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Friday, July 12, 2024

12/7/2024


 

12/7/2024. No reports on today’s action as of yet so we will head down stream to The Waterville Bridge and as you can see by video and photos, their getting down to business. Wind North veered NW late this afternoon, followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall trace, amount of sunshine 7hrs.7mins, maximum air temperature 16.9c.                

Thursday, July 11, 2024

11/7/2024

 11/7/2024. Straight to the facts of the day, there were at least 3 grilse caught on the troll, followed by a few C&R trout. Wind, light North followed by bright sunshine for most of the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13hrs.2mins, maximum air temperature 16.5c.         

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

10/7/2024

 

Chef Martins
10/7/2024. Straight to the apologies department and for good reason, I failed miserably in my duties and as you can see by the picture, Currane angler, Chef Martins was one happy Currane angler yesterday, after catching his first Salmon/Grilse while fishing with his good friend and fellow chef and renowned Currane angler, Tam. All I can say is Congratulations and may it be the first of many. Now back to today’s notes, No reports as of yet. Wind light to fresh N veered NNW followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount rainfall 0.1mm, amount of sunshine 4hrs.0, maximum air temperature 17.9c.      


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

9/7/2024

 

9/7/2024. Straight to today’s action, report by Justin.

 Hi Vince, At least 2 grilse caught on the troll, one angler celebrated his first ever Salmon on Currane after many attempts, a few trout caught on the troll and 1 on the fly. One angler reported catching a smolt on the Butler pool this morning but sadly it had returned early from the sea because it was covered in miniature sea lice, the trout was destroyed. Very upsetting to see, no wonder the Waterville anglers want the fish farms closed down, one question I was told that the Deenish fish farm was closed down 7 years ago due to over stocking, but I was told it’s still producing salmon pending appeal, surely it should be closed pending an appeal??? Something stinks here. Regards Justin.

Wind light NNE followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall trace, amount of sunshine 4hrs.9mins, maximum air temperature 17.2c.       

Monday, July 8, 2024

 

Currane River

8/7/2024. There were 3 boats out, I didn’t hear of any catches or C&R’s, so we will head down stream to the Waterville Bridge where their starting repair work on the Bridge? as you can see by the photos, very interesting in a lot of ways. Wind ESE Variable followed by good cloud cover for most of the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.1mm, amount of sunshine 14hrs.0, maximum air temperature 15.4c.   

Sunday, July 7, 2024

7/7/2024

 

7/7/2024. No reports on the Salmon and Sea Trout front, one must appreciate   that Lough Currane needs a good flood, if there were a few fish caught fair play to them. Now to yesterday’s backdate and for good reason, I got quite a few texts asking where did I get this report? yes I failed to mention that I poached it, as the Currane angler said, everything comes to those who wait as he netted his fish. Today’s weather, wind light to fresh WNE and veered W followed by the odd shower, come midday the sky’s cleared. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.6mm, amount of sunshine 6hrs.3mins, maximum air temperature 15.4c.  

Saturday, July 6, 2024

6/7/2024

 

6/7/2024. My WhatsApple was very quiet this day but as I always say that doesn’t mean My Noble Salmon wasn’t caught and I have been proven correct I think and the proof of the pudding is in the eating of, so we will head for the backdate department and let the Stranger in the night have his Currane facts of the week. The stage is yours Stranger in the night.

On Lough Currane there were 8 salmon for the week with some sea trout also caught. Best of the sea trout was approximately 4lb and returned due to C+R regulations. Today’s weather, wind fresh NW and veered WNW followed by shoers at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 5.2mm, amount of sunshine 4hrs.5mins, maximum air temperature 14.8c.  

   

          

Friday, July 5, 2024

5/7/2024

 

5/7/2024. No reports from the Currane lake side, so we will head for a let live or let die link and it’s worth supporting, take note Currane and all game anglers. Wind SW light to calm and overcast for most of the day, followed by showers throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 6.9mm, amount of sunshine 0hrs.5mins, maximum air temperature 14.c.     

Thursday, July 4, 2024

4/7/2024

 

4/7/2024. My lines were quiet this day but as I said yesterday that doesn’t mean the Currane anglers lines weren’t tight today. Wind fresh WNW and veered W followed by good cloud cover and a few showers at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.6mm, amount of sunshine 2hrs.3mins, maximum air temperature 15.2c.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

3/7/2024

 3/7/2024. Going by My WhatsApple the Currane anglers were all quiet, but that doesn’t mean my Noble Salmon wasn’t caught. Wind Fresh NW, yesterdays weather, amount of rainfall 1.0mm, amount of sunshine 2hrs.2mins, maximum air temperature 17.5c.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

2/7/2024

 

2/7/2024. There were no reports on today’s manipulations going by my WhatsApple but saying that, it has been reported that Currane angler Mr. Frank Donnelly caught a fine Salmon and two Grilse/Salmon on the troll in the last few days. Now we head for the Currane anglers weather, wind light to fresh SSE Veered SW, W, WSW. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.4mm, amount of sunshine 3hrs.6mins, maximum air temperature 15.5c.         

