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Thursday, June 30, 2022


 30/6/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the day shift and as of yet no reports on the Currane night manipulators. Wind WNW light with reasonable cloud cover.   

Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Mr. Doug Kramp

29/6/2022 All the Salmon/Grilse headlines were in the fly department this day and the facts are as follows, renowned US Currane fly angler Mr. Doug Kramp from Dallas, Texas, caught his first Salmon on the fly while fishing with his Gillie and all I can say may it be the first of many. Wind NW light to fresh followed by the odd few showers.  


Tuesday, June 28, 2022


28/6/2022 Another flood hits the Waterville Fishery early this morning and in the words of the Lonesome Boatman and at and I quote, filthy and rising mad and dirty out as far as the Sister’s, as you can see by the video, that sums up today manipulations. So on that note we head for the Currane anglers view on his fishing trip to Waterville, so take it away Brian the stage is yours.

Mr. Brian O'Rourke's 
Salmon caught at the weekend 

Hi! I'm the latest "Renowned Currane angler" on Vincent Appleby's Post!! I'd just like to say, what a great weekend we had just now, despite the weather!! Frank n Anne Donnelly were our hosts at Lakelands; Frank took me fishing into Copal Bay, I'm afraid to no avail on Sunday, but The Shy Man was my star for the weekend - took me out twice, but Saturday was the highlight in that I caught my 1st salmon in 50 years on the fly!! In Commeragh Bay I rose one v early on, possibly the same one, then went on to catch a coupla nice sea trout!! Went back over the same water as earlier and, bang he was on!! The Shy Man rowed furiously out into the bay and we successfully landed the nice 6LBs grilse, 10 mins later!! A great day!! We were entertained gracefully in the Lobster Bar on two nights - the Lobster and crab dishes were 'par excellence!'!! The Guinness flowed as did the serenading efforts of one of our group (he shall be nameless)!!!

It was probably my best fishing trip in my 30 years travelling to Waterville, having been a dapper for most of those, my esteemed hosts and gillies have been persuading me to master the art of salmon fishing, so I have now come of age, I feel!! Hopefully there'll be plenty more!!

Thanx again to the Donnelly's, the Hughes's and of course to 'The Shy Man!' AND of course, to Waterville! We'll be back down in September, pg!! B.    


Monday, June 27, 2022


Yellow Rain Warning 


27/6/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day. Wind WSW and very variable, average speed 25 mph. gusts up to 39 mph. Just for the record Kerry is on a yellow warning.  

Sunday, June 26, 2022



26/6/2022 All the Salmon and Sea Trout headlines go to Fly Currane angler Mr. Tom Nugent of Kilkenny and for good reason while fly fishing with his Gillie, caught a fine 2lbs Sea Trout and finished his day off with a fine Grilse on the troll. Just for the record it was reported that there were a few Anglers on the Commeragh but no reports on their efforts. Now we head across to the Inny and there was one angler fishing hard but caught nothing when I went past. Wind fresh to strong NW average speed 20mph. Gusts up to 32 mph. followed by showers.     


Saturday, June 25, 2022


The Flood that wasn't? 

Mr. Brian O'Rorke


25/6/2022 I will start today’s notes on Lough Currane where there was some great action in the fly department, renowned Currane angler Mr. Brian O’Rorke caught a fine 6 lbs. Grilse and finished his day off with 3 fine Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie. Now we head for the trolling department, renowned Currane Fly angler Mr. Tommy Duggan of Kilkenny, decided to troll across to the fly-fishing department with his Gillie and in doing so caught a 5 lbs. Grilse. Now as promised we head for fake news? and for VNN fake news and yes it did make a good flood but as you can see by the pictures, they say fake news, so on that note how much rain did fall, well you would be amazed, Valentia Observatory recorded 41.6mm of rainfall, so that tells how much the land took and staying with the weather again it rained all today so eventually we got our flood. Wind W and veered WSW fresh to strong, average speed 25 mph gusts up to 38 mph. and raining all day.

Friday, June 24, 2022



24/6/2022 At last the Waterville Fishery gets a good flood this day. For the Currane anglers and their manipulations it was all quiet on all fronts. Just for the record will give more on the flood in tomorrow’s notes. NW fresh average speed was 21 mph with gusts up to 33mph.

Thursday, June 23, 2022


The Mouth of the Commeragh tells the story 

 23/6/2022 Lough Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts and as you can see by the photo the Waterville fishery badly needs a good flood and with any luck our prayers may be answered going by the forecast? Wind light to calm with good cloud cover in the morning and come afternoon bright and sunny.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022



22/6/2022 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet on all fronts this day as the sun blazed down. Wind NNE first thing this morning then veered North, come afternoon the wind veered into the NW light, max speed 10 mph.    

