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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

12/10/2021


The Pictures tell the story! 




12/10/2021 Well the 2021 season has come to an end with only two boats out manipulating their skills on the flat calm waters of Lough Currane and for all their efforts they reported a few Brown trout, but as you can see by the photos they did well to get that bit of action. Well, another Covid Salmon and Sea Trout Season has past and please God come the 2022 season we will have a normal season. Now I would like to say a big thank you to you the followers of No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone, because without you the good readers and supporters of the Waterville fishery there would be no blog and I thank you for all your fishing story’s and complaining especially over the you know what at the beginning 2021 Spring season. Now another big thank you goes to Mr. Myles Kelly and all the Inland fisheries team for their great support throughout the year and last but not least on a personal note, I must give a big thank you to Mr. Paul Bourke of the Trout and Salmon Magazine. I think that’s about it for this 2021 Season and let’s hope 2022 will bring our tourists back to Ireland, especially the Waterville Fishery and I look forward to reporting to you on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone in 2022 so stay safe and have a very Happy Christmas and New Year. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

11/10/2021

                                             The Photo tells the story !




                           The New    

 Decaffeinated Car! 


11/10/2021 There were a couple of boats out from the Southside manipulating their skills on this flat calm and sunny day and going by the quietness of their post and telegraphs I take it their fly lines were all quiet and that’s not surprising considering the conditions.                                                     

         Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way                                Caherdaniel !

Sunday, October 10, 2021

10/10/2021

   An air birds eye view of the World famous Butler pool and the Currane River and Lough Currane!
 

10/10/2021 You could say today the Currane drifters were reflecting on their casting on this flat calm and bright sunny day and one doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to know today’s scores, so we will leave it at that. Now we head for the sky, you may well ask why, well it’s simple, in last night’s report I took a video of the World famous Butlers Pool and even though I say it myself it was not bad, until I was brought down to earth and as I said in yesterday’s notes the truth of the pudding is in the filming as you can see in this video.


                                    Sunset this evening 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

9/10/2021


                               World Famous Butler Pool 

9/10/2021 Lough Currane rising as the Currane drifters were casting, as luck would have it there were also a few Trout were rising and taking and sportingly put back. Wind NNW light and variable and followed by bright sunshine all day. Amount of rainfall yesterday 64.7 mm and as you can see by the video the truth of the pudding is in the filming of the world Famous Butler Pool 

                         Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way!


Friday, October 8, 2021

8/10/2021

 

8/10/2021 Just one Currane drifter out and as my phone was all quiet, we will take it that their lines were slack this day and after the big flood that isn’t surprising and to give you some idea how big the flood was the Inny is still in flood this evening. Wind SSE light and overcast and a fair bit of rain throughout the day.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

7/10/2021


                           

7/10/2021 The Currane drifters drifted straight  back to the high stool toady and for a good reason, there was a strong Southerly wind blowing across the lake as the Heavens opened and come early evening there was an almighty flood coming down the Inny. The video you see was taken tonight and gives some idea of the amount of rainfall.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

6/10/2021

 

6/10/2021 The Currane Drifters were all quiet on the Western front. Wind SSE and veered SSW light fresh and overcast all day with misty rain throughout day.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

5/10/2021

5/10/2021 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind NW light with good cloud cover. 

Monday, October 4, 2021

4/10/2021

 

4/10/2021 The Currane drifters caught a few Trout on the drift on this cold day followed by heavy showers throughout the day. Wind SW Fresh.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

3/10/2021

 3/10/2021 No reports of any rod benders this very cool day, with a fresh to strong wind from the NW followed by very heavy downpours.  

Saturday, October 2, 2021

2/10/2021

 

2/10/2021 The Currane drifters were all quiet this day. Wind WNW light to fresh with good cloud cover followed by the odd heavy shower.

Friday, October 1, 2021

1/10/2021

 1/10/2021 Lough Currane drifters were all quiet and for good reason, they weren’t out there manipulating their skills after last night’s  celebrating the traditional Bacon and Cabbage end of season party in the famous Lobster Bar, I can tell you the drink was flowing like the Inny and a good party was had by all and on behalf of all the Currane Anglers I would like to thank  the Management and Staff of The  Lobster for the great food and crack last night. 




