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Wednesday, August 31, 2022


Curran's you will be missed
31/8/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts today and in my opinion this is very appropriate especially to the Currane anglers because today Curran’s Mace Supermarket opened their doors today for the last time and sadly they’ll be no rush in the future to Curran’s Supermarket and tackle shop to get the first Salmon licence or investing in a new Rapala, so on behalf of the Currane anglers and the good people of Waterville, Dromid,  Caherdaniel, Ballinskelligs, and all the surrounding areas, we wish all the Curran Family and their staff all the best for the future. I can say you will be missed.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2022



Wild Atlantic Way

30/8/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet in all departments this bright and sunny calm day as you can see by the photo of Ballinskelligs Bay. Wind ESE light to calm.

Monday, August 29, 2022



Ballinskelligs Bay the Wild Atlantic Way

29/8/2022 Two Trout caught on the drift and fair play to them because as you can see by the picture the conditions certainly were not ideal. Wind SE light and variable. Just for the record there was one Butler Pool angler manipulating his flies and as of yet I have no reports of any rod benders.  

Sunday, August 28, 2022


28/8/2022 Just a few Trout caught this day and yes, yesterday’s catches were Sea Trout as they were today.  As you can see by the photo it was fairly calm this day, wind SE light and variable and very warm this afternoon. 


Saturday, August 27, 2022


                     As you can see I'm not Singing on the Pool 

27/8/2022 Great to report a bit of action this day, In the Salmon/Grilse department there was 1 Grilse caught on the troll. Now we head for the dry fly department, one boat manipulating their dry flies caught 7 Trout and that’s no mean feat and the same goes to the Salmon/ Grilse department. Wind variable and light from the SE to the SW followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Friday, August 26, 2022



26/8/2022 The Waterville Fishery was all quiet in all departments this day. Wind NW light and variable followed by bright sunshine all day.

Thursday, August 25, 2022


Ballinskelligs Bay this morning !

25/8/2022 There were four boats out manipulating their flies and lures this day and for their efforts it’s great to see a few Trout caught on the drift. On the Salmon front all quiet, so on that note we head for today’s weather, as you can see by the photo it was bright and sunny this morning but come afternoon there was a few showers but nothing to talk about. Wind fresh WSW and veered SW for the rest of the afternoon, followed by the odd strong gusts up to 30 mph?

Wednesday, August 24, 2022



24/8/2022 The Currane rocks get clearer every day and in the words of one Currane angler, you can’t even fish your lure’s or flies in shallows, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s Salmon and Sea Trout net weights. Wind West light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022



23/8/2022 The Currane Anglers were all quiet on all fronts and in the words of one Currane angler what do expect with a rock bottom lake and the sun blazing down at times and as my Grandfather would say, there is enough blue up there in the sky to make a pair of riding britches. Wind light SW and variable followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Monday, August 22, 2022



22/8/2022 Just one boat out this day and by all accounts it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind variable SW light and overcast all day and very humid. That sums up today’s manipulations. 

Sunday, August 21, 2022



21/8/2022 Bright and sunny all day as you can see by the picture but saying that at least one boat did have a little bit of action on the South side, while fishing on the drift caught a couple of Trout. On the C&R River Inny I would say all quiet? Wind East and veered SSE come midday veered SSW for the rest of the day.

Saturday, August 20, 2022



20/8/2022 There was one boat on the drift and caught two Trout for their efforts. On the Inny front no report so I will leave that to your imagination but I’m sure to be sure there was a few C&Rs. Wind WSW veered SSW light to fresh and overcast all day.

Friday, August 19, 2022



19/8/2022 There was some good action on the Waterville Fishery today, we start on the Big Lake/ Lough Currane, straight to the Currane fly Drifters and for good reason, they caught a few Sea Trout today and staying in the Sea Trout Department I failed miserably in my duties to report yesterday that there were also a few Sea Trout caught on the drift. Now we head across to the River Inny, I can report that the C&R Inny anglers caught and released a few Salmon today. Wind West fresh and overcast all day followed by heavy rain at times.

Thursday, August 18, 2022


A Fine Catch and Release Wild Atlantic Salmon today!

18/2022 Straight to the Lough Currane Salmon action, Our Chairman Mr. Michael Roden, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught and released a fine 9 lbs. Spring Salmon on the troll on their way home this evening after a hard day’s flyfishing. Just for the record there were three boats out. Just for a matter of interest, Michael’s C&R Salmon tells you a lot on the weather front. Wind SW veered W light and variable. 


Wednesday, August 17, 2022


Ballinskelligs Waterville 


17/8/2022 The Inny Anglers are ready and waiting for the down flow of rain as forecasted, the same goes for our Noble Currane anglers and of course as is the World-famous Butler’s Pool and at  Now back to today’s news, well as you can see by the picture it tells the story. Wind North and veered NNW light and variable with good cloud cover at times.   

Tuesday, August 16, 2022



16/8/2022 Very little rain to report, the same goes for the fishing department as I say that there is rain on the horizon for the weekend, so Inny Anglers be warned  ?  Wind NNE fresh with good cloud cover.

Monday, August 15, 2022


Ballinskelligs Bay


15/8/2022 There were a few cracks of the old thunder, the odd flash and the odd heavy shower but no flash flood as of yet. Wind NE veered to the SSE and veered again back to NNE light to fresh and good cloud cover.

