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Saturday, September 30, 2023


Robert being presented the wooden spoon 


30//9/23 We start this last day of the Salmon Season on an early morning text and a furious angler who sent me this text and I quote, Hi Vincent I know it’s the last day of September but I’m very angry to see 2 wormers on the Commeragh river this morning it’s a disgrace that this is allowed to happen. Robert. All I can say is we will call them the Christian Brothers because one day their prayers maybe answered, and one day the Christian Brothers will be charged by the Inland fisheries fishing officers. Now for the rest of today’s action we start on the lake, C&R Currane angler Mr. Brian O’Rourke had 2 seatrout followed by 6 brownies on the fly, now we head across the valley to the C&R River Inny where there was some good action, going by the C&R Inny farmer who reports that four C&R Inny fly anglers had one Salmon each. Now my catch of the day goes to Anglers who had to go to a stock lake because Lough Currane was too rough, so they headed out looking for some action and they found it at the end of a Rainbow as you can see by the photo. Now we head for the end of the Salmon Season party in the Lobster Bar and the crack was good especially when Robert was presented with the wooden spoon for the 2023 Salmon Season, one Currane angler said he’s making a habit of it, all I can say is Robert, good luck for the 2024 season and that goes for all the Waterville Fishery anglers. I finish the 2023 Salmon season on the Bacon and Cabbage party by saying on behalf of all the Currane anglers and non-anglers, a big thank you to the Lobster Bar Management and all their staff for a great night out. Wind SSE and veered SSW fresh to strong with gusts up to 69 Km/h followed heavy rain in the morning.                        

At the end of the Rainbow

Friday, September 29, 2023


Lough Currane 
 The Salmon Season maybe over tomorrow but we still have 12 day's of C&R Sea Trout Fishing.

29/9/2023 As we all know tomorrow is the last day of the 2023 Salmon season, we all know what that means, yes you have it, it’s the traditional Bacon and Cabbage night in the Lobster Bar and all are welcome, so come on down and celebrate your catch with fine Bacon and Cabbage and finish it off with a fine pint in the Lobster Bar. Now today’s and yesterday’s action, I start with yesterday’s action on C&R River Inny, there were 3 Salmon caught fly yesterday, We stay on the Bank of the C&R River Inny and for good reason because there was four Salmon caught on the fly today. Now we head for the Big Lake where some great action in all departments, there was 3 Salmon caught and released on the fly, in the trolling department there was one Salmon caught and released, there were also a nice few Trout caught on the drift and the troll. Now we head upstream to the Commeragh River, they say the early bird catches the worm, there was one enthusiastic Salmon angler fishing on the Commeragh at 7 am, sadly I take it that the angler’s line was slack going by my WhatsApple. Wind W light followed by good cloud cover. Staying with the weather Kerry is on a yellow rain warning tomorrow, the amount forecasted for the Waterville Fishery 21.4mm.                  

Wednesday, September 27, 2023


                     Storm Agnes 

27/9/2023 The facts of the day on Storm Agnes as it hits Waterville on a rock and roll tone, as you can see by the Videos and thankfully there was no technical knockouts and that includes electricity so far. Wind 9am SSE veered again at 10am S, veered again at 12pm into the SSE veered again at 1pm SSW, veered again at 2pm SW and veered into the West at 3pm followed by violent gusts throughout the day. Staying with the Storm a big thanks to all the videos and photos you sent for tonight’s report. Yesterday’s amount of rainfall 20.2mm, so will have to use your imagination on yesterday’s Inny manipulation.   


Tuesday, September 26, 2023



26/9/2023 We will start with Storm Agnes so it’s batten down the hatches Kerry, their forecasting 27.9 mm of rainfall for Lough Currane  On today’s report all I can say it made a fair bit of rain last night, so you can take it for granted the Currane anglers put their C&R hats on and headed for the C&R Inny River, what’s that I hear you say, where’s the C&R Inny Farmer, well I can say this, his binoculars weren’t much good to him because he was out of town but watch this space. Wind WSW fresh to strong followed by the odd heavy shower.

Monday, September 25, 2023



25/9/2023 Well it’s the last week of the Salmon Season 2023 and not a bad start before storm Agnes hits the Emerald Isle but more on the storm Agnes in tomorrow’s notes. Now to the facts of the day, there was one Grilse caught on the fly on the World famous Butler Pool and at  Now we head upstream to Lough Currane, there were a few Sea Trout C&R released up to 3 lbs and followed by a few Brown Trout. Now we cut across the Valley to the C&R River Inny, The C&R Inny Farmer reports that there were at least two C&R Grilse. Wind SSW fresh to strong and variable. Yesterday’s rainfall was 24.4mm.    

Sunday, September 24, 2023



24/9/2023 Again Lough Currane was on the wild side with a strong Southerly wind and veered SW and variable. Just for the record there was heavy rain this morning. And it’s made a big flood and there were no boats reported out. Amount of rainfall yesterday 19.4mm.  

