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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


 Mr. Klaus Honisch
31/3/15 Another wild day on Lough Currane with a strong WNW wind blowing, this didn’t deter renowned German Angler Mr. Klaus Honisch from catching a 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and the rest of the angling community failed miserably in their duties, be it fish or letting their fingers do the talking. Weather as already stated.  

Charlie Chaplin gets in on the act of
 Mr. Klaus Honisch

Monday, March 30, 2015


30/3/15 There was some fine fishing on Lough Currane today, so lets get down to the facts. First in the striking zone was Mr. Hughie Reid of Ballinskelligs, fishing out the Bungalow and of caught a cracker of a Salmon on the troll of 9 ½ lbs. Now we head down the North Shore to Vince’s harbour, German Angler, Mr. Klaus Honisch, caught a beauty of a Salmon on the troll, weighing in at 11 lbs. while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and last but not least an angler failed miserably to let his fingers do the talking after he caught his fine Salmon, all I can say is he is letting the fishery down but the other side of the coin, he or she may prefer their privacy. Wind WSW and strong and overcast.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mr. Tommy O'Sullivan. RIP. 
Vincent O'Sullivan and Peter Wolf
Vincent O'Sullivan and Peter Wolf
29/3/15  I Start with the sad news that Lough Currane and Waterville has lost another great angler to the Heavens, Mr. Tommy O’Sullivan of  Beenbane Waterville and resident of London England, sadly past away today after a short illness and on behalf of all the good people of Waterville and Kerry I would like to send our sincere  sympathies to all his Family and friends. On a personal note, well Tommy you may be gone from this great Fishery but you will never be forgotten and I will always remember all those great days I had fishing with you as a child, especially that great fish we lost in 1974 and yes Tommy I here you, get on with today’s notes. All Salmon headlines go to German Angler Mr. Peter Wolf and for good reason he caught a cracker of a Salmon on the fly, in the 13 lbs. class while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of well Vincent you can say your cousin Tommy was looking down on you today. Wind SW then veered WNW fresh to strong and overcast.        

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Mr. Vincent O'Sullivan 
  28/3/15  Lough Currane was on the wild side, but this didn't deter the odd boat manipulating their flies, where did they catch their well deserved Salmon?  well that’s classified information on their part, all I Know, is the Kings of the fly, local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of  and ably assisted on the oars by Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught a cracker of a Salmon of 10 ½ lbs on the fly. Wind WNW strong and overcast. Now to the criticism department which I might add they have a fair point, It was made quite clear by the Commandeering Chief Mr. David Farrell , Chef extraordinaire of Waterville and at  that I don’t promote them on this Blog or their page and I must admit I am Guilty as Charged and I hope I have recorked the Bottle correctly by putting the record straight.

Friday, March 27, 2015


27/3/15  All quiet on the SW front in all departments and yes you have it my Noble Anglers failed miserably in their duties to procure the wild Atlantic Salmon and if they did procure they failed to report it to the world wide web. Wind  SE fresh to strong this morning and moderate this afternoon and overcast.      

Thursday, March 26, 2015


26/3/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side after yesterdays flood and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Junior, the Lake was brown after the flood and with 25.6 mm of rainfall that isn’t surprising, at least my Noble Anglers had a good excuse for the lack of fish. Wind NNW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover.      

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


25/3/15 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SE blowing across the lake but this didn’t deter a couple of boats venturing out, they may have been mad? but at least one angler came up trumps in the trolling department, with a lightening fresh 8 lbs. Salmon and that was local Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of and by all accounts Sion had a great battle and in those conditions that’s not surprising. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy rain all day so as you can imagine it made a good flood. 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


24/3/15 Lough Currane was all quiet after yesterdays first cracker of a specimen Sea Trout. So we head for the mad news department it was pointed out to me by UK angler Mr. Gary W. Humphrey, that fish farming will be on the increase off Co. Galway, so I got all the facts from
Good bye my Noble Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout
The Irish Government has applied for a licence for
15,000 ton 1,126acres salmon farms in Galway
Bay to be leased to a multinational for up to 10
years . This has the potential to create an
environmental catastrophe.
This is the 1st application. The Government wants
to increase licence capacity to 150,000 tons on
the west coast of Ireland.
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And thanks again to Mr. Gary W. Humphrey of the UK and a great supporter of the Waterville Fishery and Irish Angling, for pointing this out. Wind N with strong gusts with heavy showers and very cold.


Monday, March 23, 2015


23/3/15 Great News on the specimen Sea Trout front and yes you have it or to be more precise, local Angler Mr. Liam Ellis of Waterville has it because he caught the first 2015 specimen Sea Trout weighing in at 7 lbs. caught on the troll and by all accounts’ his Lough Currane specimen Sea Trout keeps its reputation in the never surrender department, but Liam put the record straight and the rest is history. Now to the Salmon department the least said the soonest mended. Wind N light to fresh with the odd shower.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015


The Tide was like the Salmon out for the count
22/3/15 There were a few boats manipulating but alas they failed in their duties to procure my Noble Gentlemen the Salmon and as you can see by the pictures they had a good excuse ? Wind light to calm with bright sunshine.    

