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Tuesday, August 31, 2021



31/8/21 Two boats out, one of the boats was out from 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


                               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



                              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 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 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


                            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 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 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



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

Sunday, August 22, 2021


                       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 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


         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 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 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 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  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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



                            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 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.