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Sunday, May 22, 2022

22/5/2022

 

22/5/2022 All quiet on the Currane waters in all departments. Wind WSW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover followed by the odd heavy shower.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

21/5/2022

 

 21/5/2022 As we all know if you have been reading the Salmon and Sea Trout news in the last few day’s, Northern Ireland Currane angler Mr. Andy Wishart and his lonesome boatmen Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught in total 5 Salmon for their great efforts but they also got themselves a record, if I’m not mistaken because four of their Salmon were Hatchery Salmon, so congratulations to Andy and his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com on their record and of course not forgetting the workers up at the hatchery. Now to today’s action and facts, for starters there were six boats out manipulating their flies and lures and it’s the Noble art of flyfishing that takes all of today’s Salmon headlines and for good reason, Cork Currane fly angler while flyfishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a fine Salmon on the fly. Wind SW and veered SSW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

            

Friday, May 20, 2022

20/5/2022

 20/5/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind West light to fresh.            

Thursday, May 19, 2022

19/5/2022

 

19/5/2022 All the Salmon headlines go to guess who? Yes, you have it, Northern Ireland Currane angler Mr. Andy Wishart who caught a cracker of a 9 lbs Salmon while trolling with his lonesome Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet in all departments. Wind SSW fresh to strong with good cloud cover.           

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

18/5/2022

 

18/5/2022 The Currane anglers headed out on to the rough waters of Lough Currane and come lunch time they called it a day and headed for calmer waters like the high stool. Wind SSE wild, followed by heavy showers.          

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

17/5/2022

 17/5/2022 We start in the number of boats out on the waters of Lough Currane today, there were two and that’s a fact and the other fact is that Northern Ireland and Currane angler Mr. Andy Wishart caught a fine 10 lbs Salmon on the fly, with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com again one can say that Andy and Dominic weren’t lonesome in the Salmon fly department. Now to the apology department, yesterday Mr. Andy Wishart sent a fine picture of his fine 10 lbs. Salmon which I failed miserably in my duties because I failed to put it up with the report, I Checked text and WhatsApp but failed to check my email. Wind SSW and veered South late in the afternoon with good cloud cover.          

Andy 
Yesterday's photo 

Monday, May 16, 2022

16/5/2022

 

16/5/2022 There was just the one boat out this day manipulating the Currane waters and what a cracker of a day for renowned all round Currane angler Mr. Andy Wishart from Northern Ireland and for good reason, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 3 Salmon all in the 9 to 10 lb class, two were caught on the troll and one on the fly, sportingly released two Salmon and finished their day off with a fine 2 lbs Sea Trout. Andy’s quote of the day, I can say the Lonesome boatman and I didn’t have a lonesome day in the Salmon or the Sea Trout department today and there’s no argument to that. Wind SSW and variable with reasonable cloud cover.    

Sunday, May 15, 2022

15/5/2022

 

15/5/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day in all departments. Wind SE light and variable, bright and sunny for most of the day.     

Saturday, May 14, 2022

14/5/2022

 14/5/2021 Straight to the action and great news to hear that the first Grilse was caught on the fly on the Southside of Lough Currane in Edere Bay by Local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, Bobs Grilse was in the 6 lbs. class and for the rest of Currane anglers they were all quiet on the SW front. Wind SW light and bright and sunny all day.     

Friday, May 13, 2022

13/5/2021

Markus 

 13/5/2022 Renowned Currane fly angler Mr. Markus Kruse of Germany, while fishing with his Gillie, caught a fine 8lbs Salmon on the fly and for the rest of the Currane anglers they were all quiet on all fronts. Wind W light with good cloud cover.   

Thursday, May 12, 2022

12/5/2022

 

12/5/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day in all departments. WSW light to fresh with good cloud cover followed by the odd shower.     

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

11/5/2022

 

11/5/2022 All the Game fishing action comes from Vincent’s Harbour and renowned all-round angler and Guide on the Waterville Fishery the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught and released a fine 4 lbs. Seatrout while trolling today. Now to the Spring Salmon and the Brown Tag saga ended on a stalemate today to the best of my knowledge and if I’m wrong, I can say without any fear of contradiction those Brown tag anglers failed miserably in their duties. Now joking apart as from tomorrow Waterville Fishery is back to where it should be with all rods firing, so come on down and let battle commence. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and followed by the odd shower.      

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

10/5/2022

 

10/5/2022 The Lough Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day, but there is some good news tomorrow as I’m sure you all know it’s the last day of the Brown tag saga, so to all you fortunate anglers that won a Brown tag and haven’t ventured out, tomorrow is your last chance at the old Currane saloon. Wind SW fresh to strong at times followed by the odd heavy shower and overcast all day.     

