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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   


Sunday, February 21, 2021

21/2/21

 

21/2/21 Currane was all quiet on all fronts this day as Lough Currane rises fast after the big flood.  Wind SSW fresh with bright sunshine all day.   

Saturday, February 20, 2021

20/2/21

 20/2/21 Again the Currane Anglers were forced to stay on dry land thanks to a strong SSE this morning and veered SSW in the afternoon. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 23.4 mm.            

Friday, February 19, 2021

19/2/21

 

19/2/21 Lough Currane was at a standstill with a strong wind from the SW with the odd violent gust followed by heavy showers and talking of rain it made a good flood last night going by the Inny this morning, on that note we head for the email department of the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts opinion Zone and Alan has a few words to say, so take it away Alan.

Great to see the first Salmon on Currane, and on the fly as well, I knew it wouldn’t be long, well done Dom you’re keeping the diehard flag flying, surely if the fisheries have any respect for the local diehards, they will give you your brown tag now, great photos yesterday Vincent, we can always rely on you for good reporting, Alan.           

Thursday, February 18, 2021

18/2/21

f                      First C&R in the Brown Tag Race 

Dominic Takes the First. 

18/2/21 Professional Barbless and tagless Currane Angler Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy, while fly fishing, caught a cracker of a fresh 9lbs Salmon on a homemade barbless fly, Dominic also reported that he lost another, so Congratulations to Dominic for breaking the Currane ice and if there were any Brown Tag Boats out there today, I can tell you it was not long before they were browned off. Now for quote of the day, that goes to Dominic, I asked Dominic what he has to say about being tagless, Dominic replied, I let my flies do the talking. Wind WSW light to fresh and overcast.          

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

17/2/21

17/2/21 Good to see two Currane Brownless boats manipulating this day but with all their efforts we are still waiting for that elusive Salmon ice breaker. Knowing the Currane yearly trends as I do, we will not be waiting much longer? so get out there you Brownless and Barbless manipulators and give Covid 19 a Winston Churchill. Just for the record one of the Brownless Tags was a hand me down. Now to the complaints department, I received a text this morning informing me that Yesterday’s notes were incorrect. He text me and I quote, just for the record as you put it, there were 3 boats out and their were a few Kelts caught. All I say is my apologies but in my own defence if you anglers cannot let your fingers do the talking how do you expect me to report accurately. Wind SW and veered SE late this afternoon and overcast, followed by heavy rain.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

16/2/21

 

16/2/21 Sorry to report that the Brownless and Tagless Currane anglers were not out, in other words Lough Currane was boatless to the best of my Knowledge. Wind SSW fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

Monday, February 15, 2021

15/2/21

15/2/21 The Currane Brown and Barbless anglers were prohibited from manipulating their flie and trolling skills this day, thanks again to a strong SW gale come afternoon veered S late this afternoon. Now to all our save our Game Fishing Community clickthe link.

  

Sunday, February 14, 2021

14/2/21

 

14/2/21 Lough Currane was a no go this morning with wind gusts up to 63 MPH come afternoon wind gust dropped to about 42 MPH and to the best of my Knowledge and over 50 years’ experience on Lough Currane, the Big Lake was still a no go? Wind SSW fresh to strong in the afternoon. Now from the wild SW to memories Past and the first Salmon of 2020   

               First Salmon in 2020


27/2/20 Great news at last and I’m sure you all know the Currane ice is broken, so straight to the Wild Atlantic trolling department and the hired out boat department of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com Wexford and Lough Currane Angler Mr. Michael McCormack, caught a cracker of a 14 lbs, Salmon on the troll, so congratulations to Michael for catching the first Lough Currane Salmon of 2020 and may it be the first of many.

 

Now we head email department of the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone and tonight’s opinion comes from Alan.

