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Thursday, August 31, 2023



31/8/2023 Just Eagle eye and his photo takes the headlines as there were no Salmon or Sea Trout at the end of the rainbow. Wind WSW and veered West light followed by reasonable cloud cover and the odd shower.   


Wednesday, August 30, 2023


                            Ballinskelligs Bay Waterville

30/8/2023 The Currane anglers were again all quiet on this calm day as you can see by the photos. Wind SE light to calm and variable.   

Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Photo by Vincent Donnelly  

  29/8/2023 The Currane reels were all quiet in all departments so on that negative note we head for the Mad Fisherman and his fishing adventures, so Vincent let your camera roll

Monday, August 28, 2023



Wild Atlantic Way 

28/8/2023 The Currane anglers fly lines and trolling their lures were all slack this day. Wind light NW and veered W and veered again WSW followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Sunday, August 27, 2023


 27/8/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet again in all departments. Wind NW and veered NNW followed by showers.

Saturday, August 26, 2023



26/8/2023 Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments today. Wind North veered NNW light to fresh followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Friday, August 25, 2023



25/8/2023 Just one boat out and going by my WhatsApp one would have to say  his lines were slack? Wind Light NNW followed by reasonable cloud and the odd shower.   

Thursday, August 24, 2023



24/8/2023 All the Salmon headlines comes from Waterville boats and at  Currane angler Mr. William Harrigan caught his first 5lbs. Grilse /Salmon on the troll while fishing with his Gillie, may it be the first of many. Now to the backdate department, yes I failed miserably in my duties in reporting that there were 3 Salmon caught on the Inny last Monday and my apologies to the Inny Farmer, all I can say is, he wasn’t amused. Wind light NW and veered WNW followed by reasonable cloud cover.     

Wednesday, August 23, 2023



23/8/2023 THE Currane anglers were all quiet on the Western front in all department’s. Wind NW light followed by the odd light shower.

22/8/2023 Apologies My Internet was down yesterday,

 22/8/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet  today.

Monday, August 21, 2023


Timothy RIP

21/8/2023 I start today’s report on the sad news that retired ambulance Driver Mr. Timothy O’Shea RIP of Spunkane, Waterville passed away today. The reason I mention this is because Timothy comes from a great Salmon fishing family in Waterville and fished himself, as we all know Timothy was a renowned ambulance driver for Kerry, even when Timothy took the road to retirement he was always there to help as I found out personally myself, when I was coming back home from fishing I came off my bike, he followed the ambulance to St. Ann’s Hospital in Cahersiveen and waited till I got the all clear and then He drove me home. So, on behalf of all the Currane anglers and the good people of Waterville and Kerry we send our Sincere Sympathies to all of Timothy’s family. Well Timothy you may be gone but you certainly won’t be forgotten.

Rest In Peace Timothy.

The Currane anglers were all quiet today.      


Sunday, August 20, 2023



20/8/2023 Currane anglers were all quiet going by my WhatsApp. Now we head for the C&R Inny anglers, the Inny farmer reported that it was quiet and finished his report by saying in my opinion Vince you can take that with a pinch of salt, experience tells you that? Wind fresh SSW and followed by good cloud cover and warm.

Saturday, August 19, 2023



Waterville last night  

19/8/2023 Betty’s yellow rain warning certainly wet me trousers in style with 73 mm of rainfall, in total there was 82.3 mm of rainfall within 24 hours. Now straight to the Inny Farmer and his report on today’s action, At least 4 fish caught on the C&R Inny, 2 on the fly and 2 spin. Now I find it astonishing that I’m getting reports of Worming on the Commeragh and the Inny  today, I have to say I have No proof of this but it was reported to me by email and I quote,  Hi Vincent is the worming ban lifted on the Commeragh and on the Inny I was told both rivers were being wormed today was thinking of coming down fishing if ban has been lifted can you find out for me. Paul.           

Friday, August 18, 2023


 18/8/2023 Storm Betty, I wet me trousers will miss Kerry later tonight it won’t be too bad except for the yellow rain warning. Now today’s Currane action, all I can say is, it was rough out there with a moderate to strong SE wind at times and overcast followed heavy rain at times and in the words of one Gillie, it's made a big flood. On the Inny front it was on the rise late this morning and as of yet I have no reports, but you can be sure there was a good C&R cast of Inny anglers up their when the conditions were in their favour.          

Thursday, August 17, 2023




17/8/2023 The Currane anglers report in all was quiet on the SW front this day. Now we head down Murphy’s road and for good reason, as you all know the flood is on the cards, so as you can imagine there will be a full cast of C&R Inny anglers hoping to catch the one that got away. Just for the record Photographer Eagle Eye took a cracker of a photo of the sunrise this morning as you can see. Wind SSE light to fresh followed by good cloud cover.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2023


Ballinskelligs Bay today 

16/8/2023 the Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments as they get ready on the Yellow rain warning with thunder and flash floods forecasted for Friday, the amount of estimated rainfall for Waterville is 22.1 mm. Wind light SW followed by bright sunshine.  


