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Sunday, May 16, 2021

16/5/21

 

16/5/21 Straight to the apologies department because I failed to report yesterday that Currane Angler Mr. Roger Dickeli caught a fine 7 lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now to today’s manipulations, there were a few boats out and there was one Salmon caught in the 7 lbs class on the troll by an angler fishing on his own. Wind North Light and just for the record it made a nice drop of rain last night but nothing big.       

Saturday, May 15, 2021

15/5/21

 

15/5/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day after yesterday’s fine bit of action, just for the record their were 5 boats out today, so on that note we head for the archives, you may ask why? Well I have seen a lot of the past on Facebook on Lough Currane on how good it was in the last twenty years, personally I would rather be debating the present and the future, but today I will be a hypocrite and reminisce on Lough Currane and its fishery of the past and in my opinion it puts the last twenty years in its proper perspective, the year 1970, starting on January 17th to March 9th there were 45 salmon caught, the biggest was 18.5 lbs. plus Mike Moriarty RIP caught a 12 lbs. Salmon on Derriana  all caught in 52 days.    

Friday, May 14, 2021

Andy

Tam
14/5/21 The Lough Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon make it quite clear that they prefer the blues to the Brown tags, I’m sure the rest of the Currane Anglers agree and for good reason there were two Salmon caught on the troll today and first in my striking zone is renowned Northern Ireland and Currane Angler Mr. Andy Wishart, who caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll, also in good form was local angler Tam, while trolling caught a fine 10 lbs. Salmon. Wind SSE fresh, bright in the morning come afternoon it clouded up followed by the rain.

                                                                                      Tam's Salmon                                                      

                                                                                 Vincent, Tam and very proud Daughter and Granddaughter 





 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

13/5/21

 

                      Wild Atlantic Way  

13/5/21 The Battle is really on and it’s great to see a good few boats  out, seven to be precise, with all their efforts just one Sea Trout caught. Wind NNW and variable and sunny all day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

12/5/21

             Eric Jouen  

12/5/21 The Battle of the real 2021 Salmon and Sea Trout Season got off to a cracking start today with a cracker of 10 lbs. Salmon caught on the troll by Local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen and of watervilleboats@gmail.com so congratulations to Eric for converting to the blue tags in style as well as being a Brown Tag winner and converting his Brown tag into a Salmon. The rest of the Currane Anglers had the blues but no conversions. Wind SSW and Veered NW light to fresh with showers.

 


Now to the Comment department, Alan replies to last night’s notes, It’s all yours Alan.

Well very sad to read your blog last night Vincent, what is going on with IFI, why are they coming down on anglers so hard, we all know anglers are not the problem to the salmon and sea trout decline in Currane, fish farming has destroyed that wonderful fishery, drift netting at Dursley island, Ballinskelligs bay, dingle etc, IFI should concentrate on these illegal activities and leave anglers alone, and as far as fish farming what are salmon watch Ireland at, farms increasing in size and our wonderful sea trout almost wiped out, and no opposition to fish farming. Sad, Alan

 


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

11/5/21

 Hand Me Down Salmon

11/5/21 Just 3 boats out and all the headlines go to one angry angler and when I say angry that’s an understatement and that’s after catching the last spring hand me down Brown tag Salmon of 2021.  This is his say on the Lough Currane Brown Tag Season. 


Used my hand my down brown tag today,  Well today was the last day of the brown tags, and 14 tags fished Currane, 25 tags never wet a line, and  best of all some brown tag winners tried to hand down their tags with 3 and 4 days left and locals begging for tags all year, what an insult to the real fishermen on Currane , people in office really making decisions like this should be ashamed of themselves and should look at the bigger picture before introducing something as farcical as the brown tags on Currane , today I ask IfI where are the other 25 tags and why didn’t they make an effort to give tags to people that wanted to fish. And to the person who came up with brown tags idea, how or what do you think of yourself and your idea now, from a very very disappointed local angler.  

Wind WSW light and variable.


Monday, May 10, 2021

10/5/21

 

10/5/21 Just 3 boats out this day and nothing for their good efforts, on that note all I can say is one more day to go and one more day of sorrow and then it is the end of the Brown Tag Spring season and the 2021 Salmon and Sea Trout Season can get into full swing on the 12th Wind WNW then veered WSW fresh with reasonable cloud cover followed by the odd shower. Now we head for your point of view Department and Currane fly Angler Mr. Bill Bullock makes his point, It’s All yours Bill.