Hi Vincent, that was a lovely fish you had up last night, pity we have not seen one caught this year, but I know when the local diehards get going it will not be long before we will see Mister salmon. The main reason I am emailing you is I have just had it confirmed that the fish counter in butler pool is not working and will not be fixed until June, so I think the story it has not worked properly for the last 10 years is the truth. What is going on it seems to be one lie after another, I’ve also had it confirmed that the running of the counter has changed hands this year, I wonder why the fishermen and angling club of Waterville must look into this, as it looks as if brown tags introduced to Waterville based on lies, and fictional counting,  IFI have to come out  a tell the truth, I wonder is there someone involved in fish farming behind this as Waterville tried to close Deenish in the courts.  Alan

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

13/2/21

 

13/2/21 Lough Currane today was Brownless and Tagless as the Currane Anglers again were left standing as the weather dictates today’s proceedings as the fresh to strong SSE wind takes control of Lough Currane.  So on that note we will head for memories past on the No Spin No fly’s just Facts.


Paul Hyland tells of his experience of the day 6/3/19.

Angler Mr. Paul Hyland of Caherdaniel, was in cracking form, and Paul tells his own story in his words. Took this great 12 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll on the South side of the lake in a big wave. I had a mighty fight, and it took me an hour to get it in the boat. It is not easy when you are on your own in those conditions.                 

      Paul Hyland's Wild Atlantic Salmon caught on the troll!

  

Friday, February 12, 2021

12/2/21

 

12/2/21 Southeast wind takes control of the Brown tag and Barbless Boats as they are left docked for the day. Wind SE strong and overcast followed by misty rain all day and staying with the weather, Kerry is on a yellow warning with strong SE Gales and flooding is expected.   

Thursday, February 11, 2021

11/2/21

 

11/2/21 Currane Brown Tag and Barbless Anglers were left stranded on the Currane shoreline today as a strong ESE closed the Salmon and Sea Trout stations on both sides of Lough Currane. In the words of one Currane Angler it was dangerous out there. Now we head for the email department of the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone and tonight’s opinion comes from Michael.       

 

Hi Vincent I applaud you on keeping up your reports it great to see, your always telling the truth and keeping us up to the going’s on in Waterville lake, very upsetting to see the comment up today about the fat guy down the pub, shame on those people they should look after their own fisheries and keep their dirty cheap shots to them self’s, shameful keep up the good work Vincent, people need to know how fisheries are treating anglers and letting fish farms do what they want , regards Michael

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

10/2/21

 

10/2/21 Kelts were the order of the day in the Barbless and Brownless department, just for the record there were a total of four boats out on this freezing cold day, two Brownless Tags of which 1 was a hand me down Brown Tag, followed by two Barbless boats. Wind E and veered SE at times. On the temperature front 3C felt like -3C. Now we head for the Email department of the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone. UK Anglers the Hampshire Hogs have their say,    

 

Vincent, sad to see what the Irish Govt are allowing to continue, supposedly legally while Currane's anglers are made to pay the price, when it is a proven fact that the impact of rod and line angling is negligible on salmon stocks. Trevor.

Now Nigel gives his opinion.

What are the Irish Fisheries playing at? The Brown Tag fiasco - nobody appears to be fishing. Combination of Covid travel restrictions and few tags held locally, I guess. Ghillies should have been handed tags (it's their place of work. It's what they do!). Put the rest up for lucky dip. Good intentions but not thought through. AS if that's not enough, I read the Salmon farm is still running and about to restock. Predictable they would appeal the decision to close. Given the potential ( proven?) impact of their activities upon wild populations, decision ordering closure should have required ceasing ongoing ops pending appeal. Or something similar. Madness. Rod and line is no threat to wild stocks. So why are the rod fishermen (and the broader community of Waterville) being ignored in such manner. Nigel (Hampshire Hogs).   

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

9/2/21

 

      Brownless, Barbless and Boatless 


9/2/21 Lough Currane was all quiet on all departments and I mean quiet. So, I will go straight to the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone and Martin will confirm the quietness of Lough Currane.