Monday, July 1, 2024

1/7/2024

 

1/7/2024. Straight to the Currane anglers weather report. Wind light to fresh NW and veered W, WSW, and followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.1mm, amount of sunshine 0hrs.1mins., maximum air temperature 14.2c. Total amount of rainfall for the Month of June, 73.5mm,  

Sunday, June 30, 2024

30/6/2024

 

30/6/2024. Straight to the Currane anglers weather, correction I have a backdate, yesterday I did get one report that one Currane angler caught a few Brown trout. Now today’s weather, wind light from the North and variable and followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.0mm, amount of sunshine 3hrs.2mins, maximum air temperature 16.2.c.         

Saturday, June 29, 2024

29/6/2024

 

29/6/2024. No Currane anglers live report, so we head for the Currane anglers weather, wind Fresh SSE veered NNE and variable and overcast, followed by misty rain. Staying with the rain last night, there was a bit of rainfall, 7.7mm to be precise. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall as already stated, amount of sunshine 1hrs.6mins, maximum air temperature 16.1c.       

             

 

   

 

Friday, June 28, 2024

28/6/2024

 

28/6/2024. My apologies to all my followers on the No Spin No Fly’s zone but as of yet I have no spin no flies facts, so on that note we will head for the Currane anglers view, the stage is yours Brian.

Hi Vincent. Just to go public on my concerns which I have related to you, and several of the boatman, already privately! There are a couple of issues that need addressing! No I. Is the online negative reactions to fishermen who keep their salmon catches rather than

 C&R! C&R is not compulsory on Currane yet, or on a good many other fisheries, and I know people are entitled to their opinions! But the reactionary comments can often be very hurtful - there is no need for that kind of behaviour?? A reasonably suggestion should be that the first caught salmon is kept, thereafter C&R! I suggest that there should be no distinction in your reports as to whether a salmon is kept or released! The No 2 issue with those regular reports is the negativity expressed by yourself when there are "no rod benders," and "no screaming reels, etc." This is very off-putting when repeated day after day! Again, I suggest that there should be no reports at all on those day! I have always appreciated your reports and particularly the weather conditions accompanying the favourable reports, but the repeated negativity does nothing really to enhance my thoughts on coming down for a weekend's fishing on the Lough! So, get back in touch with the boatman, get some positivity into your reporting and don't differentiate between kept and C&R catches! It's such a beautiful place to visit, fishing or no fishing! We'll be back!  

 

Today’s weather, wind fresh West veered WSW, SW, SSW followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.7mm, amount of sunshine 0hrs.1mins, maximum air temperature 14.8c.  

              

 

  

Thursday, June 27, 2024

27/6/2024

 

27/6/2024. The Currane anglers did have some good action in the Grilse department today. Wind fresh WNW followed by reasonable cloud cover and followed by the odd shower. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.3mm, amount of sunshine 1hours.9mins, maximum air temperature 16.2c.               

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

26/6/2024

 

26/6/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet going by my WhatsApple. So, on that note we head for a disappointed of Currane anglers cancellation and for good reason, yes bad reporting the stage is yours Derek.

Myself and a friend were due down for 2 days fishing this weekend coming but cancelled because of the bad reports. Between the hotel, boat hire, food and drink and other stuff we would have spent over €1000 in the community but that wont happen now. People trying to be clever in not reporting catches are being short sighted, true fishing reports are important especially for businesses in the area. I wonder how many other anglers may have cancelled because of this. Vincent Appleby of course, going there is on the bucket list but when we seen the poor reports coming in we cancelled. We didn't see the point in driving from Longford if the fishing was as bad as being reported but we'll go down next year all going to plan.

 

Today’s weather, Wind SSW fresh, followed by good cloud cover and rain at times? Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.8mm, amount of sunshine 6hrs.6mins, maximum air temperature 17.6c.           

 

  

25/2024

 

25/6/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet this day, wind light NNE followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.1mm, amount of sunshine 0hrs.3mins, maximum air temperature 18.3c.        