Yes Vincent, of course you can.  I do hope you're well.  If the fate of Lough Currane saddens me, I can only imagine how you and all the other ghillies around the lake must feel.  It's an absolute disgrace.  In my lifetime and indeed not that long ago, it was the finest seatrout fishery in the British Isles.  The dogs in the street know what the problem is, and the political prevarication is blindingly obvious.  It's farcical to have anglers putting fish back and running around with brown tags when the fish farms are murdering the trout in the manner that they have been proven to do since the late 1980's.  I hold John in high regard. He tells the truth.  If only the fishing recovered, we'd be back in Waterville tomorrow.  With very best wishes – Bill.

2006 was the first year I returned to Waterville after a long sabbatical. We were there at the end of May and caught some lovely trout with Frank Donnelly. Then the sun came out and spoiled it.  However, we were in no doubt about the quality of fish in the lake. On the day we arrived, we saw a 6lb+ trout in the Lobster and the gannets were working the estuary.  We were privileged to be in Waterville. It makes me sad to see today’s results. Brown tags and C&R will not solve the problem. Get rid of the fish farms, otherwise we will never see Currane restored to its former glory- Bill

Sunday, May 9, 2021

9/5/21

 

9/5/21 Just one Lonesome hand me down Brown Tag angler manipulating his lures on the good waves on Lough Currane this day, by all counts the floorboards showed no evidence of a Wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind SSW fresh and overcast with rain at times.  

Saturday, May 8, 2021

8/5/21

                                               The Ledge 
 

8/5/21 The Brown tag and Barbless Currane anglers were left stranded on the Currane shoreline as a strong SSW took control of today’s manipulations. So, on that note we will go the photographic department, as you can see by this photo taken yesterday by www.fishingwithdom.com  of the Ledge, it tells you how low the lake is.

Friday, May 7, 2021

7/5/21

 

7/5/21 Just two or three boats out and nothing to report this day except for the weather, Wind ESE Fresh to strong with gusts, bright and sunny in the morning, come afternoon it clouded over as we pray for a good flood. Just for the record their forecasting for Waterville, 14.6 mm of rainfall from late tonight and tomorrow?

Thursday, May 6, 2021

6/5/21

 

6/5/2 Just 3 boats out on the Big lake and with all their efforts to no avail. Wind NNE then veered NNW light and bright and sunny all day. Looking into the future in the rain department you can look into the future just click.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

05/5/21

Andy and Tam. photo on right Andy! 



5/5/21 All the Salmon headlines goes to Mr. Andy Flaherty and for good reason while fishing with his good friend and local angler Tam, caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll and for the rest of the  Currane Anglers it was all quiet. Wind NNW light with reasonable cloud cover at times. Just for the record there was snow on the Kerry Mountains this morning as you can see by the photo, on the outskirts of Killorglin.

                 Snow on the Kerry Mountains today! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

                                   No Spin No Fly's just Posts
 

4/5/21 Today was all quiet on all fronts this day, just for the record there were 3 hand me down boats out manipulating their skills. Wind NW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover.

Monday, May 3, 2021

3/5/21

 

3/5/21 All the Brown Tag and Barbless Salmon stations were closed as a strong SW wind took control and veered WNW strong with violent gusts.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

2/5/21

                              the Calm before the storm 


2/5/21 Only three boats out on this Bank Holiday weekend, sadly nothing to report this day and on the eve of a yellow wind and rain warning for Kerry and it will be interesting to see if we get the big flood we need, so click here you might be disappointed because the rain fall isn’t that great, they are forecasting 12.6 mm?  just for the record there were 3 Brown Hand me down Tag boats manipulation. Wind NNW and veered SSW light and sunny all day as you can see by the calm before the storm picture.

 

Now to the email department, the first comes from Alan an the second from Mark, so the stage is yours Lads.

Are you serious David how is that possible, 4 people were drawn out twice , and the 8 tags were passed on to other anglers, why was this allowed, it’s a an absolute  disgrace, who allowed this to happen , in that case Erick should have got a second tag, and I feel for the local anglers that weren’t drawn out it’s a real kick in the teeth, to only receive a passed on tag, where has respect and common sense gone. Alan.

I would love to know where the other 25 tags Vincent are, how can IfI introduce brown tags to Waterville and give them to people that haven’t or weren’t able to travel to fish Waterville lake, it’s brainless and badly organised and it’s a total insult to locals. Are they trying to close the lake and destroy tourism in Waterville, has anyone stopped to think about this?  Mark

 

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

1/5/21

 

1/5/21 Four Boats out, their order of merit is as follows, one Brown outright winner and 3 hand me down Brown tag anglers and all I can say is their Brown tags weren’t used this day. Wind SSW light with reasonable cloud cover followed by the odd shower. On that note we will go to a reply to last night’s email. So, it’s over to you David.

