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Sunday, May 31, 2020


31/5/20 Well its at the end of May plus the June bank Holliday all in one, not one fish recorded this day and what would you expect with a low Lake, clear skies, and air temperatures in the high twenties. I know Currane Anglers are true Professionals but give us a break. Wind Southeast light. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature, 21.9 centigrade.   

Saturday, May 30, 2020


30/5/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind Southeast light to fresh. Sunny all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 22.1 centigrade.   

Friday, May 29, 2020


29/5/20 A better fishing day weather wise but sadly the Lough Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon kept their Mouths shut and stayed deep as the Currane Waters get lower and lower. Wind Southeast light to fresh with the odd strong gust, Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 23.0 centigrade.       

Thursday, May 28, 2020


28/5/20 The Currane Anglers were at a standstill thanks to a strong Southeast wind followed by bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather 17.3 centigrade, so on that note we will head for memories past on Lough Currane and my apologies to UK and Currane Angler, Mr. Gary W Humphrey for not putting it up sooner.       
Frank, Gary, Brod

The above Photo brings back many happy memories of Fishing Lough Currane with my Father & Brod O’Sullivan of Stela Maris Waterville.
This particular trip was very fruitful the Year 2000 June I believe, we had fantastic fishing with Brod who at the time said it was like the old Days, 11 Salmon & 17 Sea Trout caught all around Lough Currane, all Trolling, lost as many again. The weather at the time was very rough with intermittent showers which prevented the Drift Netters from venturing out to Sea.  This we believe allowed a fantastic run of Grilse to enter Lough Currane and we were lucky enough to be there for this Bonanza.
Regards Gary    

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


27/5/20 Suntan factor 50 was the order of the day but takeaway the 5 and you have the facts of the day. Wind Southwest light to calm and hardly a cloud in sight. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.1 centigrade.   

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Currane on the Rocks, Cheers!
The Bull Rock 

26/5/20 Going by the Lough Currane post and telegraphs, there were four boats out, three boats trolling and one on the drift, plus a photo of the Bull Rock that gives you a fair idea that the Currane anglers are really up against the elements! Wind West light and calm in the afternoon, good cloud cover in the morning, bright and sunny in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 6.7 mm, maximum air temperature 13.6 centigrade.    

Monday, May 25, 2020


25/5/20 Day in day out its been the same fishing lines on this Blog,  today’s fishing manipulations is no different and I can tell you the fishing reports are getting as difficult as procuring the wild Atlantic Salmon, all I can say is the Wild Currane Salmon maybe keeping their mouths Shut, but here’s one angler, come reporter who has no intention of shutting down. Wind S light and overcast all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.6 centigrade. 

Sunday, May 24, 2020


24/5/20 You can say without any fear of contradiction that the Currane anglers patience is at rock bottom, talking of rock bottom, Lough Currane has not had a big flood since St. Patrick’s Day, so one can appreciate their lack of enthusiasm and understand that you would need the patience of a Saint to manipulate ones lures. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.2 centigrade.                 

Saturday, May 23, 2020


The Currane Anglers are at a quandary with their flies and lures, and for good reason, as the rain fell the land took the majority of the rainfall and Currane is still dead low, as well as the angler’s enthusiasm. Wind SW fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.   

Friday, May 22, 2020


Wild Atlantic Way

22/5/20 Lough Currane was like the Wild West and for good reason, there was a strong Southwest wind blowing down the Lake, you do not have to be a rocket scientist to know all the Salmon stations were closed. Yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 18.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 15.5 centigrade.        

Thursday, May 21, 2020


21/5/20 There was some good fishing conditions out there on the Lake today, except for the low water conditions in the opinion of the Currane Anglers and there is no argument to that, sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon kept their mouths shut in all departments this day. Wind Southeast Fresh to strong in the afternoon and overcast, followed by heavy rain this afternoon, expected amount of rainfall for Waterville 13.8 mm?  Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.7 centigrade.    

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


20/5/20 All quiet on the Western front in all departments, be it flie, troll and mobile. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast, followed by light misty rain late this afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.8 centigrade.    

