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Monday, July 31, 2023



31/7/2023 All quiet in all departments on this last day of the month, rock on August. Wind light to fresh W followed by showers.             


Sunday, July 30, 2023


                                        US Currane Angler

30/7/2023 Lough Currane was on the wild side with a fresh to strong SW wind blowing and only two boats reported that their lines were slack, so on that negative note we head downstream to the world famous Butler Pool and  Currane US angler from New York, while fly fishing, caught a fine Grilse for the frying pan and I can tell you the Wild Atlantic skin of the Salmon slightly crispy is delicious and you may think I’m joking, watch the grizzly strip the Wild Salmon skin and eat it, there’s a lot of goodness in the Wild Salmon Skin. Just for the record I’m talking of Wild Salmon, So don’t argue with Grizzly. Wind already stated and overcast all day and light misty rain.            


Saturday, July 29, 2023



 29/7/2023 Straight to the Currane drifters, a few Sea Tout and Brown Trout were caught and released. Now we head down stream to the World famous Butler Pool and at  US Currane angler Mr. Chip Parkhurst from the State of Ohio takes all the Salmon headlines on the Currane system and for good reason, while fly fishing caught a fine Grilse. Now we head for the C&R River Inny, it was reported to me by the Inny Farmer that there were 3 Salmon caught on the fly. Wind W fresh followed by the odd shower.     

Friday, July 28, 2023



 28/7/2023 Straight out on to Lough Currane and into the fly department, renowned Kilkenny and Currane fly angler Mr. Tom Dugan fishing out of caught a fine Grilse and finished his day off with two C&R Sea Trout,  while flyfishing with his renowned Gillie the flyman Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and for the rest of the Currane angers it was all quiet, you could say they had Inny syndrome? Now we motor across the Valley to the River Inny and back to yesterday’s manipulations, the Inny Farmer got some good news from one angler, who caught and released 3 Grilse of which the biggest was in the 4 lbs class all caught on the spin, staying on the C&R Inny, the Inny farmer today reported that two Salmon were caught today on the fly. Wind WSW light to fresh followed strong gusts at times and overcast.

Now we head for an anglers opinion on my reporting on the Waterville Fishery, so the stage is yours Martin so take it away Sir. Photo's like these are all too common on your site, when is the realization that 'soon there will be none' going to kick in, or are you all hell bent on ruin? If so 'Good Luck', and stop posting hard luck reports, you reap what you sow!

Martin Trusler


Thursday, July 27, 2023



27/7/2023 Catch of the 2023 Season so far goes Kilkenny Currane angler Mr. Tom Duggan while trolling with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught a cracker of a 15 lbs. Salmon, for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet and envious I wonder why? Now we head across the valley to the C&R river Inny, it was reported to me by the Inny farmer, there was at least 3 caught and a few trout, as promised amount of rainfall yesterday was 20.4 mm.


 26/7/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on this day, so on that note, we head downstream  to the world  famous Butler Pool at   UK Currane angler Mr. Tom  Boardman while fly fishing with his gillie Mr Neil O'Shea of caught 1 salmon on the fly. Wind S veered SW light and overcast, amount of rainfall I will give you all the facts in tomorrow's notes.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023


 25/7/2023, Lough Currane anglers again  all had slack lines on this bright and sunny day. I can confirm  there was one Inny  angler manipulating  on the C&R River Inny. Now to the weather, the Irish meteorologic service is  forecasting flash floods for Kerry tomorrow, only time tell. Wind light and variable. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2023


 24/7/2023 Currane angler Alex Gurnee caught one  seatrout in the 1lb class on the drift while fishing with his gillie Mr Tom O'Shes of 

 For the rest of the Currane anglers, it was all quiet in all departments. Wind SSE light and variable.

Sunday, July 23, 2023



23/7/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts this day which isn’t surprising after yesterday reasonable flood, so you can be sure a good few headed up to the River Inny with their C&R Salmon rods. If I were a Fishery officer, I would have to say the Inny C&R anglers have the right to remain silent and my God they certainly do, not like the good old days as you can see by the picture. Wind from the West to the NE light followed by good cloud cover, amount of rainfall yesterday 13.5 mm.  

No Hiding in the good Inny old days 

Now head for the Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout Anglers view so the sage is yours Mr. Daniel Brosnan, How is gods name was a fish farm allowed to be built right in front of Europe's best sea trout fishery! This has to be the worst planning and environmental decision ever made in this country! I have alot on but I am 100% gonna look into this in great detail! The environmental politician in charge at that time needs to be looked at! The planning needs to be looked at and then it needs to shown for what it is. Maybe the worst decision made by a government and a community to allow a salmon farm to be built in the estuary of the greatest sea trout fishery in Europe! In fairness to Gavin Quilligan he is right worms are the least of your problems! I know two employees who worked in this salmon farm and both left at the absolute disgraceful behaviour that happens on this fish farm!