Well said Martin, I think it’s an absolute disgrace to hear that out of the 39 brown tags only 14 have fished Currane, IfI  I think ye will have to go back to the drawing board and rethink the brown tag situation, ye have let the Currane anglers and the business people down, what a farce of a system, I remember reading Erick’s comments a few weeks back ,would It not be a good idea to give him another tag  rather than giving a tag to someone that hasn’t fished Currane, also sad to hear so many locals didn’t come out in the brown tag draw and 4 people were given 2 tags each to pass on, what a joke,  Martin you were right shame on you IfI, David

30/4/21


                 Vincent, Tam and a very proud Granddaughter 

30/4/21 Lough Currane may be low, but the good news is that Local Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and his Son in law Tam were on a high and for good reason, while trolling caught a cracker of a Salmon in the 10 lbs class and I can say Tam and Vincent were the talk of the Salmon community, so congratulations Vincent and Tam and fair play to you Vincent you haven’t lost the art in catching my Noble Salmon in virtually hopeless conditions. Now to the email department that was sent to me this evening and I quote so take it away Martin.

Hi Vincent great to see another Currane salmon caught today, well done tam and Vincent, but the reason for my email to you Vincent is iv been informed by my friend from Waterville  that out of the 39 brown tags that were raffled only 14 of them have been on Currane fishing, where are the other 25 tags, it’s a disgrace , who came up with the idea of the brown tags, he can hang his or hers head in shame, 11 days to go and 25 tags not seen or used on Currane, shameful and a total lack of respect to the local anglers that never got tags, plus I believe 5 local anglers only got hand me down tags, a total insult to those fishermen ,out there all their lives , shame on you IfI ,shame on you, Martin    

 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

29/4/21

 29/4/24 There were 3 hand me down Brown tag exclusive boats out manipulating their lures this day and sadly no Brown tags were used. Wind NNW light mainly bright and sunny with the odd light shower.   

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

28/4/21

                    The Mighty Bull

28/4/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts on this calm day, as you can see by the photos, Lough Currane is really low, so you can appreciate why the Currane Anglers are at an all-time low and that’s no Bull. Wind NNE light with reasonable.      

                                Harbour View North Shore

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

27/4/21

 

                                A fine Currane Sea Trout

27/4/21 Three boats out and all members of the Brown tag hand be me down club, but there’s only one member of this exclusive club that takes all the headlines and for good reason, that’s the one and only, Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com while out trolling, caught and released a fine 5 lbs. Sea Trout. In the Salmon department all quiet on all fronts. Wind NNE light to fresh and variable, followed by April showers.      


Monday, April 26, 2021

26/4/21

 

                           Wild Atlantic like an ice rink 

26/4/21 Just in and just two out manipulating their lures this bright and sunny day, their all talking of a pink moon tonight, so hopefully they will be talking of a Salmon tomorrow. Wind was all over the place and light.   

Sunday, April 25, 2021

            Ballinskelligs Bay Waterville on the Wild Atlantic Way 

25/4/21 Again it was all quiet on all fronts and as you can see by the picture it wasn’t an ideal day for the manipulations of producing a Wild Atlantic Salmon and for good reason, considering the draught conditions you could say the Currane Anglers are well Browned off. Wind ESE light to fresh and hardly a cloud in the sky.

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

24/4/21

 

24/4/21 Just one boat out and nothing to report except for bright sky’s and Salmonless, wind ESE light to fresh.

Friday, April 23, 2021

23/4/21

 

23/4/21 Just two boats out and all quiet on all fronts. Wind ESE light to fresh and bright and sunny all day.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

22/4/21


                        Lough Currane, Copal this afternoon 

22/4/21 Just two boats manipulating this day and by all accounts there was a few good Smolts on the take, as they there were yesterday. On the Salmon front all quiet, just a few good Brown Trout caught. Wind SE strong and bright sunshine all day.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

21/4/21

 Sunset at Loher Caherdaniel on the Wild Atlantic Way Ring of Kerry

21/4/21 In the words of one Currane Angler, and I quote, all I caught was a suntan today, thankfully you don’t need a Brown tag to catch the sun. That sums up today’s angling notes. Wind SSE light to fresh and variable. 
 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

20/4/21

 

20/4/21 Again the Currane anglers were feeling subdued today for the lack of action on their lures. To be fair to the Currane anglers Lough Currane is exceptionally low. Just for the record there were 3 boats out. Wind SSE light and overcast all day.  

Monday, April 19, 2021

19/4/21

 

19/4/21 Four boats out on this miserable day with light misty rain at times, come evening the Currane anglers were just as miserable as the weather as they looked down on their floorboards and thinking to themselves a few scales wouldn’t do any harm. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast all day.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

18/4/21

 18/4/21 All quiet on all fronts, there were four boats out manipulating this Day, their order of merit is as follows, 3 hand me down Brown tag boats, 1 Barbless Angler. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast with light misty rain at times.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

18/4/21

18/4/21 Again just two boats out and with all their efforts their lines stayed slack, but I will not give them any flack. Wind SSE fresh and overcast with light rain in the afternoon.      

