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Friday, July 30, 2021



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 It's old news but sad news

Thursday, July 29, 2021


 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 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



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 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 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


              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


                             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  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 Wind ESE light and variable, bright and sunny all day.          

Thursday, July 22, 2021



                          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 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 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


                                 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 and for good reason because Martin while fishing out of  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


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.


Saturday, July 17, 2021


17/7/21 The Currane Barbeque was at full strength as the sun blazed down on a calm Lough Currane as you can see by the picture and if any Currane angler did venture out he may have caught a fish and if he did not, he certainly caught a suntan. Wind Light to calm and variable. Again the photos tell the story                           


Friday, July 16, 2021


    The Photo tells the Story on the No Spin No Fly's just Facts Zone!

16/7/21 The Currane anglers were Barbequed as the wild Atlantic Salmon nosedived to deeper and cooler waters this blazing hot day and as you can see by the photo the skies were clear and temperature well up there, need I say more and that’s your ration for this day.  Wind NNE veered NW and veered ESE this evening, light all day.          

Thursday, July 15, 2021



15/7/21 Well on this St. Swithin’s day there were four boats out manipulating their skills on this very warm and bright day, especially in the afternoon and going by the text department it was fairly quiet in the angler’s reels department. Wind NW and variable with reasonable cloud in the morning but once the sun broke through the Currane Anglers were like Fantom of the Opera and if they weren’t they should have been.            

Wednesday, July 14, 2021



14/7/21 There were a few boats out, nine to be precise and by all accounts all their lines were slack and that’s not surprising considering the water levels. Wind WNW light and variable with reasonable cloud cover at times.      

Tuesday, July 13, 2021


13/7/21 They say Lough Currane knows how to catch Anglers and today was a perfect example because first time Currane Anglers, or I should say “The Déisi fisherman”  caught his first ever Salmon on the troll and I can tell you, Oran was one delighted young angler and his good friend Bill Farrell caught his first ever  Brown Trout and by all accounts he was delighted with his Battle as they both were. Going by what Oran’s Dad reported they had a fantastic day and learnt loads. On a personal note, congratulations to both Currane Anglers and may it be the first of many. Just for the record they were fishing out of  Wind WNE light with reasonable cloud cover at times.     

Michael, Oran, Bill


Monday, July 12, 2021



                                  Italy In Full swing of Glory 

12/7/21 Low Lake or not it takes the Currane professionals to come up with my Noble Gentlemen the salmon in these difficult low water conditions, Currane fly Angler Mr. Andy Hill from Cork caught a fine Grilse on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of As we all know England lost on penalties and there was some celebrations in Pizzo Calabria, Italy as you can see by the videos sent to me by a delighted Italian supporter and Currane Angler.  Wind NNW light with reasonable cloud cover at times.   

Sunday, July 11, 2021


 11/7/21 All quiet in all departments in the Salmon and Sea Trout department, the same could not be said on the final of the Euros as Italy won in style on penalties, so congratulations to all Italy fans and especially our Italian Currane Anglers. Wind, there was plenty at Wembley, where Lough Currane is concerned It was light WSW with reasonable cloud cover at times.    

Saturday, July 10, 2021


Headlines on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone on Lough Currane


 10/7/21 Currane Anglers were all quiet this bright summers day with a light wind SSW light, come evening heavy showers.  


Friday, July 9, 2021


Headlines on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Zone

                            Lough Currane

 9/7/21 Four boats out and all quiet on this overcast and very humid day, followed by the odd shower. My Quote of the day is, there’s no Salmon or Sea Trout at the end of these Rainbows.  


Thursday, July 8, 2021


 8/7/21 In the words of one Currane Angler on today’s manipulations and I quote, four boats out, did not see anything caught and what do you expect, miracles? With the lake rock bottom.  Wind light WSW with good cloud cover. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021



7/7/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts. So we head across and congratulate England getting into the Final, thankfully they did not loose their Bacon. Now to the email department on the thoughts of a Currane Angler. The stage is all yours Lytton.


I am a very keen fly fishing angler and have loved the Waterville area lakes and rivers since I was a child. I used to go fishing there frequently up until about 6 years ago.


I am writing to you because I am very concerned for the sea trout (and salmon) as I have been trying to document myself on the serious decline in numbers of fish and their health. Is this due to the fish farms off Deenish Island I know that sea trout numbers in the west of Ireland, in areas such as Connemara, have already all but disappeared over the decades, coincidentally on time with the arrival of “aquaculture” and fish farms just off the cost and in the bays.

