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Monday, May 29, 2023



29/5/2023 Great news for the Currane anglers today because the first Salmon Grilse was caught on the troll by Currane angler Andy from Co. Clare while fishing with his Gillie and good friend Mr. Bob Priestley, so let’s hope it’s the first of many for all the Currane anglers. On the weather front another bright and sunny day followed by a light variable breeze from the East to the SW to the NW come evening.  

Sunday, May 28, 2023


 28/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet going by my WhatsApp and as I say that my WhatsApp has some good news and I quote Dónal fishing out of the Buter Arms Hotel and at  caught a 12 lb salmon on troll, only out 10 mins when he got him. Just for the record Dónal was fishing with his Gillie out of Waterville Boats and at  considering the low water conditions Lough Currane proves low water or not, you always have a chance.  Wind ENE and veered WNW for a while and veered back again NE    

Saturday, May 27, 2023


Ballinskelligs Sunset last night  


27/5/2023 Just one boat out today and that’s not surprising considering the bright conditions and going by my WhatsApp it was all quiet, mind you if you’re a  Luton Town supporter your certainly celebrating your premiership promotion so congratulations to all the Luton Town supporters as the Saints go marching down. Wind light to calm WNW veered NNE.   

Friday, May 26, 2023


 26/5/2 Today’s notes are the same as yesterday’s and for good reason, bright and sunny and hardly a cloud insight. Wind East veered ESE and veered again SSW light.  

Thursday, May 25, 2023



25/5/2023 Bright sunshine all day followed a light NE wind, you could say the Currane anglers morale is as low as the lake, need I say more.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023



24/5/2023 Another bright and sunny day for the Currane anglers as they caught plenty of suntan, the same couldn’t be said in the wild Atlantic Salmon department. Wind North and veered NNE light.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023



23/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments today and not surprising considering there was bright sunshine all day followed by a light and variable NNE wind.   

Monday, May 22, 2023



22/5/23 Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports just three boats out and all quiet on the SW front. Wind light NNE followed by bright sunshine.

Sunday, May 21, 2023



21/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments today. Wind light NNE and variable, followed by misty rain at times and overcast for most of the day.    

Saturday, May 20, 2023



20/5/2023 Most of the Currane anglers had slack lines but I did get a good but sad report on the one got away by Currane angler Mr. Adam Healy, in his own words and I quote, How are you Vincent if it’s any reference to your reports I hooked at fine salmon the 8 to 10lb in the Cummeragh bay on the troll with a copper and green Toby. Unfortunately got him to the net and he got a last lease of life and took a fine 2-3ft jump and spat his lure. Also had a fine 2lb trout on the same lure. Kind regards Adam Healy. Wind WNW light and variable    

Friday, May 19, 2023


19/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts so on that note we will head for the Mad Fisherman and his famous videos on his trips to the Waterville Fishery and in this video there’s faces well known on the Waterville Fishery and from my blog so take it away you Mad Fisherman, the stage is all yours, just for record Mr. Vincent Donnelly the The Mad Fisherman has 2.72K subscribers Wind NNW light and overcast.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023




17/5/2023 There was some good action in the trolling department today, so let’s head out to the action, first in my striking zone was Currane angler Mr. Tom Nugent of Kilkenny and fishing out of  while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of  caught a fine 8lbs. Salmon on the troll. Now we head for the Bungalow and Dutch Currane angler Mr. Neils Woermeije fishing out  of while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught a fine 8lbs. Salmon. Staying at the Bungalow, UK Currane Angler Mr. Arnold Slater caught a nice 7lbs. Salmon while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of Bright sunshine all day followed by a light WSW breeze.       

Tuesday, May 16, 2023


C&R 4lbs. Sea Trout

16/5/2023 Sea Trout of the day goes to Dutch Currane fly angler, Mr. Wim Woermeije and for good reason, he Caught and released a fine 4 lbs Sea Trout, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of  Now we head for Waterville Boats and at Michael reported that they caught a few Brownies. Wind NE to the NW light and variable, followed by bright sunshine.  


Monday, May 15, 2023



15/5/2023 I start with the sad news that Currane angler Mr. Tommy O’Toole RIP of Tralee sadly passed away in the last few day’s and I can say the Waterville Fishery has lost another great Currane angler to the Heavenly Lakes and rivers. So on behalf of all the Currane anglers and good people of Waterville we send our Sincere Sympathies to all his family and friends.



Now to today’s Currane facts, Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at reports there was a good few boats out and between their flies and lures only brownies were on the Currane menu. Wind North light followed by reasonable cloud cover. 

Sunday, May 14, 2023



14/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day. Wind North and veered NNW light to fresh followed by good cloud cover.     

Saturday, May 13, 2023


Sunrise on Lough Currane

 13/5/2023 A good few boats out, five to be precise and all reports suggest all their lines were slack. Wind SSW light with reasonable cloud cover.    