Friday, April 16, 2021

16/4/21

 16/4/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts, just two boats out, what do you expect, miracles? Mind you I think we need one at this rate. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast. On the rainfall front click

Thursday, April 15, 2021

15/4/21

15/4/21 There was only one lonesome Barbless angler manipulating his barbless flies or lures, sadly his flies and lures stayed as lonesome as himself, need I say more. Wind SSE and cloudy at times.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

14/4/21

   Lough Currane and Ballinskelligs, photo by Marita Hitmiangsong  


14/4/21 Just two boats out manipulating this day on an exceptionally low Lough Currane, sadly their rods were slack. Wind SE light to fresh, bright, and sunny all day. As you can see by the photo, the Currane Hampshire Hogs anglers were celebrating the opening of the bars in the UK yesterday and discussing and looking forward to their visit to the Waterville fishery.       

                    Look forward to their annual Visit to Co Kerry

  

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

13/4/21

 13/4/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind SSE light, bright sunshine all day.

Monday, April 12, 2021

12/4/21

 

12/4/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. There were 4 Boats out manipulating their skills, but sadly the Wild Atlantic Salmon were not amused with the Brown hand me down tag anglers, just for the record there were 3 hand me down manipulators and one Barbless and talking of the Barbless it was sad to see that renowned Fishing Guide Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com did not get a Brown Tag in the last of the Brown Tag Spring draw. Now it was brought to my notice that the Killarney Lakes fished well today with at least 11 Salmon caught and this news will really get the Currane Anglers Browned off, I know I am. Wind West light, bright and sunny.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

11/4/21


                 Sunset this evening at Loher South West Kerry

11/4/21 Well it was the last Brown tag draw for the 2021 springers and just for the record I am like Manuel of Fawlty Towers, I know Nothing, and I catch Nothing, so on that note we will head out to exceptionally low Lough Currane and today’s facts, there were two Boats out, their order of merit is as follows, one Barbless boat and one hand me down Brown tag manipulator and I can say they both were Salmonless this day. Wind NNW light and sunny all day and cold, just for the record it was 4.o C in Westerville at 10 am    

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

10/4/21

 

10/4/21 Straight to the Barbless and C&R Pro Angler Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy while trolling caught and released a fine 3 lbs Sea Trout. Now we head for the Brown tag department, there were two hand me down brown tags and an outright winner, all I can say is there were no winners in today’s Brown Tag Wild Atlantic Salmon race. On that note we head for the comment department on the No Spin No Fly’s just Fact’s opinion zone. Today’s comment is from a UK and Currane Angler Mr. Barry Vaughan, so take it away Barry.

Dear me Vince, has there ever been such a poor start to any previous season. Where are the fish? Are they being harvested by EU fishing monsters off the West Coast? Does anybody ever check on their catches? Do they land their catch elsewhere? Sounds to me like a tragic situation evolving out there, and all the Government can do is restrict anglers with bloody tags. Does any Government official ever read your reports from a once fabulous fishery, or even ask about numbers of fish these days? This is not meant to reflect on anyone’s efforts to counter this situation, including you, Vincent.  

Friday, April 9, 2021

9/4/21

                           Sun set on the Wild Atlantic Way

9/4/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Their order of merit, 3 hand me down brown tag and two barbless boats out this day. Wind NNE light and variable with reasonable cloud cover. 


 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

8/4/21

                     Skellig Rock on the Wild Atlantic Way 

8/4/21 Two Barbless and two hand me Brown tag boats out this day, sadly with all their efforts they came back to dry land Salmonless. Just for the record Lough Currane is exceptionally low thanks to this dry spell. Wind SW light to fresh and overcast all day. 

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

7/4/21

 

7/4/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts, their order of merit is as follows, two hand me down Brown tag Anglers and two Barbless anglers. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover this morning followed by the odd April Shower, come afternoon bright and sunny.         

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

6/4/21



                                 The King of the C&R 

6/4/21 The King of the Barbless of Catch and release department Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught and released a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout this day. Now we head for the news on the Brown Tag Anglers, it was all quiet on the Salmon and Sea Trout front. Just for the record there were four boats out, their order of merit is as follows, two Barbless boats and two hand me down Brown tag boats. Wind NNE light to fresh followed by the odd shower.         