How is it possible that this man-made decline cannot be stopped. I am deeply saddened. Do let me know if you think there is anything one can do to help promulgate the news of this disastrous situation to a broader audience. Perhaps we need numbers to turn some eyes in the political sphere...

By the way, really appreciate your blog and the effort and consistency you put into the updates.  Kind regards

Lytton Scott

Tuesday, July 6, 2021



6/7/21 Just one miserable boat out on this dull and overcast day and going by the phone his lines were slack? Wind NNW followed by showers.  Average speed 18 mph, gust strength 25 mph.

Monday, July 5, 2021



5/7/21 All quiet on a low Lough Currane and just for the record just four boats out by all accounts. Wind WSW and veered North this evening with reasonable cloud cover. Wind max speed 10 mph.

Sunday, July 4, 2021



4/7/21 I start off today’s notes by wishing all my American readers a Happy Independence Day. On the Salmon Seatrout this day I can say they definitely kept their Independence, mind you at this time of year there are few boats out there on the drift and they keep their own council. Wind WSW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover, followed by a few heavy showers.               

Saturday, July 3, 2021



3/7/21 First a message to all UK Currane anglers, congratulations on your Ukraine 4-0 thrashing and let’s hope they don’t lose their Bacon in the semi-finals and on that note we will head out onto the Lake.  The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts. Wind South light and variable and overcast all day, followed by misty rain.            

Friday, July 2, 2021


 2/7/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind SSE light to fresh at times and overcast all day, followed light misty rain in the afternoon.     

Thursday, July 1, 2021


                                         Lough Currane

1/7/21 Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind SW light with reasonable cloud cover. Just for the record Lough Currane is on the low side as you can see by this photo of the Castle on the Southside.     

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


 30/6/21 All quiet on the day shift which is not surprising with a light breeze from the SW and bright sunshine all day and that sums up the day shift on the night shift watch this space.  

Tuesday, June 29, 2021



29/6/21 Lough was like blazing saddles, but fair play a few anglers did go out this hot and calm day, on the evening shift all quiet. Going back to yesterday on the evening shift, their text said all quiet. Today’s weather as all ready stated. Wind N light but on the cold side this evening.     

Monday, June 28, 2021



                         Sunset in Waterville last night! 

28/6/21 All quiet on all fronts on the day shift, come evening it was brought to my notice that there was at least one boat heading out for an evening session and as of yet the text department is all quiet, so watch this space. Wind NNE light and variable and very warm with the sun blazing down all day.

Sunday, June 27, 2021


           Currane's Ladies Anglers of the Month Amy and Molly 

27/6/21 Another Ladies day on Lough Currane as the young O’Dwyer Sisters and Currane Anglers were in good form again in the trolling department and today’s Star is Miss Amy O’Dwyer who caught a fine 3 ½ lbs, Grilse, while fishing with her Dad and her sister Molly and as you can see by the photo there is two Gillie’s in the making and that’s no harm because we older Game fishing Anglers should remember anglers like Amy and Molly are tomorrow’s anglers. Wind NE fresh, bright and sunny all day.        


Saturday, June 26, 2021



26/6/21 Few Boats out this day with a few nice Sea Trout caught on the drift and by all accounts the Wild Atlantic Salmon were all quiet on all methods of trying to get a rod bender. Wind NE light, bright and sunny all day. Just for the record there were a few nice Grilse caught in the beginning of the week.       

Friday, June 25, 2021


 Two Happy Anglers 

25/6/21 Today was Ladies Day on Lough Currane, Young Currane Angler Miss Molly O’Dwyer broke up from School at 12 pm as their summer holidays began in style by booking her Dad Michael Local Currane Angler for an afternoon’s fishing, come 2.30 pm Molly caught her first Salmon on the troll and the party began as you can see by the picture as Molly holds up her fine Salmon in celebration with her sister Amy. So, congratulations to Molly on her first Salmon and may it be the first of many and its double congratulations because Molly’s Salmon is fish of the month.  Wind light North and variable with reasonable cloud cover at times.      