Monday, June 24, 2024

24/6/2024

 

24/6/2024. They say the pen is mightier than the sword and there is no argument to that, they also say eventually the truth will come out, the reason I say this because it has been brought to my attention that, you the Currane anglers have been failing miserably in your duties in reporting your catches, i.e. It has been reported to me in the last week or two, there has been a  few Grilse, Sea Trout, Brown Trout caught, all I have to say is to you the Currane anglers, is that you are letting down the Bed and breakfast, angling tourism, restaurants, bars and shops, down big time and if you think that I’m going to take the blame for your disgusting behaviour towards the good people of Waterville and South Kerry your highly mistaken and just for the record, you Currane anglers are totally to blame for my negative reporting, and common sense should tell you that. Just for the record I've never lied on Salmon and Sea Trout Blog and I have no intention of starting now but I will carry on reporting 24/6/2024.Now back to today’s action and yes you have it, all quiet need I say more, so on that note we will go to the backdate department from Lough Derriana, Hi Vincent , sorry but I was on Derriana on Saturday Tho the day wasn’t ideal with the cloud down I landed 3 browns all around a pound -great sign all went back of course no seatrout or salmon sighted or caught -regards Don. Now we head for the Currane anglers weather, wind South veered Southwest fresh and overcast with a bit of sun at times, followed by misty rain at times. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 0.2mm, amount of sunshine 1hrs.9mins, maximum air temperature 18.0c.      

 

  

Sunday, June 23, 2024

23/6/2024

 

23/6/2024. My WhatsApple was as quiet as the Currane anglers, and you certainly don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know the Currane anglers results this day. Now we head for the Meteorological service sponsored by the weather, wind light WSW and variable, bright and sunny in the morning come afternoon the heavy cloud came in, followed by misty rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.5mm, amount of sunshine 0hrs.0, maximum air temperature 15.4c.         

Saturday, June 22, 2024

22/6/2024

 

Sun rise today

22/6/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet today so the least said the soonest mended, so on that negative note we head for the weather, Wind light SSW veered SW, WSW, WNW, NW and overcast followed by misty rain. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 14.5mm, amount of sunshine 4hrs.5mins, maximum air temperature 15.9c.      


Friday, June 21, 2024

21/6/2024

 

21/6/2024. As we all know today is the longest day of the year and going by my WhatsApple it certainly was for the Currane anglers as their reels and lines were all quiet in all departments. On today’s weather, there was some heavy rain this morning, how much rainfall I will give you the facts in tomorrow’s notes. Wind fresh WSW veered NW in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.3mm, amount of sunshine 0hrs.3mins, maximum air temperature 15.6c.      

Thursday, June 20, 2024

20/6/2024

                     
 

20/6/2024. The Currane anglers had another hard day’s of manipulations in the Salmon and Sea Trout department this day, sadly, if it had been a hard day’s night, they might have caught a record, personally I prefer carbon fibre to vinyl, if you get my drift, so on that note we will go into the backdate department, the stage and video is yours Brian. Hi Vincent!! I was down last week to no avail fishing-wise as Lough Currane was like a millpond for most of my time there 11th through 13th! However, I went for a memorable spin with The Shy Man on the 11th! While we were trolling on that aforementioned millpond, we came across a White-Tailed Eagle pursuing a merganser and possibly her ducklings!! The attached video was filmed at about 10am as the eagle buzzed the merganser until our approach! As the parent merganser left, the eagle continued to try to flush the youngsters from the shoreline - to no avail!! We moved away altogether rather than interfere! The eagle stayed put, so there must have been potential prey there for it! Kind regards, Brian O'Rorke - we'll be back!!  

Wind SW light to fresh, followed by bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.9mm, amount of sunshine 13hrs.8mins, maximum air temperature 15.4c.     

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

19/6/2024

 

19/6/2024. The heat is on in all departments so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s results and if I’m wrong, we all would be delighted. Now we head for the Currane anglers weather department, wind light to fresh NNE and veered NW late this afternoon, followed by bright sunshine. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.9mm, amount of sunshine 6hrs.2mins.,maximum air temperature 15.5c.     

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

18/2024

 

18/6/2024. There were no reports of any rod benders today, except for the Currane anglers fluent language cutting across the Currane waters. Wind NNE light to fresh, followed by bright sunshine all day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.7mm, amount of sunshine 2hrs.3mins, maximum air temperature 15.9.c.   

Monday, June 17, 2024

17/6/2024

 

17/6/2024. The Currane anglers frustration is understandable, four boats headed out on to a low lake and by the end of their day, it was the same old story, nothing to report. They say their frustrated, they should be in my shoes but thankfully I’m full of it, so carry on fishing and I’ll carry on reporting. Wind NNE light to fresh and sunny throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13hrs.5mins., maximum air temperature 15.8c. 

16/6/2024. The Currane anglers certainly had their suntan lotion on this day, as the sun blazed down on the Currane waters, even though there was a nice light to fresh wind from the WNW and variable, their reels and lines stayed silent and slack, going by my WhatsApple. Now we head for poetic Currane anglers view on drink while fishing, the stage is yours. Beer is the secret to catching fish. In order to think like a fish, you have to drink like a fish, Cheers.       