Monday, April 5, 2021

5/4/21

 5/4/21 Well this Easter Monday there were 3 Brown tag and two Barbless boats out this day and by all accounts their boats were Salmonless. So, on that note we will head for the lesson department and for good reason, Currane Anglers need to see this Video of UK and Currane Angler Mr. Gary Humphrey playing two fine Trout at the same time. Gary wants you to see this fine video in case you have forgotten what its like to play a fish. Video courtesy of Craig Barr. Wind North light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and cold.  

Sunday, April 4, 2021

4/4/21

 

4/4/21 Just 3 Hand me Down tags out this day and sadly no Salmon Tagged. Wind was in the North and sunny all day.  

Saturday, April 3, 2021

3/4/21

 

3/4/21 Yesterday as we all know was Good Friday, well I can tell you today it was a Bad Saturday in all departments and for good reason it was reported to me that there was no Brown Tag Boats out manipulating and the same goes for the Barbless Anglers, what has Lough Currane come to? So, on that note I will finish today’s lack of notes by saying Happy Easter to all you the Waterville Fishery anglers and none anglers alike. Wind SSE and SSW light, bright and sunny all day.      

Friday, April 2, 2021

2/4/21

            Waterville Sunset on the Wild Atlantic way this evening 

2/4/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this Good Friday. There were 3 boats out manipulating, their order of merit, Two Hand me down Brown tag boats and one barbless. Wind light East then veered SSW.   
 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

1/4/21

 

1/4/21 Well I can say without any fear of contradiction this April Fool’s day that the Wild Atlantic Salmon were not fooled by the 3 Brown hand me down tag boats out manipulating the Currane Waters. Wind light, variable, bright and sunny all day.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

31/3/21


                              Today on Lough Currane 

31/3/21 Just two Brown hand me down tag boats out on this calm and foggy day. Wind was light to calm and variable. Now to all you pessimistic anglers who were complaining that in the 2020 Season there were no Salmon in the Lake? We will put the record straight, to the best of my knowledge there were 160 Salmon caught and a good few more not reported.  Now let us head for the 2020 Hatchery Brood, just for the record the Salmon Brood was got with one swipe and I can tell you when the Currane system was fishing a lot better there was many occasions it was a dam site more difficult and took a lot more than one swipe. Now we head down stream into Lough Currane for 2021 Kelt Season just for the record there were 260 Kelts caught up to 22nd of March and counting and on average four boats fishing.   


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

30/3/21

 30/3/21 Well at least the Currane Anglers headed out on to the Currane waters this day, sadly all were quiet on all fronts. Wind light and variable SSE and SSW in the afternoon. Just for the record order of merit, one Barbless boat and 3 hand me down Brown Tag Boats.  

Monday, March 29, 2021

29/3/21

 

29/3/21 I can hear you saying that Vincent Appleby is full of wind in his reporting in the past week, well I am sorry to say today’s manipulations were halted thanks to a strong SSW wind and overcast, light misty rain at times.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

28/3/21

                         World Famous Butler Pool 

28/3/21 Yes you have it, it was another Off-licence day for the Brown Tag and Barbless Currane anglers as a strong SSW takes control of today’s proceedings, overcast all day with light rain. 

 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

27/3/21

 

27/3/21 Another Off-licence day for the Lough Currane anglers, as a strong wind from the South West took control of today’s proceedings. Staying with the weather, it was overcast with heavy rain at times.      

Friday, March 26, 2021

26/3/21


Painting of the Bungalow on the North Shore of Lough Currane by Joan Wuischpard 

 26/3/21 I start with an apology to US Artist Joan Wuischpard and for a good reason, I forgot to mention the Artist name on the Bungalow painting on the North Shore of Lough Currane. Now for today’s facts. Well, I can tell you today the Currane anglers headed straight to the Off-licence first thing this morning and for good reason, Lough Currane was wild with a strong WNW blowing followed by hail and sleet and sadly they did not do much better in the Off-licence because it was too early for McGill’s Beer.        

 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

25/3/21

  25/3/21 Two boats out this day and all quiet on all fronts. Wind SSW light to fresh in the morning and strong in the afternoon and I believe the sensible Anglers headed in for the off-licence.     

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

24/3/21

 24/3/21 Just one Brown tag Boat out manipulating on the Currane waters this day and caught 1 Kelt for his efforts. Wind SSW followed by the odd shower come evening the wind veered NW.  

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

23/3/21

   Painting of the Bungalow on the North Shore of Lough Currane!

 23/3/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts on the day shift, on the evening shift there was one boat out for an hour or so, but sadly his lines stayed slack. Wind light to fresh SSW then veered NW and overcast followed by the odd shower.