No Anglers were on a crest of a wave

Saturday, March 21, 2015


The Picture tells the story
21/3/15 Lough Currane was on the quiet side, even though there were a few boats manipulating, so we head for the weather department. Bright sunshine was the order of the day with little to no wind as you can see from the photos.

My Noble Geese take flight 

Friday, March 20, 2015


20/3/15 Again Lough Currane produced some fine fishing in the trolling department. First in the striking zone with a fresh Salmon in the 7 lbs class was local Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of and just for the record Sion was only fishing for about 40 minutes and had to head home because he had his quota, well the same couldn’t be said for US and Waterville Angler, Mr. Donagh McCarthy and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of because they caught a fine Salmon in the 7 lbs class earlier in the day and finished their day off with a fine CR Salmon also in the 7 lbs class. Wind calm this morning and there was light NW wind in the afternoon with plenty of sunshine.

Donagh and Dominic with their C&R

Dog gets in on the act

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Mr. Barry Lynskey
Pierre Loyer
Hatchery Salmon 
19/3/15 There was some great action on a flat calm Lough Currane, with bright sunshine once the fog lifted this morning. First in the striking zone was English Angler Mr. Barry Lynskey from London, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Kevin Brain of caught a fine 6 lbs Salmon on the troll. Now to the Wild Hatchery Salmon department, French Angler Mr. Pierre Loyer fishing with his Gillie MD, caught a fine 7 ½ lbs Hatchery Salmon on the troll. Not to be out done in the wild Hatchery department, local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley also caught a fine Hatchery Salmon on the troll, weighing in at 7 lbs. Now to the backdate department. On the 14/3/15 Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork and Waterville, caught a fine 9 lbs Salmon on the troll. Weather as already stated.        

Bob Priestley
Hatchery Salmon  

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Mr. Michael McCormack
18/3/15 All quiet in all departments including the weather, it was a nice spring day and quiet warm. There was no wind this morning and a light westerly in the afternoon. Now to the backdate department and as promised the photo of  the Salmon that Wexford Angler, Mr. Michael McCormack and of caught on the 16/3/15.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Picture courtesy of Mrs. Ursula Jouen 
17/3/15 St. Patrick takes the headlines with the Waterville parade and where the St. Patrick’s Anglers are concerned they failed to locate my Noble Salmon, need I say more and if there were any fish caught they failed to let their fingers do the talking. Little to no wind with bright sunshine.  

Monday, March 16, 2015


16/3/15 There was a good bit of action on Lough Currane today and here are the facts of the day. In first place with a cracker of a Salmon was Co Wexford Angler, Mr. Michael McCormack fishing in the hired out boat department of caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll, along the North Shore, will put picture up as soon as I get it. Local Angler Mr. Brod O’Sullivan had a good fish on, but My Noble Salmon won the day and just for the record there were a few Kelts caught. Wind SE light and overcast.

15/3/15 The only bit of action was in the boat of Mr. Andrew Wishart of Northern Ireland, who caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the Troll, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Will put photo up tomorrow, sorry for this delay but I was on the road in North Kerry today so I apologise to Andrew and Dominic for failing in my duties in the photography department. Just for the record there were a few Kelts caught today. Wind SE fresh with good cloud cover.      

Saturday, March 14, 2015

14/3/15 Mr. Hughie Reed of Ballinskelligs takes all the Salmon head lines on Lough Currane today. Hughie caught a cracker of a Salmon weighing in at 11 ½ lbs. On a Rapala on the troll while going by the Bridge. There could be one more to report I will update you as soon as I have the facts. Wind SW light to calm and variable with bright sunshine.

Friday, March 13, 2015

13/3/15 They say Friday the 13th  is unlucky, well local angler Mr. Tam Hitmiangsong would beg to differ and for good reason he caught himself a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Wind W light with bright sunshine all day. Now to a Horses point of view of the Cheltenham Gold Cup through photos.    
Who needs the Cheltenham Gold Cup, when you have got a view like this !! 

Quiet agree old boy, you could say I am riding on a crest of a wave !! 
I would rather be resting on my laurels old Boy !!  

