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Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Kerry Snow!
28/2/18 The Lough Currane anglers were frozen out this day, which isn’t surprising it was sub o out there and felt like minus 3 and worse is to come tomorrow with Kerry on a red alert from 4pm until 12 o’clock Friday, Wind NE fresh with snow showers late this afternoon. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 4.5c.     

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


27/2/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front and that’s not surprising because there was one hell of a party, celebrating Michael’s 17 lbs. Salmon in the Lobster Bar last night. Wind NE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times and very cold and if one takes the wind chill into the equation it felt like sub zero. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 7.3c. 

Monday, February 26, 2018


Mr. Michael Roden 
26/2/18 Ireland is ready and waiting for the Beast from the East, well I have News for you, because Lough Currane produced its own Beast from the East with a Beast of a 17lbs. Salmon caught by Mr. Michael Roden on the troll while fishing with Snr Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and fair play to Mr. Michael Roden, because he and his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea have caught the biggest Salmon in Ireland so far this season, I hope I’m Correct on this statement. Wind ESE then veered East and as you can see by the photo there was plenty of sunshine out there on the Lake. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018


There were no Dragon Flies on Lough Currane today!
25/2/18 Lough Currane was All quiet on the SW front in all departments and with a massive cold wind coming from the East or as they are calling it the beast from the East, so you can say My Noble Anglers were frozen out toady in their manipulations. Sadly it couldn’t be said for the Kerry Fire Service who I might add were doing a Fantastic job on putting out Gorse Fires and protecting the good people of the ring Kerry today, So Anglers take note when dining on the Lake. Wind ESE fresh with good cloud cover.   

Saturday, February 24, 2018


May it be the first of many and
choose the fly of the day! 
Steven and Dominic 
. 24/2/18 Fly Angler Mr. Steven O’Neil of Cork takes all the angling news today and for good reason, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGilliddy of caught his first ever 10lbs. Salmon on the fly, not alone was it Steven’s first Salmon it was his first time ever fly fishing and in the words of his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, 5 minute lesson in the art of fly fishing and the rest is history. Wind SSE fresh and overcast and cold. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 0.6mm. Maximum air temperature 9.1           

Friday, February 23, 2018


23/2/18 It was a wild day with a fresh to strong and gusty SE wind out there on Lough Currane and if any boats ventured out all they caught was a wind tan and tangles. Just for the record in the last few days there has a good few Kelts caught. Wind as already stated. Yestterdays weather. Maximum air temperature 9.1c.                                                                                                                     

Thursday, February 22, 2018


I Like Fly's too but it's too cold today!
22/2/18 Lough Currane was all quiet in all departments this day, so one can say that todays notes are short and sweet but that didn’t stop the old Robin Red Breast looking for a portion for something to eat this cold day with the wind coming from the SE and overcast with the odd light shower. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 9.5c.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


A good Day! 
21/2/18 Game on as the Salmon rises to the fly on Lough Currane and that honour goes to Kilkenny Angler Mr. Tommy Duggan, while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught a cracker of a fresh 10lbs. Salmon on the fly. Now for quote of day and in the words of  Supreme Fly Angler and Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, now the pressure is off, well I have news for you, it’s just started !Wind SE light with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weahter, Maximum air temperature 11.1   
First on the fly


Tuesday, February 20, 2018


20/2/18 The Lough Currane long wait is over, local angler Mr. Mike O’Dwyer melted the Lough Currane ice in style this morning, while trolling, Mike caught a lightening fresh 7 lbs. Salmon and as Mike netted his Fish he said catching the first of the 2018 after a long wait is special and there is no argument to that and what Mike did next is even more special, in Mikes own words, The first salmon caught on the lake in 2018 was netted this morning by local angler Mike Dwyer.
John Foley RIP
World Champion Honey maker and Salmon Angler! 
The salmon will be and was auctioned off this evening at 7pm in the Lobster Bar. The proceeds will be donated to the palliative care unit in University Hospital Kerry on behalf of the Foley family, Beenbane, in memory of John Foley RIP who passed away while under their care on January 8th. There was a good atmosphere in anticipation of how much would be risen, well we weren’t disappointed, in total so far 560 Euro’s and the winner was Willie Kirwan from Mooncoin, Kilkenny 200 Euro donated , James of the Lobster Bar donated 150, Dan Fitzpatrick An Corcan donated 50, Villa Maria 50, Waterville Boats 50, Anonymous 50 donated, Anonymous 10 donated. Just for the record the Salmon was donated to the Waterville Meals on Wheels.    Wind NE light bright and sunny. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall, 2.0mm. Maximum air temperature 11.4 c.             