Thursday, June 24, 2021



     Why, we Know Why

24/6/21 Straight to the department of come on you Currane anglers and all game anglers of Ireland, England, and all Salmon and Sea Trout Anglers from all over the World, when you fish and catch the poor Sea Trout smothered with Lice let the photo do the talking, as you can see by this photo sent to me, it tells of the sad position Currane is in.  Now we head for today’s catches, in total there were 5 Grilse caught on the troll and for one    promising fly angler while on the drift caught 6 Sea Trout and I believe the biggest was in the 3 lbs class? The Lice infested Sea Trout was about two lbs? Wind West light and overcast all day.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


23/6/21 Four boats out and their lines were slack. On the weather front there was bright sunshine for most of the day, wind WNW light to fresh.    

Tuesday, June 22, 2021



22/6/21 Six boats out and by all accounts their Salmon and Sea Trout logbooks and their blue tags stayed in their haversacks. Wind NNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times.     

Monday, June 21, 2021



21/6/21 Just two boats out this bright and sunny day and with all their efforts all they caught was a suntan. Wind ENE fresh.   

Sunday, June 20, 2021



20/6/21 Just one boat out and come lunchtime headed for the dryland and that sums up today’s lack of manipulations, need I say more. NNE light with reasonable cloud cover.   

Saturday, June 19, 2021



19/6/21 Lough Currane showed its anger today with a strong southerly wind blowing after yesterday’s sad news on the Salmon and Sea Trout lice department. Just for the record just one boat ventured out but by all accounts, nothing to report.  

Friday, June 18, 2021



18/6/21 Sadly all the catching of Salmon and Sea Trout news have been put to one side this day and for good reason. I was sent a picture of a Sea Trout caught on the Waterville fishery today, the Sea Trout was covered in 35 Sea Lice I believe and as they say the picture tells the sick story! Wind NNW light with reasonable cloud cover and Blood pressure High.  

Thursday, June 17, 2021



17/6/21 Good to see a few boats out this day but sadly only one boat reported two Sea trout to his rod. On the Salmon front all quiet on all fronts. Wind North and variable with reasonable cloud at times.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


 Some where at the end of the Rainbow you might get that strike!

16/6/21 All quiet on the Salmon front, on the Brown and Sea Trout front there were a few caught on the drift and to be more precise 3 nice Sea Trout up to 2 lbs. Followed by 20 Brown trout all caught around the Oven and Rabbit. Now to the backdate department, yesterday there was a fine 13 lbs. Salmon caught on the World-Famous Butler Pool at Back to today, just for the record there were six boats out which is great to see. Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times.


Tuesday, June 15, 2021



15/6/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on the rough waters of Lough Currane this day with a strong Southerly wind cutting across the Lake. Now to you Inny manipulators, There is a nice drop rain forecasted for this weekend as you see if click  

Monday, June 14, 2021



14/6/21 My Noble Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day as the sun blazed down on Lough Currane, you could say suntan lotion was the order of the day and I can say that without any fear of contradiction, Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout were off the menu. Wind NNW light.

Sunday, June 13, 2021



13/6/21 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts on this calm and humid day and to the best of my knowledge there were only two boats out going by the naked eye and going by the lack of vibrations on my phone I take it there were no vibrations in their rods or reels. Wind SSW with reasonable cloud cover.       

Saturday, June 12, 2021


 12/6/21 The Currane Anglers were all quiet in all departments so the least said the soonest mended. Wind SSW light and bright at times.  

Friday, June 11, 2021


 11/6/21 There were 4 boats out this bright sunny day and all I can say is that the suntan lotion was in full swing but sadly their lines were slack in all departments. Wind West light to fresh.       

Thursday, June 10, 2021



10/6/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts on this misty foggy day, wind SSW light to fresh.      

Wednesday, June 9, 2021



9/5/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the Currane waters this day and for good reason, they had their C&R Inny hats on because there was a nice flood coming down the Inny, I find it surprising that there was no mention of any C&R Wild Atlantic Salmon, it sounds like Rivergate, I will leave it to your experience and imagination. Wind SSW light and overcast and very humid. A video worth watchingwe might learn from this video      

Tuesday, June 8, 2021



8/6/21 Straight to the dirty rotten thieving light handed rotter who stole the oars from my boat, talking of knocking someone when their down! Just for the record they are of sentimental value need I say more. Now for today angling news and sadly there were only two boats out and nothing to report. Wind light and variable    

Monday, June 7, 2021



7/6/21 Just 6 boats out this bank holiday Monday, the only Currane angler to register a fine 3 lbs. Seatrout was pro fly angler Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of  Wind SSE fresh and overcast and very humid.  