Thursday, March 12, 2015


12/3/15 All the Head lines go to Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville and at who caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon on the troll and added a good few Kelts to his collection this morning before his luck changed. I was talking to Dominic McGillicuddy in side Mace Supermarket in Waterville he asked, anything caught, I replied Eric caught one, what about you? He replied nothing, as you can see I’m buying fish fingers, all I can say it’s a sad day when a Gillie has to buy his own fish fingers to keep his moral up, Ha-Ha me harties Captain Dominic has spoken. Wind strong W then moderate this afternoon with good cloud cover.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


The Future generation
11/3/15 Nice to see younger generation taking the Lough Currane headlines and today was no exception when Master Fionan Brain of Waterville went fishing with his Dad local Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of within 25 minutes, Fionan had caught a Kelt, not satisfied with that and quite rightly so, they put the rod out again and within 20 seconds they were into the real McCoy and it wasn’t long before Fionan had conquered his Noble Salmon weighing in at 8 lbs. Now back to yesterday there was great news from the World Famous Butler Pool of when local renowned professional Golfer Mr. Liam Higgins of caught the first Salmon on the fly on the Pool this 2015 and as you can see he is as good with the fly rod as well as the driver. Wind NW fresh with heavy rain this morning then bright sunshine in the afternoon.  

Pro Golfer Mr. Liam Higgins
photo courtesy of 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


The King of the Fly 
Tam and Vincent 
10/3/15  The Fly Takes the headlines and yes you have it, the first Salmon caught on the fly was by Mr. Tam Hitmiangsong of Waterville and I can tell you his Father-in-law  renowned Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan of  headed straight to the Lobster and the celebrations are in full swing as I write this report. There was still one boat out as of yet, no report and if there is I will update later this evening. Wind SE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.    

The Killer Cast

Monday, March 9, 2015


A Calm Atlantic Photo by
Miss Margaret Reidy of Caherdaniel 
9/3/15 Lough Currane was like the wild West with a strong WNW blowing across as my Noble Anglers looked on in vain and if any boats did ventured out they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind as already stated with good cloud cover with the odd shower.

The Atlantic explodes 
Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy
8/3/15 Today’s results will satisfy all the Dominic McGillicuddy fan group of yes you have it, on his first day out on Lough Currane he caught a fine 10 lbs Salmon on the troll and considering he is recovering from a hernia operation, its some going and fair play to him. Wind was light W with reasonable cloud cover.                        

Saturday, March 7, 2015


The Wild Atlantic Way
7/3/15 Lough Currane was on the wild side again with a strong SW wind blowing across the lake. There was only one boat fishing on the South side and that was Mr. Terence Wharton Junior with his client and fair play to Terence he lets his fingers do the talking and here is his report the lake was mental and we caught ****All. Wind as already stated and overcast with misty rain.

Friday, March 6, 2015


Joe Whelan
6/3/15 Lough Currane was on the wild side but this didn't deter Limerick Angler Mr. Joe Whelan from going down the Lake to manipulate their lures and catching a fine 9lbs Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Junior. Wind as already stated and overcast.                  
Terence and Joe

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Eric and Ernest Appleby
You both may be gone but we Anglers say thanks.
5/3/15 Lough Currane was on the slack side in all departments especially my Noble Angler, so the least said the soonest mended. Wind W moderate and overcast. Now to the reminiscing department, I had an email saying there were no engines in those days on Lough Currane, he was making comment  on the old photo I put up of the Old Southern Hotel and a boat fishing out of the Bog. So here is a little bit of history in the outboard motor department, the first engine was put on the lake in 1964 by the Appleby Brothers Mr. E.G. and E.M.H. Appleby. Some people say 1965? Who am I to argue and I can tell there was hell to pay but that is another story!                

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Those were the days.
4/3/15 There were just two boats manipulating on this day and the only bit of action was in Bob Priestley’s boat, who sadly lost a Salmon on the troll in the 8 lbs class. Just for the record I got these facts from Mr. John Foley of Beenbane, Waterville, who I might add, is a good Angler himself as well as a Honey producer and his reputation speaks for itself in the Honey Department. Wind  W and moderate with reasonable cloud cover.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


3/3/15 The statistics are the same as yesterday. On the lazy articles front, I had an email asking why the hell don’t I get off my own backside and get out there yourself, fair comment but I have a perfect excuse my boat is in dry dock for repair, need I say more. Weather the same as yesterday.          
Photo taken by Margaret Reidy

Monday, March 2, 2015


2/3/15 My Noble Anglers are getting lazy, no boats were out from the North side, I can’t speak for the South Side but going by the wind, there was a gusty NW blowing, so I doubt if there were any boats out fishing down the South Side? if they were, they failed to let their fingers do the talking. All I can say to all you anglers, how do you expect to keep the great reputation of the great Waterville Fishery if your warming your backsides by the fire in these cold conditions. Wind as already stated with a good few winery showers, which I might add makes for good fishing, you lazy articles.        

Sunday, March 1, 2015


The wild Atlantic Ocean
photo taken by Miss Margaret Reidy
of Caherdaniel  
1/3/15 March got off to a blustery start with the wind from the West and there were a good few wintery and very cold showers. When it came to letting the fingers do the talking, on the days action or lack of it, one Gillie replied, up the Irish. Yes you have it, they were more interested in the sport of the Six Nations Rugby than in the sport and art of catching My Noble Gentlemen the Salmon and as Her Majesty once said, we are not amused.