Monday, February 19, 2018


Damian and Kevin been given the  Paddy Carey Memorial Cup
19/2/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front, so on that note we will head straight to the action down stream to the World Famous Butler Pool and at Where Local fly only Angler Mr. Kevin O’Shea, who has taken all the limelight so far this season and continued that trait today on the Pool when he caught himself a cracker of a 9 lbs. Salmon on the fly, and not satisfied with that, Kevin headed straight to the Waterville Inn to be presented with the Paddy Carey Memorial Cup by the Landlord of the Waterville Inn Mr. Damian Duff  this evening for catching the first Salmon of 2018 on the 8/2/18 and staying in the Cup department, Local Angler Mr. Jim Sayers was presented with Waterville Inn Sea Trout Cup again by the Landlord of the Waterville Inn Mr. Damian Duff and at for the Biggest Sea Trout in 2017 caught on Lough Derriana, which weighed in at 6.68 lbs. Wind SW then veered NW light to fresh. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 10.4mm. Maximum air temperature 11.9c.                         
Damian and Jim receiving the
Waterville Inn Sea Trout Cup 

The Champions of 2017 and 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018


Waterville Lake and air temperature! 
18/2/18 Lough Currane anglers were in the calm, cool and colective mood in all departments as they looked up to the heavens and pondered on  their next move in the fly and lure department and as their day drew to an end at least they could say they were still in the race to catch first Lough Currane Salmon for 2018. Now For the tails of the unexpected, rumour has it that there was a Big Sea Trout  in 14 lbs. class caught in the past week? Wind SW light to calm and overcast with light misty rain at times. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall,
1.0mm. Maximum air temperature 9.4c.                     

Saturday, February 17, 2018


17/2/18 They say to be a Salmon angler one has to have the patience of a Saint and that may well be true, because the Lough Currane Anglers patience is being tried to the limit as they still try and catch the first Lough Currane Salmon of 2018. Wind Light and variable WSW and veered SE fresh with good cloud cover with showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 9.2mm. Maximum air temperature 9.5c.

Friday, February 16, 2018


16/2/18 Lough Currane was on the Wild side this morning with a strong SW wind blowing down the Lake as anglers waited eagerly for the wind to drop, but it was after lunch befor the odd boat ventured out and sadly they didn’t record Lough Currane’s first Salmon this day. Wind as already stated, there was some good heavy rain at times during the day. Yesterdays’s weather, amount od rainfall 3.4mm. Maximum air temperature 7.2c.   

Thursday, February 15, 2018


15/2/18 It’s the cold weather today that makes all the headlines with a fresh to strong SW wind blowing with a mixture of rain, sleet and snow and with all that the Lough Currane anglers battled it out, but to no avail. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 13.8mm. Maximum air temperature 11.0c.     

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


photo taken from the Inny Bridge  
14/2/18 The Waterville Fishery today was all quiet on the SW front, so on that note we will head for the controversy in the weights and measures of yesterday’s fine fish. Yesterday I was accused of False News by exaggerating the weight of  Liam’s fine Salmon by ½ lb and I have checked all my correspondence and there is no exaggeration on my part, you could say its 3-1 in my favour! Wind WSW fresh with good cloud cover with showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.4mm. Maximum air temperature 6.8c.

photo taken from the Inny Bridge  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


13/2/18 All the Salmon head lines came from the World Famous Butler Pool of This evening Local Angler and Pro Golfer Mr. Liam Higgins caught a cracker of a 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly. Now we head upstream to Lough Currane where it was all quiet on SW front and Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reported that there were a few boats out manipulating but sadly still waiting for that first elusive Salmon, but to be fair there was a good flood last night but you can mark my Words My Noble Lough Currane Salmon will be caught in the next few days? Wind SW fresh with the odd hale shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 21.8mm. Maximum air temperature 7.6c.

Monday, February 12, 2018


12/2/18 We Lough Currane anglers are still waiting enthusiastically for the first Wild Atlantic Salmon Strike for 2018. As we all know over the weekend Local Fly Angler Mr. Kevin O’Shea has shown us how its done and one can say without any fear of contradiction Kevin has done a Winston Churchill on the Lough Currane Anglers. Now for Weather, today was cold with snow on the mountains and a fresh SW wind blowing and overcast and this evening has issued a yellow warning. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 5.0mm. Maximum air temperature 6.1c

Sunday, February 11, 2018

11/2/18 Again Lough Currane Anglers were frozen out again today, so we head down stream to the world  Famous Butler Pool and of takes all the headlines as local Angler Mr Kevin O'Shea   catches  a fine lightening fresh 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly as other Anglers on the pool looked with envy as Kevin nets his fine fish. Wind NNW light with hale, rain and a mixture of sleet and snow.
Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 8.4 mm maxim air temperature 11.3.