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


19/5/20 Today’s angling proceedings are a repeat of yesterday’s manipulations, in other words lacking action in all departments. Wind SW and overcast all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.1 centigrade  

Monday, May 18, 2020


18/5/20 Lough Currane water level low, my Noble Currane Anglers enthusiasm low as you would expect. Followed by strong winds from the SSW and overcast all day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.4 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.4 centigrade.

Sunday, May 17, 2020


17/5/20 Lets look at today’s action on Lough Currane, amount of strikes in the Salmon and Sea Trout department, the least said the soonest mended. Wind SW light to fresh and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.5 centigrade.       

Saturday, May 16, 2020


16/5/20 The Currane Anglers blood pressure is as low as the Currane water level. That sums up today’s manipulations in all departments. If I missed out on any of the 5-kilometre anglers, you have only got yourself to blame! Wind NE then veered SW in the afternoon and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.

Friday, May 15, 2020


15/5/20 Bright sunshine all day, wind NE light and variable at times. Need I say more, I wish I could, but I cannot because they did not, if you get my drift! Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.4 centigrade.

Thursday, May 14, 2020


14/5/20 All quiet on all fronts and that includes the one that got away. Wind NE light, bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.9 centigrade. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020


13/5/20 We start with the sad news that Mrs. Betty McGillicuddy, of Baslicon Waterville Passed Away, on behalf of the Lough Currane Anglers and all the good People of Caherdaniel, Waterville and all of Kerry, we send our Sincere sympathies to Dan and all the McGillicuddy Family and friends. Special note from the Lough Currane Anglers, to renowned Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, again our Sincere sympathies on the passing of your good Mother R. I. P. 

Now for yesterday’s facts there was one Salmon caught on the troll. And on today’s manipulations, all quiet on all fronts. Wind light North East and variable. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.1 centigrade.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


12/5/20 Here is the Lough Currane meteorological report, early this morning, wind was East and then veered Southwest in the afternoon with reasonable cloud cover at times. The Currane detective agency reported that there were two boats out manipulating. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.6 centigrade.     

Monday, May 11, 2020


11/5/20 All quiet on all fronts on this cold and sunny day. Wind Strong East. Now for all you anglers who sadly live outside the 5 Kilometres fishing line, like my good self, all I can say is be patient, because It is far better being lockdown at home than being lockdown in the graveyard!  Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.2 centigrade.  

Sunday, May 10, 2020


Reflections of Lough Currane today!

10/5/20 No thundering reports this day as the Currane Anglers headed out in flat calm conditions this morning, finally the wind did get up from the North East strong and that sums up today’s manipulations. As they say the picture tells the story. Yesterday weather, maximum air temperature 20.5 centigrade.          

Saturday, May 9, 2020


9/5/20 Light and variable winds all day and very thundery, that sums up today’s manipulations, or I should say the lack of, but what would you expect when there is thunder in the air. All I can say you might get a good strike if one is fishing with a carbon fibre rod. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.4 centigrade.       

Friday, May 8, 2020


8/5/20 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts, to be fair to the anglers, Lough Currane is lacking fresh water, plus with bright sunshine all day, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know their chances of catching a Salmon are as low as the Lake. Wind South light. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 8.1 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.6 centigrade.

Thursday, May 7, 2020


7/5/20 The Currane Anglers were as quiet as the Lambs, in all departments. Wind SW. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.2 centigrade.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020


6/5/20 Here’s today’s meteorological report from Lough Currane, Wind Southeast fresh and overcast and followed by heavy showers and prolonged at times. Now for some good news on the Angling news from Inland fisheries Ireland.Click and read. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.6 centigrade.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


5/5/20 All quiet on the South West front, the same could not be said for the wind and for good reason, there was a strong South East wind blowing, as the odd Currane Angler looked up to the overcast sky. That sums up today’s notes. An angler’s quote of the day, a great fisherman’s confidence to catch a fish comes from his passion, not his gear, mind you your good wife might have a different opinion, if you get my drift. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.0 centigrade.

Monday, May 4, 2020


4/5/20 All quiet on all fronts. Wind East strong and veered Southeast at times and cold followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.6 centigrade. Now we head for Memories past by Eugene Ferris.

