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Monday, March 13, 2023


13/3/2023 It’s a very sad day for me to report that the Great Currane Angler Mr. Brod O’Sullivan R.I.P past away this morning, so on that sad note I will go back 60 years on his skilful manipulations on the Waterville Fishery. In 1963 as you can see by the picture Brod helped me play my first Wild Atlantic Salmon and as you know Brod caught the Salmon and I played it,( great memory’s)  Now we head down stream to Lough Currane, as we all know in 1964 Lough Currane got the Salmon disease and the first outboard motor was put on the lake by Mr. Brod O’Sullivan and I can tell the senior boatman were not in favour of the outboard motors but fair play to Brod he kept to his outboard motor and I can tell you it wasn’t long before his fellow Gillie’s put their oars to rest. Now we head across to the River Inny, the year was August 1965 in those day’s it wasn’t what you were going to catch but it was how many, if the conditions were right and that year they were, Brod and his clients caught 103 Salmon on the Inny in two weeks, a record in my opinion will never broken. Now we head out onto the Wild Atlantic, in the early seventies there was one hot summer, the lake was rock bottom so Brod headed out into Ballinskelligs Bay with his clients with their Mackerel feathers and caught 1500 Mackerel and Pollock in 3 hours, another record. Well Brod R.I.P you may have parted from the Waterville Fishery to the Heavenly waters fishing with your Son Anthony/ Tony R.I.P and your good wife Mary R.I.P making Her fine Soda bread. So on behalf of all the Currane Anglers and the good people of Waterville and all your clients we send our Sincere Sympathies to Sadie, Colette and Mary Denise; sister Mary & Family and his brother Paddy & Family; sons-in-law Pan, James and Mike; grandchildren Stephen, Keith, Kelly, Poppy & Laura; great-grandchild Killian; extended family, friends and neighbours. I would like to finish on a Quote from Brod’s  good friend and Currane angler Mr. Gary Humphrey.                           
Firs Salmon caught in 2015
R.I.P Legend  
Butler Pool 1963

On yje Lake late 1969?


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