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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Weather update and in the words of Be safe this is worse than Ophelia for us here in Waterville & Kerry. There is no argument to that.

Friday, October 20, 2017


20/10/17 Storm Brian to hit Kerry early tomorrow morning with gusts up to 130 km plus with 25mm+ of rainfall, just for the record there was 31.4 mm of rainfall yesterday and a grand total on 96.6mm so far this month, so one can say My Noble Salmon and Sea Trout have all water they need as they head for the mighty breeding grounds of the Waterville Fishery

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


17/10/17 Calm after the Storm and thankfully South Kerry got away with it with little to no damage but as as you can see by the videos it was wild. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017


15/10/17 Breaking News Hurricane Ophelia will hit Kerry and it looks like Derrynane is right in line as is all SW Kerry so look out and watch this space or even better look at  and see it for yourself as it moves and Thanks to Vincent Hyland of Wild Derrynane.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


12/10/17 Well its that’s time of year again as the Curtin comes down on the 2017 Salmon and Sea Trout season and by all accounts my Noble anglers failed to register a strike on this last day and I can say without any fear of contradiction they failed miserably in their duties in all departments, so on that note, rock on 2018 Salmon and Sea Trout Season and keep the Waterville Fishery and Irish Flag flying high. I would also like to say a big thank you to all the team at the Inland fisheries Ireland and of for all their help this past season as they always do. On a personal note I would like to thank all the readers and anglers for sending photos and your own notes in. Last but not least a Big Thanks to Mr. Paul Burke, who writes for the Trout and Salmon magazine. I will finish by saying I look forward to reporting to you all in 2018 and may your lines be tight.   

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


11/10/17 Again I start with the Sad News that Lough Currane has lost another great angler to the Heavenly Waters, Mr. Mick Quilligan RIP  sadly past away peacefully yesterday and on behalf of the Waterville Fishery and the good people of Kerry and Cork, we send our Deepest Sympathy to his good Wife Marie and much loved father of Christina (Newman), Denis and Michael. Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. I will finish today’s notes on the same note I started. Mick Quilligan RIP 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Jamie RIP
10/10/17 I start on the sad News that  Mr. Jamie O’Carroll RIP a prominent Member of the Derrynane Inshore Rescue, sadly past away on Sunday. Beloved partner of Elaine, much loved father of Ben and Hannah, beloved son of Kate and the late Johnny. Brother of Edward and Claire. Sadly missed by his family and the O'Carroll and O'Shea families, neighbours and friends and on behalf of the Waterville Fishery and all Anglers of Kerry we also send our condolences to Elaine, Ben and Hannah and all their family and fiends. I will Finish today’s notes on the same note I started, Jamie O’Carroll RIP

Monday, October 9, 2017


9/10/17 Waterville Fishery was all quiet on the SW front. So we will head for comment department and a taste of onion, Just to let all my Followers know that Aless has no genetics to Ferox Trout and if She did I can assure you, My Noble Anglers would ignore all sportsmanship and keep their fine catch because she is a cracker, plus she is a Female and she is no Singing Ferox Trout! All I can say Some Trout Some Singer! Wind W fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 14.5c and just for the record the total amount of rainfall for September was 204.4mm

Sunday, October 8, 2017


8/10/17 Lough Currane was on the calm side all day, so as you can imagine my Noble Anglers couldn’t manipulate their flies to a standard that would intice a wild Game Fish. Now we go to Mr. Ruary Rudd’s scientific Facts on Oxford fan Dan’s Sea Trout / Brown. These are the Facts, it is a Ferox Trout, age of  Brown Trout/ Ferox Trout 8 years old and started eating its own or if you like Canniable eater in the past 3 to 5 years ! Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.4c.               


Brod and Mary
60th Wedding Anniversary 
7/10/17 For starters sorry for the delay, but their was one great 60th wedding anniversary party in the Butler Arms Hotel this evening, for Mr. and Mrs. Brod O’Sullivan of Stella Maris Waterville and as we all know Brod is one great Gillie and I can tell you his good Wife Mary ran one Mighty Bed and Breakfast right up until the day they both retired and going by last Night I don’t know why they did because they were both in flying form in the speech department and they both danced the night away. I will finish this evenings Wedding Anniversary Party on a very special note and thats for the MC on the night, Brod’s Brother, Mr. Paddy O’Sullivan, who did a fantastic job as always, and not forgetting all their Family and friends who spoke and last but not least from all the anglers and the good people of Kerry congratulations on your 60th Wedding Anniversary Brod and Mary.
Now we go back a few hours fot today’s fishing action and Straigt to te C&R department, Mr. Andy Price, while fly-fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley had a cracker of a day with 6 Six Sea Trout of wich the biggest was 5 lbs. followed by 5 Brown Trout.                                                                 

Friday, October 6, 2017


Some Fan Dan some Fish!
6/10/17 All the headlines come from the North Shore and the Oxford Utd supporters Fishing Club and for good reason while fishing in the hired out boat department of Waterville boats of Oxford fan Dan, caught a cracker of a 6 lbs. 4ozs Brown Trout drifting off Church Island, while fishing with his favourite Gillie and fellow Oxford Utd Fan Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and just for the record this cracker of a Fish was netted by Mr. Timothy McKibbin also a fellow Oxford Utd fan. Now we go to the Brown Trout measurement department, Oxford’s Fan Dan’s Brown Trout was 25 inches long, Girth 14 inch and Dan’s flie of the day was a size 12 Silver Invicta and took 25 minutes to conquer this fine fish.When asked about the wind the Oxford Utd 3 replied that’s your department. Yesterdays Weather amount of rainfall 0.6mm. Maximum air temperature 15.0c.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Aloha from Loher !
5/10/17 Not a lot to report and one can say it was all quiet on the SW front in the fly department and if there were any rod benders it was kept undercover, at least the angler or anglers didn’t have to take cover because their was bright sunshine all day with a light wind from West. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.2mm. Maximum air temperature 15.0c.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


4/10/17 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong SW wind blowing down the Lake as anglers pondered on their next move and I can tell you it didn’t take them long to come to the  conclusion that the Bar was the order of the day. Wind as already stated. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 14.3c.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way! 
3/10/17 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front and for good reason, there wasn’t any anglers manipulating their flies and if there was a lone angler manipulating his or her flies they definitely failed to report their catches. Wind NW then veered W in the afternoon. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.4mm. Maximum air temperature 14.1.           

Monday, October 2, 2017


2/10/17 All the World Wide Web Sea Trout C&R headlines come from the North Shore and the Bungalow and at One can say today has an international flavour in the fly department, Limerick Angler Mr. Joe Burke and US Angler Mr. Patrick Beck of Rode Island, caught 3 Juniors, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of Wind West then veered N light to fresh with good cloud cover with showers. Just for the record was the only boat out. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.8mm. Maximum air temperature 16.c.         

Sunday, October 1, 2017


1/10/17 There were just two boats manipulating this day and going by my mobile, if their flies were as quiet you can only come to one conclusion that they failed miserably in their duties, so the least said the better. Wind W fresh to strong with good cloud cover with rain at times. Yesterdays weather amount of rainfall 2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 14.5c.