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Friday, June 30, 2023



30/6/2023 Overcast and heavy rain take all the headlines, as the Currane anglers were all quiet as they lay in waiting to put their Inny hats on, come afternoon I’m sure their C&R rods and reels would be at the ready and as of yet My WhatsApp is all quiet but to be fair how big was the flood and how much will the land take, will have more facts tomorrow. Wind NW fresh and overcast all day.         

Thursday, June 29, 2023



29/6/2023 UK Currane angler Mr. Max Harris was in good form again today in the the Salmon department, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught a fine 7lbs. Salmon on the troll. For the rest of the Currane Anglers it was all quiet going by my WhatsApp, what’s that you say, texts and photos always welcome on 087 2074882. Wind light WNW and West followed good cloud cover.        

Wednesday, June 28, 2023



28/6/2023 UK Currane angler Mr. Harris caught a fine 6 lbs. Grilse/Salmon while trolling with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of on the weather front, wind light WNW and veered NW.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023



27/6/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet again in all departments. Wind light to fresh SW and veered WSW and overcast all day.

Monday, June 26, 2023



26/6/2023 Cork angler Mr. Martin Coveney caught one Sea trout while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and for the rest of the Currane anglers there was no comment. Wind W and veered SW light to fresh followed by cloud cover. 

Sunday, June 25, 2023



25/6/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet today and in the words of one Currane angler and I quote, I had a day off, well that may well be true but going by the Inny secret service the Currane anglers had their Inny hats on today. Now we head for I Would like to thank all the management and all the staff at the Villa, especially to a young gentleman and his friends who found my phone and I can tell you it was greatly appreciated. Wind West fresh followed good cloud cover followed by showers.                     

Saturday, June 24, 2023



24/6/2023 Straight to the Sea Trout department, Luxemburg Currane angler, Bob caught a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of also in good form was Cork Currane fly angler Mr. Sean Kennedy who caught 1 Sea Trout in the 2 lbs. class while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet. Wind South Fresh followed by strong gusts up to 38 mph and overcast followed by rain showers.                    

Friday, June 23, 2023



23/6/2023 We start with rainfall ? well going by the Inny this afternoon I can say it wasn’t a lot but on that negative note we head out on to the lake where UK Currane angler Mr. Graham Elswood was in great form again while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught a fine 5 lbs. Salmon on the fly. As Brod’s Father Mr. jack O’Sullivan once said to me 46 years ago even the smallest bit of rain can activate Salmon, all I can say, so true. Wind fresh SSW and variable and overcast followed by misty rain.                

Thursday, June 22, 2023



22/6/2023 Straight back to yesterday’s manipulations and I quote Mr. Neil O’Shea of Vincent you’re failing in your duties, you didn’t mention my clients catch in yesterday’s report, well I have to say I’m guilty as charged because I failed to read his text, so lets put the record straight and my apologies to UK Currane angler Mr. Graham Elswood who caught a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout on the drift. Now back to today’s action Local Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea reports that nothing happened today. Wind light to fresh South and veered SSW followed by reasonable cloud at times and very warm and humid.          

Wednesday, June 21, 2023


Ryan Waterville's Olympic Silver medallist
photo courtesy of  Skellig Stars   

21/6/2023 As they say there is always a silver lining and today was a perfict example and no it has nothing to do with fishing, mind you, you could catch a fish with it. So, let’s give Waterville’s Olympian Ryan Griffin a Big Congratulations for winning the Silver medal in the Javelin for Kerry and Ireland in the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin today and not forgetting his fellow athletes. Now to the Currane anglers it was all quiet on this Silver Medal day so as you can see the Sun was shining. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 15.6mm.      


Tuesday, June 20, 2023


20/6/2023 Straight to the flood topic and yes, the Currane anglers are still waiting for the elusive flood, you can say the rain more elusive than the Salmon at this present time. Wind SW light and variable followed my reasonable cloud cover. As you can see by the photos, this report isn’t propaganda.  