Monday, May 9, 2022

9/5/2022

 

9/5/2022 They Say you can’t keep a top-class angler’s fly reel from singing the Currane anthem and today was a perfect example of that and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to whom I’m writing about and yes you have it, the renowned flyman, Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com while fly fishing with his Brown Tag client caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon and finished their day off  with a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout which is great news to end on today’s notes. Wind SW fresh to strong followed by heavy rain at times.  

Sunday, May 8, 2022

8/5/2022

 8/5/2021 All Salmon headlines come from the North shore and Vincent’s harbour, so straight to the action, Currane Brown Tag Man, while fishing in the trolling department with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught a cracker of an 11lbs. Salmon and as other anglers looked on they saw the Brown Tag Man’s Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy net his fine 11 lbs, Salmon, you could say they were Browned off. Wind South and veered SSW light to fresh with good cloud cover.                          

Saturday, May 7, 2022

7/5/2022

 

7/5/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day.  Wind Southeast and veered SSW light with reasonable cloud cover at times.                    

Friday, May 6, 2022

6/5/2022

 22/5/22 There were four boats out manipulating their skills this day and sadly their lines stayed slack. On the weather front, there was reasonable rainfall this morning but didn’t last long come afternoon it was bright and sunny. Wind light to fresh WSW and veered WNW in the afternoon.                      

Thursday, May 5, 2022

5/5/2022

Tommy

 

5/5/2022 Again Lough Currane precured some fine action in all departments. We start in the fly department, renowned Currane angler Mr. Tommy Duggan of Kilkenny caught a fine Salmon on the fly while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com plus they finished their day off with a fine C&R 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll, we stay in the trolling department, Currane C&R Angler Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork caught a fine Salmon on the troll and that was their ration for the day. Just for the record there were five boats out. Wind SW light and overcast all day.                  

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

4/5/2022

 4/5/2022 All quiet on all fronts this day on the Waterville Fishery after yesterday’s first-class manipulations. Wind NNW and variable and bright sunshine all day.    

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

3/5/2022

Matthew's 
 Spring Salmon of 
2022 so far!  
 3/5/2022 All the Currane fantastic action came from two US anglers, Mr. Robert Ivy and fellow US angler Mr. Matthew Grayson, fishing out www.watervillegolflinks.ie  so let’s head up stream to Lough Currane with Robert and Matthew and their Gillie for their day’s cracking action, they were trolling the waters of Currane this morning, come 10.30 there was one almighty crack of a reel singing the Gillie’s tune, that’s Him, I can tell you Matthew had one almighty battle with his  Wild Atlantic Salmon but it wasn’t long before Mathew took control, it wasn’t long either before the gillie had the chance to net this fine 17 ½ lbs. Salmon and the rest is history. Well, the action didn’t stop their because come 12.30 it was Robert’s turn to hear that same tune, that’s him and Robert had a good battle with his C&R 9 lbs. Wild Atlantic Salmon, one can say a good day was had by all and just for the record Mathew’s 17 ½ lbs. Salmon is Spring Salmon of the year so far so congratulations to Matthew and Robert and their Gillie. Wind NNW light with good cloud cover.            

Robert and his C&R


Monday, May 2, 2022

2/5/22

 

2/5/2022 The Waterville fishery was all quiet on the SW front, just for the record there was one fly angler manipulating his skills on the World-famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie and as of yet I believe his fly line stayed slack? Wind all over the place, you could say it did the Ring of Kerry

Sunday, May 1, 2022

1/5/2022

 1/5/2022 Six boats out but no reports of any rod benders this Bank holiday weekend. Wind WNW light and overcast all day followed by misty rain at times.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

30/4/2022

 

30/4/2022 Again the Currane anglers were as quiet as the wild Atlantic Salmon this calm day on Lough Currane. Wind SSW light and variable followed by good cloud cover.       

Friday, April 29, 2022

29/4/2022

 

29/4/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day after yesterday’s fine catch and that sums up today’s manipulations. Wind SW light and variable and followed by reasonable cloud cover.       

Thursday, April 28, 2022

28/4/2022

Vincent 

Vincent and Enna Buis 

 28/4/2022 All the Salmon headlines come from the North shore at Vincent’s Harbour and for a good reason, Currane local angler Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and his good friend Currane local angler Mr. Enna Buis caught a fine Salmon on the troll, now for the rest of Currane anglers they were all quiet. Wind SW and veered WSW with            reasonable cloud cover at times.         