Saturday, June 15, 2024

15/6/2024

 

15/6/2024. Lough Currane was on the wild side this morning with a strong WNW wind blowing up to 41 km/h, gusts up to 56 km/h, come afternoon it calmed down, sadly no reports of any rod benders. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 4.3mm, amount of sunshine 8hrs.2mins, maximum air temperature 14.6c.      

Friday, June 14, 2024

14/6/2024

 

14/6/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind light to fresh WNW followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 23.1mm, amount of sunshine 1hr.0min, maximum air temperature 15.1c. Going back to the rainfall, the land took the majority of the goodness and as Miley would say, well Holy God.    

Thursday, June 13, 2024

13/6/2024

 

Mr. E.G. Appleby RIP

13/6/2024. Well, we certainly didn’t get a good flood, I will have all the facts in tomorrow’s report so on that note here’s today’s facts. There were three boats out, sadly their reels and lines were silent and slack. Wind fresh WNW followed by showers throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.6mm, amount of sunshine 8hrs.1mins, maximum air temperature 15.8c.  I finish today’s report to remember my Father and Currane Angler because today is a very special day to me and all the family on this his Heavenly Birthday, Rest In Peace Dad.   

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

12/6/2024

Derrynane Bay

 

12/6/2024. Local gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com reports that there were just two boats out today and no rod benders to report. On the weather front the Kingdom of Co. Kerry is on a yellow warning, click www.met.ie/weather-forecast/lough-currane-kerry#forecasts  but just for the record the amount of rainfall for Lough Currane is 20.4mm. Today’s weather, wind SW fresh and variable, followed by plenty of sunshine throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0.mm, amount of sunshine 14hrs.3mins, maximum air temperature 15.5c.      

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

11/6/2024

tells you the story

 

11/6/2024. Local Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com reports there were six boats out today, plus their boats were much lighter by the end of their day’s manipulations. Wind NNE light and variable, bright and sunny throughout the day. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.5mm, amount of sunshine 8hrs.4mins, maximum air temperature 15.1c. Currane anglers Quote of the day, I can’t believe they let just anyone have babies but you gotta have a licence to fish.      

Monday, June 10, 2024

10/6/2024

 

10/6/2024. We start with a back date and even though I say it myself it’s great to report that UK Currane angler Mr. Marcel Guillou while flyfishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com, caught and released a specimen 6lb Sea Trout. Now back to the present, www.fishingwithdom.com reports there were just two boats out today and all quiet in all departments. Staying with the amount of boats out, it  was made quite clear to me that I have been failing in my duties in this department, all I have to say to this Currane angler, yes guilty as charged so let’s put the record straight, in the past three weeks average of five boats out? on a daily basis. Wind NE light and variable, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.3mm, amount of sunshine 3hrs.mins, maximum air temperature 15.0c.    

Sunday, June 9, 2024

9/6/2024

 

9/6/2024.  The Currane anglers tried their best this day and that’s all they can do, it’s like a Carry-on film so keep carrying on fishing lads, so on that note we will head for The Mad Fisherman and for good reason these reports certainly wouldn’t bring a smile to one’s face. So on that note, we will let the one and only My Noble Mad Fisherman take the stage at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw9vGqb3twQ&t=607s

Wind NNW light to fresh followed by good cloud especially in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.1mm, amount of sunshine 9 hrs, maximum air temperature 14.8c.

            

Saturday, June 8, 2024

8/6/2024

Streams nearly dry

 

8/6/2024. They say anglers have the patience of a saint, going by the last reported fish taken there’s no argument to that and today’s facts there is no exception to that either, but the Currane anglers patience will have to continue. Wind NNE light to fresh followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.9mm, amount of sunshine 5hrs.5mins, maximum air temperature 15.6.c.         

Friday, June 7, 2024

7/6/2024

 

7/6/2024. Where do I start, well at the beginning and I can tell you that the Currane anglers ended their day the same way they started except for their silence and that sums up today’s manipulations and if my report is incorrect, I would be delighted. Wind NNW light to fresh followed by good cloud cover and a few showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.7mm, amount of sunshine 1hr.9 min, maximum air temperature 14.8c.       

Thursday, June 6, 2024

6/6/2024

 

6/6/2024. The Currane anglers reports are getting like the American tv soap Peyton Place and is like a one repeating continuous old 45 record and that doesn’t say much for me either, need I say more. Wind light to fresh coming from the West, followed by the odd shower and reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall a trace, amount of sunshine 4.7, maximum air temperature 14.1c.       