 

Monday, March 22, 2021

22/3/21

 

22/3/21 The Currane anglers be they a privileged Brown Tag merchant or a Barbless Merchant, I can say they were all Salmonless Merchants this day.  Just for the record there were 4 boats out this day. Wind South light and overcast.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

21/3/21

 

 Currane Anglers see light at the end of the Tunnel 
  


  21/3/21 Great to see a Brown tag Anglers Versus the Currane Barless Anglers out this day and I can say without any fear of contradiction it was a no score result. Just for the record their order of merit is as follows, One Barbless Boat, 3 hand me down Tag Boats, 3 Brown tag outright winners. Wind SE then Veered SSW light and overcast.      

 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

20/3/21

                                Lough Currane today!

20/3/21 There were 3 boats out today, their order of merit, two Brown tag Boats and one Salmon Angler forced to the Trout department because he has caught his quota in the Spring Salmon department for 2021 roll on May and just for the record Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com did catch a few Trout on the drift. Wind Light Variable SW veered NNW with reasonable cloud cover.   

 

Friday, March 19, 2021

19/3/21

 

                               The Wild Atlantic Way

19/3/21 There were two boats manipulating this day and just for the record they were the same anglers as yesterday and the only bit of action was in the Kelt department. Wind NNE light and variable, bright and sunny all day.    

Thursday, March 18, 2021

18/3/21

 

                                    Lough Currane today 


18/3/3 Two boats manipulating this day, I believe one of the boats was a Brown Tag hand me down tag, the other was an outright winner of his Brown tag but sadly has been demoted the rank of Barbless Angler until  May 12th and his quote of the day, Went drifting for an hour as I cannot catch any more fish so there is no point going out trolling. Apparently, some guy got another brown tag after having one in January, obviously, different rules for some! Just for the record the odd Kelt was caught. Wind North light and bright.     

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

17/3/21

 Foggy Mountains on the Wild Atlantic Way on the Ring of  Kerry 

17/3/21 There were two hand me down Brown Tag Boats manipulating this St. Patrick’s Day and sadly their prayers were not answered in the Wild Atlantic Salmon department. Wind light North a variable and bright and sunny.     

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

16/3/21

         The Wild Atlantic Way today!

16/3/21 The Cheltenham Festival caught the majority of the Currane anglers as they watched Rachael Blackmore make history by her great win on Honeysuckle, so on that note we go from honeysuckle to Brown tags, there were 3 boats out, one of the boats was a brown hand me down. Wind NNW light to calm and sunny.
  
 

Monday, March 15, 2021

15/3/21

 15/3/21 It was good to see that there were a few boats out on this calm day, sadly going by the mobile telephonic communisations there was not any Brown Tag Salmon caught and the same goes for the Barbless Currane Anglers. Wind WSW light and overcast this morning, come afternoon the sun did breakthrough. So, on that note we will go to the No Spin No Fly’s Anglers point of view. It is all yours Dominic, take it away.

Hi Vincent, I thought the rules on the brown tags that each angler could only get one tag, it has been brought to my attention that 2 people who received tags in the first draw also received a tag in the 2nd draw, please explain how this is possible. Definitely something stinks here. Dominic

Sunday, March 14, 2021

14/3/21

 

Ballinskelligs Bay a prefect photo of the Wild Atlantic Way  

14/3/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet again this Happy Mother’s Day and for good reason, there was a strong WNW Wind blowing down the lake. Sadly, the Currane anglers only got out one day this week.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

13/3/21

 

                                Wild Atlantic Way 

13/3/21 Kerry’s Yellow warning took control today and you do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that the Currane anglers were put into a checkmate position and that sums up today’s negative report. Wind WNW fresh to strong followed a mixture of hail, sleet and light snow falls.   

Friday, March 12, 2021

12/3/21

 

12/3/21 Again the weather dictates the Currane Anglers and for good reason, there was a strong WNW wind blowing and I can tell you it was a day for the high stool but as we know the high stool is out thanks to Covid, but the off-licence came to their rescue. Wind as already stated followed by heavy hail showers. Just for the record Kerry is on a Yellow wind warning until 2pm tomorrow.   

Thursday, March 11, 2021

11/3/21


                            Ballinskelligs Bay Today  


11/3/21 Again another boring day for the Barbless and Brown Tag Anglers as a strong WNW wind made it impossible to venture out on Currane. As you can see by this video, there were wild waves in Ballinskelligs Bay. Wind as already stated followed by heavy hail showers.


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

                   No Brown Tags for this Angler 


10/3/21 Strong SW wind was the order of the day as the Barbless Brown tag Anglers could only admire the Currane waves. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy showers at times, so as there is no news, I thought I would give you a laugh plus it may draw more anglers to the Blog, or you could be browned off. So, click theLink and enjoy.   