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

27/4/202022

 

27/4/2022 All quiet on the SW front in all departments this day. Wind SE light to fresh, mainly bright and sunny but at times there was good cloud cover.     

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

26/4/2022

 26/4/2022 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts and that includes the Currane anglers, sadly nowhere to be seen on the Currane waters. Wind SSE light and variable, bright and sunny but with reasonable cloud cover at times.   

Monday, April 25, 2022

25/4/2022

 

25/4/2022 Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day in all departments. Just for the record there were five boats out. Wind SE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

24/4/2022

 

24/4/2022 Just a few boats out this day and for all their efforts their lines stayed slack in all departments. Wind E and come afternoon veered WSW light with good cloud cover.     

Saturday, April 23, 2022

23/4/2022

Dan

 

23/4/2022 All Salmon headlines go to Canadian Currane angler Mr. Dan Benvenuti and for good reason, while fishing out of Waterville Boats and at Watervilleboats@gmail.com  caught and released a fine Salmon on the troll, as you can see by the picture. For the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on all fronts. On the weather front, there was bright sunshine all day, wind ENE light.     

Friday, April 22, 2022

22/4/2022

 

Sunset this  morning 

22/4/2022 Good fishing conditions this day with a nice wind again from the SE, sadly there were no takers in the fly department but the same could not be said in the trolling department there was a great C&R of a Salmon in the 10 lbs class by a Currane client and his Gillie.   

Thursday, April 21, 2022

21/4/2022

 

21/4/2022 Nice to see a few boats out this day but sadly their lines stayed slack and believe it or not, it made a nice flood early this morning and there was a fine current in the Mouth of Commeragh followed by a nice light to fresh SE wind with good cloud cover, even though the conditions were in favour of the angler, the Wild Atlantic Salmon stayed deep. Now back to yesterday, I failed to report that there was a fine C&R 3 lbs Sea Trout caught by Currane Angler Mr. Timm Van DER Lean of Holland, just for the record Timm caught his fine Sea Trout on the troll while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton Snr. My apologies again to Timm and his Gillie Terence for miserably failing in my duties in reporting their fine Sea Trout. Now we head for the RTE archives and it’s a mighty cracker of the old days and we can all learn from these words of wisdom. So click  

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

20/4/2022

 

20/4/2022 The Currane Anglers were as scarce as the Wild Atlantic Salmon this day. Wind South, light and overcast.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

19/4/2022

 

19/4/2022 All quiet on the Currane front this day. Wind NNW light and variable with reasonable cloud cover and followed by the odd April Shower.  

Monday, April 18, 2022

18/4/2022

 

Sadly No Brown Tags at the end of the Rainbow!

18/4/2022 All quiet on this Bank Easter Holiday Monday in all departments. Wind NW and veered WNW light to fresh followed by the odd April shower. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 5.7 mm. on the yellow warning over the weekend, I was out by 11mm.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

17/4/2022

 

17/4/2022 Two Boats out this Easter Sunday and all quiet on the Currane front and very sad to see just two boats out, where have all the Anglers gone this holiday weekend. Wind SW and veered NW late in the afternoon with good cloud cover. Amount of rainfall Yesterday 8.3mm. Now we head for the Currane anglers View, it’s all yours Tom 


Hi Vincent why so few boats out on Waterville lake , where are the 64 brown tags that were given out , I’d love to know who got these tags as I didn’t get one and I would love to come down and fish Waterville but I didn’t get any tag , I think this is very unfair on me and other regulars who come to Waterville regularly but won’t because of this pathetic tagging system IfI have put in place ,what was wrong with the 3 blue tag system, at least that worked well and was much fairer, Waterville was always full of anglers for Easter but IfI or whoever introduced this brown tagging have ruined the place , disgraceful. Tom

 

Saturday, April 16, 2022

16/4/2022

 

16/4/2022 Just two boats out on the waters of Lough Currane this Easter Saturday,  the Wild Atlantic Salmon were as elusive as were the tourist Currane anglers, as one tourist angler said to his Gillie and I quote, sorry mate not coming down, I don’t have that elusive Brown Tag and that sums up the Waterville Spring fishing. Wind South light to fresh and overcast all day, followed by rain, talking of rain Kerry is on a yellow rain warning, Lough Currane is forecasted to get 24 mm.           

Friday, April 15, 2022

15/4/2022

 

15/4/2022 There were five boats out this Good Friday and by the sounds of it the only thing that sounds good this day is that the Bars were open, so on that note I wish all the Currane Anglers and you good readers a very Happy Easter. Wind SW light and sunny all day      

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

13/4/2022

 

13/4/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the Waters of Lough Currane. Wind SW light, followed by reasonable cloud cover.   