Saturday, February 10, 2018


10/2/18 Again it's the weather that's the talking point, not what the anglers caught, so you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know  what the Lough Curran results are, so we will stick to the weather have issued a yellow warning from midnight, of freezing temperatures and snow, so the question is tomorrow, will my Noble  Anglers be frozen out or will they break the Lough Currane ice? Wind WSW fresh with good cloud and veering NW this evening. Yesterday's weather amount of rainfall 6.4mm 8.5c.

Friday, February 9, 2018


9/2/18 Again my noble anglers were frozen out in all deartments as my Noble Salmon still have the upper hand or should I say upper tail on Lough  Currane. Wind light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower. Yesterday's weather, amount of rainfall 4.0mm. Maximum  air temperature 9.5c.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


8/2/18 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front in all departments as my Noble Anglers tried their best to procure a Wild Atlantic Salmon, as Mr. Kevin O’Shea was still celebrating his Salmon with a bottle of champers. Wind WNW fresh and overcast and just for the record There is a yellow warning as Temperatures are to drop below freezing. Yesterday weather, amount of rainfall 7.8mm. Maximum air temperature 9.5c.


8lbs Salmon caught on the Tube. 
8/2/18 Breaking News, Mr. Kevin O’Shea’s Photo just arrived in. Talking to Mr. Kevin O’Shea   this morning he was telling me that he had one hell of a Battle with the First 8lbs Salmon of 2018 and as Kevin said to catch the first Salmon on a Fly/Tube makes it more special. On a personal Note Kevin’s Father Mr. Jack O’Shea was a Fishery officer in Waterville in the fifty’s and sixties and I can tell you Jack was a Great Angler in his own right, now you know where Kevin gets his angling Skills from. On that Note I will say congratulations to Kevin on catching the first Salmon of 2018 and a big thank you to for sending the photos.         
e house and at

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


7/2/18 Local Angler Mr. Kevin O’Shea, breaks the Salmon Ice with his fly rod on the World Famous Butler Pool and at this evening. Kevin caught a cracker of an 8lbs.Salmon on the fly  and the first Salmon caught on the Waterville Fishery in 2018. Now the Ice has truly melted on the Pool, all eyes head up stream to Lough Currane to see who will break the Currane Ice. Wind SW fresh and overcast with heavy rain this evening. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall  5.2mm. Maximum air temperature 6.0c. I will put picture up as soon as I receive             

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


The Snow hills of Kerry
6/2/18 The  Lough Currane Anglers were frozen out today as temperatures plummeted just above freezing and if you were fishing out there it felt like minus 1, plus there was a nice mixture of rain, sleet, hale and snow, with a fresh NNE wind blowing with strong gusts. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.0mm. Maximum air temperature 6.4c.                                

Monday, February 5, 2018


Lough Currane! 
5/2/18 For starters it was bitterly cold out there on the Waters of Lough Currane and I can say without any fear of contradiction all my Noble Anglers caught was the odd Kelt and definitely the flu, unless they got their injection, I personally would rather have an injection from my Noble Salmon to boost ones morale. Wind ESE light to calm with light rain this evening. Yesterdays weather, Maximum air temperature 8.4c.                 

Sunday, February 4, 2018


The picture tells the story!   

Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way  
4/2/18 Lough  Currane was like a milk pond all day, with bright sunshine. There were a few boats out, but sadly all they caught was a cold and a bit of a suntan. Wind NE light to calm. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall  3.4mm. Maximum air temperature 7.8c.                                                           

Saturday, February 3, 2018


3/2/18 The weather is more in control of the fishing than the angler and today was a perfect example with a freezing cold NNW blowing with violent gusts this morning, plus a mixture of hale, sleet and snow, as we anglers ponder our next move in the lure and flie department, well my advice is stick to the old killer lure’s and flies and stick to the lines and the rest is in the lap of the gods! Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.2mm. Maximum air temperature 8.5c.       

Friday, February 2, 2018


2/2/18 It was a cold day on Lough Currane today and for good reason, there was a cold but light NW wind with light showers. Surprisingly My Noble Anglers caught nothing for their efforts. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 2.8mm, Maximum air temperature 8.4c.   

Thursday, February 1, 2018


1/2/18 Conditions weren’t bad this day, but sadly My Noble Anglers are still waiting for strike one. Wind NW Fresh with showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 7.8mm. Maximum air temperature 9.7c. Total amount of rainfall for January 238.2 mm.