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

9/3/21

 9/3/21 Brownless and Barbless Currane Anglers were at a standstill as a strong wind from the SW took control of today’s proceedings and going by the forecast it is not looking good for the next couple of days? Now to the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts, a reader’s opinion zone. Tonight’s opinion comes from Tim.

 

 Hi Vincent very disappointed reading your blog yesterday and you saying only 2 boats out and one of those was tagless, what is going on with these tags ,30 given out and only one tag person out , and according to a friend of mine the tagless angler is the top local angler/ghillie  on the lake and he also caught and released the first salmon of the season, I think the IfI should be ashamed of themselves to run a tagging system like this, where are the other 29 tags , according to my friend some of the January drawn tags haven’t been on the lake yet, disgraceful and disgusting carrying on in my view, Tim   

Monday, March 8, 2021

8/3/21

 

8/3/21 Just two boats out, order of merit one Barbless and one hand me down Brown tag boat manipulating this day. Just for the record there were no C&R and No Brown tag used. Wind SSW light to fresh and overcast.  

Sunday, March 7, 2021

7/3/21

 7/3/21 We Start with the 2nd Brown Tag Draw which was held at 3pm today, the lucky and unlucky Currane Anglers should know their fate by Lunch time tomorrow. Now for today’s Action on Lough Currane, there were a total of 8 boats manipulating, their order of merit was as follows, Two Brown tag direct winners and Four hand me down brown Tag boats and one Barbless boat and an 8th Brown tag boat won his March Brown tag in January. Just for the record the Wild Atlantic Salmon were all quiet but there were a few Kelts caught. Now to you fly Currane Anglers the first hatch of Duck fly’s hatched today and the brown trout were rising for them. Now we head for the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone comes from Eric.

 I think it is nonsense giving tags to fishermen’s living outside Waterville area at present with the restrictions in place due to covid.

They should give the local fishermen the tags regarding if they had one or already catch a fish. At the end of the day, they bought their licence and are more likely to use it. Eric  

Wind SSW light to calm and overcast.   

Saturday, March 6, 2021

6/3/21

 

6/3/21 There were two hand me down Brown tag boats and one Barbless boat out manipulating this day on Lough Currane and for all their efforts all they caught were a few Kelts. Just for the record today on the lake is Hawaii Five-0 Day, all Steve can say is “Book ‘em Danno” for his 50th Birthday at www.fishingwithdom.com  So watch out Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy! And Many Happy Returns of the day from all the Currane Anglers and I’m sure we will celebrate with you in the near future. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast. Now we go the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion point of view. Its all yours David

 Vincent, I understand the draw for the brown tags is on tomorrow, just wondering the people that have not used or have not been on the lake do those tags go back into the draw tomorrow, also the 5 extra that were drawn last do they also go back into draw if there outside the 5 kilometres, sad to see so few boats on the lake, where are all the tag fishermen from January draw. David

      

Friday, March 5, 2021

5/3/21

 

5/3/21 Today’s action as follows 3 Boats out, one Barbless Versus two hand me down Brown tag boats, sadly no rod benders in the Wild Atlantic Salmon, but they did see some action in the Kelt department. Wind ESE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.       

Thursday, March 4, 2021

4/3/21

 

4/3/21 The hand me down Brown tag boats outnumbered the Brown tag winner by 3 to 1. On the Wild Atlantic Salmon, it was a draw 0-0. The same could not said in the Kelt department, because there were a few caught. Wind again light and variable and very cold out there.    

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3/3/21

 

3/3/21 There were a total of 3 boats out today and their order of merit is as follows, one barbless, followed by two hand me down tag boats and were all were quiet in the Wild Salmon department but did see some action in the Kelt department. Going back to yesterday, I failed to report that Local angler Tam and a Member of the Brown Tag association, lost a good fish on the troll and Tam reckoned it was in the 12 lbs + class. Wind Light and variable and overcast.   

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

2/3/21

                           Eric and his Salmon Make history 


2/3/21 All the headlines go to Local Gillie Mr. Eric Jouen of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and for good reason Eric, caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll, in his Brown Tagged Boat in doing so Eric made a little bit of history in catching the first Brown Tagged Salmon on Lough Currane, plus that bit of Currane History can never be taken off Eric so Congratulations. Now for the Next record is the first Brown Tagged Fly, so tight lines to My Noble Gentlemen the Brown tag Salmon Angler. For the rest of today’s News, in total 3 boats out, two hand me Down tagged boats and one Brown tagged direct winner in all departments. Wind SSE light plus bright sunshine all day.