Saturday, September 23, 2023



23/9/2023 Lough Currane was on the wild side with gusts up to 65 km/h average speed was 46km/h So if there was anyone out there I take it their lines were slack going by WhatsApple. Just for the record their were anglers fishing on the World famous Butler Pool and at and fishing out of  Wind SSE veered SSW. 

Friday, September 22, 2023


Hampshire Hogs celebrating with their Gillies in the Villa  

22/9/2023 There was some great action on Lough Currane today, so we start with the Currane Hampshire Hogs and their report on today’s manipulations. Hi Vincent, a fine C&R late springer for Mr. Nigel Henshaw, estimated about 10 -11 lbs, fishing with the Commander-in-chief Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville boats and at  a couple of trout each for myself and Mr. Peter Ruffel, on the Butlers Pool. Cheers Trevor. We Upstream back to Lough Currane, one hired out boat had 7 trout on the drift and 5 brownies on south side of lake, Now we head for the C&R River Inny, 2 grilse caught Inny fly 3/4lb. Now we head for The Hampshire Hogs, award ceremony in the Villa at   Hampshire Hogs Currane Champion is Mr. Peter Ruffle and wins the award for the most salmon this year. As you can see the Crack was first class in the Villa. Hampshire Hog has the last word on tonight’s report, and I quote,

Cheers Vincent, back next year, Currane is always a pleasure. 

 Hampshire Hogs are staying at  and fishing out of and 


Thursday, September 21, 2023



21/9/2023 Straight to the Hampshire Hogs report, Hi Vincent, not much to report today, a milkpond this morning and bright sun all afternoon, a couple of trout but otherwise no good. Cheers. Trevor. Hampshire Hogs are staying at  and fishing out of and with  and  For the rest of the Currane anglers it was all quiet in all departments.? On the C&R Inny just one Salmon caught on the fly reported.  Weather as reported by the Hampshire Hogs.    

Wednesday, September 20, 2023


7 C&R salmon caught Inny 5 on fly , good few juniors C&R. 

20/9/2023 Again it’s the Hampshire Hogs that takes all the Salmon and Sea Trout headlines so it’s over to Currane angler Mr. Trevor Dewberry for today’s action, Hi Vincent, a 6lb C&R grilse for me and a 4lb C&R grilse for Peter, plus 4 sea trout between us. Cheers. Trevor. As you would say Vince, Just for the record all today’s C&R were all caught on the troll, there was no fly fishing today because the lake was very dirty after last night’s 22.5 mm rain. Staying with the rainfall you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know the C&R Inny had a few anglers manipulating their skills and as of yet my WhatsApple was all quiet but watch this post. Wind West fresh followed by good cloud cover and the odd shower. Hampshire Hogs are staying at  and fishing out of and with  and     

Tuesday, September 19, 2023



19/9/23 The Currane Hampshire Hogs take all the headlines on a wild Lough Currane today, here is their report on today’s action, Hi Vincent, it certainly was! Gave up about 2.30, a 4lb grilse C&R and a 2lb trout for Currane angler Mr. Trevor Dewberry, Mr. Nigel Henshaw, Mr. Pete Ruffle went on the river but nothing to show for it. Cheers. WSW 41 KM/h and gusts up to 67km/h followed by rain. Just for the record the Hampshire Hogs are staying at  and fishing out of and with  and  

Monday, September 18, 2023



18/9/2023 Straight to the Hampshire Hogs report on today’s manipulations and I quote, just a couple of C&R Trout today, the best was in the 2lb class. With any luck there is a strong wind forecasted late this evening and yellow rain warning it might liven the Salmon, well there’s no argument to that. Now to the apology department, in last night’s report I put up the wrong B&B website where the Hampshire Hogs are staying so let’s put the record straight, The Hampshire Hogs are staying at  and fishing out of and Wind NW and veered WNW followed by good cloud cover.   

Sunday, September 17, 2023



17/9/2023 The Hampshire Hogs are back, and I can say without of any contradiction they started in style in the C&R department, Hampshire Hog Mr. Perter Ruffle caught and released two Grilse, fellow Hampshire Hog Mr. Nigel Henshaw sadly lost a good fish, on that note we head down stream to the famous Butler Pool where Hampshire  Hog Mr. Trevor Dewberry reported that it was all quiet and the same goes for the rest of the Waterville Fishery. Just for the record the Hampshire Hogs are fishing out and fishing with and I will finish tonight’s report with the Mad Fisherman and his YouTube channel, all I can say is to the Mad Fisherman, keep up the great work of promoting the Waterville fishery. Wind NNE light and variable followed by good cloud cover.              

Saturday, September 16, 2023


16/9/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet, on the Inny front one could see the gravel quiet clearly at the Inny Bridge, need I say more. Wind NE fresh to strong followed by good cloud cover.        