Monday, June 19, 2023


19/6/2023 Well the Currane anglers are still waiting for their rise in the water levels as well as a good rise in the Salmon and Sea Trout department and talking of water levels, amount of rainfall recorded at Valentia observatory was 32.2 mm but as you can see by todays photos out on the lake, it tells you the story and that's no bull. Wind S and veered SSW light with reasonable cloud cover and followed by the odd shower.      

Sunday, June 18, 2023



                                 Dad Thinking of you on this                                      

                                     Heavenly Fathers Day 


18/6/2023 All quiet on the Wild Atlantic Salmon front, the same couldn’t be said for the thunder and lightning followed by downfalls, how much rain fell we will have to wait until tomorrow, personally if there was a good amount of rainfall sadly the land will take most of it but just for the record the amount of rainfall yesterday was 0.4mm. Maximum windspeed 14 mph from the South.      

Saturday, June 17, 2023



17/6/2021 Straight to the Bungalow, UK Currane Angler Mr. Peter Brown while fishing with his gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught a fine 5 lbs. Grilse/Salmon on the troll. Now to the weather, the flood that missed the Waterville Fishery? All I can say the same couldn’t be said in Tralee and for good reason, there was a mighty thunderstorm followed by a massive downfall that flooded parts of Tralee in minutes today, sadly so far the Waterville Fishery is still on the dry side but as we all know in theses thundery conditions that can change in minutes, only time will tell. Wind light SSE veered Southwest.     


Friday, June 16, 2023



16/6/2023 The Currane anglers were as quiet as the Lambs and considering the water levels that’s not surprising. Wind SE and veered SSW light to fresh followed by good cloud cover.

Thursday, June 15, 2023



15/6/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts today so on that slack note we head across to the Irish Times and for good reason, why? because I was browsing the net and low and behold what came up was, well click the link and how I missed this I don’t know but as the late Brod O’Sullivan would say, typical Vince. The clue is scroll done. Wind SSW light followed by reasonable cloud cover. I would like to thank Mr. Derek Evans of the Irish Times. Just for the record keep scrolling down until you see what’s written about the great Brod O’Sullivan RIP

Wednesday, June 14, 2023


        As you can by the low water on the Butler's Pool angling 

                                conditions are not easy!                         


14/6/2023 There were a few boats out today and considering the low water conditions it’s great to see a few Currane anglers out there manipulating their skills  and I can tell you Canadian Currane anglers Father and Son, John and Ian Dufton weren’t disappointed because they caught two lightening fresh Grilse while trolling with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of In the words of their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea, it was hot out there and there’s no argument to that. Wind SW light followed reasonable cloud cover.   

Tuesday, June 13, 2023


Ballinskelligs Bay this morning 
Butler Arms 1966
13/6/2023 All quiet on all fronts and as you can see by the photo of Ballinskelligs Bay an ideal day to head out on to the Sea. Wind light to calm NE veered SW come evening veered again into the NW, followed by one light shower but in general it was mainly bright sunshine for most of the day. Now we head for memory lane and for good reason because today is my Father’s Birthday, so as my Father celebrates his Heavenly Birthday I will celebrate those great memories fishing with by Dad RIP and Brod O’Sullivan RIP and our great times in the Butler Arms Hotel.      


Monday, June 12, 2023


Ballinskelligs Bay Waterville


12/6/2023 The Currane angler’s boat seats were like blazing saddles and as you can see by the picture it was a great day for the Bass. Wind N and veered NNW light and hardly a cloud in site.

Sunday, June 11, 2023



11/6/2023 All quiet on all fronts this day. On the weather front, overcast all day and very humid, wind SSW and veered SW light average wind speed was 17 Km/h. Amount of rainfall for the last two months, April 77.7, May 57.5, June 3.7


Saturday, June 10, 2023


                    Sunset at Loher on the Wild Atlantic Way

10/6/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front on this humid and misty day. Wind SSE light and variable.  

Friday, June 9, 2023


                             Ryan Waterville's Olympian  

9/6/2023 Straight to the Bungalow and at  US Currane anglers Jake and Luke caught 2 & half lbs seatrout on the troll with  their gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of Wind SE and variable light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover at times. Now we head for the 2023 Special Olympic World Games In Berlin and for a great reason, Ryan Griffin is Waterville’s Olympian and representing Waterville, Kerry and Ireland, so on behalf of all the Currane anglers we wish Ryan all the best at the 2023 Special Olympic World Games in Berlin.   