Saturday, July 22, 2023



22/7/2023 Lough Currane was a lonely lake today as the rain poured on the Waterville fishery, so as you can imagine some Currane anglers were heading for the C&R Inny and other anglers heading for the Commeragh hoping to catch a wild Atlantic Salmon on their flies. Talking of flies or lies it has been reported to me there is a bit of skulduggery, as the rain fell the worms came to light and one angler isn’t amused and made it quite clear in a text to me today, but I have to say I personally have no proof of this but as an angler wants to have his or her voice heard so be it, this a No Spin No Fly’s just Facts Blog, so on that note the stage is yours Michael. 

Hi Vincent I have a questions for you I thought because of the seatrout catch and release in Waterville lake that worming was banned on the lake and on the Commeragh river is this true, well if it is true the rules are being broken because the Commeragh is being wormed all the time I’ve seen it for myself today and the last 2 weekends. How is this allowed why don’t the angling club stop the slaughter it’s ridiculous. Regards Michael.                                  

Friday, July 21, 2023


Josephine Chaplin RIP

 21/7/2023 All quiet on all fronts this day. Now it’s with deep sadness that I have to report the Passing of Josephine Chaplin RIP who sadly passed away on the 13th of July and on behalf of the Currane Anglers and all the good people of Waterville and all of Kerry we send our Deepest Sympathy to all the Chaplin Family and friends.   

Charlie and Josephine 

Thursday, July 20, 2023


Young Currane angler and Gillie Mike Moriarty 


20/7/23 Again the Lough Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments today, so on that note I will go down photograph  memory lane and all the credit goes to my Mother for taking all these photos and marvellous memories, the year was 1965 and as you can see in the photo, local Gillie Mike Moriarty, now I quote Hardy’s of Pall Mall, the manager asked my Father and Uncle where were they going fishing, they replied Waterville, ah yes Mike Moriarty and Tom O’Sullivan first class Gillies, oh you have fished in Waterville, the manager replied, I haven’t, those Gillies have a famous world reputation, the year was the summer of 1963 and this isn’t a fisherman’s story. Going back to the photo as you can see there is another young famous Currane angler and I will leave the rest to your imagination. Wind NNW light and variable with reasonable cloud cover.                       

Wednesday, July 19, 2023


A Menu fit for a King!
19/7/2023 The Currane anglers were as quiet as my WhatsApp was today, so on that note I will go down memory lane. I was looking for old photos and low and behold I came across an old menu from The Huntsmen Restaurant of 43 years ago and when I looked at it, it was my 21st birthday and signed by all who was there, as you can see by the photo. Wind light NNW and followed by. bright sunshine.            

Tuesday, July 18, 2023



18/7/203 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the Currane system today, so I’m of the opinion they had their Inny hats on, the amount of rain we got last night was 5.4mm, yes that’s nothing but one must remember that the mountain rainfall isn’t measured, all I can say there was a small flood. Wind light South Veered SW and Veered again into the NW and come evening veered again into the North, followed by bright weather and very warm.      

Monday, July 17, 2023



17/7/2023 The Kerry footballers may have reeled and netted in Derry footballers yesterday, sadly the Currane Kerry anglers didn’t reel in or net any Salmon or Sea Trout today going by the WhatsApp?  Wind was all over the place from WNW to the SW and variable and overcast. Now we head down Murphy’s road and yes you have it, there is a yellow warning for Kerry tonight and tomorrow, their forecasting 18.4mm of rainfall    

Sunday, July 16, 2023



16/7/2023 Going by my WhatsApp I take it the Currane anglers had their green and gold Kerry GAA hats on as Kerry took on Derry and I can tell you the Currane anglers were screaming louder than their Currane reels and fair play to Kerry, even though Derry had Kerry on the run it wasn’t long before Kerry reeled Derry in and won the battle, now they have to win the final against Dublin. Now back to reality on the fishing even though as of yet I have nothing to report but watch this space because a few fishing story’s could be out there. Wind light to fresh followed by some heavy showers.         

Saturday, July 15, 2023



15/7/2023 Straight to the C&R Sea Trout department, we start at the Bungalow, Mr. John Burton and Mr. Mike Murphy from Co. Clare were in good form again today while fly fishing with their gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of caught 6 Sea Trout, ranging from junior class up to 3 ½ lbs. Staying in the Sea Trout department one boat was out from the Southside, caught 4 trout, biggest 4lb between the black point and the rabbit island followed by a few brownies also and just for the record the same Currane fly angler had 9 juniors in coffees bay yesterday and a few brown trout and yes I failed to report this in yesterday’s notes. 6 boats out today as they were manipulating their skills and sadly no Salmon reported. Now as promised on the flood that wasn’t, the reason I say this is because it was made quiet clear to me in an email that was sent to me yesterday and I quote, Hi Vincent I see your weather reports are going down Murphy’s road because there is big difference between 2mm and 15mm well my response to that is, it was 8mm actually and in the words of the Great Gillie Mr. Jack O’Sullivan there was enough rainfall to activate the Salmon as well as the angler. Wind NW light to fresh followed by good cloud cover and a few showers.     

