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Wednesday, March 31, 2021


                              Today on Lough Currane 

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

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


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

Monday, March 29, 2021



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

Sunday, March 28, 2021


                         World Famous Butler Pool 

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


Saturday, March 27, 2021



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

Friday, March 26, 2021


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

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


Thursday, March 25, 2021


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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


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

Tuesday, March 23, 2021


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

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


Monday, March 22, 2021



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

Sunday, March 21, 2021



 Currane Anglers see light at the end of the Tunnel 

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


Saturday, March 20, 2021


                                Lough Currane today!

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


Friday, March 19, 2021



                               The Wild Atlantic Way

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

Thursday, March 18, 2021



                                    Lough Currane today 

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021


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

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


Tuesday, March 16, 2021


         The Wild Atlantic Way today!

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

Monday, March 15, 2021


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

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

Sunday, March 14, 2021



Ballinskelligs Bay a prefect photo of the Wild Atlantic Way  

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

Saturday, March 13, 2021



                                Wild Atlantic Way 

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

Friday, March 12, 2021



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

Thursday, March 11, 2021


                            Ballinskelligs Bay Today  

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

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

                   No Brown Tags for this Angler 

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

Tuesday, March 9, 2021


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


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

Monday, March 8, 2021



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

Sunday, March 7, 2021


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

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

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

Wind SSW light to calm and overcast.   

Saturday, March 6, 2021



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

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


Friday, March 5, 2021



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

Thursday, March 4, 2021



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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021



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

Tuesday, March 2, 2021


                           Eric and his Salmon Make history 

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


Monday, March 1, 2021



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