Currane Salmon Anglers of the 2021 Season  

         Congratulations to Amy and molly 



Now we head for Catch of the year of the 2021 Salmon Season or I should say catches because there’s two winners and they are Miss Amy O’Dwyer and Miss Molly O’Dwyer for catching their first Salmon with their Dad Local Currane Angler Mr. Michael O’Dwyer. Congratulations Ladies.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

30/9/2021

 

30/9/2021 As we all know today was the last day of the 2021 Salmon Season and as luck would have it the Inny and the Commeragh ended on a high, firstly we will go to the C&R River Inny where there was some good action with 2 Salmon caught on the fly and 3 Salmon caught on the spin, now we cut across the valley to the Commeragh River where there were two Salmon caught, on that note we head down stream to the Big Lake/Lough Currane and the Currane drifters, there were four boats manipulating their drifts and flies and caught a few trout for their efforts. On the weather front, overcast, wind light to fresh WSW.  

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

29/9/2021

 

29/9/2021 We start with the Currane drifter’s and for all their efforts they caught a few Trout, on that note we will head upstream, there was one angler manipulating his worms on the Commeragh but as of yet one has not received any text so we will take it his efforts weren’t rewarded. Now we cut across the Valley to the C&R River Inny and it was great to hear there were two Salmon caught on the fly and one on the spin. Wind NW veered and SW in the afternoon light to fresh.  

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

28/9/2021

 

28/9/2021 We start in the back date department from the renowned UK Hampshire Hogs fly anglers, on their annual visit to the Waterville Fishery last week so here is their report take it away, it’s all yours Hampshire Hogs.

 

     Hampshire Hogs Fishing out of                        Waterville Boats and at  

                                                                        watervilleboats@gmail.com       

       World Famous Butlers Pool at                       www.watervillegolflinks.ie

       

Hi Vincent, after nearly 2 years absence it was great to finally land back in Waterville and get fishing! The first couple of days on the lake were very tough, a few trout coming to the fly and troll and the occasional salmon seen but not in the taking mood. Whether they are still on the bottom waiting for cooler or more water or have already run upstream is anybody’s guess. We decided to mix up the fishing with mornings on the Butlers Pool, afternoons on the lake and a couple of visits to Copal lake thrown in. The salmon in the pool proved more obliging, with a 13 pounder for Nigel Henshaw, an 8 pounder for Trevor Dewberry and 5 grilse across 4 days for Peter Ruffle, plus 4 fish lost while being played. 

A total of around 50 trout to 3 1/2 lbs, plus some fair-sized brownies, were landed between us over the six days from Currane and Copal. In all, another great trip to Waterville and now the long wait until next spring before we can try again.

Now to today’s facts, all that was reported was just a few Trout caught on the drift. In the Salmon department all quiet on the SW front. Wind West light and veered NW this evening, reasonable cloud cover followed by heavy hale showers at times.

 

Monday, September 27, 2021

27/9/2021

 

27/9/2021 The Currane drifters headed out this morning and came across some good Trout action in Coffees Bay and around the Rabbit Island. The Salmon department was all quiet in all departments. Wind light with good cloud cover, followed by heavy showers at times.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

26/0.2021

 

26/9/21 In the hired-out boat department of watervilleboats@gmail.com there were a few Sea Trout caught on the drift and by all accounts there were a few nice Sea Trout also caught today by other Currane drifters. Now we head up stream to the Commeragh River, there was one angler manipulating his skills but as of yet my mobile is all quiet and the same for the Inny C&R anglers, who also were manipulating their skills, I will let you draw your own conclusions. Wind S and veered NW light and variable with good cloud cover.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

25/9/2021


                                   Lough Currane 

25/9/2021 The Currane Drifters were out in force today with eight boats out and Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com take the headlines with a few nice Trout caught on the flies in their hired-out boats and I’m sure the other Currane drifters had a few Trout to their rods. Wind S Veered SSW light, with reasonable cloud cover.


Friday, September 24, 2021

 

24/9/2021 Straight to the Currane fly drifters, there was some great sport on the drift today in the Sea Trout and Brown Trout department. All the action was in Coffees Bay and Donnelly’s Bay, the biggest rod bender of the day was a fine 5 lbs Sea Trout. Wind West light and variable and overcast.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

23/9/2021

23/9/2021 The Currane drifters were in action and caught a few Trout this day. Wind light to fresh and bright and sunny all day.  

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

22/9/2021

 

22/9/2021 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the Western front. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud in the morning, come afternoon bright and sunny with reasonable cloud cover at times.

 Breaking News just in, there were a  Good few trout caught on the drift today in coffee bay.     

      

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

21/9/2021

 21/9/2021 Straight to the Currane Drifters who were manipulating their skills and caught a few Juniors and Brown Trout this day. Now we head for the C&R River Inny and for good reason, the water levels maybe low but this didn’t deter one fly angler from catching and releasing one Salmon, fair play to the Inny Angler. Wind SE and veered SW light and overcast all day.  

