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Thursday, January 31, 2019


31/1/19 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front on this last day of January and still we Currane anglers haven’t broken the Wild Atlantic Salmon code of  I’ve Got him, but I can say without any fear of contradiction the Currane anglers and their faces are red and it ain’t the cold weather!! Wind NE light and variable with good cloud cover followed by a few showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 3.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 6.9 c.                       

Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Photo taken from the Inny Bridge !
Sunset Ballinskelligs Bay
30/1/19 The Lough Currane anglers are still waiting to break the Currane ice of the mighty elusive Wild Atlantic Salmon and talking of ice it was dam cold out there on the Lake today and that’s not surprising as there was a light wind from the NE followed by hail, sleet and snow and all the Currane anglers caught for their efforts were a few Kelts, all caught on the troll. Today’s weather as already stated. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 5.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 6.3 c.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Chill of the day!!
29/1/19 All the Lough Currane anglers caught today was a cold, as the Big freeze hit Lough Currane, just for the record at the top of Coomakista it was 2 c. at 3.37 pm, so one can say that the Currane anglers were exonerated for the lack of action in all departments. Wind West then veered NW light with heavy hail showers and snow falls on high ground. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 4.5 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.1 c.

Monday, January 28, 2019


28/1/19 Today on Lough Currane there was a nice but cold wind from the NW plus the odd shower which I might add made for good fishing especially in the trolling department but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon would beg to differ as the Lough Currane anglers drew a blank in all departments, so on that negative note we will head over to the Kerry Salmon detective agency, on a positive note, it was brought to my attention that on the Killarney Flesk over the weekend there were a few Salmon caught of which the biggest was 12 lbs. All I can say is come on Currane Anglers and pull your finger out !! Wind and weather as already stated, yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 6.9 mm, maximum air temperature 9.5 c.     

Sunday, January 27, 2019


 27/1/19 Lough Currane was calmer this day after yesterdays and last nights storm and one could say the Lough Currane waters got a good shake up, so it wasn’t surprising the Currane anglers were counting their blank days and not counting their fish this day. Wind NW light and overcast with heavy showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 10.0 mm, maximum air temperature 10.7 c.                     

Saturday, January 26, 2019

26/1/19 The Currane Salmon anglers were at a stand still today and for good reason because there was a strong SW wind blowing across the lake. As I write today’s notes its wild out there and in North Kerry this evening 5000 homes were cut off from the electricity, so if I don’t hurry and put today’s notes up on the net we may be out for more than 5 minutes. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.9 mm, maximum air temperature 11.1 C. Just for the record we are on a yellow alert this evening and tomorrow.

Friday, January 25, 2019


25/1/19 The Currane anglers were chopping and changing their flies and lures in anticipation of the first and at present very elusive Wild Atlantic Salmon and as light turned to darkness, the Currane anglers called it a day and headed for a well deserved liquid libation and in the words of one Angler 9 days and counting!! Wind W light and overcast and rain this evening. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.0 mm maximum air temperature 12.1 c.

Thursday, January 24, 2019


24/1/19 There were a few boats out manipulating their flies and lures and trying their best to stimulate a Wild Atlantic Salmon, but sadly we Currane anglers and readers of Salmon and Sea Trout are still waiting for the Currane ice to be broken. Wind WNW light and overcast with the odd shower. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 5.4 mm maximum air temperature 10. 9 c.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


23/1/19 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front in all departments. Wind North and light and overcast with a few showers. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 6.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.c felt like 5.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


E.G. Appleby R.I.P. 6th.  Anniversary
22/1/19 I’m starting today’s notes on a personal note because its six long years since my Father past away this day and I can still see him now getting his toothbrush into fishing especially on those beautiful Heavenly Lakes, Dad R.I.P. Now today’s no Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone and  I can say without any fear of contradiction it was all quiet on the SW Front in all departments. Wind NW fresh and overcast with showers and very cold, felt like 4 c. Today’s weather as already stated, yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 7.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 8.8 c.                     

Monday, January 21, 2019


21/1/19 Lough Currane anglers were left redundant today as a strong SW blew across Lough Currane and hammered into the North Shore and followed by heavy rain at times. Just for the record the Irish Meteorological Service has put Ireland on a Yellow alert as you can see clicking this link and that sums up today’s facts. Wind as already stated, yesterdays weather amount of rainfall, 1.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.1 c.

Sunday, January 20, 2019


20/1/19 Just a few boats out and no reports of any wild action except on the wild mountains of Kerry of the odd shot being fired at the wing. Wind light NW with showers and very cold. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 7.3 mm. Maximum air temperature 9.9 c. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019


19/1/19 The Currane anglers rods and reels were all quiet on the SW front in all departments. Wind calm first thing this morning and eventually came from the NW light with reasonable cloud cover, Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 9.1 mm Maximum air temperature 9.7 C. 

Friday, January 18, 2019


18/1/19 A few boats were out manipulating their lures and flies and with a nice SW wind blowing then veered NW later in the afternoon, its not surprising that one boat was casting their flies into renowned Currane Salmon lies, but sadly there was no response from the Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon, be it on flies or lures. Wind as already stated with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterdays weather, Valentia recorded 14.6 mm of rainfall. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

17/1/2019 Updated

Neil O’Shea, Glenda Powell, Tom O’Shea.
waiting for that first Springer!
17/1/19  Happy New Year to you all and Tight Lines on this opening day of the 2019 Season. So straight to the facts, there were 12 Boats manipulating and sadly there were no Spring Salmon caught this opening day but it was great to hear, Cahersiveen and Currane Angler Mr. Steven Donnelly, while trolling with his good friend Mike, caught 3 Kelts and 3 Trout and were safely returned and staying in the Kelt department, local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught 1 Kelt and again safely returned. Wind calm this morning and light SE in the afternoon and overcast and very cold. Pictures courtesy of Ladies World Champion fly fisher Glenda Powell !