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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!


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