Monday, September 20, 2021

20/9/2021

 

20/9/2021 Normally one would start with the Waterville Fishery facts of the day but this evening I was looking at a fantastic photo of Sunset on Cloonknocklin by photographer, Mr. James Bannon, you could say that it is James’s catch of the day!

 Sunset on Cloonknocklin courtesy of Mr.                        James Bannon              


                            

Now we head out on to Lough Currane to the Currane drifters and for all their efforts just a few Juniors and Brown Trout caught on the fly. Now we head for a back date in the C&R Inny department and for good reason, there was one well satisfied Cork angler who was celebrating all his Salmon releases over the weekend, and it was not the beer talking, it was the flying C during the day and the beer and partying came in the evening. Wind NNW light with reasonable cloud cover at times.         

Sunday, September 19, 2021

19/9/2021

 

 Wild Goats enjoying the mild weather

19/9/2021 The Currane drifters just caught a few Trout on the drift. On the Salmon front it was all quiet on the Western front. Now we head for the video and photo department, as you can see there was a light wind on the Southside. Wind WNW light with reasonable cloud cover.   

                                                  Copal  


Saturday, September 18, 2021

18/9/2021


                     Video of the Commeragh yesterday!

18/9/2021 They say the early bird catches the worm, well in this case it was the early angler that caught a Salmon on the Commeragh early this morning. Now we head down stream to the big lake and the Currane Fly Drifters, there were six boats manipulating their skills and they caught a few Trout for their efforts and on that note we head across to the C&R River Inny and there were two caught. Wind SSW light and overcast.

Friday, September 17, 2021

17/9/2021

An Angler enjoying a bit of fine spinning on the River Inny today!

17/9/2021 Made another good flood last night, so as you can imagine the Inny anglers were up reasonably early and making their way to their favourite spots. By all accounts there were a good few Catch and Release this day. Now we head out to Lough Currane, in the drifting department just a few Trout caught. Wind NNW light and variable with reasonable cloud cover.

                               Commeragh in Flood today!


Thursday, September 16, 2021

16/9/2021

 

16/9/2021 The Waterville fishery was all quiet on all fronts. Wind South light to fresh with good cloud cover and very humid.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

15/9/2021

 

15/9/2021 The Currane anglers were on the drift and caught a few Juniors plus a few Brown Trout for their efforts, on that note we head for the C&R Inny anglers, they caught two Salmon for their efforts. Wind NNW light and variable throughout the day with reasonable cloud cover.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

14/9/2021


                                          Inny This morning 

14/9/2021 Straight to today’s facts, firstly there was a good flood last night, so one doesn’t need be a rocket engineer to know the C&R Inny anglers were manipulating their skills this day and here is some of today’s C&R Inny action, there were four Salmon caught on the fly and one on the spin, Now we head for Lough Currane, there were 5 boat out and there was a mixture of Juniors and Brown Trout caught on the drift. Wind light to calm NNW with reasonable cloud cover in the morning as you can see by the picture but come early afternoon their was a fair bit of bright sunshine.  

              Lough Currane today


Monday, September 13, 2021

13/9/2021

 

13/9/2021 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind ESE light to fresh and variable, followed by light and heavy rain throughout the day.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

12/9/2021

 

                                     The Wild Atlantic Way

12/9/2021 All quiet in all departments so on that note we will head for an article on  escapes well worth clicking. Wind ENE light and variable and overcast.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

11/9/2021

 

11/9/2021 I think Currane anglers were concentrating more on the All Ireland Final than manipulating flies and lures this day as they watched the Red hands of Tyrone made sure the so called curse of Mayo continues as they went down by 2-14 to Mayo’s 0-15 if this was a Currane fishing result there would be a good few Currane Anglers smiling. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover. Good News on the Facebook saga I found out who’s responsible for getting the blog banned and as they say a picture tells the story. 

                             As Miley would say, Holy God    

Friday, September 10, 2021

10/9/2021

 10/9/2021 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on the Western front this day. Wind NW light with reasonable cloud cover.  

Thursday, September 9, 2021

9/9/2021

 

9/9/2021 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind NW light and followed by showers.  

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

8/9/2021

                                 The Wild Atlantic Way!

8/9/2021 There were four boats today and it was the Currane fly Trout anglers that were manipulating their skills and for their efforts they caught a few Juniors and bagged a few Brownies and that was their ration for the day. Wind East and veered Southeast light and variable and overcast with rain coming in tonight and the possibility of flash floods as you can see by the yellow warning for the Currane forecast  

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

7/9/2021

 

                  Sunset on the Wild Atlantic Way this evening 

7/9/2021 Just one boat out on this hot day as the sun blazed down on the waters of Lough Currane, the only savour was there was a nice ESE light breeze. So, you do not have to be a rocket engineer to know today’s results plus the Vodafone lines were all slack and here endeth today’s Currane notes.    

