within a hour My Noble Angler had to batten down the hatches, head into land because all hell let lose with a wild SW blowing down the lake as you can see by the picture they tell the story of the day.          

Friday, February 27, 2015


27/2/15 Again the weather takes the headlines with a strong SW wind. There was only one Boat reported out from the North Side, fishing out of Waterville Boats and at and no reports of any rod benders. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy showers.        

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Happy Birthday Glenda 
26/2/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, be it fish or angler. To be honest it would be nice to see a few more boats out there because you can be dam sure they won’t take a Black Russian, they prefer a Hairy Mary. Wind NW and gusty with a mixture of rain and hailstones. On the Breaking News front, I would like to wish Glenda Powell World Champion Fly Fisher a very Happy Birthday for tomorrow and that’s all from and the Salmon and Sea Trout Readers and all the good People of Ireland.        

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


25/2/15 There were four boats out this day and they all came home the same way they went out with an empty boat, as they looked up to the heavens the raindrops kept falling as the Wild Atlantic Salmon laid below in the flow of the great Currane. Wind West moderate and overcast light misty rain.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


My thats a good Pint
24/2/15 May have not been batten down the hatches me harties, but there was still a strong NW wind blowing with heavy showers and no Anglers were seen manipulating their Flies or Lures or pontificating their next move and I am sure if you had gone by my Noble Anglers they would of given  you the finger hopefully the index not the middle finger.    

Takes flight

Monday, February 23, 2015


he ho and up she rises
23/2/15 It was batten down the hatches me harties this day, as the anglers looked on at a raging Lough Currane with a strong NW wind with violent gusts and it wasn’t long before they headed to the Bar and talking of the one that got away. Wind as already stated with a mixture of rain, hale and snow.  

Sunday, February 22, 2015


22/2/15 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong NW blowing and very few boats out and going by the metrological service of  there is worse to come with an orange alert in place, so if there is no report up tommrow you will know my net is down.                

Saturday, February 21, 2015


21/2/15 Again wintry showers were the order of the day, not my Noble Salmon. There was a strong North wind in this morning and lightened in the afternoon session.              

Friday, February 20, 2015


Who needs the Mexican wave
20/2/15 The wild Atlantic Salmon were as lethargic as the Anglers who were manipulating on Lough Currane in all departments. Wind NW fresh with wintry showers.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

 19/2/15 Just 2 Boats manipulating upon the Waters of Lough Currane, and you can say without any fear of contradiction they failed miserably in their duties in producing my Noble Salmon and the least said the soonest mended. Wind West with April Showers in February,            

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


18/2/15 The weather takes the headlines, with a strong SW wind blowing down the lake, all Angling stations on the North side were at a standstill. There were no reports from the South Side either. Wind as already stated and overcast with misty rain.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


17/2/15 All quiet on the SW front, in other words my Noble Anglers failed to procure my Noble Salmon. Wind W fresh and overcast.  

Monday, February 16, 2015


Mr. Terence Wharton 
16/2/15 The Waterville Hatchery came up trumps again when Local Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Snr, caught a fine wild Atlantic Waterville Hatchery 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll, so here are the Waterville Fisheries Scores, Hatchery 2 Rivers 1. Wind NW fresh with showers. Now to the back date department. Yesterday 15/2 Mr. Noel Clancy of Dublin and Waterville, caught 3 Kelts on the troll. On a reporting note it’s a pity other Anglers don’t take a leaf out of Noel’s book and report their action and there is a good reason, it also gives the reader an idea on the spawning front, not that is a precise monitor but its better than nothing.    

Sunday, February 15, 2015


15/2/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side today, after yesterdays Valentines beauty. Wind East and there was heavy rain this evening.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Mr. Noel Clancy
14/2/15 Mr. Noel Clancy of Dublin and Waterville was the Lough Currane Valentines winner with a cracker of a 13 ½ lbs. Salmon caught on the troll and for the rest of the angling community they failed to record any action. On the weather front bright sunshine and calm.      

Friday, February 13, 2015


Remember they give you a Life Buoy
13/2/15 They say Friday the 13th is unlucky for some? Well it was certainly unlucky for my Noble Anglers or they just can’t fish, one or the other. Wind NNW and blustery with heavy showers at times, on that note, we head for photography department and the RNLI Valentia.  

