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Tuesday, April 21, 2020


21/4/20 Have no reports of any boats out. Wind S light and variable with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.8 centigrade  
Today’s story of the past on Lough Currane, by David Burton of the UK
Hi Vincent,
As a long time, visitor to Currane fishing with Tom O'Shea (you always describe me as a retired Yorkshire Judge) I have many happy memories and hope to be able to gather more if I’m able to come this autumn. One of the most remarkable memory that sticks in my mind was a number years ago when we were out on a very stormy day with a strong wind blowing down the Lough. We were drifting towards the rocky bay past the Derby I was sat at the stern and Tom was trying to control the boat on the oars. We had just about reached the point when I should reel in and Tom swap seats with me so that he could start the outboard before we were driven onto the rocks when a large fish took my tail fly. Tom was then hard put to keep the boat away from the rocks whilst I tried to land the fish when a good size junior grabbed hold of the dropper. Chaos descended. I was desperately trying to get the junior up to the surface so that Tom could get it unhooked so that I could then concentrate on the bigger fish, Tom was trying to help whilst still keeping the boat safe. Needless to say, by the time we unhooked the junior the big fish, which I had not seen at all, was gone. What a great day. Many thanks for doing the blog, it keeps the memories alive in between visits.

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