Monday, September 6, 2021

6/9/2021

 

6/9/2021 Mini heat wave hits Currane anglers this day with blazing sunshine from midmorning, followed by a light SSE wind and variable and all communications were all silent, mind you there could be some breaking news with the evening shift so watch this space. On that note we head for the Currane anglers’ point of view, UK Currane angler Bill has his say on the Waterville Fishery, so take it away Bill and I quote.

The latest issue of Trout & Salmon reports that the fish farm in Loch Ewe was closed last November & surprise, surprise, healthy trout are returning to Loch Maree. The detrimental impact of aquaculture became evident in 1989. Yet, the Irish government permitted fish farming in the vicinity of Waterville and Ireland’s best and most famous seatrout fishery.  This was not in 1989, but in recent years (after 3 decades of accumulated evidence).  What did they think would happen?  A decision that was (almost) unbelievable in its stupidity and irresponsible to an extent that is frankly criminal. This gentlemen of the angling fraternity (and everyone else who is concerned about the environment) is what we are dealing with. One doesn’t need a degree in marine science to know what’s wrong with Lough Currane. The answer is so obvious that any child of average intelligence could spot the problem and have anticipated these events.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

5/9/2021

                  Lough Currane and the Wild Atlantic Way today!
 

5/9/2021 Just a few boats out manipulating the Currane waters on a very overcast day with a SSE wind light, by all accounts their lines were slack?

Now we head for the Currane anglers’ point of view, UK Currane angler Barry has his say on the Waterville Fishery, so take it away Barry and I quote.

 

And yet another frantic day on the Mecca for Sea Trout in ROI. What was the excuse today, sun, wind, heat, cold, no cloud, too low cloud, low water, flood, too many boats, too few boats, netting by super trawlers, illegal netting at sea, or the 1000 other excuses we have heard over the 34 years of rapidly deteriorating fish stocks? Or could it just be the carbuncle of a fish farm place just up the coast in a beautiful little bay. We were informed that there was indeed no scientific evidence of the detrimental effect on wild fish stocks. Well 30 years later we can see the full evidence on a daily catch report from someone who, along with a few others, actually still care. A single boat out on the most prodigious Sea Trout venue in the whole of the Country. Shameful and despicable, and an environmental disaster. Have a nice day.    


Saturday, September 4, 2021

4/9/2021

 

4/9/2021 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind SSE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.    

Friday, September 3, 2021

3/9/2021

 

          Lough Currane today and the Picture dose tell the story! 


3/9/2021 We start by winding yesterday’s reels in on the World-famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and for good reason, Currane fly angler Mr. David Morrissey caught a fine 5 ½ lbs Salmon. Now we again head upstream to Lough Currane and today’s lack of action and in the words of one top Gillie and I quote No Fish No Wind No good and the picture tells today’s story.


Thursday, September 2, 2021

2/9/2021

 

2/9/2021 There were a few fly anglers on the world-famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie as of yet did not hear of any fish caught but watch this space. Now we head upstream to Lough Currane and just one boat out manipulating their skills and by all accounts their lines were all quiet on the SW front going by the mobile technology. Wind East light and variable with good cloud cover.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

1/9/21

1/9/2021 Just one lonesome Currane angler manipulating the Currane waters this day and I can say all lines were quiet on all fronts, be it fishing lines, landlines, or mobile lines. To all game anglers it’s well worth looking at this link   

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

31/8/21

 

31/8/21 Two boats out, one of the boats was out from watervilleboats@gmail.com and by all accounts his manipulations were all quiet on the Western front. Wind light and variable and good cloud cover.

Monday, August 30, 2021

30/8/21


                               Lough Currane Today


30/8/21 Just one lonesome Currane Angler trolling the waters on the North side of Grassy Island this morning, in a light ESE wind and veered WSW with good cloud cover.


Sunday, August 29, 2021

29/8/21

 

                              Ballinskelligs this morning 


29/8/21 The sun was blazing down on the Waterville fishery this day, with the air temperature reaching 25 c. so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s facts. Wind light and all over the place.     


Saturday, August 28, 2021

28/8/21

 

28/8/21 As of yet the Currane report is all quiet and for good reason, the Currane anglers and all of Kerry are mourning the defeat of their Kingdom to the mighty red hand of Tyrone by 3-14 to 0-22 in the semi-final of the All Ireland, all I can say watch this space, you never know your luck. Sadly Kerry had no luck today and one has to accept Tyrone had the upper hand and good luck to them in the Final against Mayo. Wind SE and veered SW light and very warm with reasonable cloud cover.     