Tuesday, June 21, 2022


The Ledge
Hugo on watch

21/6/2022 They say today is the longest day of the year and that’s very appropriate because it’s the night shift and the Lonesome Boatman Currane angler of  that takes all the C&R 3lbs. Grilse headlines and just for the record the Lonesome Boatman caught his Grilse on the troll. Wind North light and variable followed reasonable cloud cover.   Video of C&R 


Monday, June 20, 2022


Ballinskelligs Bay today

 20/6/22 In the words of the Lonesome Boatman of  and including his good dog Hugo and I quote, Rough in the morning, not too bad in the afternoon and finished my day off with a 10 lbs. Salmon on the troll. For the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet. Wind NNE fresh to strong and bright sunshine all day.

Sunday, June 19, 2022


                          Susan and Tom Reilly of the USA

19/6/2022 Low water or not the Waterville Fishery produced a nice bit of action today, so on that note we head out on to Lough Currane from the North Shore and Vincent’s Harbour with the Lonesome Boatman and at  and his client renowned Northern Ireland Currane angler, Mr. Andy Wishart who caught a fine Grilse on the troll. Just for the record there were three boats out this day. Now we head down stream to the World-famous Butlers Pool and at  US Anglers take the Salmon headlines and for good reason, Tom and Susan Reilly from Boston Massachusetts caught 1 Grilse each ranging 4 lbs and 5lbs, on the Butlers Pool and it was their first time fly fishing for salmon. On a personal note may it be the first of many and congratulations to you both. Wind NNE light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover   


Saturday, June 18, 2022



18/6/2022 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day on the Currane waters. Wind North light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. Just for the record there were three boats out.

Friday, June 17, 2022



 17/6/2022 The Hampshire Hogs headed out on to Lough Currane today for their last day’s fishing trip and of course weren’t disappointed, fishing with their boatman the commander in chief Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and at The Shy Man and the lonesome boatman and at and fishing out of so on that note we let the Hampshire Hogs have their say on their trip, so take it away Hampshire Hogs. Hi Vincent, last day and one small grilse for Mr Peter Ruffle, some very hard fishing this week but 4 grilse and a 10lb springer for the week. A good dose of water is desperately needed! Hopefully when we’re back later in the year, the conditions will have improved. Cheers.    

Now we head for the Lobster Bar for the presentation of the Hampshire Cup to Mr. Trevor Dewberry who wins the Hampshire Cup for the first Salmon caught on their Trip.  




Peter out on Lough Currane today

        Mr. Trevor Dewberry winds the Hampshire Cup for first Salmon caught on their trip  

Thursday, June 16, 2022



16/6/2022 The Hampshire Hogs Currane Anglers had it hard this day with 3 Grilse lost and a few Brown Trout for their efforts but to be fair they had some fine action and kept the Currane flag flying high. Wind S fresh with good cloud cover.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022



15/6/2022 It was blazing saddles on the Waterville Fishery and the Currane Hampshire Hogs this day and their quote of the day, Hi Vincent, dead as a dodo today. Fishing conditions bright sunshine all day, wind SW light.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022



worth waiting for

14/6/2022 It’s a cracking day for the Currane Hampshire Hogs in the fly and trolling department, so on that note we will let the Hampshire Hogs tell their story so it’s all yours and I quote, Hi Vincent, a 10 lb salmon on the troll for Nigel Henshaw fishing with the commander in chief Mr. Michael O’Sullivan and at  and two 5lbs grilse, one on the troll and one on the fly for Peter Ruffle, fishing with the Shy Man. Just for the record the Hampshire Hogs are fishing out of Wind SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover. 


Monday, June 13, 2022


a Fine Brow Trout 

13/6/2022 Again all the fishing news and facts of the day come from the North Shore and at Hampshire Hog and Currane all-round angler Mr. Trevor Dewberry reports while fly fishing with the Shy man caught five Brown Trout, the biggest was in the 2lbs class, Fellow Currane UK Hampshire Hog Angler Mr. Nigel Henshaw, while fishing with the Lonesome boatmen and at caught a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout on the troll. Now to the apology department and yes, I failed Miserably in my Duties for not reporting in last night’s Hampshire Hogs notes to report the Shy man and the Lonesome boatmen, so my apologies once again. Wind WNW light with good cloud cover.   