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

12/4/20222

 

12/4/2022 Four boats out today, hoping to put their Game fishing skills on the line and hoping to outclass their fellow anglers by catching that elusive Wild Atlantic Salmon, skills or not their lines stayed slack. On that note we will head for the video department with the Shy Man and fellow Currane Angler the Mad Fisherman, just click the link https://youtu.be/8X0op3Tk8os Wind ESE and veered ENE light and variable. Just for the record in the last 48 hours the amount of rainfall recorded was approximately 18mm.       

Monday, April 11, 2022

11/4/2022

                                         Commeragh River
 

11/4/2022 The Lonesome boatman reports that sadly he had no joy this day. Wind SSE light to fresh and variable. Now we head for the   Commeragh River and as you can see by the video, there isn’t a big flow.    

Sunday, April 10, 2022

10/4/2022

 

10/4/2022 Just one lonesome angler out manipulating on the waters of Lough Currane this day and going by the anglers report, his lours were as lonesome as he was himself. Wind SSE fresh to strong and overcast all day, followed by heavy rain at times.        

Saturday, April 9, 2022

9/4/2022

 9/4/2022 Today was a bright and sunny day and all quiet on the Western front. Wind SE and veered South light.    

Friday, April 8, 2022

8/4/2022

 

8/4/2022 Spygate reports that there were two boats out this day manipulating their skills in the trolling department, sadly their lines stayed slack. Wind light NNE and variable and plenty of sunshine.       

Thursday, April 7, 2022

7/4/2022

 

7/4/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet this day in all departments and one can say that their lures didn’t lure any Wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind North and light with reasonable cloud cover followed by the odd April shower. Just For the record there was 3 boats out.

 

On a personal note, today is the 30th Anniversary of the passing of my good Mother RIP, well Mum you may be gone but your certainly not forgotten and my memories of you fishing the River Inny are as strong as ever especially when I see this great photo of a fine Salmon that you caught on the Inny and I can See you, Dad and David fishing those Heavenly waters, may you all Rest In Peace.      

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

6/4/2022

 

6/4/2022 All the action was along the North shore and for good reason, our Chairmen of the Angling association Mr. Michael Roden, while trolling the North Shore caught a cracker of a 11 lbs Salmon, Michael’s quote of the day, Caught a beautiful fresh 11lbs Salmon and it was very rough out there.  Wind Fresh to strong with reasonable cloud cover.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

5/4/2022

 

5/4/2022 There were a good few boats out this day and at least one Brown tag manipulator precured a fine Wild Atlantic Salmon, for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet. Wind W veered SW fresh followed with strong gusts up to 39 mph, especially in the afternoon. Now we head for the Currane anglers view on Appleby, so it’s all yours SY Bee

 

There was an old man called Appleby who went to the  Appleby fair - he got out his rod and cast into the Eden -he was in luck and soon the bend on the rod was great -a big 50 lb salmon pulled old man Appleby right in ,the  shock was so great   yet old man Appleby fought for 2 hours all the way to Penrith  - were he sniffed a Chinese  special fried rice , but the monster fish smelt old man Appleby and ate him up in 1 gulp -=and that sadly was the end of a great salmon sea  Trout fisher  and a legend on several loughs of Ireland , after all that  he caught one monster  that Ate him all up -Luckily old man Appleby was just dreaming and awoke with a spare rib in his  mouth and  a flying condom on his pillow and a tub of worms on the floor  =naughty old man Appleby  what  else had he been up to in his dream haaa - was he  really a secret spinner or wormer  ?  and no-one knew how he really caught all those 50090089009000 salmon and sea trout on Lough Currane over the years!!!

Monday, April 4, 2022

4//4/2022

 

4/4/2022 Just three boat out manipulating their skills this day, in the words of one Brown tag angler and I quote, as you would say Appleby, my Noble Salmon were all quiet in all departments. Wind NW light to fresh and overcast.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

2/4/2022

 2/4/2022 There were a few boats out this day and for all their efforts all was quiet in all departments. Wind NE and veered North followed by April showers and cold.

Friday, April 1, 2022

1/4/2022

 

                            Lough Currane today at lunchtime

1/4/2022 Two Brown Tag Anglers fishing together this day reported their day was a success when catching a fine 7 lbs on the troll and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind NNE light, bright and sunny all day.


Thursday, March 31, 2022

31/3/2022

Waterville Lake today

Ballinskelligs Bay and Skellig Michael 














31/3/2022 There were five boats out manipulating their lures on this last day of March, spygate reports there were no takers of the Wild Atlantic Salmon, his quote of day was, I’m not surprised because the lake is on the low side which isn’t surprising considering the lack of rain and followed by Easterly winds and there is no argument to that on that quote. Wind NE light and bright sunshine all day.