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

5/6/2024

 

5/6/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments but to be fair the lake is on the low side and just for the record I’m not trying to make an excuse for the lack of catches. Wind NW fresh, followed by the odd shower and reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.3mm, amount of sunshine 5.5, maximum air temperature 14.6c.     

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

4/6/2024

 

4/6/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet this day except for their natural language for the lack of reel action, need I say more, I certainly will if I get breaking news. Wind fresh NNW, followed by reasonable cloud cover, just for record there were a few heavy showers this morning. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.1,  amount of sunshine 0.9, maximum air temperature 15.4c.     

Monday, June 3, 2024

3/6/2024

 3/6/2024 There were six boats out manipulating their skills but sadly all lines were all quiet going by my WhatsApple? Wind NNW followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 0.8, maximum air temperature 18.5c.    

Sunday, June 2, 2024

2/6/2024

 

2/6/2024. Another bright and sunny day on this Bank Holiday, you can say that it was a perfect day for a Fogarty’s 99 as it is every day, as the Currane anglers have melt down while fishing in all departments. Now we head for the Currane anglers view, the stage is yours Currane Anglers Bill and Phil.

OK it’s a sunny day. But 1st June and not a seatrout in sight.  This breaks my heart, Vincent. Goodness knows what it’s doing to you and all the (I guess) now redundant Waterville ghillies.

you’re absolutely right Bill, it’s all about greed & money with total disregard to the environmental and wild life. Not to mention the animal cruelty in the frequently over crowed fish cages resulting in disease ridden fish & marine pollution. There is no reason why such operations couldn’t be located in less sensitive locations well away from well know wild migratory fish routes & fisheries. Truth is money talks and governments are as corrupt as they’ve ever been.

Wind NNE light, followed by reasonable clear skies, yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 15.0, maximum air temperature 17.3c.  

 

  

Saturday, June 1, 2024

1/6/2024

1/6/2024. There were six Currane boats out manipulating their skills on this bright and sunny day, just for the record there wasn’t a cloud in sight, the same goes for the Salmon, need I say more. Wind light NNE, yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13.7, maximum air temperature 16.1, rainfall for the month of May 59.0mm.      

 

 

                       

Friday, May 31, 2024

31/5/2024

The Picture tells the Story !
 

31/5/2024.This June Bank holiday weekend starts with a blankety 
blank check book and pen and considering the sun blazing down on Lough Currane thats not surpising, wind NE light. Now we head for yesterday’s weather, amount of rain fall 0.3mm, amount of sunshine 2.3, maximum air temperature 13.5c.  

Thursday, May 30, 2024

30/5/2024

 

30/5/2024. My WhatsApple was all quiet be it fly lines or trolling lines this day. Wind NE light to fresh and variable, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 1.5mm, amount of sunshine 3.2, maximum air temperature 15.4c.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

29/5/2024

 

29/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet this day, so the least said the soonest mended, but as I always say, no spin no fly’s just facts. Now we will head for gone with the wind, fresh NNW followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.2mm, amount of sunshine 0.9, maximum air temperature 14.9c.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

28/5/2024

 

28/5/2024. I’m early tonight? and here we go again, it’s the same old story and yes you have it, the Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments and the same goes for My WhatsApple. Now we head for the Green party, who in my opinion are all for keeping these so-called farms, all I have to say if the European farmers treated their animals the same way as fish farms, the green party wouldn’t be worried  about methane gasses because there wouldn’t be any cattle to be seen. All I can say is put Fish farms on land /fishfrom.com/  and let the Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea trout free of this filthy business. Wind West fresh and followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 6.4mm, amount of sunshine 2.5, maximum air temperature 15.c.                       

Monday, May 27, 2024

27/5/2024

 27/5/2024. I’m late with tonight’s report so it will be short and sweet. The Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front, wind SW light to fresh and variable and overcast. Just for the record there is rain this evening, will have all the rain facts in tomorrow’s notes. Yesterday’s amount of rainfall 5.4mm, amount of sunshine 1.4, maximum air temperature 13.3c.    

Sunday, May 26, 2024

26/5/2024

 

26/5/2024. Going by my WhatsApple the Currane anglers didn’t take my advice on the WD40 saga, I take it that the Currane anglers are going to try the 3­-in-one oil and I’m not talking of alcohol, so on that note we head for the weather, wind WNW light to fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover and light showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 10.2mm, amount of sunshine 0.7, maximum air temperature 14.4c.                  

Saturday, May 25, 2024

25/5/2024

 

25/5/2024. All I have to report, there was a good bit of rain this morning and began to clear early this afternoon, how much that’s another story, but I will have those facts in tomorrow’s notes but personally I don’t think it will be a big amount?  Going back to the Currane anglers reels and lines all I can say is that they were all slack in all departments and I’m coming to the conclusion that their reels and lines need a good bit of WD40. Now we head for the Mad Fisherman and his new Boat and his angler of the day, so let the camara roll on at  www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nd60aadGdo  Wind SE veered SW fresh and followed by strong gusts. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 8.0, maximum air temperature 15.2c.                 