Remember, more times or not they live on a wing and a Prayer
so please give generously 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Great escape 
12/2/15 Here is the metrological  report for Lough Currane, heavy rain forecasted for late this evening and clearing to showers by morning. On the Wild Atlantic Salmon front no comment. Wind SE then veered SW this evening and overcast all day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


11/2/15 What can I say on the Wild Atlantic Salmon front, not a lot I am afraid, even though there were 4 boats out, they failed miserably in their duties in all departments and that includes letting their fingers do the talking, Wind SE fresh and overcast. Now to the congratulations department. On behalf of all the Good people of Kerry I would like to congratulate  Ali M Murphy, of Waterville for serving 10 years in the  Kerry Civil Defence and works also for Paramedic at the National Ambulance Service and on a personal note on behalf of the Appleby Family I would like to congratulate Ali on this grate achievement. My late Father would be delighted for her because he was also in the life saving World and fair play to Ali she saved my Father on a good few occasions and Ali deserves here Medal.  


11/2/15 Just one or two boats manipulating and sadly no reports of any rod benders and if there were, my Noble Anglers failed to let their fingers do the talking .Wind SE light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Fire on the Hill
The Salmon are in and the tide is out.
Photo taken by Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald 
9/2/15 Lough Currane again was on the quiet side in all departments, the only bit of action was the fires on the Kerry Mountains, as you can see by the photos. Staying with the Photos, here are some nice photos of Lough Currane taken by Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald of Caherdaniel.

All quiet on the SW front.
photo taken by Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald  

My Noble Anglers were Frozen out
8/2/15 It was a hard frosty morning as my Noble Anglers set out from their fishing stations and as they left for their days manipulation, they lacked the warmth of the central heating and by the end of the day they were also lacking the noise of the Hardy Reel singing and the excitement of my Noble Gentlemen the Salmon. On the weather front it was calm and bright.    

Saturday, February 7, 2015


4 Mile View
7/2/15  The only bit of action was in the boat of Mr. Noel Clancy of Dublin and Waterville, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of caught 1 Kelt this morning when there was a gentle breeze going up the Lake, but once that departed and Lough Currane went flat calm that was their ration and for the rest of the angling community, the least said the soonest mended. Wind E light to calm with bright sunshine all day.    
Atlantic Sunset

Friday, February 6, 2015


Sunset at Hogshead 
6/2/15 All quiet on the SW front in all departments including the weather with a light East wind with bright sunshine all day.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Whiskey is the order of the day
5/2/15 Freezing cold conditions are the order of the day, in other words my Noble Anglers were frozen assets as my Noble Salmon gave the anglers a Winston Churchill. Going back to the weather, wind N light and variable, with bright sunshine all day.                  .

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Who is this ????
4/2/15 There were at least 8 boats out with little to no wind and what wind was there was NNE with bright sunshine. The only bit of action was in the Kelt department with 2 Kelts caught on the troll by local Gillie Sion Brain of Now to the reminiscing  photography department, those were the days in Waterville.      
Lough Currane

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


??? Submarine comes to Ballinskelligs, Oh buoy
3/2/15 There were four or five boats on this freezing day and in the words of one Gillie it would freeze the balls of a brass monkey. Freezing or not they still failed to procure the Wild Atlantic Salmon. In the Kelt department, Mr. Sion Brain of caught 2 Kelts. Wind NE calm to light with bright sunshine.    

Monday, February 2, 2015


 2/2/15 There were 4 boats manipulating and maneuvering their Rapalas and Toby’s, on that note I will let Shakespeare have his say on today’s action, Toby or not Toby that is the question and the answer is they failed miserably in all departments. On the weather front it was overcast and flat calm all day with light rain this evening.  

Sunday, February 1, 2015


1/2/15 The first day of spring on the Waterville Fishery, didn’t procure my Noble Salmon. There was no wind what so ever and what wind was there was coming from the wrong direction if you get my drift, so on that note we will go back to last night to the Waterville Inn and the end of the Shooting season and their  Dinner and dance party and the presenting of the Euge Haze Memorial Cup for the best Shot and the downing of the biggest Cock Pheasant on the opening day of the 14/15 season and that goes to Waterville’s Professional Golfer Mr. Brian Higgins, as you can see by the photo he holds the Cup with pride and what made this extra special, Brian was a great friend of the late Euge Haze, who was a great shot and guide and a fantastic character himself. As you can see by the photos there was a great night had by all and on behalf of all the shooters and none shooters alike I would like to thank the Landlord of the Waterville Inn, Mr. Damian Duff and his good Wife Sally for a fantastic evening and a special mention for their great Staff.