Total Pageviews

Search This Blog

Monday, February 29, 2016


29/2/16 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, the same couldn’t be said for the weather with light misty rain falling for most of the day and staying with the rain fall, it did make a bit of a small flood late last night and into this morning. Wind SW light to fresh. Now to the apology department, in yesterdays notes I said that Harry Hunt caught a  fine Brown Trout well it was Mr. Henry Hunt and I hope this puts the record straight and I would like to thank Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and @ for correcting my misdemeanor      

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A fine Brown Trout
28/2/16 Lough Currane Was on the quiet side in the Salmon department, so we head for the Brown Trout C&R department, Mr. Harry Hunt of the Smugglers Restaurant caught a cracker of a Brown Trout on the troll in the  5 to 6 lbs. Class. Wind on Lough Currane was calm for most of the day with bright sunshine all day. So on that note we head for the political department and congratulate all the elected T D’s for South Kerry, but  All the headlines go to  Mr. Michael Healy-Rae and his Brother Mr. Danny Healy-Rae for good reason, the Kilgarvin Lads made history for Kerry today, their the first Brothers ever to be elected at the same time and I’m sure they will do South Kerry proud especially in the Salmon and Sea Trout department i.e. Tourism.

Healy_Rae's on the March to Dublin and Dail Eireann 

Saturday, February 27, 2016


27/2/16 It was a Bitterley cold  Day on lough  Currane so cold  my Noble Anglers  couldn't get their  fingers to do the talking at the end of their day's fishing and as you can see by the the picture it tells the story of the day . Wind E light with bright sunshine a mixture of cloud cover at times.

Friday, February 26, 2016


26/2/16 It was a cold and freezing day on Lough Currane and with a NE wind blowing, that’s not surprising, as Local Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer said their were four boats fishing and the results are as follows, 0000 and we all failed miserably upon our duties. Wind as already stated, staying with the weather there was good cloud cover with heavy showers throughout the day.    

Thursday, February 25, 2016


25/2/16 All quiet on the SW front. Now you’re fishing weather status, there  was a nice SE wind with good cloud cover with the odd shower, which made for good fishing but my Noble Gentlemen the Salmon thought otherwise.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


As clear as you can see, the same couldn't be said
for the Wild Atlantic Salmon. 
24/2/16 There were seven Boats out on Lough Currane today which is great to see, but sadly they all failed miserably in their duties to procure the Wild Spring Atlantic Salmon, as they looked to the sky’s as the jets flew over Kerry. Wind East light with bright sunshine.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


23/2/16 All quiet on the SW front and I must apologise on behalf of all the Lough Currane angler's for their lack of skill in catching the wild Atlantic Salmon.
Just for the record there was four boats out manipulating, wind SE light with bright sunshine.

Monday, February 22, 2016


22/2/16 All quiet on the SW front, There were four boats manipulating up and down the North Shore, as the Wild Atlantic Salmon looked up and gave my Noble Anglers a Winston Churchill. Wind North and light with reasonable cloud cover.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


21/2/16  This is your meteorological Report for today, there was a strong WNW wind blowing across Lough Currane today with good cloud cover with misty rain throughout the day. Going by the Waterville Lake secret service there was only one boat out hitting the waves, the reason I say this is because by all accounts that’s all he hit.  

Saturday, February 20, 2016


20/2/16 The weather takes all the headlines as the anglers just could  only look out from the shore line in intispation of a lull in the strong Westerly  wind but to no avail, even  though I'm sure there may have been the odd mad hatter who ventured out. Wind as already stated, overcast with rain.

Friday, February 19, 2016


19/2/16 There were four  boats manipulating and I can say they failed in all departments. On the weather front there was a light northerly wind blowing across Currane  withe the odd shower.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


18/2/16  There were just a few boats out manipulating their lures in a light NW wind with a few showers as my Noble Anglers looked up to the heavens in anticipation but to no avail. Today I was sent an email from Mr. Paul Lawton of Cork  a regular angler to Lough Currane, he very kindly sent me an article on Neil’s Salmon from FISSTA and as follows.
FISSTA CONGRATULATE NEIL O’SHEA AND CURRANE First salmon of the season caught on Lough popular local gillie Local angler and angling guide Neil O’Shea made the most of improved
conditions today, along with a number of other anglers. Despite giving his co anglers and competitors a one and half hour lead he managed to get stuck into a good fish before the 11 o’clock tea break. At 10:50 the fish was guided over the net and boated. The salmon fell for a 13cm rainbow Rapala lure. When taken ashore and verified as the first salmon of the season it was weighed and measured at 10lb and 74cm. Read further: First salmon of the
season caught on Lough Currane in Co. Kerry opened yesterday but the day amounted to a wash out. It teemed with rain and a
strong wind from the South East kept anglers firmly out of the action. Vincent Appleby repo...


Wednesday, February 17, 2016


17/2/16 There were at least 6 Boats out which is great to see but sadly their rods and reels were all quiet on the SW front and with a rising lake my Noble Anglers have a good excuse. Now to the apology Department it was pointed out to me this morning that I didn’t get all my facts on Neil’s  publicity and I have to put my hand up and say guilty as charged because I only mentioned two of the three Magazines that Neil Stared in, so lets put the record straight, the fishing magazine I forgot was the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying magazine, all I can say is I apologise for this and let the Battle of the Star Wars begin with the Specimen Sea Trout Department. Wind WNW light with showers, amount of rainfall yesterday was 43.6 mm.            

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


16/2/16 Lough Currane was a standstill with a storm force wind from the SW with heavy rain all day and It has made a massive flood and just for the record the amount of rainfall this month is  91.3 mm and that doesn’t include today’s downfall. On that note I will go back to Yesterdays Notes and it was reported to me today that one boat caught 7 kelts, they must have thought they were elected every time the reel went off but sadly the fish were off more ways than one.      