Friday, August 27, 2021

27/8/21

 

27/8/21 The sombrero Anglers weren’t out this day but by all accounts, there was one Currane angler out manipulating his skills, sadly his post and telegraphs were all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW light mainly sunny with reasonable cloud at times for most of the day.       

Thursday, August 26, 2021

26/8/21

                            Ballinskelligs this morning 

 26/8/21 Sombrero’s take control of the Currane anglers as the sun blazes down on Lough Currane this day. So, one can say no suntan and no rod benders for the Currane anglers. Wind SE light variable light to calm.  

             Waterville 10 minutes later       

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

25/8/21

 25/8/21 The Currane Anglers had their Sombrero’s on this bright and calm sunny day on Lough Currane, their lines stayed dormant all day. Wind direction light plus you can say it did the ring of Lough Currane.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

24/8/21

  24/8/21 Great news to report on the Waterville Hatchery because in the last few months there has been some great work done in upgrading of the hatchery, which will give the Salmon Fry more space and will give these Noble Salmon Fry a better chance of survival in warmer conditions, on that note I would like to on  behalf of all the Currane Anglers to congratulate our Chairmen Mr. Michael Roden and his team on the great work their doing in keeping the Waterville Fishery Flag flying. On a personal note, apologise to all the readers of the No Spin No Fly’s Just Facts Zone, due to circumstances beyond my control I couldn't take any photos this evening because I wasn't invited, but with any luck we may have some in tomorrow’s notes. I would like to finish on a photo video of the great fishing of the past and with any luck the future. As you can see, we Currane Anglers are trying to pull our act together, it’s about time the government and Europe wake up to the fact that Salmon and Sea Trout is going downhill fast as it is the same with tourist Game Anglers, so here is a perfect click  of the past.

 

 Now today’s Fly, Spin, and troll, all quiet on all fronts. Wind East and veered SE light to calm with Bright sunshine all day.          

Monday, August 23, 2021

23/8/23

 

23/8/21 The Currane Fishery was all quiet on all fronts. Wind SSE and veered SW light to calm.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

22/8/21

                       The Big Lake/Lough Currane today 
 

22/8/21 We start on the early morning shift on the Commeragh River and by all accounts their lines were slack. Now we head downstream to the Big Lake, there were five boats out manipulation their flies and lures and again their lines were slack in all departments. Just for the record one Currane angler was telling me that the water is still very warm and that is after the flood, you draw your own conclusions. Wind SSW light to calm and variable and overcast.               

Saturday, August 21, 2021

21/8/21

 

21/8/21 There was some good fishing on the Waterville Fishery today, we start on the Commeragh River with at least four Salmon caught. Now we head down Stream to Lough Currane, in total there were six boats out, the only anglers to record catches were the Currane drifters with a few Juniors. Now we cut across the Valley to the River Inny anglers, again they kept the Inny C&R flag flying high by catching few nice Salmon on the fly. West light and variable with reasonable cloud cover.          

Friday, August 20, 2021

20/8/21

         River Inny late this morning 

20/8/21 The big flood gave some good Salmon fishing on the Inny, with a few caught and released. On that note we head for the Big Lake where there were four boats out, the Currane drifters caught a few nice Sea Trout. In the Salmon department there was one caught, Fly/troll? Wind SW light and foggy this morning as you can see by the photo, come lunch time it had lifted and stayed overcast all day.                          

                  Best View of the Lake!

      
 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

19/8/21

 19/8/21 The Currane drifters caught a few Trout on the drift this day. Where the Salmon department is concerned it was all quiet on the Waterville Fishery but as from Friday 1am to 4pm we are on a yellow rain warning. So you can take it as red the Inny Anglers will be walking the banks as they put their skills to the test in the C&R department tomorrow and this weekend. Wind SW and veered SSW light and good cloud cover with misty rain at times.   

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

18/8/21

 

18/8/21 The C&R Inny Anglers caught two Salmon. There were twelve boats out on Lough Currane and lines were slack. Wind WNW then veered WSW and veered again SSW Light with good cloud cover and very humid followed by showers. The Inny Anglers will be smiling just click the Irish metrological   service because their forecasting rain for Friday so get your flies and your lours ready.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

17/8/21

 

17/8/21 We start in the backdate department due to a breakdown in the post and telegraphs, in yesterday’s notes I failed to report that there was at least  one Salmon caught on the Inny and going back further in the past week there was one Salmon caught on the World famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie  Now back to the River Inny, the tides are working in favour of the Inny Anglers and for good reason, their were a few Salmon caught this day. Now to the Currane Anglers, they were all quiet on all fronts. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and very humid.  