Sunday, June 6, 2021

 6/6/21 There were 7 boats out and nothing to report for their efforts, but to be fair to the Currane anglers there were light winds from the NW then veered SW light and bright sunshine all day, so on that note we will head for the River Inny where the sun was shining on one angler, while on the spin caught and released a fine Grilse.    

Saturday, June 5, 2021



5/6/21 There were 11 boats out manipulating this day and by all accounts their lines were slack and going by my WhatsApp you can say the Currane Anglers were frustrated with today’s lack of action. Wind SW light and bright and sunny.       

Friday, June 4, 2021



4/6/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day as we head into the holiday weekend, so let’s hope the Currane anglers from every County comes down and show their skills in the art of fly fishing and trolling and it would be great to get a few C&R photos or videos and show your art in the Salmon and Sea Trout film department. Wind SSE fresh to strong at times and overcast and followed by downpours.

Thursday, June 3, 2021



3/6/21 Currane anglers were all quiet but as I say that a few Currane anglers converted to the Inny C&R anglers, and it was not long before a fine 7lbs. Salmon was caught on the spin, plus there was one lost. Wind light to fresh SW and overcast all day with light rain.  Now to the Facebook salmon and sea trout saga, you can believe it or believe it not, I can have a Facebook trail plus I have to pay with money up front and that’s before the trail starts, plus I have to defend myself! Does that make cents or what, it certainly does to Facebook?

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


 2/6/21 Just one lonesome Currane angler manipulating this day and nothing for his efforts on this opening day for the hotels and bed and breakfasts as they open their doors Now we head for the weather. made a nice drop of rain and there was a reasonable flood on the Inny. Wind NNE light and veered NW light and overcast and humid.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2021



1/6/21 Well on this first day of June there were 5 boats out manipulating the Currane waters. Just for the record there were some hired outs boats manipulating their skills which is great to see, they were out from and on the Southside of Lough Currane there were hired out boats from and by all accounts their reels were as silent as the lambs. Wind NNW light and cold and overcast all day.

Monday, May 31, 2021



                             I have my eye on all of you!

31/5/21 Five boats out and all quiet on all fronts this day, what a great end to the month of May. Wind SSE light and overcast all day.

Sunday, May 30, 2021



30/5/21 There were 4 boats out on Currane this morning and not a word on their manipulations so we take it for granted their lines were slack, so on that note we will go the wind, South light and Sunny all day.     

Saturday, May 29, 2021



29/5/21 All quiet on all fronts on this bright and sunny day in all departments. Wind SSW light.

Friday, May 28, 2021



             Sunset in Ballinskelligs Bay

28/5/21 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day but the same could not be said for the side of the Inny, Got a lovely fish on the north bank today Vincent on a yellow flying c, great few days on the Inny, thanks for your advice Vincent, Liam. Yes, it was released. Now we go back to 1970 again and I am flabbergasted because I received an email from Mr.  Murray T. Beatts of Tampa Florida, USA and Cahersiveen, Co Kerry and fishes out of  because he mentioned one particular Salmon, I will let Murray finish his story and his quote of the day, what a small World.

Vincent: I hope you are well!  You posted earlier this month that Mike Moriarty got a salmon in March of that year in Derriana.  I checked my old game book, and I was fishing with Mike that day!  The fish was 10.5 Lbs, and slightly red, which indicates that there are salmon in the upper lakes much earlier in the year than was previously thought.  The getting of that fish is quite a story, as when we arrived at the lake the was no boat down yet, since it was only March!  The boat was in a shed up at the house which is at least a 1/4 mile from the shore. Between my mother who was in her 50s, myself at 16, and Mike who must have been close to 70, we dragged one of the old wooden, clinker built lake boats about a quarter of a mile from the house , to the lake, and got fishing!  We got the fish after about the first half hour, on a spoon that had been given to me by the widow of Dan Riordan, who had passed away long before I first got to Waterville, but by all accounts, had been a great angler himself.  We later showed the fish to his widow, Kitty, with many thanks and blessings on his name.  

This story demonstrates what a strange world we enter when we fish, and how great determination in this pursuit may be rewarded in the end!