Went for a drive today sad to see no one on the lake today, sad times my god what have the fisheries done, they could have left it blue tags and when 39 fish caught have catch and release.  I am also worried for fisheries officers jobs no anglers no licences no money to pay them, it is sad day for me, loved to watch the boats out in Waterville lake this time of the year. Empty regards Martin.

Just for the record today's weather, Wind East fresh and overcast and cold air temperature 4C felt like -0C.   


Monday, February 8, 2021

8/2/21

 

8/2/21 The Mini Beast from the East arrives on the Currane Waters as temperatures barely went above 4C and if you take the wind chill into effect it felt like -0C. Now to the boat count, there were two boats out, 1 Barbless and one hand me down brown tag boat out on this cold day and overcast, wind East light to fresh and variable. Just for record Brownless and Barbless did get a bit of action in the Kelt Department.

 

Now we head for the No Spin No Fly’s opinion zone and the email department in response to yesterday’s comment. First, we have Martin. Take it away Martin.

Well said Sean your idea sounds by far the best, a lot of common sense in your idea, it will encourage more anglers to come and fish Waterville, come on fisheries follow Sean’s idea and do things right. Martin.

Also, David comments on Sean’s comment.

Great idea Sean how comes these experts in the fisheries could not come up with your idea, it makes so much sense and I am sure local and die-hard fishermen would be happy, and it would see more boats out in Waterville lake. David

Sunday, February 7, 2021

7/2/21

 

7/2/21 Lough Currane was Brownless today but at least there were two Barbless boats out, but with all their efforts they were Salmonless on a freezing cold day and not surprising with a fresh East wind blowing up the lake. On that Note we head for the email department of the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone.

Sean has his say.

Hi Vincent I was told that there are 2 licence distributors in Waterville, why weren’t the tags divided between them and let them allocate the tags, e.g. if an angler then arrives to Waterville buys his license then give him a brown tag , if he doesn’t catch a salmon he then returns the tag when he’s leaving Waterville and the next angler gets a tag, the way it is a joke, people that never fish getting tags and then passing them on is all wrong. To me it is a total lack of respect to the 2 distributors and the regular and die-hard anglers, Sean.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

6/2/21

 

6/2/21 There were 2 brown tag boats and 2 barbless boats manipulating this day, one of the Brown Tag Boats was a hand me down tag, still waiting for that first elusive wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind ENE light with reasonable cloud cover at times.

 

Now we head for the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone. Tonight’s email comes from a Lady angler which is great to see so take it away Susan.

Hi Vincent I’m just wondering what are brown tags and Waterville have only been given 39 for the spring season, does this mean they can only catch 39 salmon, also if that is true and they don’t catch 39 what happens then, with Covid and travel ban surely all the local fishermen should get extra brown tags , how are they going to catch 39 if only a few locals out and more haven’t got them, Susan

Friday, February 5, 2021

5/2/21

 

5/2/21 Going by spy Gate there were 5 boats out today, 4 which were brown tag boats and 1 barbless boat. Just for a matter of interest, 2 of the brown tag boats today were hand me down tag boats. Wind light to fresh NNW followed by showers. Now we head for the No Spin No Fly’s Opinion Zone. Tonight’s comment comes from Noel.

Vincent if you get the data from the fish counter for the last 5 years will you please put up on your blog as I’ve tried everywhere and I can’t find it , surely if the IFI bring in brown tags, surely they have to publish data to show why they’ve been introduced , I think Murray is right, a lot of illegal things seem to be happening to Waterville fishery, I’ve been coming to Waterville a good number of years now golfing and every time I have asked what about counter and what numbers go through, the answers I get are don’t know and it doesn’t work, so please Vincent can you get this for me as I may be able to help in the legal side of things, Noel

 

 

     

Thursday, February 4, 2021

4/2/21

 

4/2/21 There were three Brown Tags boats out trolling this day, I will call them the United Nations anglers, sadly the United Nations Brown Tag Anglers could not unite with a Wild Atlantic Salmon. Just for the record there was one C&R Fly Boat out and all was quiet on the SW Front. WNW light with good cloud cover. Now we head for the email department and first in the No Spin No Fly’s opinion zone is David.