Sunday, August 15, 2021

15/8/21

 

15/8/21 There was some great action on the Waterville Fishery today, we start on the Commeragh River, one angler caught a couple of Salmon and a few Trout and that’s not surprising with a good flood coming down the Commeragh. Now we head down stream to Lough Currane, there were four boats out, as of yet the phone is all quiet in all departments. Now we head for the Inny and there was plenty of action on the fly and on the spin, you could say the Inny Anglers were well satisfied with today’s manipulations in the C&R department. Wind NNW fresh to strong.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

14/8/21

 

14/8/21 We start with the Currane Anglers, there were four boats out, by all accounts there was one Salmon caught and a few Trout caught on the drift. Now we head for the C&R River Inny, as you can imagine My Noble Inny Anglers were waiting and anticipating the flood, it came early this evening, there was one Salmon reported caught on the spin so far, but you can take it as red there were a few caught this evening. I can say one thing on today’s proceedings, if you are a Liverpool or Man UTD and a Waterville Fishery supporter the results were good on both sides of the water. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast with rain from midmorning.

Friday, August 13, 2021

13/8/21

 

13/8/21 There was a few Trout caught by the Currane drifters today. Now we head for the C&R Inny, five caught, four on the fly and one on the spin.

 

                      Francie RIP


It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of local mechanic Mr. Francie O’Shea RIP, of The Garage Waterville and Cahersiveen and I can say without any fear of contradiction, Francie will be sadly missed by the Currane Anglers and for good reason. Francie kept their outboard motors in good nick over the years and had a great interest in the Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing which is not surprising because his Father Jack O’Shea RIP was a great Gillie and Fishery Officer so you can say Francie was well into fishing when growing up in Waterville. So, on behalf of the Currane anglers and all the Good People of Waterville and Cahersiveen and all of Kerry we send our Sincere Sympathies to his wife Agnes, son & daughters Elaine, Brian, Áine & Triona, brothers Timothy & Kevin, sister Annmarie, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours & friends.          

 

 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

12/8/21

 12/8/21 The Wind took control of the Currane Anglers, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that they converted very quickly to the C&R Inny anglers and there were a few successes and to be precise, two on the fly and one on the spin. Staying with the Inny, Met Éireann are forecasting some rain for the Inny this Saturday, as the chart shows. Wind WSW fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover, followed by the odd shower.       

 


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

11/8/21

 11/8/21 Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind W and veered SW in the afternoon, light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.      

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

10/8/21

 

10/8/21 The Currane Sea and Brown Trout drifters caught a few fish to their credit. Now we head for the River Inny, where there was one Salmon caught on the spin and released. On that note, we sadly head for a poaching article.      

Monday, August 9, 2021

9/8/21

 

9/8/21 Lough Currane was all quiet on the SW front. Now head for the Inny C&R Anglers and by all accounts there were two Salmon caught and released. Wind WNW light, followed by the odd shower.  

Sunday, August 8, 2021

8/8/21

 

8/8/21 We start with the early Birds of the C&R Inny Anglers and their early enthusiasm was awarded with a few C&R Salmon. Now we cut across to the Lough Currane Anglers, there were a few nice baskets of Sea Trout on the drift and on the troll. WNW then veered WSW light to fresh.  

 



                        Pierre RIP

Sadly, the Waterville Fishery has lost another great Currane Fly angler, Mr. Pierre Loyed RIP of Paris, France and Valentia, to the Heavenly Lakes and Rivers of Heaven. Pierre had fished the Waterville Fishery well over 40 years and loved Kerry, especially Valentia Island where he had a holiday home. He will be sadly missed by the good people of Valentia, the Currane Anglers and the good people of Kerry. We send our sincere sympathies to all Pierre’s Family and friends. May Pierre Rest In Peace.     

Saturday, August 7, 2021

7/8/21

 

7/8/21 We start today’s notes on Lough Derriana, the Mad fly fisherman was telling me that Derriana rose a little and the water is very warm at present which makes it more difficult to get that allusive fish because as you well know the Trout and Salmon go deeper in these conditions, there’s no argument to that, so on those words of wisdom we head for the C&R River Inny and it was great to see a good few Inny Anglers heading out, I can say the early birds did well on fly and on spin and it’s great to report that there were a few Salmon caught and released this day and the biggest reported was in the 10 lbs class. Lough Currane was all quiet this day, not surprising, Cheers C&R River Inny. Wind WNW fresh to strong at times followed by a good few heavy shower.    