Friday, May 24, 2024

24/5/2024

 

Scariff and Deenish island

Skellig Rock

24/5/2024. As you can see by the photos the odds of a Salmon being caught were against my Noble Currane anglers? And going by my WhatsApple all reels were negative, all I can say is stay positive, wind light to fresh NW veered SW followed reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 6.0, maximum air temperature 13.9c.              

Thursday, May 23, 2024

23/5/2024

 

23/5/2024. We start in the apology department and for good reason, sadly I missed the Gillie’s text last night, but it’s a great story so let’s put the record straight. We go back about 25 years give or take,  Currane anglers father and son from Germany came to Waterville to fish, sadly I haven’t got any records on that trip, all I do know is yesterday they were back out there on Lough Currane and I can tell you they weren’t out there long while trolling with their Gillie, of Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com when their reel went off and fair play to them they caught a fine 8lbs. Salmon with their gillie, all I can say is, 25 years well worth waiting for My Noble Gentleman the Salmon. Now Back to today’s fishing notes, Yes, I can say I have looked at my WhatsApple all quiet on the SW front. Wind light to fresh NNE and variable, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.4mm, amount of sunshine 1.9, maximum air temperature 14.9c.           

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

22/5/2024

Hardly a bear cloud in the sky
22/5/2024. No reports of any rod benders this day? going by my WhatsApple, so on that note we will head for the Gillie’s photo of the week, as you can see it looks like that the bear is on the charge, all I can say is, it’s a pity there isn’t few a bears out there fishing on the lake. Wind NE light to fresh and followed by showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0-0mm, amount of sunshine 16.3c, maximum air temperature 8.2c.    
 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

21/5/2024

 

21/5/2024. The weather has full control over the Currane anglers and that’s not surprising considering we have a low lake, followed by bright sunshine and clear skies and what rain we have had has gone straight out to sea because of the East winds and just for the record the total amount of rain so far this month is 29.7mm. Now to today’s weather, wind NW light to fresh and variable, followed by clear skies. Now to yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 6.2, maximum air temperature 14.3c. On that note here ends the Currane anglers metrological service.     

Monday, May 20, 2024

20/5/2024

Ballinskelligs bay
 

Ballinskelligs Bay


20/5/2024. As you can see by the picture it was a perfect day for the sea fishing, need I say more? In other words you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s results? Wind, SW light to calm followed by blazing sunshine. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13.5, maximum air temperature 18.9c.     

Sunday, May 19, 2024

19/5/2024

 

19/5/2024. The Currane Anglers were all quiet on this bright and sunny day with hardly a cloud in site, followed by a light wind from the NE and veered NW light to calm, so on that note we will head for the Currane anglers view and for good reason, Currane angler, Bill responds to Barry’s, Currane view, the stage is yours Bill.

 Well said Barry. The truth. People can obscure and try to hide it, but it always comes out. As far as fish farms are concerned, they wrecked Loch Maree, then Connemara. Then, with 30 years accumulated evidence a bunch of greedy shysters sacrificed Lough Currane for a few dirty shekels. I hope it comes back to haunt them. Most certainly, Karma will catch up anyone who knowingly destroys the environment.  What right have these people to destroy Ireland’s natural assets for future generations? The tide of opinion is turning on the Pacific west coast. Hopefully, sense will return to Ireland.

Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 7.9, maximum air temperature 16.7c.  

 

        

 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

18/5/2024

Mr.Pete Ruffle, Hampshire hog angler of the week

 

18/5/2024. I start tonight’s report in the apology department and for good reason, because I failed miserably in reporting the Hampshire Hogs Fish of the week and I can say without any contradiction that Hampshire Hog and Currane angler of the week was Mr. Pete Ruffle, who caught a fine 11lbs. Salmon with his Gillie and fishing with Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and fishing out of www.cliffordbandb.com and as you can see by the photo that Mr. Pete Ruffle was the Hampshire Hog angler of the week and I’m sure the pints were flowing in the Lobster Bar. Now back to the present and today’s action, all I can report is my phone lines were as slack as the Currane anglers reels. So on that note we will head to the Currane anglers view, the stage is yours Barry,

Are there ANY fish actually in the lake? They used to be catches on most days with about 15 boats out at least. How the mighty has fallen after the introduction of that bloody monstrosity up the coast. Officials used to say that there was no scientific proof of a detrimental effect in the siting of a fish farm nearby, in spite of it already ruining the Connemara Sea Trout fishery. Same on the West coast of Scotland. Hope everybody who pocketed a few quid in the process of installation of fish farms is feeling smug and self-satisfied with their part in the debacle they have helped create. They have ruined what was once the finest Sea Trout fishing lake in Ireland.