Hi Vincent, is it true that the fish counter on Waterville river is broken again and will not be fixed until June, if it is true sounds like the locals were telling the truth when saying it has not worked a full year since being installed.  

Now we stay in the Zone and an email from Martin in the USA. I would like to comment.  I am a lawyer in the USA, and it appears to me that legal remedies for all these problems to do with the Waterville Fishery.  Have we no Irish or English attorneys out there who follow this blog?  Unfortunately, I am only licensed to practice in the US so I cannot file anything in Ireland.  But please, will one of my legal brothers over there do something? There are a number of issues here that could be addressed at law, and relief should be sought in the Courts. Please someone step up and help, if you do not want to see this fishery completely destroyed.

Sincerely,

Murray T. Beatts, J.D.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

3/2/21

 

3/2/21 No Brown Tag boats out and the same goes for the C&R manipulators. Wind WSW fresh and overcast.   

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

2/2/21

 

2/2/21 No Boats out so I can say No Brown Tag Salmon and No C&R Salmon. Wind SW light and variable and overcast. Now to the email department and another disgruntled Angler. Just for the record I’m not a scientist or a Barrister, so  Martin I cannot answer any of your questions maybe some of our followers can answer theses questions?  

 

So, take it away Martin, any word on the fish farm at Deenish Island? has the court case come up since? because I heard it has been adjourned 3 times? how can this be possible, if you break the law in any other farming you either shut down or you face a hefty fine. It is 2 years since they broke the law if they stock the farm again it will be 2 more years before anything will be done so I have been told. Something stinks here Vincent, anglers in Waterville limited to 1 spring salmon this year, can’t take a sea trout, everyone knows their juvenile fish salmon and trout being wiped out by miniature sea lice from fish farms, how’re farms still operating. Sad to see this allowed, why doesn't the Waterville angling club object ought protest against these farms, sad to see such a wonderful fishery destroyed. Martin

Monday, February 1, 2021

1/2/21

1/2/20 Just two Brown Tag Boats out this first day of February and going by spy gate, both Brown tags were browned off within a couple of hours. Wind West Southwest and veered South Southeast late this afternoon and overcast all day with heavy rain this evening. 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

31/1/21

 

31/1/21 The Currane Brown tags and the Currane C&R are still waiting for that first Elusive first salmon in 2021 for the record, only one Brown tag boat out and only fished for about two hours? It is sad to see Currane so quiet on a mild day, we need to get those diehards out there with brown tags. Please Minister you may be the green Party but we diehard Pro Currane anglers are getting Browned off because between Brown Tags and Covid the spring Salmon fishing is a financial disaster for the local professional anglers, the bed and breakfasts, the Hotels and Bars of Waterville and South Kerry.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

30/1/21

               Mrs. Rose Fogarty RIP

30/1/21 I start with the sad news that Waterville’s great singing voice and entertainer Mrs. Rose Fogarty, RIP, passed away today and on behalf of all the Currane Anglers and the good people of Waterville and Kerry our Sincere Sympathies to her husband Paddy and all the family and friends. On a personal note, I can tell you Rose entertained with Paddy many anglers’ celebrating their catch of the day in the angling Bars, all I can say is Waterville’s loss is Heavens gain.    

 

 

Today’s manipulations there wasn’t any action for the first Salmon.  Just for the record there were two Brown Tags and one Catch and release Boat out. Wind NE light with reasonable cloud cover.  