 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

30/3/2022

 

30/3/2022 The Currane Anglers Salmon lines were slack and silent this day. Wind light to calm and variable NNE and veered NW with reasonable cloud cover.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

29/3/2022

  29/3/2022 All quiet on the Wild Atlantic Front. Wind light to calm and variable from NE to NNW, bright sunshine all day.

Monday, March 28, 2022

28/3/2022

Sunset this evening

 

28/3/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet on this bright and sunny and calm day, the same goes for the evening shift as you can see by the sunset along the Northshore.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

27/3/2022

                                          Sunset tonight 
  27/3/2022 All quiet this Mother’s Day on Lough Currane, just for the record there were only two boats out on this bright and calm day. Wind SE light and variable.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

26/3/2022

The Mad Fisherman in control of the Battle of the Wild Atlantic Salmon


26/3/2022 There were four boats out this day but it’s the Mad fisherman and the shy man that takes all the C&R headlines as you can see by the video, need I say more. Wind SE and variable and bright and sunny all day. 


Friday, March 25, 2022

25/3/2022


25/3/2022 The North Shore and Waterville Boats at watervilleboats@gmail.com  take all the Salmon headlines and for good reason, as they say it’s a long way to Tipperary, well it certainly is a long happy trip home this evening for Brown tag and  Currane angler Mr.

Enda Donoghue of Tipperary who celebrated his birthday in style while fishing out of Waterville Boats, who caught a cracker of a 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll, so congratulations to Enda and Happy Birthday. Just for the record you can see that the conditions weren’t perfect for fishing, with little to no wind and what wind was there was coming from all over the place, light to calm with very little cloud until late afternoon. 

 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

24/3/2022

24/3/2022 Just 3 boats out and all was quiet on the Salmon front, just for the record there was a good hatch of Duckfly and the Browntrout were taking full advantage of the hatch. Now we head for quote of the day from a Currane angler, Sy Bee who is thankfully recovering from Covid-19, and I quote, it’s much easier catching Covid than Salmon sadly lol. Wind SE and veered SW light and bright and sunny all day. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

23/3/2022

 

23/3/2022 Just one lonesome boat out this day and sadly no taker. Wind variable SSE light to fresh and very little cloud. On that note we head for the Currane Anglers View take it away Reg

 

Hello Vincent nice to see one salmon caught and released in Waterville over the weekend, I had booked to be there that weekend but cancelled my trip because I didn’t come out in the lottery draw the end of February, and I won’t be re applying for the march draw as I feel I’ve been coming to Waterville for years and this whole lottery system is a complete joke it’s like your held to ransom tricked into buying a license and  having to beg for a tag very little respect for anglers I feel I’ve been ripped off,  Reg

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

22/3/2022

  22/3/2022 Just two boats out this day and just a few kelts caught for their efforts. Wind SE light to fresh in the morning and fresh to strong in the afternoon. On that note we head for the Currane Anglers view so take it away Michael

 

Hi Vincent just a quick message very sad to hear only two visiting anglers came to Waterville over the St. Patrick’s holiday , and both were barbless anglers I think this is disgraceful 44 tags given out and these anglers didn’t have a tag where are the brown tags gone or who got them what is the point of giving brown tags to anglers who aren’t making an effort to use them, I think IfI now see what a cock up they have made of the tagging system, surely more thought should be put into distributing these tags the lottery system is a complete farce, have a system in place so an angler can come go out fishing with a brown tag and if he doesn’t use it hand it back and let the next angler try his luck, there’s no respect for local businesses here some guy inside in an office doing his sums bringing in the regulations a minister sings it into law but no one thinks of the loss of income to the small village of Waterville , come on minister come on IfI show some bit of common sense. Friend of Waterville Michael.

Monday, March 21, 2022

21/3/2022

 

21/3/2022 Just one boat out and his quote at the end of his day’s manipulations was, no good. Wind SE and variable light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

20/3/2022

 

20/3/2022 There were five boats out this day and for all their efforts, their lines stayed slack. Spygate also reports that there was a good hatch of Duckfly. Wind SE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.    

Saturday, March 19, 2022

19/3/2022

 

19/3/2022 Lough Currane was on the wild side this day, spygate reports that only one boat did venture out, sadly for all his efforts in fighting the wild elements he wasn’t rewarded with that elusive Wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind SE strong with gusts up to 47 mph with good cloud cover         

Friday, March 18, 2022

18/3/2022

 

18/3/2022 There were three boats out this day and there was one Salmon caught by a Currane visitor. Wind SSE fresh with reasonable cloud at times.     

