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Tuesday, June 30, 2020


30/6/20 Good News from our Chairmen Mr. Michael Roden.

Now that the lockdown is over and restrictions are being eased, we are delighted to announce that the Waterville upper lakes Derriana, Cloonaughlin and Namona, along with beats on the inny and Cummeragh are now open again. A new club has been established under the guidance of a committee including Michael Roden, Kevin O’Sullivan, Neil O’Shea, John Quinlan, and Tadgh O’Sullivan to oversee angling activities on these spectacular fisheries. Currane Fisheries Ltd will also run the hatchery, organise the annual cleaning of the spawning streams. Please support this community based not for profit initiative. Memberships and day tickets are available from the Mace shop in Waterville.

Now today’s manipulations on Lough Currane, going by the mobile all quiet on all fronts. Wind Southwest then veered Northwest with misty rain this morning, humidity 87%. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.7 centigrade.  

Monday, June 29, 2020


29/6/20 As the Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, Bed and Breakfast’s opened their doors today, after three months of dry throats, you can understand the Currane Anglers were gasping for their pint and as the surge gained momentum this evening  in pulling their pints, I can say where the Currane Anglers are concerned there was no pulling Wild Salmon or Sea Trout over the Gunnell this day. Wind West light with reasonable cloud cover, Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.6 centigrade.

Sunday, June 28, 2020


28/6/20 The Currane Anglers were all quiet this day, the same could not be said for the weather with a strong Northwest and overcast with heavy showers. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.1 centigrade.   

Saturday, June 27, 2020


27/6/20 No Reports of any action on this wild and windy day. Wind was Northwest fresh to strong followed by heavy showers throughout the day, humidity 81% air temperature 13 centigrade? Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15. 4 centigrade.                                

Friday, June 26, 2020


This aircraft is taking the Covid 19 virus Seriously so when Ireland
opens its Borders in July remember stay safe and don't be complacent!    
26/6/20 The Currane anglers look to the sky as their reels stayed silent this day. Wind Southeast variable Light to fresh followed light rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 19.4 centigrade.   

Thursday, June 25, 2020


25/6/20 Lough Currane was all quiet in all departments this hot and humid day, with a light to calm and variable wind mainly Northwest. Now we head for the Gillie Technical department, Just for the record Mr. Neil O’Shea of  has changed his business  email so just click the www, If you are in a lazy mode? Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.6 centigrade.                              

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


24/6/20 Made a good drop of rain last night which was no harm. Wind was light and variable from the Northeast to the Northwest. The Salmon were staying deep and putting the Currane Anglers in deep deep Salmon depression. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.9 centigrade.    

Tuesday, June 23, 2020



23/6/20 All the Salmon Headline News comes from the World Famous Butler’s Pool and at Professional Golfer, Mr. Liam Higgins, caught a fine Salmon Grilse on the fly. So straight to quote of the day, that’s tonight’s dinner sorted, All I can say is enjoy! Wind South Southwest light and overcast with light rain for most of the day. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.4 centigrade.

Monday, June 22, 2020


22/6/20 All quiet on the Southwest Front in all departments this day on Lough Currane as light rain fell for the best part of the day in a fresh wind SSW. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.0 centigrade.


My Father RIP

21/6/20 Well at last we got a flood, as you can see it wasn’t that big going by the pictures, but it will be interesting to see how much the Lake rises in the next two days, plus there is more rain forecasted this coming  week. On the Salmon count today the Currane Anglers were all quiet this Father’s Day and today’s notes are in memory of past Currane Dad’s. Wind Southwest fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.7 centigrade 

Saturday, June 20, 2020


20/6/20 The Currane anglers celebrated with a sparkling water as the Southerly gale’s and rain lashed down on the Waterville Fishery, I do not want to sound pessimistic, but it will be interesting to see how much rain fell before their sparkling water go’s flat, I hope it stayed sparkling. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.7 centigrade.  

Friday, June 19, 2020


19/6/20 Well the Grilse secret is out, I can say without any fear of contradiction the Currane Grilse  Anglers have failed miserably in their duties in reporting their catches, because in the last week or two there have been a few Grilse caught on the troll and all I can say is fair play to a North Kerryman  for letting the Grilse out of the Net, sadly it wasn’t on our Net first. Now for today’s action all quiet on the Western front, you have my permission to contradict today’s notes. Wind Southwest light to fresh with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.1 centigrade. Just for the record Kerry is on a Yellowweather warning plus there is strong wind forecasted as you can see if you click the Yellow weather link.              

Thursday, June 18, 2020


18/6/20 Good news on the Weather front? The Waterville Weeping vase is expecting 21.8 mm of rainfall over the weekend? All I can say is its better than nothing. On today’s manipulations all quiet on all fronts. Wind North with reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.8 centigrade.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


17/6/20 Here is your metrological report for Lough Currane. Wind Northeast light with reasonable cloud cover at times, humidity 79% and for the rest of the Currane Anglers news, all quiet on the Southwest Front. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 15.5 centigrade.       

Tuesday, June 16, 2020


16/6/20 Yesterday’s Currane manipulations all quiet on all fronts. Wind Southwest and very cloudy. Now back to today’s efforts plenty of good views of rocks, a few Currane anglers were looking like the Phantom of the opera, far better to be wise and safe than sorry. Wind Northwest. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.9 centigrade.      