 

Friday, January 29, 2021

29/1/21

29/1/21 There were five Brown tag boats out today and you could say it was the battle of the tags, but sadly I have to report the Currane Anglers were Browned off by the end of the day. Just for the record there were a few Kelts caught. Bright sunshine all morning, come late afternoon clouded up. wind light and variable in the morning veered ESE light to calm.          

Thursday, January 28, 2021

28/1/21

 

28/1/21 The Brown Tag Boats were not manipulating their prized lures and the same goes for the Barbless anglers. Just for the record, yesterday I failed miserably in my duties, I failed to report that there was one Brown tag boat out for an hour or two.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

27/1/21

27/1/21 No reports of any Boats out on the waters of Lough Currane this day, so you can say that I am barbless and tagless in today’s notes and rightly so.

 

               Barry O'Donovan RIP

Waterville and the Waterville Fishery has lost another great angler to the Heavenly Waters, sadly I have to report that Mr. Barry O’Donovan RIP of Cork and Waterville, passed away yesterday. On behalf of the Waterville Anglers and the good people of Waterville and Kerry our Sincere Sympathies to his wife Ann and to all the Family.
 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

26/1/21

 

26/1/21 Only one Brown Tag Boat out today and all quiet on the SW front but contacted a Spent Salmon/ Kelt. Just for the record it made a flood last night.     

Monday, January 25, 2021

25/1/21

 

                            The Snow Mountains of Kerry!

25/1/21 Straight to today’s facts and I can say without any fear of contradiction that My Noble Salmon has not been Brown Tagged at this present time and the same goes for the Barbless manipulators, so I can say there was no stimulation on a very cold Lough Currane today. Just for the record there were 3 Brown Tag Boats and one Barbless boat out. Now we head for the email department and today’s topic and you have it, so take it away, JM here, Hi Vincent very disappointed reading your blog on Sunday, only 2 boats on the lake , very sad to hear no regular locals fishing for heavens sake their the back bone of Waterville lake and have been for years, I can’t understand why these anglers especially in the times were in, weren’t handed tags, I think it’s a disgrace, all locals inside 5km  with travel ban in place don’t have brown tag, to me it looks very badly organised by the fisheries also, no common sense here, for god sake fisheries board cop on and give the diehards tags and make amends for your mistakes.  Where the other 13 tags. Coming to Waterville many years love the lake and the locals, your friend, jM.    

Sunday, January 24, 2021

24/1/21

 


24/1/21 There was snow on the mountains of Kerry this cold day as two Brown tags headed out on to the Currane waters and I can say that both Brown tags were Salmonless at the end of their day’s fishing.        

Saturday, January 23, 2021

23/1/21

 

                                   All Quiet On the North Shore!

23/1/21 3 Brown tag boats out manipulating the Currane Waters this day, I can tell you it was very cold and wet. And followed by a fresh wind from the South, sadly the boats did not stay out long. Just for the record there was no barbless hook boats out. Now we head for the email department and a reply to yesterday’s comment. So take it away David, Well said Sean I agree 100pc with your idea of, if you didn’t want or weren’t able to use your tag put back in draw and all the locals might have got brown tags, sad to see very few boats out trying to catch Currane first salmon 2021, it’s sad to hear diehards are missing from lake, I hope for Currane’s sake they get tags in March, Waterville needs the locals out there. Thanks again Sean pity you weren’t organising the draw, and thanks Vincent for keeping the reports going in these strange times. Love Waterville, regular angler David.         

Friday, January 22, 2021

22/1/21

 

                   Brownless Tagless ?? 

22/1/21 On today’s Brown tags and tagless Anglers I can say without any fear of contradiction today was Salmonless, just for the record there were 3 boats out, 1 Barbless and two Brown tag boats out. Now to the email department and Currane Angler Sean wants to have his say on the Brown tags and that is ok with me, so take it away Sean and I quote, Hi Vincent, I have been following your Blog since the opening day, I cannot understand this brown tag system. If you get a brown tag how are you allowed to give it to another angler, surely if you cannot use tag the fair thing would be is to put it back in and draw again, it will give locals without a tag a fair chance to get a brown tag, I cannot believe what has happened, surely it is illegal to just hand tags around to one another, regular Currane angler, Sean.         