Thursday, March 17, 2022

17/3/2022

Lough Na Mona and Lough Cloonaughlin

17/3/2022 Great News just to let you know that the boats and engines have been launched on the upper lakes. Tickets are available from Mace Supermarket Waterville. phone Mace 0669474253 so come on down and cast that flie or cast a good yarn after your day’s fishing on the upper Lakes. Now today’s St. Patrick’s Day manipulations, well spygate reports that there were four boats out this day, sadly they couldn’t celebrate St. Patricks day with a brown tagged Salmon or a catch and release. Wind WSW and veered WNW in the late afternoon with reasonable cloud cover at times.       

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

16/3/2022

 

16/3/2022 The Wild Atlantic Salmon strikes again today on Lough Currane in the C&R department and the supreme Brown tag Angler who takes all the C&R headlines is well known local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, while out manipulating his Salmon lures caught a fine 7 lbs Salmon on the troll and of course sportingly released My Noble Salmon. Wind WNW and veered WSW light and variable followed by the odd shower.      

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

15/3/2022

 15/3/2022 It was all quiet in the Wild Atlantic Salmon today but the same couldn’t be said in the Kelt department, there were a few Kelts caught on the troll. Wind SSW with heavy rain throughout the day, come evening veered NW.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Mr. Noel Clancy 

14/3/2022 All the Wild Atlantic Currane Salmon headlines go to Brown tag and Currane Angler Mr. Noel Clancy of Waterville and Dublin, while manipulating his skills caught a cracker of a 12 lbs. Salmon while trolling up the North shore on his way home this evening, expecting a blank day when his reel went berserk and then the battle began and Noel was telling me that it was at least 15 minutes before he saw the Salmon, within a couple of minutes later the Salmon was in the net. Today’s quote goes to Noel and for good reason and I quote, Afternoon Vincent, got him on the way home up the North shore, great fight for about 15 min before I saw it. Then in the net. I am a happy Brownless tag holder…. Noel Clancy. Just for the record on the Brown tags it was brought to my attention out of the 44 Brown Tags drawn only seven have taken advantage of their Brown Tag so far this 2022 season? Wind light WNW and variable.

 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

13/3/2021

 

13/3/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Amount of rainfall yesterday 11.3mm. Now to head straight for the Currane Anglers view, take it way Stefan.

Yes, this is very unfair David we come every year but sadly we cancelled this year’s trip to Waterville. I’m very sad that this has happened but every year we leave a lot of money in Waterville our accommodation, lunches from the shops boats to go on lake and our drinks and dinners in the pubs so I can understand how these businesses are angry, we are very angry to be treated like this by your government do they not want tourists and fishermen to come to Waterville anymore. I love Waterville and the people, and I feel so sorry they are in this situation. Stefan

Saturday, March 12, 2022

12/3/2022

 

12/3/2022 The Currane Anglers were blown off the lake at lunchtime as a strong ESE wind took control of today’s proceedings.  One senior Gillie was telling me that he just caught a few Kelts before being blown off the lake and his quote of the day was, 36 kelts in the last few days and they say very few Salmon came into the system last year?    

Friday, March 11, 2022

11/3/2022

 

11/3/2022 Just a few Kelts caught this day by the Currane Anglers. On the weather, wind WNW light to fresh followed by the odd shower. On that note we head for the Currane Anglers View, it’s all yours David.

Hello Vincent, I hear there are a lot of angry fishermen and businesses in Waterville, I was told it’s cancellation after cancellation and there hasn’t been one Visiting angler to Waterville because they can’t get a brown tag, they are cancelling their yearly spring fishing trip to Waterville, I’m absolutely disgusted to hear this is happening. Well, I have one question for you and your readers will IfI reimburse the fishermen and the businesses, or will it be the government surely these people have to be looked after financially. I feel introducing these brown tags is another attack on rural Ireland especially during and after a pandemic. Your friend David.       

Thursday, March 10, 2022

10/3/2022

 

Wild 
10/3/2022 The Picture tells the story as the Barbless and Brown tags stations were in checkmate with a strong Southerly wind blowing, followed by rain.       

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

9/3/2022

 

9/3/2022 Just for the record there was no boats out yesterday. Now back to the present, there were two Brown tag boats out and going by the slack action on ones phone you can take it that their lines were down. Wind North light with good cloud cover.      