Wind NNE light, followed by reasonable cloud at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 0.4, maximum air temperature 15.0.  

 

        

Friday, May 17, 2024

17/5/2024

 

17/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments going by my WhatsApple. Wind NE light to fresh and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall, trace, amount of sunshine 4.0, maximum air temperature 17.8c.       

Thursday, May 16, 2024

16/5/2024

 

Save our Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout

16/5/2034. We start tonight’s news on article sent to me by Currane angler Mr. Bill Bullick and curtesy of Ulster Angling Federation.

BREAKING NEWS Globe and Mail Reports - Integrity commissioner launches investigation of DFO officials over alleged attempts to silence scientists

IAN BAILEY

OTTAWA

PUBLISHED 5 HOURS AGO

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The Public Sector Integrity Commissioner is launching an investigation into allegations that senior federal fisheries officials attempted to silence scientists involved in research related to the threat of open-net fish farms to Pacific salmon.

In a letter obtained by The Globe and Mail, Harriet Solloway says she has determined a probe into the conduct of Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials is warranted. She was responding to concerns raised by Tony Allard, chair of Wild Salmon Forever, a B.C.-based conservation group that wants to move fish farms out of the Pacific Ocean.

Such fish farms are controversial because of the dangers they can pose to wild salmon, including through disease and parasitic sea lice that can attach to young fish as they make their way to the ocean from the lakes and streams where they were born.

Ms. Solloway writes in the April 23 letter that department officials may have seriously breached the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector and policy “by attempting to silence scientists through reprimands, to dissuade them from communicating with the media and the public about their research.”

She also writes that she is looking into whether the officials under review attempted to obstruct or influence the testimony of department scientists before the House of Commons standing committee on fisheries and oceans.

The letter says that officials under investigation include Lesley MacDougall, science adviser and division manager at the Aquaculture Management Directorate, and Arran McPherson, assistant deputy minister of ecosystems and oceans science.

Ms. MacDougall and Ms. McPherson did not respond to requests for comment from The Globe.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a 2019 commitment to phase out B.C. ocean-pen farms by 2025 over concerns about risks they present to wild salmon owing to the transmission of diseases and sea lice to the wild fish.

A transition report on the policy expected last summer was delayed, though the department says it remains committed to the policy. Still, conservationists and Indigenous groups are concerned that the Liberal government is backing off its commitment to phase out the open-net farms. As of last November, there were 57 salmon farms on the Pacific coast.

Mr. Allard welcomed the commissioner’s probe.

“We are extremely pleased the Commissioner is investigating those responsible for the crisis of trust in DFO’s science. We’re disheartened her investigation is necessary,” he said in a statement, referring to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

“We hope the Commissioner’s investigation will prompt government to the important work of restoring public trust in DFO science.”

Vancouver lawyer Sean Jones, speaking for Mr. Allard, said his client had expressed concerns to the commissioner about DFO managers consistently interfering with attempts by department scientists to communicate the results of their research when that research showed that open net-pen feedlots cause harm to populations of wild Pacific salmon.

Mr. Jones said that Mr. Allard made the case that the managers, among other allegations, prevented scientists from publishing their findings, refused to disclose information when requested under the Access to Information Act and reprimanded scientists for speaking to reporters.

But the Fisheries Department defended its approach to issues, even though it declined comment on the specifics of the investigation.

“The department continues to take concrete steps to ensure transparent, impartial and evidence-based peer review and scientific advice for decision-makers,” Kathryn Hallett, a department spokesperson, said in a statement.

“We take any instance where allegations of misconduct are received seriously, including from outside parties. However, it would be inappropriate for DFO to comment on individual cases.”

Meanwhile, another DFO spokesperson said the department remains committed to the 2025 deadline for transitioning from open net-pen salmon farming in coastal British Columbia waters.

“We know that Pacific salmon stocks are fragile, and that protecting them will have long-term benefits for the entire West Coast. We continue to work on a responsible transition plan that protects Pacific salmon, while supporting workers and their communities,” Jérémy Collard said in a statement.

He said that federal Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier and her office continue to have meaningful conversations with all stakeholders involved, including the B.C. government and Indigenous communities, “about the next steps in this important file.”

In her April letter, Ms. Solloway promised an investigation conducted “as informally and expeditiously as possible,” and noted her office is compelled to protect the identity of all parties involved in the probe.

Bronwyn Johns-O’Hara, communications manager for the Integrity Commissioner, declined to comment on the decision to proceed with an investigation or any other aspect of the matter, citing office policies.