Friday, July 14, 2023


Mr. Bob White


14/7/2023 We head straight back to yesterday’s notes because it was brought to my attention by text today by local Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of  and I quote, Hi Vincent who is giving you misleading information, Phil Hawker had 3 sea trout 2/3 lbs and 1 salmon on the fly with me Frank. So that puts yesterday’s notes corrected. Now today’s action. We start on the Northshore and at Currane angler Mr. Bob white caught a fine 5 ½ lb Grilse on the troll and finished his day off with 4 juniors, 1 on the fly while fishing with Waterville Boats and his gillie at Now we stay on the Northshore and go up to the Bungalow, Currane anglers Mr. John Burton and Mr. Mike Murphy from Co Clare, caught 7 Sea Trout while flyfishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of  Wind NE veered N veered again NW followed by good cloud cover, on the Yellow rain warning yesterday no comment as of yet, will give the full facts tomorrow.      

Thursday, July 13, 2023



13/7/2023 There was some good action in the Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout department today, so straight to the action, Clients trolling with their gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of caught a fine Grilse/Salmon and finished their day off with two Trout. Staying in the Grilse/ Salmon department, another boat fishing on their own also caught a Grilse on the troll. Now we head for the drifting department, Currane Sea Trout Anglers while fly fishing on the drift on the Southside in and around Coffees Bay C&R 6 Juniors and followed that up with 12 Brown Trout. Now to the weather front, as we all know we had a good flood a few day’s ago, well, Kerry is on a yellow rain warning from 2am until 7pm tomorrow, the amount of rainfall for Waterville is 15.5 mm? Toady’s wind SW light followed by good cloud cover and followed by light rain at times.     

Wednesday, July 12, 2023



12/7/2023 Straight to the Sea Trout department, Dublin Currane angler Lesley Bishop, while fishing with her gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught and released a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout, for the rest of the Currane anglers they were all quiet in all departments. Now we head across to the Inny and just for the record there were manipulations going on this morning but as of yet My WhatsApp isn’t in C&R mode, I would beg to differ. Wind WNW light followed by reasonable cloud cover.   

Tuesday, July 11, 2023



 11/7/2023 All Salmon headlines come from the Northshore and the Bungalow so straight the action, Dublin Currane angler Leslie Bishop while fishing with her gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Grilse/Salmon on the troll. Wind light NNW followed by reasonable cloud cover.      


Monday, July 10, 2023



10/7/2023 The Lough Currane anglers were all quiet today, so on that negative reel, experience tells me one can smell a flow of Inny fresh water and considering there was 16 .6 mm of rainfall yesterday recorded at the Valentia observatory that’s not surprising. Wind light SW followed by heavy showers.    

Sunday, July 9, 2023



9/7/2023 The Currane anglers again were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind light SSW veered SW and variable followed by good cloud cover.  

Saturday, July 8, 2023



8/7/2023 The Currane anglers and their Inny hats were all quiet today. Wind light to fresh SW veered SSW followed by good cloud cover.  

Friday, July 7, 2023


                             Good enough size flood

7/7/2023 Straight to the flood and in the words of one Currane angler and I quote, there was a good enough size flood, so that answers the water levels, so you don’t have to be a angling rocket scientist to know that the Currane anglers had their Inny hats on and going by my WhatsApp there was only 1 Salmon recorded to my WhatsApp. On the Currane notes all was quiet this day. Now to the weather front, wind fresh to strong S and veered SSE and overcast all day, staying with the weather there is a yellow wind warning for all Munster so the chances are the Currane anglers will be heading for the Inny? so click the Waterville weather      

Thursday, July 6, 2023



6/7/2023  Renowned  Kilkenny Currane fly Angler Mr. Tommy Duggan caught a fine 3 ½  grilse/ Salmon while fly fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea at  and for the rest of the Currane anglers it was a all quiet on all fronts.  Wind fresh to strong S veered SW and variable and overcast all day followed heavy rain at times, will give amount of rainfall in tomorrow’s report.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023



5/7/2023 Renowned German Currane fly angler Mr. Markus Kruse caught a fine 6 lbs. Grilse/Salmon while fly fishing with his gillie, for the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet going by my WhatsApp. Wind light and variable WNW and veered W in the afternoon, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Staying on the weather front Kerry is on a yellow rain warning, the amount for Waterville  the yallow warning click   

Tuesday, July 4, 2023


No Salmon or Sea Trout at the end of rainbow 

 4/7/2023 All quiet on the SW front. Wind NW light, followed by the odd heavy shower.

Monday, July 3, 2023



3/7/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on all fronts, mind you, I said that last night and low and behold it wasn’t long before I was contradicted, so you never know your luck. WNW variable light to fresh and followed by the odd shower. 

Sunday, July 2, 2023


 Breaking News just   in and I quote It's the early bird that caught the worm, Dónal O' Neil caught a fine 4 1/2 lb grilse on the troll.


2/7/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day. Wind NW light to fresh and variable followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Saturday, July 1, 2023



1/7/2023 Mr. Tom O’Shea of reports that his client US Currane angler Isobel Shaughnessy from Chicago, caught a fine Sea Trout of 2 ½ lbs on the troll. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Cork Currane angler Mr. Jim Maguire caught two Sea Trout while trolling with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of  Yesterdays amount of rainfall was 11.1mm and in the words of one Inny angler, the flood was small. Wind light to fresh NW followed by reasonable cloud cover.