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

8/3/2022

Mr. Peter Huggard RIP

 8/3/2022 We start today’s notes on the very sad news that Hotelier Mr. Peter Huggard RIP of the Butler Arms Hotel, Waterville, sadly passed away yesterday. As we all know the Huggard Family have well over 100 years history in the Hotel business of that 100 years, Chef Mr. Peter Huggard RIP served 50 years of which he showed his cookery and management skills at the Butler Arms Hotel which I might add were first class and Peter will be sadly missed. So, on behalf of all the Currane anglers and Waterville golfers and all the good people of Waterville and Kerry and the good people of Co Mayo we send our Sincere Sympathies to His Wife Mary and all His Children and Grandchildren.     

Monday, March 7, 2022

7/3/2022

                             Wild  day on Lough Currane today
 

7/3/2022 Just one Brown Tag boat out on this rough and overcast day with a strong SE wind blowing across the lake and in the words of Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com just me out and very rough and only Kelts

Sunday, March 6, 2022

6/3/2022

Lough Currane Today


 6/3/2021 The amount of Currane anglers that were manipulating their skills this day is as follows, 3 Brown tag elite anglers and one lonesome Barbless angler and going by spygate I can say for all their efforts their lines were slack. Now its Party time and yes you have it and I’m sure because Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy was celebrating his birthday today so on behalf of the Currane anglers and the good people of Waterville and Caherdaniel. Many Happy Returns of the Day.


Saturday, March 5, 2022

5/3/2022

 

5/3/2022 All quiet on the SW front this day. On the weather front it was bright and sunny and not a cloud in site followed by a light to calm East Northeast wind.

Friday, March 4, 2022

4/2/2022

 

Waterville In solidarity with Ukraine 

4/2/2022 Just one Brown tag Angler manipulating the waters of Lough Currane on this calm and bright sunny day and sadly My Noble Gentlemen the Salmon ignored the lonesome Brown tag angler. Wind light and variable from the NE to the SW in the early afternoon and veered again into the NW early this evening. Now to the Currane anglers view and there are 3 points of view so take it away Ladies and Gentlemen.

 Hi Vincent It’s me Robert back to you again, I see this brown tag fiasco rolls on and a lot of locals still left without brown tags it’s disgusting ,all I can see is many of the tags being sent back to IfI like last year some not even used  and some not even making the effort to go out on Waterville lake to try and catch that elusive spring salmon, it’s like there playing a little game keep the locals off, catches will stay low so they have the excuse then to bring in catch and release like they have done to a lot of fisheries all over the country, also they have done this already to the inny river in Waterville,  stopping local anglers from taking a fish and the night fishermen cleaning the river the same thing will happen on the lake no anglers the night fishermen will slaughter everything . That’s the future I see lies ahead for Waterville and feel free anyone out there and contradict me. your friend Robert.

 

Hi Vincent I’m sitting in my house what a beautiful spring day we have here in Waterville, but the one thing that is bothering me is I only see one boat out on the lake, every year we have seen many boats out especially on beautiful days like this, is this because you need one of these special tags to be able to fish that the lake is so quiet . We miss seeing the fishermen the place reminds me of a desert no one in sight for miles, very sad. from Heidi

 

Hello Vincent, I just can’t believe what I was reading a few days ago 44 brown tags given out and only 6 of those tags holders have wet a line so far on Currane this year. I must say I have never seen such a farcical set up in my life, I bet it’s leaving a sour taste in a lot of tag less anglers, I feel this brown tag system will finish the spring fishermen coming to Waterville. Mark

      

 

 

  


Thursday, March 3, 2022

3/3/2022

 3/3/2022 Just one boat out this day and no boat to be seen on today’s video but without any fear of contradiction he was the Brown tag invisible Currane Angler, you could say Angling clients seek him here, they seek him there and they seek him everywhere and the same goes for the Wild Atlantic Salmon.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

2/3/2022

 

2/3/2022 Spygate reports that there were two boats out manipulating their skills this day and only contacted a few Kelts. Wind was all over the place today and overcast followed by heavy rain at times.      

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

1/3/2022

 

1/3/2022 Just two boats out and spygate reports all quiet on all fronts. Wind light ESE followed by bright sunshine all day. Now we head for the Currane Anglers View, it’s all your Simon     

 

Somewhere at the Mouth of a rainbow, I thought it was a brown tag, you dirty rat!