Thursday, June 8, 2023



8/6/2023 All quiet on the SW front in all department’s. Wind NE light to fresh and variable, followed by good cloud cover. Now we head out on to the Wild Atlantic way for some good fishing for the wild Sea Bass and you could say the Currane anglers are on a low and the Bass anglers are on a high. Mike Cahill had a 6lb bass this morning and lost a few more, his friend Derek had a great few days in Waterville but didn’t manage to land a fish but connected with a few but flicked their tails and off they went. Derek chilling out in Waterville after the launch of his new company best of luck Derek.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023



Sunset at the Smugglers




7/6/2023 Bright sunshine and to make things worse a low lake, low or not the Butler Arms Hotel of and their client Currane Angler Mr. Mike Cahill fishing with his Gillie out of Waterville Boats and at caught a fine 4lbs. Salmon/ Grilse on the troll. I can tell you it wasn’t long before they headed for the Smugglers Inn and at Just for the record what they had is classified information and congratulations to all for keeping the Currane flag flying high. Wind ESE light and variable.   

Tuesday, June 6, 2023



Kerry's Wild Atlantic Way 

6/6/2023 All quiet in all departments as the sun again blazes down on the Currane anglers. Wind light ESE veered SE and veered again into the West.         

Monday, June 5, 2023



5/6/2023 To all holiday makers and especially the Currane anglers remember in theses roasting conditions to head for Fogarty’s Centra Moo’d ice cream parlour, I can assure you one won’t be disappointed because of the amount of multiple flavours of ice cream of your choice and as I always say the truth of the ice cream is in the eating of, as you can see by the photo we weren’t disappointed.

Now we head out on to a bright and sunny Lough Currane with Currane angler Mr. Pat Bridgeman and in his own words, Hi, Vincent, Took the kids out on lough Currane, trolling got two nice sea trout in half pound range nice to see kids release them was lovely to get out. Pat Bridgeman. For the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet. Wind ESE veered WSW light and variable. Just for the record there were 8 boats out come after      

Sunday, June 4, 2023



Sunset this evening 

4/6/2023 Sombreros were the order of the day as the sun blasted down on a low Lough Currane, so you don’t have to be a mathematisation to know today’s Game Fishing results. Wind Light and variable, you could say it went around the clock and not a cloud in sight.

Saturday, June 3, 2023


Wild Atlantic Way

3/6/2023 The Currane anglers headed for shelter as the sun blazes down and takes control on today’s manipulations on a sunny and hot Lough Currane and talking of a hot one, A Currane angler isn’t too happy on where he get’s his Salmon Licence or I should say the distance he has to go to get it, I will say no more and let this Currane angler have his say on this problem, so take it away Currane angler the stage is yours.

Dear Vincent, it’s come to my attention that you can no longer purchase a Fishing License in the Village Tackle Shop the Chemist  Shop although you can buy Tickets for the upper Lakes & the River Inny not sure why this is the case tried to buy a License there in March and couldn’t.


A Currane angler

Just for the record I have a good few emails on the 2023 Currane Salmon Licences and I can say they weren’t as polite as the one above, some inferred it was my fault and all I can say is Not Guilty.



Friday, June 2, 2023


Ballinskelligs Bay this morning 


2/6/2023 MET Eireann didn’t register any rainfall and where the Currane anglers are concerned they didn’t register any Salmon on this warm day and come afternoon there was good cloud cover followed by a variable light wind from SE to the SW.     

Thursday, June 1, 2023



1/6/2023 The sun was blazing down on Lough Currane, so one doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s headlines, more like slacklines in my opinion, going by WhatsApp. So on that note we head for Luton and bring me sunshine video of Kerry by Currane Angler Mr. Gary Humphrey, so Gary take the stage, God only knows what the Mad Fisherman will think of it. Wind East, ESE, S, SW, WSW. W, light.