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Tuesday, October 11, 2022



11/10/20 Currane anglers were all quiet this day. Wind SSW light to fresh and overcast. Now we head for A Currane anglers view of one of his best series of trips in 30 years! Take it away Brian It’s all yours.


I've been coming to Waterville for 30 odd years,

To remember detail of trips - I have fears!

It’s tough for me, and my peers at our age!

It's Lough Currane's fish, we’d come and try to engage!

For me this year's experience, has been one of the best!

But only really when, the wind was in the west!

A Skelligs trip was planned for May as a test,

The storm so bad that we gave it a rest!!

The lake was so rough, we shoulda given drifting a miss,

From sheltered shore I gave, 2 brown trout a kiss!

On the pan they went for breakfast next morn,

In butter they fried and eaten with corn!!

In June we arrived back, in the hope of salmon to tote,

The Shy Man put up a Hairy Mary, and a Silver Stoat!

The latter hooked two - three n four pound sea trout,

The former took a nice grilse, from the Commeragh spout!!

Next trip in September just two of us came,

An upper Currane lake we fished with The Shy Man, again,

Another salmon I caught, on a Muddler at last,

My partner hooked one, but broke his hook, on the same cast!!!

The last hoorah was mixed, as the fish were so dark,

But that upper lake, again, gave me a morning’s lark!!

The Shy Man on the oars, was my main man,

We released two sea trout that woulda, been fit for the pan!!

So many thanx again to the inimitable Shy Man, no doubt!

To Tommy Shea and Frank Donnelly for taking me out!

To Lakelands Guesthouse, for four wonderful stays,

To The Lobster Bar and The Villa Marie, for their dining arrays!!!


Thank you Waterville – see you next year, please God!

Brian ORorke.


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