Friday, September 15, 2023


                                                  Breaking News Just In 

At least one salmon caught on the troll, one boat had 4 juniors on the drift. Good few brownies to reported on the drift. 1 salmon caught on inny on fly and one on spin.

15/9/2023 All quiet on the Western front in all departments today as I say that There was one or two anglers on the Commeragh this morning, one worming the other fly fishing. I believe the wormer left around 9.10am and headed for the Inny, as of yet neither angler reported any action going by my WhatsApple so I take it their Lines were slack .  Amount of rainfall yesterday was 8.3mm. Wind light NE veered NNE followed by rain this morning.      

Thursday, September 14, 2023



14/9/2023 The Currane anglers are still waiting for the flood that never was as of yet, on the manipulations of the Currane anglers this day all I can say is again my WhatsApple was all quiet on the fly line as well as the Currane trolling lines. Amount of rainfall yesterday was 12.5 mm. Wind light NE and variable from ENE to the NW     

Wednesday, September 13, 2023



13/9/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments today, so on that note we head down Murphy’s weather road, on the weather front Kerry was on a yellow rain warning. Wind SSW fresh to strong followed by gusts up to 63 Km/h and overcast followed by rain at times.  Amount rain forecasted is 41mm?    

Tuesday, September 12, 2023


 12/9/2023 Again all quiet on all fronts. Wind NW light followed by bright sunshine all day, so on that note we will go back into the Sahara weather of last week and for good reason, I got some great info from Mr. Ruary Rudd of Waterville, so the stage is yours Ruary. Hi Vincent, attached are macro photos of the 'Sahara' dust. I would have expected a smoother due to years of abrasion. It has been suggested that the particles are from a volcano such as recently erupted in La Palma.      

Monday, September 11, 2023



11/9/2023 My WhatsApple was all quiet on all fronts as the light showers as normal temperatures comes back to the Emerald Isle. Wind light SW veered WNW and veered again into the North for the rest of the afternoon.    

Sunday, September 10, 2023



10/9/2023 The temperature dropped a little for the Currane anglers but to be fair it was still very warm, once the sun broke through the fog this morning it was bright and sunny for the rest of the day, followed by a light wind ESE and veered  NW.           

Saturday, September 9, 2023



9/9/2023 The Salmon and Sea Trout as well as the Waterville Fishery / Currane anglers had another day of sunstroke but at least there is good news on the horizon as Sahara heat leaves the Emerald Isle? Time will tell. The pictures tell the story of the day as you can see by the pictures, mind you it wouldn’t surprise me if there was the odd fish caught but going by my WhatsApple tonight’s notes stay negative. Wind light SSW and variable.      

Friday, September 8, 2023


Dingle Bay


8/9/2023 Another scorcher for South Kerry today, all I have to say, coming home from North Kerry this evening around 9 pm the temperature was 21c. I will leave the rest of today’s facts to your imagination, I can tell you my WhatsApple was quiet.  Wind light to fresh SSE and veered S.   

Thursday, September 7, 2023


7/9/2023 No reports of any rod benders, I wonder why, I will tell you why for starters the sun was blazing down with hardly a cloud in site, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that it was a beach of a day. Just for the record the air temperature in Caherdaniel was 32c. Wind fresh SE and variable followed by gusts up to 30 km/h.  


Wednesday, September 6, 2023



6/9/2023 Sahara and high humidity, wind fresh SSE  followed by gusts up to 57 km/h are today’s angling headlines, you could say today’s report is slack as were the Currane anglers.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023



5/9/2023 The Sahara desert sand heat keeps the Currane anglers at bay as the sun blazes down on the Waterville fishery and if any anglers were out manipulating their skills fair play to them, but going by WhatsApple all Currane lines were slack. Wind ESE fresh and veered SE.   

Monday, September 4, 2023


Sahara sand as you can sees if you focus on the photo 


4/9/2023 Again the weather takes the headlines and sadly the same results as yesterday going by my silent WhatsApp. The only bit of news in SW Kerry today was, we had sand rain this evening coming from the Sahara desert, the car was covered with sand as you can see by the photo. Wind ESE light to fresh.

Sunday, September 3, 2023



Ballinskelligs Bay this evening.

3/9/2023 There were six boats reported out today manipulating their skills and sadly their lines stayed slack on this warm and bright sunny day, followed by a light SW wind.        

Saturday, September 2, 2023


Butler Pool

2/9/2023 The Currane anglers had a clear and a blazing sun of a day as you can see by the picture of the Butler’s pool. Now we head up stream to Lough Currane and as you see again by the picture there wasn’t much cloud followed by a light wind. My WhatsApp was all quiet in the catch or the release department. Wind light WSW and variable.  

Lough Currane


Friday, September 1, 2023


                            Rainbow looking over Lough Currane

1/9/20233 Heavy showers and rainbows that caught the Currane anglers today as they looked up to the sky’s in frustration. There was a light wind, it was all over the place, take your pick.