Tuesday, August 15, 2023



15/8/2023 My Noble Currane anglers were all quiet this day, Wind light NW followed by good cloud cover. Now we head for a Salmon anglers comment and as they say you have to take the good with the bad, so the stage is yours Mr. Jack Power.

I'm very sorry to say that some of the Currane gillies are barbarians. They will keep killing the last few fish until they are all gone. And don't give me the bollix about clients paying so demanding a fish to take home.... at this stage Vincent you're really an embarassment. No reflection on the young fella, delighted he caught a fish and I'm sure he would have returned it if encouraged to do so

Monday, August 14, 2023



14/8/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments today. Wind light WNW veered NNW followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Sunday, August 13, 2023



13/8/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind light W and veered SW light followed by good cloud cover.

Saturday, August 12, 2023



12/8/2023 Master Dan Dwyer again takes all the Salmon headlines today, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught and released a fine 5 lbs. Salmon / Grilse. Just for the record young Dan Dwyer is keeping the family history going on Lough Currane and the Waterville fishery fair play to him and great to see, because his Grandad Mr. Michael Dwyer was a great fisherman in his own right and as well as being a professional Chef and managing Waterville House for a good many years for Mr. John A. Mulcahy. Wind West light to fresh followed by good cloud cover.  



Friday, August 11, 2023




Young Dan Dwyer from Portugal, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of caught his first two Salmon on the fly and may it be the first of many.


Jack is Angler of the week

11/8/2023 The Currane anglers were left frustrated this day in all departments, so on that note we head out to the pier where young Jack showed his fellow anglers that fishing can bring a smile to all faces young and old as you can see by the picture of Jack catching his first ever big catch of Mackerel and may it be the first of many and congratulations Jack from all the anglers of Ireland. Now we head back to the Waterville Fishery and the Commeragh River and one very frustrated Waterville Fishery angler has his say on the double standards of one rule for some and another rule for others, on that note I will let Michael take centre stage, it’s all yours Michael.

Hi Vincent, I seen a gentleman worming the Commeragh river again today, can you please answer my last question is worming allowed. Michael

All I can say is let your feelings be known to our honourable Chairman Mr. Michael Roden.






10/8/2023 Today was Killorglin Puck fair and going by my WhatsApp you could say the Currane anglers had a right puck up of a day and God only knows what King James I, would be thinking, all I can say I wouldn’t be Knighted on this warm and humid day.     

Wednesday, August 9, 2023



9/8/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this hot blazing day, Need I say more, wind Light South followed by bright sunshine.  



Currane Eagles

Resting on their Laurels 

8/8/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day as were the White-Tailed Eagles as you can see them resting on the Eastern End of the lake, photo taken by Eagle Eye. Wind light to calm E veered SW. 

Monday, August 7, 2023


 7/8/2023 All The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this Bank Holiday Monday. Wind light SSW veered SE late this afternoon.                                                                         

Sunday, August 6, 2023



6/8/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day, reports local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of with just four boats out on this Bank Holiday weekend, now quote of the day goes to Mr Neil O’Shea of I text Neil were you out, Neil replied A day of rest. Wind NNW and veered NW light and bright.                                                                      

Saturday, August 5, 2023


 5/8/2023 Currane fly angler Mr. John Burton of Co. Clare, C&R a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and for the rest of the Currane anglers they were all quiet or were they? or did they have their Inny C&R hats on? As promised on the rainfall yesterday there wasn’t a great amount but just for the record there was 14.8 mm recorded, as I always say, one has to consider the amount of mountainous rainfall which isn’t recorded. I will let you anglers spin that one for yourselves. Wind NNW fresh followed by a few showers.                                                                     

Friday, August 4, 2023



4/7/2023 UK Currane angler Mr. Keith Francis from the UK while fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea at caught 3 Sea Trout up to 2lbs all caught on the drift. Wind was all over the place from NW to the South and veered back into the SW. Wind directions were from 9am to 5pm. And overcast amount of rainfall will be in tomorrow night’s notes.                                                                

Wednesday, August 2, 2023



2/8/2023 Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of reports that the Waterville Fishery had a good flood late last night and early this morning, on the C&R river Inny sadly I have no reports from the Inny Farmer and for good reason, I was talking to the Inny Farmer in Killarney late this morning and his quote of the day, you will have no reports from the Inny Farmer in tonight’s report. So back to Lough Currane, it was all quiet on the SW front. Wind NNW light to fresh and overcast followed by showers.                                                            

Tuesday, August 1, 2023



1/8/2023 Local gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of reports that Lough Currane anglers were all quiet this day with only four boats out manipulating their skills. Wind WNE veered SW come late afternoon veered SSE, followed by heavy cloud and rain at times.