Friday, May 12, 2023


Hampshire Hogs celebrating in the Villa 


12/5/2023 Just two boats out today and all quiet on the SW front on this bright and sunny day, followed by a light NNE wind. Now we head for the Villa and at and the Hampshire Hogs Party of the Salmon catch of the week and the winner was Hampshire Hog Currane angler Mr. Trevor Dewberry, as you can see by their photos a good party was had by all and the Hampshire Hogs asked me on their behalf to thank the Villa and at  management and staff for a great night, they also would like to thank Waterville Boats at and their Gillies and especially Clifford’s Bed and Breakfast at    


Thursday, May 11, 2023



3 lbs. C&R Sea Trout 

Wild Atlantic Salmon

11/5/2023 I start in the backdate department, my Apologies to Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Beenbane, Waterville, for failing to report his fine catch of a fine 8 lbs. Salmon caught on the troll yesterday and as you can see by the photo, or you could say I failed miserably in my duties in reporting, Guilty as charged. Now back to the present and I will let the Hampshire hogs have their say on today’s proceedings and I quote. Hi Vincent, another tough day but Pete had a nice 3lb sea trout, the last few days have been tough but 3 springers in a week isn’t a week to complain about. See you in September. Trevor, breaking news on one of the Hampshire Hog’s Gillie, it was reported to me after Pete caught and released his fine 3 lbs Sea Trout, the pressure was on and as you can see by the photo the Hampshire Hogs won by a technical knockout. Wind NNW light and variable followed by good cloud cover.  

Judge and Jury 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023



10/5/2023 Straight to the Hampshire Hogs report, Just a few Trout but that’s all we managed today. For the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet in all departments going by my WhatsApp. Wind WNW light to fresh and overcast.                                                                                        

Tuesday, May 9, 2023



9/5/2023 The Hampshire Hogs were all quiet in the Salmon department, in the words of one Hampshire Hog and I quote, useless today except Pete caught a Sea trout on the troll in the 2lbs class,  and I had a few Brownies. Wind WSW veered NW and veered again West light with reasonable cloud cover.      

Monday, May 8, 2023


Mr. Ruffle 

8/5/2023 Hampshire Hog and Currane fly angler Mr. Ruffle takes all the headlines in the fly department and for good reason, he caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon while fishing with his gillie from Waterville Boats and at and fishing out of  and just for the record Mr. Ruffle got into another battle but sadly the Currane Salmon won on the day and for the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet. Wind SW light and overcast and as promised, amount of rainfall yesterday was 21.4mm.


Sunday, May 7, 2023



7/5/2023 We start today’s manipulations at the Bungalow. Cork Currane angler Mr. Dave Homes was in great form again today while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught a 9 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll. Staying in the trolling department the Hampshire Hogs were also in good form especially Hampshire Hog and Currane angler Mr. Trevor Dewberry who caught a fine 11 ½ lbs. Salmon on the troll, Trevor also reported that his fellow Hampshire Hog Peter Ruffle caught seven Brown trout on the lake and finished  his day off with 3 Sea Trout on the World Famous Butler Pool and at Just for the record The Hampshire Hogs are fishing out of and fishing with Waterville Boats and at Wind South light to fresh and overcast and followed by a fair bit of rain, will give the amount of rainfall in tomorrow’s note.                    





6/5/2023 Great to see the Hampshire Hogs back in action and fishing out of Waterville Boats and It wasn’t long before the Hampshire Hogs and Currane angler Mr Peter Ruffle while fly fishing with the Flyman and of caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon. Staying with the Hampshire Hogs, Trevor and fellow Hampshire Hog Nigel caught a few Trout with the Shy man. Now we head for the trolling department, Currane Cork angler Mr. Dave Holmes while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon. Weather reasonable cloud cover, wind light and variable.             

Friday, May 5, 2023



5/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments except for their effing and blinding at the end of their day. Wind SSW light and overcast.           

Thursday, May 4, 2023


                              Where Eagles Dare to fish 

4/5/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day, so on that note we reach for the skies for the White Tail Eagle video. Wind ESE veered SE fresh, followed by strong gusts at times and overcast, followed by the odd heavy shower.            

Wednesday, May 3, 2023



3/5/2023 Straight to the trolling department, Currane US anglers Mr. Gary O’Hagan and his good friend Chuck caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon, while fishing with their gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of Wind SE and veered SW and overcast.         

Tuesday, May 2, 2023



 All quiet today after the Bank Holiday weekend. Wind SSE light and variable and overcast.          

Monday, May 1, 2023



1/5/2023 All quiet on the SW front except for a few Brown Trout C&R. On the weather front fairly bright for most of the day. Wind WNW veered WSW light.