Monday, February 15, 2016


The Mountains of Kerry this afternoon
15/2/16 Lough Currane was the quiet side in all departments, Weather calm this morning and come the afternoon there was light wind from the SW. Just for the record there were 9 boats fishing, so on that note we head for the congratulations department and that goes to the one and only, local angler and Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of  for getting a good write up in the Trout and Salmon Magazine and his photo of course and just for the record he also got  his photo in the Angling Digest magazine, that’s what you get when you catch the first Salmon in the whole of Ireland and you can say without any fear of contradiction, its equal to Star Wars and the only Star in this case is Neil, so well done again

Sunday, February 14, 2016


14/2/16 There were at least 8 boats manipulating on Lough Currane today and none  of them will  receive the nobel prize for catching my Noble Salmon because for the simple reason thy all failed in their duties.
Wind East with bright sunshine

Saturday, February 13, 2016


13/2/16 Lough Currane was on the the quiet side in the rising of My Noble Gentlemen the Salmon, in other words they failed miserably in their duties. The only bit of action was in the kelt department, local Gillie Mr Sion Brain of reported 5 to his boat . On the weather front, calm this morning and come the afternoon there was a light wind from the West with rain.

Friday, February 12, 2016


12/2/16 Local angler and Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer kept the Wild Atlantic Way on the airwaves today and for good reason, in flat calm conditions he caught a fine 9 ¼ lbs. Salmon on the troll and by all counts he had a good battle with his Wild Atlantic Salmon. Just for the record that’s three on the trot, not bad going considering there is very few boats out there, you could say its Brilliant. Wind, flat calm all day with good cloud cover.        

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Mr. Brod O'Sullivan
11/2/16 They say you can’t keep a good Angler down, well today was a perfect example, when Local Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris, Waterville, caught a lightening fresh 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll and now for his quote of the day and it’s a cracker and I quote, not bad for a 79 year old and there is no argument to that, just for the record I will second that. Wind NW light to calm and overcast.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


You can't beat the FLY !!
10/2/16 All the head lines goes to Local Angler and proprietor of the Crescent Bed and Breakfast Waterville, Mr Robert Elson and for good reason, he caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll while fishing with his good friend and local Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan of Waterville. For the rest of the angling community they failed to produce a Wild Atlantic Salmon for themselves, they just caught the odd Kelt. Wind NW light with bright sunshine.  

Do you know this Bird ?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


9/2/16 The Spanish Armada may have left the safe Haven of Irish Waters after the  departure of Storm Imogen and headed out to the Wild Atlantic Way, well I can tell you without any fear of contradiction that the Wild Atlantic Salmon are alive safe and well in Lough Currane and for the simple reason my Noble Anglers failed miserably in all departments. Wind North light and overcast with hale showers.    

Monday, February 8, 2016


photo Coutisey of Derrynane Inshore Rescue 
The Spanish Armada  heads out  after storm

The Atlantic has no Mercy
Waterville on the Rocks
a Picture tells a story 
8/2/16 As anglers hit the high stool, storm Imogen hits Waterville. So you don’t  have to be a rocket scientist to know there was no fishing today and as you can see by the photos taken by Mr. Jonathan Walsh of Waterville the Sea front got a hammering, now its operation clean up Waterville.
In Calmer days 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

7/2/16 Again the weather takes all the headlines , storm WSW wind was the talk of the day and in the words  of  renowned local  Gillie  Mr. Mike  O ' Dwyer , Lough Currane was only fit for ducks and the seagulls.

Saturday, February 6, 2016


6/2/16 Now all the news  from Lough Currane, well there isn't any and for good reason, Currane was at a standstill with a strong SW blowing and heavy showers on and off all day and just for the record one could have fished the South Side, if there were any boats out they didn't report  the day's  manipulating .

Friday, February 5, 2016

At the end of the Day
Noel just after he caught his Noble Salmon
5/2/16 Lough Currane records its second Salmon today and what a cracker of a Salmon, weighing in at 12 lbs. Caught on the troll this afternoon by renowned Kildare and Waterville angler Mr. Noel Clancy and for the rest of the fishing community, No Comment.
Flat calm for most of the day, with heavy rain this morning.  


4/2/16  All my Noble anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind WNW light and overcast with showers. Now a special note from the Inland fisheries and I quote, (Anglers are reminded to handle kelts carefully and record them in your log book–IFI)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


3/2/16 The only bit of action reported was in the Kelt department and in his own words, local Gillie Mr. Sion Brain of caught 3 Kelts (Super) was in the fighting chair. His first day fishing with me this year. Weather, calm and overcast in the afternoon.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


How do I get to my Boat
With great Difficulty 
Lock Down
2/2/16 All Quiet on the SW front after storm Henry, so on that note we head down stream to the Bog and Fort Knox. The reason I say this is because Anglers can’t get to their boats or put their boats in, reason being its all been fenced off. The only fear I would have, if a Boat came in off the lake in the dark there would be no way out and on a safety point of view they should leave the main pathway open. Wind West fresh with showers.

No Path to my Noble Salmon 

Where there is a Will there is a way

Out of Fort Knox

Monday, February 1, 2016


Sunday World
Simply the best
1/2/16  The weather takes the headlines again and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of strong SW wind. No boats out, storm Henry wins the day. Staying with the O’Shea Family, as you all know Tom’s Brother Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught the first Salmon in Ireland on Lough Currane and yesterday, Neil had his photo in the Sunday World and for all you readers that missed this article, the truth of the pudding is in the eating of.