 

Monday, March 1, 2021

1/3/21

 

1/3/21 Today’s boats order of merit, in total there were 3 hand me down brown tags boats and one Brown tag boat direct winner, sadly there were no Barbless anglers manipulating this day to the best of my knowledge. Just for the record there were a few Kelts caught today as there were yesterday which I failed to report. Staying in the Kelt department I would ask all Currane Brown Tag and Barbless anglers to report your Kelt catches, it would be greatly appreciated. Wind East Southeast light with reasonable cloud cover.     

Sunday, February 28, 2021

28/2/21


            Grand Daughter and Grandad enjoying their fishing!

28/2/21 Lough Currane was bright and sunny as you can see by the photo and it is great to see renowned Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan fishing with his Son in-law Tam and his Granddaughter, sadly their rod and reels were slack and the same goes for the rest of the Currane anglers. Order of boats, there were four boats in total, in tag terms, 3 hand me down tags and one direct winner. Just for the record Lough Currane is still on the dirty side. Wind ESE light and variable.  

Saturday, February 27, 2021

27/2/21

 

27/2/21 The Brown Tag boats were in force today, I will put them in their classes, so to be exact, there was one direct winner of his Brown Tag, the other four Brown Tag Boats were hand me down Tags, all I can say is tags or no tags, by the end of their day the Currane Brown tag boats were lighter when they first went out. In their defence they did catch a few Kelts and to be honest Lough Currane is still dirty after the big flood.  Wind South light and variable with good cloud cover. Now we go to the email department of the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Opinion Zone and I am sorry to say everyone is entitled to their opinion! It is all yours James.

 

I am very unhappy with your reporting this year Vincent, clearly, you are not in favour of these brown tags, what do you mean when you say hand me down tags, I think you have to get your reporting back on track and stop taking the “you know what” so we the readers can understand you’re reporting. Ps I do agree very unfair a lot of locals do not have tags, James.

 

    

               

 

Friday, February 26, 2021

26/2/21

 

                                A Picture tells the Story!  



26/2/21 The Brown Tag and the Barbless Anglers were as silent as the lambs and there is a good reason for this, the lazy articles were not out there. Wind SSW light with reasonable cloud cover, I will finish today’s notes in the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone and one very observant young lady reported this to me this evening with a photo followed by a comment, all I can say is thanks for that Susan and you have the stage so take it away.

Hi Vincent, it looked lovely today on the lake, I am just wondering why there was not any boats out today, is this all to do with the locals not getting brown tags, it is a shame this tagging system cannot be sorted, it is also a shame to see this beautiful lake empty, Susan.



Thursday, February 25, 2021

25/2/21

 

25/2/21 You could say the calm after the storm and here are today’s facts, there were 3 Brown tag boats manipulating their skills and one Barbless fishing this day and sadly all were fruitless, except for the Kelt department, one brown tag boat caught two on the troll and one on the fly which is great to see Kelts caught. Wind WNW then veered WSW light.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

24/2/21 Sorry for no report yesterday my Net was down!

 

                                     Mr. Greg Sutton RIP

 

23/2/21 Waterville Fishery lost another great fly Angler to the Heavenly waters, so it is with great sadness, I have to report to you that UK and Currane fly Angler Mr. Greg Sutton RIP of the UK passed away on Monday and on behalf of all the Currane anglers and all the good people of Waterville and Kerry our Sincere Sympathies to all Greg’s Family and friends. May Greg RIP


      Wild Lough Currane Photo by Tam

The Currane anglers were at a standstill as the Orang rain and yellow wind warning took control, as you can see by the photo taken by local angler Mr. Tam Hitmiangsong, that sums up today’s action.

 

24/2/21 After big floods yesterday there was just one hand me down Brown Tag boat out and by all accounts he was well browned off and Salmonless. Wind West Southwest fresh and overcast. Now we head for the email department on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts opinion zone. Today’s email is from Susan, so take it away Susan.

   River Inn After the big Flood click link

Hi Vincent if brown tag quota is not reached this year will Waterville lake be closed next year, I am disgusted at the handling of brown tags as only locals can fish Currane and no tags by them, surely, they cannot close lake or introduce catch and release, something not right here especially in the times were living in, Susan.

Monday, February 22, 2021

22/2/21

 

                   Lough  Currane Today 

22/2/21 Again the wild winds of Currane prevented the Brown and Barbless anglers from heading out this day, staying with the forecast it is not looking good with an orange rain warning with 25.9 mm rainfall for Waterville, followed by strong Southerly winds tomorrow. So, on that note we head for the email department on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts opinion zone. Today’s email is from Martin so take it away Martin.

Hi Vincent quick question I don’t know if you can answer it or not, with lock down set to continue will brown tag draw just between locals? just wondering as some brown tags drawn in January haven’t been on lake yet, surely common sense has to be used by fisheries, Martin