Sunday, June 12, 2022



12/6/2022 All the Salmon headlines come from the North Shore and the Hampshire Hogs fishing out of great to see the Hampshire Hogs manipulation on the Waves again of Lough Currane. UK Currane Angler Mr. Trevor Dewberry reported that he caught a 5lbs Grilse on the troll and followed by a few Brown Trout caught on the drift by the rest of  the Hampshire Hogs. Wind NW and variable with reasonable cloud cover at times.

Saturday, June 11, 2022


11/6/2022 Toady’s Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments. Wind West light to fresh, Average speed 22 mph, strongest gusts 29 mph.  

Friday, June 10, 2022


 10/6/2022 Two boats out and their rods and reels were all quiet on all fronts. Wind SW fresh and veered WSW, average speed 24 mph gusts up to 36 mph followed by the odd shower. Now we head for the Inland Fisheries breaking news and warning on the Pacific Pink Salmon, what has the Pacific Pink Salmon got to do with Irish Fisheries well read on and take note if you would please.

Photo and Pacific Pink Salmon  report courtesy of Inland Fisheries Ireland

Inland Fisheries Ireland is issuing an alert for reports of any sightings of Pacific pink salmon.

 At the recent NASCO meeting, serious concerns were raised that pink salmon may spread to and establish in rivers throughout the wider Atlantic region.

 IFI is appealing to anglers to report catches of pink salmon to the 24-hour confidential hotline number – 0818 34 74 24 or 0818 FISH 24. As these fish die after spawning, some dead specimens could also be encountered along Irish rivers. Anyone who catches a pink salmon is asked to:

 Keep the fish and do not release it back into the water (even in rivers only open for catch and release angling)

Record the date & location of capture, and the length and weight of the fish

Report it to any IFI office or via the 24-hour confidential hotline number – 0818 34 74 24 or 0818 FISH 24

Tag the fish and present it to Inland Fisheries Ireland and a new tag will be issued to replace the tag used

Take a photograph of the fish.     

Thursday, June 9, 2022



9/6/2022 Just two boats out today, the lonesome boatman of reported two trout for their efforts. Wind WSW and variable fresh average speed 22 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2022



8/6/2022 Just one boat out this day and what a cracker of a day UK Currane flyman Mr. Marcel Gilliou had while fishing with the lonesome boatman of caught four Grilse on the fly and as the Grilse said, the truth of the pudding is in the fly. To all Currane anglers please click and I quote, the Inland Fishery’s, Currane Anglers are needed for Citizen Science survey to examine fish stocks  Wind West fresh with good cloud cover at times.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022



7/6/2022 Straight to the action from the Northshore and Waterville Boats and at Currane Angler Mr. Charlie Clifton fishing with his Gillie and the commander in chief of Waterville Boats and at  Mr. Michael O’Sullivan caught a fine lightening fresh 5 lbs. Grilse, Now we head for the Sea Trout department UK Currane Angler Mr. Marcel Gilliou, while fly fishing with his Gillie the Flyman Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught a fine 4lbs. Sea Trout on the fly. Now we head back to the Salmon department, two Currane anglers out by themselves caught a fine Salmon on the troll. Wind SE fresh to strong at times and overcast all-day followed by light rain.

Monday, June 6, 2022



6/6/2022 Just one boat out this calm Bank Holiday Monday and nothing to report for their efforts. Wind SSW light overcast in the morning followed light misty rain, come afternoon the sun broke out followed reasonable cloud over.

Sunday, June 5, 2022



The Currane anglers were all quiet on this Sunday. Wind light to calm and variable.    

Saturday, June 4, 2022



4/6/2022 Again the Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day, so on that note we head for a Currane anglers desperate wade into Lough Currane to see why he’s not catching fish and the picture tells the story, so think positive not negative, plus If you can’t catch a fish you might as well join in and start praying for rain.  Wind light ESE and variable and overcast with light rain.   




3/6/2022 The Currane anglers were in a positive mood but the Wild Atlantic were in a negative mood. Wind light NNE and variable.

Thursday, June 2, 2022



2/6/2022 Just two Currane Anglers manipulating the Currane waters this day and you could say if their lures were bullets, toady they were blanks and that sums up today’s action. Wind WSW and veered NW late in the afternoon with reasonable cloud cover.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022



1/6/2022 Here is the Currane news and it’s simple as this, there were no scales weighed in today so straight to the weather, bright sunshine followed by a light wind from the NNE and veered North light all day. In the words of one Currane Gillie at the end of his day and I quote, Nothing, and that’s not surprising in my opinion going by the first few lines of today’s notes.