Sunday, August 14, 2022


Cloud cover!

 14/8/2022 As the clouds hit Kerry the temperature was still high as you can see by the photo. As of yet the Waterville fishery is still waiting for a drop of rain, their forecasting thunder and lightning followed by flash floods? Personally, there is more chance of a flash than a flood? Wind Light and variable from the NE to the West.

Saturday, August 13, 2022


A calm Kenmare Bay

13/8/2022 As the Kerry air temperature soars you can imagine the Salmon and Sea Trout going to deeper depths, as the Currane anglers put on deeper sunscreen. I believe the temperature in Waterville today was 28 c. In my garden the picture tells the story, sadly I didn’t get a telegram from Her Majesty, I can tell you my temperature rose. Wind light NW and variable followed by bright sunshine all day.        

Not quite 100 F I can't say the same for the Fishing ! 




Friday, August 12, 2022


Sea Fishing the order of the day!

12/8/2022 It's all sunshine as the Currane anglers lines stay slack as they wait in anticipation of a flood, so on that note we head out into Ballinskelligs Bay with Mr. Robert Elson of   by all accounts Robert’s Family caught a few nice Pollock and Mackerel and not forgetting their fine cooked Crab and Lobster, as you can see by the photo of Ballinskelligs bay this morning it’s perfect weather for Sea fishing as we Game anglers carry on suntanning.  Wind NE veered NW and variable.     


Thursday, August 11, 2022



11/8/2022 As you can imagine the Kerry Globe is warming fast as the sun blazes down on the Waterville Fishery so there isn’t much one can say except pray! Wind was light and I can say it did the full Ring of Kerry.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Blazing down on Ballinskelligs 
10/8/2022 The Suntan lotions were the catch as the sun blasted down on SW Kerry as you can see by the photo of Ballinskelligs Bay courtesy of   Wind WSW light and veered NNW this evening. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022



Hot weather or not we can still fish on all front's 

9/8/2022 The heat wave takes all headlines so on that note we head out into Ballinskelligs Bay with Mr Robert Elson of  for his Catch of the day, two ready cooked Lobsters, all I can say is bon app├ętit. Wind SE Veered SW light and variable.

Monday, August 8, 2022


The Picture tells the the story

8/8/2022 More than a 100 years of Hotel Management At The Butler Arms Hotel, Waterville officially comes to an end today and it’s a very sad day in my opinion, especially when the Curtin comes down on more than 100 years of providing a great service by the Huggard Family to tourists from all over the world, from the President of Ireland to Charlie Chaplin and the not so famous. So, on behalf of the Currane Anglers, all the good people of Waterville and from all over the Globe we wish Mrs. Mary Huggard and her family all the best for the future.

Now today’s Manipulations all quiet on all fronts need I say more. Wind NNW light and variable followed by bright sunshine all day. 


Sunday, August 7, 2022



No Rod No Spin just Sailing

7/8/2022 The Currane suntan anglers were all quiet in all departments as you can see why by the Rod Stuart photo. WNW light and variable followed by bright sunshine all day.

Saturday, August 6, 2022



6/8/2022 The Currane and Inny anglers were all quiet in all departments this day? Just for the record there was one C&R Inny angler manipulating his skills and was up there for a good while, fair play to him, on that note did he or didn’t he is the question? Wind East veered W and veered again into WNW light followed by bright sunshine.  

Friday, August 5, 2022


             The Butler Pool playing a Salmon, the season of 1965

5/8/2022 All quiet on the Inny, mind you I say that with a stutter, so on that note we head down to the World-Famous Butler Pool and at where there was a nice bit of action with two Salmon caught on the fly. Wind NNW light, followed by the odd shower this morning followed by reasonable cloud cover.   

Thursday, August 4, 2022



4/8/2022 We start on the Commeragh where there was one Cork angler manipulating his Skills, sadly I can’t confirm whether he caught one but all I do know he walked off the Commeragh and headed for the C&R River Inny, so I take it his lines were slack on the Commeragh? Talking of the Inny I can confirm that there was 5 Salmon caught by other Inny C&R anglers. On Lough Currane it was all quiet on all fronts. Wind light North and veered NNW in the afternoon with reasonable cloud cover.      

Wednesday, August 3, 2022



3/8/2022 All the Salmon headlines come from the C&R River Inny with 7 Salmon reported caught. Just for the record the total amount of rainfall that the Waterville Fishery got over the August Bank Holiday was a grand total of 26.1 mm. Wind light WNW followed good cloud cover.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022



2/8/2022 There was a good flood coming down the Inny and the Commeragh and you can be sure there were a few catches and releases and on that optimistic note we head for the Currane Anglers negative view.

Hi Vincent

I have Coming to Waterville for 30 yrs. plus. Usually, I fish Inny after a flood and buy a day ticket. Just tried to get day permit but shop requested 100 euro to join club also.

This is crazy, is it true.    

Monday, August 1, 2022



1/8/2022 We start on Lough Currane there was two boats out and their lines were slack all day, so on that note we head upstream to the Commeragh where one Cork angler was manipulating his skills and I believe he may have caught at least one but as of yet this hasn’t been confirmed. Now we cut across the Valley to the River Inny where there was 3 Salmon caught on the fly and released. Wind SW fresh and overcast all day followed heavy downpours.