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Thursday, March 31, 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 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 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


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


                                          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


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 The North Shore and Waterville Boats at  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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 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 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



13/3/2022 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 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 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 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 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


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


                             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 just me out and very rough and only Kelts

Sunday, March 6, 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 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



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 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 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 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