Thursday, May 27, 2021


                         Some Where at a End of a Rainbow 

27/5/21 Just two boats out on Currane today and for good reason, there was some nice water coming down the River Inny and just for the record one C&R Salmon reported, it’s great to see this fine action on the Inny, it’s looking good and promising for all you river anglers, so keep an eye on the forecast for your floods. Wind SE veered SW and veered NW in the afternoon.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


 I would like to thank all of you for your great support over the Facebook Ban   

26/5/21 No movement on the Salmon but great to report that there were a few nice Trout caught on the drift. Just for the record 6 boats out on the day shift and two boats out on the evening shift. Wind ESE light and variable with reasonable cloud cover.  

Tuesday, May 25, 2021



25/5/21 We start on a complaint to Facebook that the Salmon and Sea Trout Blog is abusive because I write the truth and because of this I have been banned from sharing the Waterville Fishery Report on Facebook from my blog, well I want to make it quite clear there is no one going stop me from promoting Kerry and their business’s  especially the Good People of Waterville, promoting their Business is my priority   and Salmon and Sea Trout daily reports is what I do and have done since 2003, if the truth hurts there’s nothing I can do about that and this is No Spin No Fly’s Just Facts. To all you good followers just go to  and click blog where there is a will there is a way, I hope!


Today’s Salmon and Sea Trout report, well just 3 boats out and all slacklines in all departments. Wind NNW and variable and overcast.

Monday, May 24, 2021



24/5/21 Just two boats out manipulating the Currane waters and going by the Internet technology their reels were as quiet as the lambs but same could not be said on the C&R River Inny as the Barbless spinner and fly manipulators procured two Salmon, you can understand why there was only two boats out on the Lake. Wind NNW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

Sunday, May 23, 2021



23/5/21 Made another flood early this morning, now to today’s facts there were 10 boats out and by all accounts there wasn’t any fish counts this day. Now for all those pessimistic anglers out there remember Lough Currane is still on the rise and will be for the next couple of days plus the Lake is still on the dirty side. Wind WSW fresh followed by heavy showers.              

Saturday, May 22, 2021



22/5/21 Straight to the action on the Waterville fishery, first we head out onto Lough Currane where an angler fishing on his own caught one Salmon on the troll, now we head for the Commeragh River, it was reported to me that there was one Salmon caught, now we cut across the countryside to the C&R River Inny and for good reason, there was one C&R Salmon to report. Wind NNW and veered W light with reasonable cloud cover.              

Friday, May 21, 2021


 21/5/21 After the wild cyclonic Winds and floods of yesterday, what a spectacular day we had, why do you ask, well there was a mighty flood coming down the Inny and by early afternoon it was ideal for the Currane anglers to put their C&R Inny hats on and by all accounts it was not long before the Inny produced its first two C&R Salmon of 2021. Now we head out on to a dirty and rising Lough Currane, but dirty lake or not this didn’t deter 3 boats from heading out, but to no avail which isn’t surprising, and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work than one out. Wind North fresh followed by showers.    

Thursday, May 20, 2021



21/5/21 Well Lough Currane was like the wild west as all Salmon and Sea Trout stations were closed as the yellow wind and rain warning was in full swing plus it made a fair drop of rain and still raining as I’m doing today’s notes. Wind South and veered SSW fresh to strong followed by strong gusts.     

Wednesday, May 19, 2021



19/5/21 Four boats out manipulating their flies and lures this day, by all accounts their lines were slack and going by the forecast there be no fishing tomorrow because there is a yellow wind and rain warning so it’s  batten down the hatches me hearties. Wind WSW and veered SSW light with good cloud cover.     

Tuesday, May 18, 2021



18/5/21 Just four Currane Boats headed out for that strike of a wild Atlantic Salmon but for all their efforts their lines stayed slack. Wind WSW and veered WNW light with good cloud cover. Just for the record as you all know we had a drop of rain and you can say the lake approximately rose about 8 inches.   

Monday, May 17, 2021



17/5/21 Seven boats out manipulating the waters of Lough Currane as their day went on they were getting frustrated with the lack of action and that sums up today’s manipulations as their reels stayed all quiet on all fronts. Wind NNW and veered W late afternoon with reasonable cloud cover.

Sunday, May 16, 2021



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 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


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



                      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


             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 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


 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 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 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


                                               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  of the Ledge, it tells you how low the lake is.

Friday, May 7, 2021



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



6/5/2 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


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 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


                              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