Friday, August 6, 2021

6/8/21

 

6/8/21 There were eight boats manipulating their lours this day on the Big Lake and sadly no reports of any rod benders. The same could not be said for the River Inny C&R Anglers and for good reason, yes you have it, it made a small flood and our C&R Inny Anglers journeyed fourth, by all accounts there were a few caught on the fly and on the spin. Now we head for the Commeragh, it was reported that one Salmon was caught. Wind West fresh and overcast with heavy downpours.     

Thursday, August 5, 2021

5/8/21

 

5/8/21 Floods, no comment! I asked one Currane Angler this morning did it make any rain? Very little he replied and that’s putting it politely. On todays facts there were 3 boats out, no texts, no phone calls and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist that the Currane Anglers are frustrated with this drought. Wind WSW light to fresh with good cloud followed by showers.    

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

4/8/21

 

4/8/21 Lough Currane Anglers were all quiet in all departments going by mobile technology. Wind SSW light and variable with good cloud cover and very humid and thunder storm are forecasted plus the whole of Ireland is on a yellow thunder storm warning followed  of flash floods, a possibility but if you go by the rainfall forecasted for lough Currane its not looking good ?

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

3/8/21

I'm Smoked out, I feel like a naked Chicken in these drought conditions!   

3/8/21 In the words of one Currane Angler, 6 boats out and I can tell you the water is very warm, it’s like being in a bath. That sums up today’s body odours, a heavy shower would be far better if you get my drift. Wind South and variable with reasonable cloud cover.     


Monday, August 2, 2021

2/8/21

 

                            Ballinskelligs Bay this morning 

2/8/21 August Bank holiday Monday was all quiet in all departments. Wind was light to calm as you can see by the photo of Ballinskelligs Bay.  


Sunday, August 1, 2021

1/8/21

 

1/8/21 A new day and a new month and sadly there isn’t refreshing news as we all know the Currane Anglers waiting patiently for the Waterville Fishery to be refreshed and if there were fish caught this day it would not surprise me because there is rain on the horizon, how much that’s another story and you can see for yourself by going to Met Éireann, put in Waterville. Wind North light with reasonable cloud cover.




                    Tommy James RIP

Now we go to the sad news of the parting of Mr. Tommy James RIP of Ballyheigue, Tommy was a renowned song writer, musician and also was well known as the freezer Man and I can tell you there is many a Waterville angler that have tasted his rashers and sausages, they were first class and the same goes for his battered Cod which was simply the best. Tommy supplied many a guesthouse and when He retired from the frozen food department a few years ago to concentrate on his song writing. On behalf of the Waterville anglers and all the Guesthouses in Kerry our Sincere Sympathies to all his Family and Friends. May He Rest in Peace.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

31/7/21

 

                        Butler Pool

31/7/21 Well the last day of the month and the Currane anglers reels were allegedly all quiet this day, you could say their flies are landing on the dry ledges, normally where the Salmon and Sea Trout would be roaming around, in normal conditions  the Currane Angler and his Gillie would be manipulating their flies for that rise but sadly the Currane anglers and the wild Salmon and Sea Trout are all on strike due to the lack of water. That sums up this Month, all I can say is no comment   

Friday, July 30, 2021

30/7/21

 

30/7/21 Just two boats out and they had nothing to report for their efforts this day. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Just for the record there were heavy showers this morning. This is Irish technology just click  https://www.thejournal.ie/troubled-waters-pt1-seal-cull-5469059-Jun2021/?fbclid=IwAR13XMgq-hpj4zFMNIrooMqpYyAi-tl_4Nf7E7-ToN5mhPU6Sjj0lsE-hT0 It's old news but sad news

Thursday, July 29, 2021

29/7/21

 29/7/21 Well we did get some rain but in fishing language, forget it. I believe there was one boat out by all accounts all was quiet, well going by the phone. Wind you can check the Bullseye for yourself.     

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

28/7/21

 

28/7/21 The Currane Anglers are frustrated with the low water conditions and that’s not surprising, because trying to catch My Noble Gentlemen in these conditions is like getting blood from a stone, mind you Lough Currane is a great Lake for proving the books wrong so if you have the patience its worth having a crack even though the odds are against you. Wind WNW fresh with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower.        

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

21/7/21

 

27/7/21 All quiet on the SW front and not surprising as the water levels get lower every day, that sums up today news and weather. Wind NNW light with reasonable cloud cover.        