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 Now today’s Currane angling action, going by my WhatsApple the Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind light ENE and variable. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.mm, amount of sunshine 4.0, maximum air temperature 18.0c.  

 

     

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

15/5/2024

 

15/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet on this very humid day, wind light to calm NE, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.7mm, amount of sunshine 0.1,   maximum air temperature 13.4c.   

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

14/5/2024

 

14/5/2024. The Hampshire Hogs take all the Salmon headlines today and for good reason and here’s their report from Hampshire Hog Mr. Trevor Dewberry and I quote, Hi Vincent, an 11lb salmon caught on the troll by Pete Ruffle today, with his ghillie, for the rest of us Hampshire Hogs the less said soonest mended! Trevor. Wind NE light and variable and followed by good cloud cover and light rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 19.1mm, amount of sunshine 2.2, maximum air temperature 15.9c.  

Monday, May 13, 2024

13/5/2024

 

13/5/2024.The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments. So straight to the weather, wind SW veered SSW light to fresh, followed by good cloud cover this morning and reasonable cloud cover in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.0mm, just for the record the majority of rainfall fell early this morning, so will have the full facts in tomorrow’s report, amount of sunshine 5.8, maximum air temperature14.8c.

 

Sunday, May 12, 2024

12/5/2024

 

12/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments on this bright and sunny day, as you can see by the picture, it tells the story. Wind light and variable NNW. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0 mm, amount of sunshine 10.6, maximum air temperature 19.9c. Staying with the weather, there’s heavy rain forecast for tomorrow with approximately 20.6mm of rainfall expected?       


Saturday, May 11, 2024

11/5/2024

 

11/5/2024. There was an Aurora in the Currane anglers today, all I can say is, there was no Aurora in their reels, so much for the Northern high lights. Wind SE veered S. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 12.9, maximum air temperature 20.5c.    

Friday, May 10, 2024

10/5/2024

 

10/5/2024. It was blazing saddles for the Currane anglers today and for good reason, there was hardly a cloud in site and that’s the reason for my WhatsApple being all quiet in all departments? Wind South light to fresh. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0 mm, amount of sunshine 3.8, maximum air temperature 19.3c.     

Thursday, May 9, 2024

9/5/204

 

9/5/2024. We start with a backdate, yes I’m guilty  as charged, yesterday I failed to check my emails, so my apologies for this, so let’s put the record straight, the stage is yours Inny Farmer and I quote,  News flash, just 4 boats out today a few brown trout caught on the troll and fly, but one good fish seen landed was either a salmon or a very good seatrout, caught on the fly. Now back to today’s action, all quiet on the Southwest front. Wind SSE light to fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 3.2, maximum air temperature 15.6c.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

8/5/2024

 

8/5/2024. No reports of any rod benders this day. Wind SSW light to fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0, amount of sunshine 4.8, maximum air temperature 15.5.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

7/5/2024

Lough Currane /The Bog


 

7/5/2024. They say the fisherman’s story can be a good one, sadly the Currane fishermen had no stories or no comments this day, as you can see by the photos Lough Currane was calm and on the low side, so you can say the pictures tell the story. Wind SW variable and light. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0 mm, amount of sunshine 4.2, maxim
um air temperature 15.3c.  

Bog

Monday, May 6, 2024

6/5/2024

 

Ballinskelligs 

6/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet this bank holiday Monday or you could say that their lines were as slack as my mobile phone. NNE light and variable, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0, amount of sunshine 13.1, maximum air temperature 15.5c. I will finish today’s notes, on a great quote and it’s about a boat and some boat as you can see by the photo taken by Mr. Ger Egan, his quote is very appropriate, “My ship makes my castle look small”.  


Sunday, May 5, 2024

5/5/2024

 

5/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet this Bank Holliday Sunday going by WhatsApple. Wind NNE light, followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0 mm, amount of sunshine 6.2, maximum air temperature 14.0c.   

Saturday, May 4, 2024

4/5/2024

 

4/5/2024. Straight to the quote of the day from a Currane angler and I quote, No good just 2 boats out, you could say it’s going to be a slack long weekend? That sums up today’s manipulations and as you can see by the photo it tells you everything. Wind light WSW veered WNW late in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0, amount of sunshine 4.6, maximum air temperature 13.7c.   

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Friday, May 3, 2024

3/5/2024

 

3/5/2024. There were five boats out today, all trying to stimulate my Noble Gentleman the Salmon, sadly their lines stayed slack, so on that negative note we  will head for a positive note on part two of the Mad Fishermen’s trip to Lough Currane, the stage is yours Mad Fisherman, at  www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aEX7oGh0Ew  Now to the weather, Wind, light SW followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.4mm, amount of sunshine 0.4, maximum air temperature 11.1c.