Monday, June 15, 2020


Dr Tim RIP

15/6/20 Sadly today Lough Currane lost another great fly Angler to the Heavenly Waters, Cork and Waterville Currane Angler Dr Tim O’Connor RIP sadly passed away yesterday. On behalf of our Chairman and all the members of the Angling association and all the good people of Waterville, Kerry and Cork our Sincere Sympathies to all his Family and friends

Dr Tim RIP
To those good people who did not know Tim, well here is some of his angling history and relationship with the Waterville Fishery. Tim’s Family can go back the best part of 100 years, I can say, Tim himself fished 70 of those 100 years give or take. Thankfully to technology i.e. Digital cameras and the paparazzi we have a good few photos of Tim’s great days on Lough Currane, I can just hear Tim say to his Gillie and good friend Tom O’Shea, you can ring the paparazzi. Well Tim you may be gone but you will never be forgotten as a dedicated Doctor and angler. May He Rest In Peace.   

Sunday, June 14, 2020


Low Pool!

14/6/20 The Currane Anglers are no fans of the Rocky Films as you can imagine as the weather has full control of all proceedings on Lough Currane and today was no exception, with humidity at 83% and thunderstorms. All I can say is one has to give credit to the Currane anglers who are dogging it out there in these drought conditions. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.9 mm. Maximum air temperature 17.7 centigrade.     

Saturday, June 13, 2020


Mr. E.G. Appleby RIP

13/6/20 Currane all-round angler my Father, Mr. E.G. Appleby RIP would have been 92 today, so Happy Birthday Dad, gone but not forgotten. 

Well Currane Anglers had two Genuine complaints this day, firstly low water and secondly the air was very thundery and eventually the thunder struck the Currane waters late this evening, on the rainfall no comment as of yet. Wind NE to calm. Yesterdays weather, maximum air temperature 17.0 centigrade. 

Friday, June 12, 2020


12/6/20 Again the weather forecast are the headlines this day, wind East light and overcast, with the sun breaking through at times. On the Currane anglers enthusiasm, the least said the soonest mended, they say a dripping tap can drive you to the drink, all I can say is the Currane water levels are falling as fast and the same goes for the anglers enthusiasm, Cheers. Wind as already stated, yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 17.2 centigrade.  

Thursday, June 11, 2020


11/6/20 The Currane Anglers meteorological report for today’s proceedings, wind strong East with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 13.2 centigrade. That sums up today’s proceedings.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


10/6/20 Few boats out today, sadly their Common denominator was 0 the same could not be said for their blood pressure, in other words the Currane angler is suffering with Curraneitis. Wind Northeast light to calm with good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.6 centigrade.             

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Wind West light and overcast all day. The Currane Anglers maybe struggling, and their enthusiasm might be low, mind you not as low as Lough Currane. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 14.4 centigrade.  

Monday, June 8, 2020


Currane Anglers on the Rocks Cheers! 
8/6/20 There was a few Currane anglers manipulating a flie and a lure this day, but as you can see by the photo the elements are certainly against the Currane Anglers. Wind North-East light to calm with reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather. Maximum air temperature 12.7 centigrade.   

Sunday, June 7, 2020


7/6/20 We start on the same theme as yesterday in all departments except for the wind was not as strong but the same old direction. So we will go back in time in memories past in the Specimen Sea Trout department, a clean sweep in 1995 all I can say is, I hope when the new Government is formed eventually they will get down to work on protecting the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout out at sea, especially the Salmon that are in lock down, please remember Minister’s it’s the good Irish People’s Salmon and Sea Trout Irish Heritage that is being liquidated. Just for the record what I have wrote is my own personal opinion. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.6 mm. Maximum air temperature 11.1 centigrade.   
In Memory of Odie  Lucey RIP .
Great original Landlord of the Lobster Waterville
plus a great Angler in his own right!

Saturday, June 6, 2020


South Side!
South side !
6/6/20 Another wild day as a cold North-Northeast wind hammers the Southside. What is that I hear you say, what about the Currane Anglers manipulations this day? All I can say in their defence is they tried their best and sadly all they caught was more frustration with the lack of action and that is your ration on today’s proceedings. Wind as already stated, just for the record good cloud cover followed by some showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.8 mm. Maximum air temperature 14.3 centigrade.      

Friday, June 5, 2020


5/6/20 Today there was a Strong North-Easterly wind, followed by violent gusts at times, as the Currane Anglers headed out for today’s proceedings, I can tell you  by the end of their day it was quite clear the wild Currane  Salmon made their proceedings loud and clear that they were keeping their mouths shut. The same could not be said for the Currane Anglers, which is not surprising you could say the anglers need the patience of a St. Well that sums up today’s manipulations. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.7 mm. Maximum air temperature 13.9 centigrade.    

Thursday, June 4, 2020


Wild Atlantic Way two days ago! 

4/6/20 Again the weather is the talk amongst the Currane Anglers and for good reason, one minute its roasting, the next minute it’s the complete opposite and today was no exception, with a strong and Gusty Northeast wind blowing, whether your Salmon or Sea Trout Anglers, the present conditions are an anglers nightmare. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.2 centigrade.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


3/6/20 As we all know the Waterville Fishery is extremely low in the water department and today’s North-Northeast wind certainly did not help the Currane angler’s enthusiasm, which is quite understandable but Thankfully this reporter is currently one boot ahead, just. That sums up today’s notes. Wind as already stated, bright and sunny all day but as you can imagine today was much cooler thanks to the North East wind. Yesterday’s weather 20.2 centigrade.   

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


2/6/20 The Currane Anglers had Currane withdrawal symptoms today as the temperature rose to a height of no spin no flies and that is no Bull, that sums up today’s angling news. Wind NW light to fresh and very warm and little to no cloud. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 21.9 centigrade.

Monday, June 1, 2020


1/6/20 The Currane Angler’s blood pressure is nearly as low as Lough Currane and as you can see by this photo taken 3 miles away, give or take from the Bull rock and that sums up today’s lack of action, or you could say the heat is on the Currane Anglers, so on that note we finish today’s notes on this evening sunset on the Currane waters. Wind West light and bright sunshine and very warm. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 24.1 centigrade.