Thursday, January 21, 2021

21/1/21

                    Lough Currane today

21/1/21 In today’s action, there were 3 boats out, 2 brown tag boats, 1 barbless hood boat, few kelts to report. Again, it is sad to see the lake so quiet and I can tell you Appleby, there’s 1 barbless hook angler who is very upset he wasn’t given a brown tag, he’s says some of the brown tag recipients haven’t even launched their boats yet, fisheries have got this all wrong, due to Covid he feels all local and regular local anglers should have got tags, considering the 5 km travel is in place for a few more months.   

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

20/1/21

20/1/21 Today’s report come from a barbless Currane angler, 4 boats on the lake today, 1 barbless boat stayed out all day, 3 brown tag boats that were out, 2 of them just out for 2 hours, the other brown tag boat just out for the bare hour, few kelts to report, sad to see such little effort being put in and for a matter of interest where were the other 12 Brown Tag Anglers.   

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

19/1/21

 19/1/21 It is sad to see that again there were no traditional local Brown Tag anglers on this 3rd day of the Brown Tag Spring fishing. So, let us get the opinion of local angler Mr. Brod O’Sullivan, Its all yours Brod, well Vince I have been getting my Salmon Licence for 65 years and I didn’t get a Brown Tag and it will be the first time in my life that I won’t be able to reminisce going down the North Shore in January and February and yes I’m in my eighties but in fishing terms I still feel I’m in my twenty’s and in a way I feel Discriminated that I didn’t get a tag and I’m sure there are much younger local anglers than me that feel the same, all I can hope is I get a Brown Tag in March. Talking of Younger anglers, local angler Mike also makes his point, its all yours Mike, False data from a fish counter that has never worked properly has caused our lake to be empty today, I feel anglers are being treated like criminals, begging for brown tags to be able to fish a lake that we have been on since we were young boys, how can you have proper figures when the counter was off so many times, never cleaned properly and has a pass that has no counter, it’s a shame to see what’s going on based on lies             

            

 

Monday, January 18, 2021

18/1/21

                                                        Brown Tag Boat Yesterday?





                                                                                                                                                                   

 Please Rapala you must be Joking and I'm not                                                                               Hooked  

18/1/20 There were no boats out today to the best of my knowledge and I can’t check the Big Lake because I’m outside the 5 kilometres and I have no intention of being caught by the local Garda and being tagged, talking of tags, back to the fishing, on yesterdays report I had a comment made to me by Currane fly angler Mr. Gary Winston Humphrey and I quote, are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the Spring Fishing, sad times.    

 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

17/1/21

 

17/1/21 Well its great to be back on the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts zone. so, let us go to the new and heart breaking and reality of Brown tags spring fishing on the Currane system and as you can imagine this was the main talk on this opening day, some Gillies were smiling because their boat was Brown tagged as they trolled the Currane waters, for the unlucky Gillies who were not so lucky in the draw got their plier’s and files out and then headed out to the catch and release department. Well Brown tag or no Brown tags I can say both failed this opening day. Just for the record there were 9 boats out, six Brown Tags Boats and 3 C&R Boats and where the other 9 tags were, I could not tell you. Wind, well in my opinion it was coming from the Currane anglers and could you blame them, plus it was overcast this Grey day.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

13/1/21

 Happy New Year to Waterville and the Currane Anglers. 

In advance of the new season can I encourage all anglers to join our local fishing club Currane Fisheries more than ever we need to pull together to support the work of our club who among other things run the salmon hatchery, clean the spawning streams, and control the fishing on the upper lakes. With a lack of tourist anglers’ revenue has been severely impacted. Memberships are available from The Mace Store in Waterville at €100. 

Tight Lines 

Chairmen 

Michael Roden