Monday, July 26, 2021

26/7/21

 

26/7/21 Well the barbeque has gone, and cooler and unsettled weather moves in  at last, we did get a drop of light rain throughout the day, but you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that the Waterville Fishery needs an almighty flood, going by Waterville’s predicted rainfalls My Noble Currane and Inny anglers may have to wait a bit longer especially the C&R Inny manipulators? Wind NNW light to fresh and overcast all day.       

Sunday, July 25, 2021

25/7/21

 
25/7/21 The Currane barbeque was the same as yesterday, the air temperature was 25c in the morning in Waterville come afternoon in Caherdaniel it reached 30c with clear skies. Weather, click Now to all Salmon anglers this website you should watch and share,    Get My Drift                 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

24/7/21




              Lough Currane today



24/7/21 Again it’s the Currane Barbeque that takes all the Currane headlines and as they say a picture tells the story as you can see by the photo, but it was great to see a few enthusiastic anglers on the World-famous Butler Pool today. Just for the record the temperature reached 30c at 1.45 pm in Caherdaniel, in Waterville the air temperature was 22c this evening at 8 pm. Wind NE light to calm.                


                                        Butler Pool 

Friday, July 23, 2021

23/7/21


                             The Facts speak for themselves ! 

23/7/21 Again today the tropical Currane anglers and fish alike kept well away from the barbeque as temperatures rocketed again today, but there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel as you can see by clicking  www.met.ie/weather-forecast/waterville-kerry  one might say the C&R Inny Anglers will be hoping to journey forth, as will the Salmon. Staying with the weather, yesterday was another tropical day and night as you can see at www.met.ie/latest-reports/observations/yesterday Wind ESE light and variable, bright and sunny all day.          

Thursday, July 22, 2021

22/7/21

 

                          Tropical Currane 

22/7/21 Last night Kerry became a tropical County with a night temperature of 20.5c, the last time this happened was 20 years ago and at 2.15 pm today the temperature outside in Caherdaniel was 32c. Admittedly on the lake it would not be as hot as that, but I can tell you one thing you wouldn’t last long on any of the Island’s. just for the record there were anglers on the Butlers pool, I did not hear of any rod benders. Wind light SE light with a few light  gusts.    

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

21/7/21

 



21/7/21 I don’t know who or what is getting smoked first, the Salmon or the Anglers because this heatwave has got both angler and fish in chequemate. Wind ESE light.        

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

20/7/21


 20/7/21 The heatwave is well in control of the Currane anglers as well as the Wild Salmon and sea trout, you could say both Angler and fish are taking cover.  Bright sunshine all day, wind light and variable.       

Monday, July 19, 2021

19/7/21

                                 Lough Currane Today!


19/7/21 The Currane Barbeque is still being fuelled with bright sunshine again this day and in the words of one Gillie this morning, no one in their right mind would be fishing in these conditions and his words of wisdom as you can see by the photos were correct. So on that note we head for the backdate department and an apology to Mr. Dermot Martin and the Butler Arms Hotel and at www.butlerarms.com and for good reason because Martin while fishing out of www.butlerarms.com  caught a fine Grilse on the troll on Lough Currane, again my apologies to Mr. Dermot Martin and the Butler Arms Hotel. Wind Light and variable and bright sunshine.        

                                      Mr. Dermot Martin

Sunday, July 18, 2021

18/7/21

The pictures tell today's facts.

 
 

18/7/21 The Currane Barbeque was again at full strength in opinion even though the temperature gage was indicating 4 degrees less than yesterday, but it still felt like 25c as you can see again by the photo. If there were any Currane barbeque anglers out there good luck to them. So, on that note we will head for the email department which I received, So it’s over to Currane Angler Mr. Richard Carrigan

 

 Hi Vincent,

Love your blog. It is best way to keep up to date with the goings on down there. Keep up the good work and congratulations to the other Vincent!

Now, I, like all the anglers support the conservation of our fish stocks and the people involved but must be done in a sensible way. This Brown Tag scheme is a farce. A raffle for a mere 39 tags in the middle of a pandemic with all its restrictions. And no concessions for the local ghillies, the backbone of the fishing in the area. How many meetings, I wonder, did it take IFI to come up with that idea? What criteria did they use to arrive at the magic number? No. of anglers – down (therefore no. of fish caught is down). No. of salmon coming up from the sea – unknown (fish counter broken for quite some time now). Were the local ghillies, the experts, consulted?  IFI should hang their heads in shame over this one which is not the first! Ref: Introduction a couple of years ago of C&R for Sea trout in the middle of the season when fishing licenses said otherwise. Maybe they will get it right someday!! Hope to visit next month.