I hope this finds you well and safe. I thoroughly enjoy your posts on Lough Currane. I am attaching the story of the first fish I ever caught on a fly. The first fish on a fly. This story is of pure luck that I was fishing with a great fisherman on that day. A year after moving to Kerry from California, a person who had fished the waters of Lough Currane for more than four decades invited me out. I had no real experience of fly fishing. Over the following few years, I fished with him about seven or eight times. I caught a salmon, and plenty of browns on the troll, but nothing on a fly. In fact, I spent a great deal of my time undoing knots, and retying leaders when I tried fly fishing. He frequently stopped his own fishing to get me going again. On September 20, 2013 just before lunch we were on a drift north across the outer entrance of the Commeragh. We were less than 15 feet from one of the protruding rocks when I felt a good strong tug, and a few more to follow. I called out ‘fish on’ as my rod bent over. Looking at the steady bend of the rod, he politely asked if I had possibly hooked the rock. A moment or two of silence, the reel began to peel out line. From that second on, I was in a place way beyond my skills. My breath shortened, heart raced, and other parts of my lower anatomy threatened to give way. The fisherman in the boat grew calmer and calmer, as if couching a small boy. He repeated that this was a “good fish, give it time Eugene”. When it jumped the first time, he told me it looked like a specimen. “What’s a specimen?” was my response. The fish fought, and the minutes zipped by. With a great deal of instruction and patience from my seasoned fishing buddy, my first ever fish caught on a fly entered the landing net.  Without him, no doubt I’d have lost that fish. A few photos, no scales to weigh the fish, only an educated guess. Then released it back to live out its life. A day, and a fish I will never forget.   That very day, my passion switched from golf to fly fishing.


Sunday, May 3, 2020


3/5/20 As the great Jack Hargreaves  once said, people who go fishing catch more fish than the people that don’t. Here endeth today’s lesson. Wind Southeast light with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.             

Saturday, May 2, 2020


2/5/20 No reports of any boats out. Wind South East, light to fresh with bright sunshine this morning, with reasonable cloud cover in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12.1 centigrade. Now to the diplomatic thrashing department, to all you Good Irish Currane Anglers, surely to God you have some good memories of your experiences on Lough Currane, so cast an email to            

Friday, May 1, 2020


Bill 2018
1/5/20 All quiet on all fronts, Wind North and cold with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 12 ,0 centigrade.  Now we head for memories past on Waterville Lake, by David Burton. Hi Vincent, your blog is rapidly turning into Judicial memories of Lough Currane! I promise that this is the last (probably) but I am sure that your subscribers might like this story. Two years ago, I came over to Waterville with Bill Shackleton, a friend but a novice fly angler, once again to fish with Tom O'Shea. I have the good fortune to be able to fish some very good beats on the North Tyne which, as you will know, is the most productive Salmon river in England (thanks to the fact that it has a hatchery, but that debate is for another day!). I had persuaded Tom to come over for a week later on in the season so that he could have a go at some serious salmon fishing. Very generously Tom offered to treat Bill and I to a morning on that world-famous fishery, the Butlers Pool, as a thank you for his forthcoming trip. The morning was booked, the conditions were perfect and having tackled up Tom went with Bill to the bottom pool whilst I started further up. Within minutes of starting I could see that Bill was into a rod bender which gave him a real fight before he managed to land a lovely fresh salmon. It being Bill's first Irish salmon Tom agreed that it could be taken, and it graced our dining table that evening. Within half an hour I was into a lovely fresh fish which was landed and released. By the end of the morning, as lunch loomed, Tom and I were walking towards the bottom pool, chatting, when we both saw a fish move in the pool. Tom told me to have a cast at it, I told him that as he was the professional, he could show me how to do it and handed him my rod. He took no persuading and within 4 casts he was into a really strong fish that we also managed to land and then release. Three fish in a morning, Bills first in Ireland, and a fish each. I think the appropriate word is serendipity. What a perfect mornings fishing!! We then continued to have a great weeks fishing on Currane. When Tom came over two weeks later within half an hour of starting to fish, he caught a salmon and ended the week with six good fish with at least two others hooked but lost. Regards, David Burton