Hi Vincent phoned a local Waterville angler today and he told me   once again many locals left without brown tags, 44 brown tags given out and he told me that to date only 6 brown tag anglers have been fishing on Waterville lake that’s unbelievable and disgraceful carrying on by IfI, surely all the locals should get the January and February tags. It’s a very sad situation that an angler living next to a lake can’t go out and enjoy a normal days fishing, please IfI show some bit of respect to local Waterville anglers. I hope you like the photo Vincent it sums up my frustration for the Locals and their rights to fish for their living and that includes the poor Bed and Breakfasts who are also missing out Big time especially after two years of Covid. Simon

Monday, February 28, 2022

28/2/2022

 28/2/2022 Just 3 boats out this day and for all their efforts just a few Kelts caught. As we all know the second brown tag draw took place today and as far as I know some of the local pro’s missed out again. Wind WNW and veered NNW light with little cloud.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

27/2/2022

 

27/2/2022 All quiet on all fronts except for the wind and for good reason, come lunchtime there was a strong SSW fresh to strong, average speed 30 mph, gusts average speed 40 mph.      

Saturday, February 26, 2022

26/2/2022

 

26/2/2022 The Brownless, Barbless anglers were left Salmonless this day and for a very good reason, Lough Currane was wild with a strong Southerly wind blowing across the lake. On that note we head the Currane anglers view and it’s all yours Martin, a UK Currane angler.

Hello Vincent I see the second brown tag is coming up , I was told today that you have to apply again for the February draw , it’s a complete and utter shambles that you have to keep sending your license number into to IfI surely once should be enough, in my eyes they are making fools out of the local anglers and visiting anglers to Waterville , and from reading your reports not many of the January drawn tags have yet to wet a line on  Waterville lake disgraceful carrying on. I think IfI will have to sit down and have a think how to they can treat anglers a little bit better than they have the last 2 years in Waterville. Martin          

Friday, February 25, 2022

25/2/2022


                        Lough Currane today taken at Lunchtime 

25/2/2022 Just two Boats out again this day and their lines stayed slack throughout the day, just for the record both boats were members of the Brown Tag team. Wind SW light to fresh an overcast all day.          

Thursday, February 24, 2022

24/2/2022

 

24/2/2022 There were two Brown tag boats out this day and spygate reports that for all their efforts there were no takers. Wind WNW fresh to strong and followed by wintery showers and as you can imagine it was very cold out there. On that cold note we will go to the criticism department on my writing especially on my heading of the No Spin No Fly’s just facts, because fly’s is spelt incorrectly, well there is a good reason for this and as say a photo always tells the story, the fly’s tell you everything when you study the photo      

No Spin No Fly's just Facts

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

23/2/2022

 23/2/2022 The Lough Currane anglers were nowhere to be seen this day and for good reason, there was a strong WSW wind blowing down the lake, come evening it veered WNW fresh to strong with heavy downpours throughout the day.

 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

22/2/2022

 

22/2/2022 Currane spygate reports that there was just one Brown tag boat out today. Wind WNW light to fresh followed by a few showers. Now we head for the Currane Anglers View so it’s all yours James

 Hi Vincent, great to see another fine salmon caught and released in Waterville and on the fly as well, well done to the flyman and the shy man for keeping the home fires burning, well done die hards it’s a pity a lot of your fellow anglers haven’t wet a line yet, hopefully more locals will get brown tags in the next draw. It’s an awful shame that these locals that have grown up next to Waterville lake have to enter a draw in the hope they can go out and enjoy a normal day’s fishing, I always thought that Waterville was a free lake, surely these rules and regulations contradict this.? It’s a crying shame what’s happening over there? Your friend James.

 

Monday, February 21, 2022

21/2/2022

21/2/2022 There were two brown tag boats and one barbless boat out manipulating this day and by all accounts for all their efforts sadly they weren’t rewarded with a wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind NW and veered WSW light to fresh and overcast. 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

20/2/2022

 

20/2/22 It was splendid work by the Flyman to catch the first Salmon on the fly yesterday after storm Eunice because storm Franklin took control of the whole of Ireland today and sadly that includes the Currane anglers and going by the forecast, tomorrow isn’t looking good. Wind WSW and veered W and again veered WNW, NW. Wind gusts speed 63 mph / 100 km average speed 40 mph/64km         

Saturday, February 19, 2022

19/2/2022

In Him
End of Battle
19/2/2022 Storm Eunice may have controlled the Currane anglers yesterday and there is no argument to that, today with storm Eunice well gone, there was no stopping the flyman taking control of the waters this day and for good reason, as the flyman went out the trolling man went home and for all his efforts just caught a few kelts, well the same couldn’t be said for the flyman because within a few casts the flyman was into a cracker of a 12 lbs. Salmon and as you can see by the photos it was a fine catch and release and just for the record that’s the first Salmon caught on the fly 2022. For those who do not know who the Flyman is, it’s the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com  Wind WNW light to fresh and overcast with heavy showers. 


Game set and Match


 
Caught and Released